Submitted: August 18, 2008
Stayed: August 2008
Absolutely brilliant apartment, perfect for our young family of 4. Apartment itself is one of the nicest we've stayed in - all mod-cons (eg dishwasher, air con, sky TV) well built and really nicely done. The balconies are safe for children. Pool is well maintained and again perfect for the children and not too crowded. Taxi to Villamoura is about 7-10 euros (Rosa's Cantina is a good place to go for a value for money meal plus a couple of cocktails!). There are loads of golf courses around. For the beach I think Falesia is a bit crowded (although it's fine) and recommend a trip out to Vale de Lobo (about 25 mins) beach or even up the coast past Albufeira where there are some brilliant rock formations jutting out from the sandy beaches. Whilst you could spend a week at the pool or in the local town I think a hire car is the best option to explore the area. We'll go back here if we go back to Portugal.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Owner's Response: Thanks for your comments Jim, so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Regarding beaches Nikki beach (next to the left side of Vilamoura marina is a good option for total luxury and glamour, Quarteria beach for authentic local appeal and Falesia beach for natural uninhabited beauty.
Falesia beach can get busy at the harbour end, particularly during August which is the busiest month and also at a few points close to the more remote developments, however the beach is several miles long so there are always quiet completely empty spots further along - you can walk along the beach from the marina or alternatively there are convenient car parks right by the beach (which are even closer than the marina is to the apartment), these access roads are not clear however so I will investigate it fully and put details and directions in a comprehensive guest welcome and information pack that will be in the apartment. The pack will include all the local infrormation, discounts and recommendations a holiday maker or golfer may need
Thanks again for visiting we'd be glad to see you back again any time. Jonathan
Helpful votes: 6/6
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