The apartment and location was just as described and we spent a wonderful two weeks relaxing and exploring Vilamoura & Quarteira . Both centres are within easy walking distance of the apartment and provide plenty of good entertainment in the evenings walking along the promenade and around the marina. Restaurants were plentiful and surprisingly affordable. We visited Zoomarine, went on a boat trip to the caves, played crazy gold and even took a bus to Faro for an afternoon.
We particularly enjoyed relaxing around, and in, the pool with late lunches taken on the balcony during the hottest part of the day. The sea and pool view makes a wonderful setting to read or play cards as a family. We chose not to hire a car but instead were picked up and returned to the airport by taxis arranged by Sarah which made everything less stressful. Unless you want to play golf or explore wider afield a car really isn't necessary.
A great family holiday which we all really enjoyed.