Feel alive in Vilamoura
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The biggest luxury resort in Europe, Vilamoura is a delightful destination for those seeking pure, unadulterated refinement.
People come from all over the world to enjoy a slice of this Portuguese paradise in the Algarve. Miles of golden sandy beaches line the shores, while inland you'll find a landscape of fragrant pine trees. Stay in the finest hotels, many of which are attached to some of the world's best golf courses, or try your luck in the top local casinos. Vilamoura holidays bring a glamour and sophistication that will capture every visitor’s heart.
No holiday to Vilamoura would be complete without paying a visit to its beautiful stretches of sand along the coast. Visit Praia de Quarteira to find ideal sunbathing and swimming conditions. The breakwaters installed at this beach mean the water is safe for children and swimmers of all ages. This beach is lined with shady palm trees, as well as some fantastic shops and restaurants you can explore when your tanning session is over.
Should you feel lucky, a visit to Casino Vilamoura can test your mettle. The complex houses over 20 tables where you can choose your game, from Blackjack to Portuguese Dice. The casino also provides some top-notch entertainment each evening with everything from smoky-voiced singers to exciting cabaret shows; just remember to dress your best, as the casino has a strict dress code.
The huge marina provides a great place to wander around as the sun sets. There are over 1,000 lavish boats berthed in the dockyard; a truly spectacular sight to witness. If you want to get out onto the water there are also plenty of adventures available. Take your pick from a luxury boat charter, dolphin spotting tours and even cave exploration.
A prestigious Portuguese resort
Central Vilamoura is a fine place to stay, with some of the most prestigious resorts located in this area. Here, you can find modern apartments and lavish all inclusive hotels, kitted out with all the amenities you could ever need.
If you are seeking a little more seclusion on your holiday to Vilamoura, you can head out of the resort and stay in the range of accommodation north of Falesia Beach. Located a short distance away from Vilamoura, this area allows you to walk to the beach and unwind in privacy.
For a more central location, near to the many restaurants and bars, stay in Aldeia Do Mar. This area has a selection of divine restaurants, plenty of shops and is within walking distance of the sun-kissed beach.
Paradise in the Algarve
As a premier resort destination in Portugal, Vilamoura provides all that visitors have come to expect from the Algarve, and much more. Holidays to Vilamoura are full of adventure and give you with the freedom to do whatever you want. There are many nearby villages that you can spend days exploring, as well as secluded beaches to discover and make your own. A local transport system connects all the villages, but hiring a car is the best option for getting around as the roads are rarely busy.
Popular as a golfing holiday destination, Vilamoura attracts many visitors to its lush green fairways and scenic courses. Of course, there is plenty more to enjoy here than putting on the green. The resort holds seafood festivals, carnivals, theme parks and scenic tours, which are just some of the array of activities the whole family can enjoy.
With its vibrant nightlife, Vilamoura has a lot more to offer in this respect than most areas of the Algarve. Choose what kind of night you want from the flashing lights of the popular nightclub the Kadoc on Estrada de Vilamoura, to the range of restaurants serving up a sizzling array of gastronomically diverse delights.
The best time to visit is considered to be between May and September, when the resort is bathed in constant sunshine for long hours each day. However, balmy temperatures in the winter mean it's also popular during December and January as a winter destination for those looking to escape the frost.