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The Algarve

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The Algarve tailor-made holidays

Introduction

The year-round Mediterranean climate of the Algarve has always set it apart from the rest of Portugal. And, though it's home to some of Europe's most beautiful shores, there's more to the region than all-inclusive beach holidays.

Head to the west coast for Faro's cobbled streets and extensively-preserved historic monuments, the gateway to the Ria Formosa Natural Park for kayaking and boat trips to the bird-dotted islands and ancient fishing villages.


Faro

If it is sun, sea and sand you're after, the Algarve offers a whole host of luxury hotels, many with world-class spas and beachfront locations – as well as the Algarve's crowning glory: premier golf courses.

Benagil Beach, Algarve

 

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Special offers in The Algarve

Main pool and golf course

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

7-night luxury holiday from £640 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

Between fine-dining restaurants, opulent private-terrace rooms and one of Europe’s finest golf courses, the latest in Algarve ultra-luxury is a true gem. It’s all wrapped up in signature Anantara service, best experienced in the excellent spa.

Epic Sana, Algarve

Epic Sana, Algarve

7-night luxury holiday from £795 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

October stays special offer – Save up to £210 pp
Book by: 24 October 2019

Epic Sana, a gorgeous boutique hotel, set between emerald pines and molten yellow sands, is the essence of the romantic Algarve and one of the region’s finest escapes.

Top itineraries in The Algarve

Ponta da Piedade, Algarve, Portugal

Porto, Lisbon and the Algarve

9-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,295 pp incl. flights

Combine Portugal's two greatest cities, Porto and Lisbon, with five days relaxing by the beaches of the Algarve. The UNESCO city of Porto has a rich and varied history, seen in everything from its Romanesque cathedral to its neoclassical Stock Exchange.

Estoi Fachada Mai

Pousadas of Portugal: The Algarve

7-day tailor-made self-drive from £620 pp incl. flights

Portugal's pousadas - a network of state-owned hotels synonymous with the history, culture and traditions of their particular region.

Sagres, portugal

Pousadas of Portugal: Alentejo & the Algarve

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £495 pp incl. flights

This unique road trip will see you along dramatic coasts and a rolling interior, all the while staying in unique pousada hotels, from grand castles to historic convents.

Top places to stay in The Algarve

Vila Joya, Algarve

Vila Joya, Algarve

Small & intimate hotel

The Vila Joya is Algarve’s most spoiling retreat. Set on the Atlantic in secluded gardens, this bijou hotel is both Moorish in style and moreish, with guests often returning for repeat stays.

Main pool and golf course

Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

7-night luxury holiday from £640 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early booking discount – Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 31 October 2019

Between fine-dining restaurants, opulent private-terrace rooms and one of Europe’s finest golf courses, the latest in Algarve ultra-luxury is a true gem. It’s all wrapped up in signature Anantara service, best experienced in the excellent spa.

Vila Vita Parc, Algarve, Portugal

Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

Contemporary resort

The luxurious Vila Vita Parc hotel is considered one of the finest resorts in Portugal's Algarve, with two Michelin-starred dining, a stunning spa and direct beach access among a host of stand-out facilities.

Algarve, Portugal

Vilalara Thalassa Resort, Algarve

Contemporary resort

A dramatic cliff-top location, lush tropical gardens, direct access to a beautiful beach and one of Portugal’s best spas are among the highlights at this luxury Algarve Resort.

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Where to go in The Algarve

Faro

Faro

One of the most historic and charming spots on the southern coast, Faro is far more than the gateway to the rest of Portugal it's often labelled as.

Praia da Luz

Luxury beach resorts are the staple of many holidays in the Algarve and something Praia du Luz has in abundance. This is the perfect place to base yourself for a holiday of sun worshipping, as it has some of the best beaches in the region as well as being only a short hop from Lagos, one of the mos…

Albufeira

Albulfeira, the popularity queen of the Algarve, attracts the highest number of tourists to the region every year. Combining a picturesque old town with a modern resort scene and beautiful beaches that are part and parcel of any trip to the Algarve, Albufeira's popularity is well deserved.

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The Algarve articles

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    Four of the best European road trips

    Between the headline acts and lesser-known gems, these are the finest self-drives on the Continent.

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    Top 10 driving holidays in Spain & Portugal

    From wild coastlines and beach curves to mountain peaks and rolling countryside, the charms of the Iberian Peninsula are seemingly endless. To help point you in the right direction our destination experts have put together the following self-drive routes that showcase the best of it all.

  • Douro River, Porto

    Porto, Douro Valley & the Algarve: our favourite Portugal routes

    Portugal’s national holiday, Portugal Day, falls on 10 June. To celebrate, we’ve chosen our favourite places to stay in Portugal's stunning regions of Porto, the Douro Valley and the Algarve to help you make the most of this region of rolling hills, riverside palaces and fantastic gastronomy.

  • Best of the early summer sun

    Each week Luke McCormick, Wexas Channel Editor, provides an inside look at the latest headlines and gives his independent, expert comment.

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