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Situated in the heart of the Central Algarve and making up one of the corners of the renowned Golden Triangle is the Vilamoura resort. Vilamoura is internationally recognized for its sophistication, beauty and fun. It definitely offers something for everything so whether you are planning a getaway trip to the sought-after touristic destination or an annual family holiday, here are some places you should explore.
Vilamoura resort is mostly known for its fabulous Marina where over 800 yachts are moored and entertainment takes place. There are a variety of restaurants set right on the Marina deck offering international cuisine as well as typical Algarvian dishes where you can enjoy some sundowners while appreciating the views. You can then go for an evening stroll and even do a little bit of shopping as the stores only close at 12am during the summer season. If you are feeling like the night is still young, there are several well-known Irish pubs as well as local bars where you can definitely have a boogie! If perhaps you are feeling lucky, then you can always try your luck at the casino which can be found at the edge of the marina.
The resort also caters plenty of daytime activities for families. For those looking to catch a tan, the Marina features its very own beach club named Puro Beach, set on the Vilamoura beach and it is everything you imagined and more; Pinacoladas, live music and gigantic daybeds. On the other side of the Marina, is another beach known for its large cliffs called Praia da Falésia. Here, there are many of watersport activities you can take advantage of such as jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, parasailing and even snorkeling or scuba diving. These latter activities will possibly need pre-arranging with your local concierge but nothing that can’t be easily organized at Blue Sky Villas. One of our recommended must-do’s is making the most of our boat trips by hiring a boat for a day and visiting the beautiful caves and scenery the Algarve has to offer, if you’re lucky you might even see dolphins! Lastly, Cerro da Vila is a museum located just outside the Marina square and features ruins with remnants of historic civilizations. An interesting cultural stop!
For those looking to be a little more active throughout your holiday, the Vilamoura resort is particularly focused on providing facilities to complement that outdoor lifestyle so well known to the Algarve. Golf is one of the main leisure activities and the Algarve is consistently recognized as one of the leading golf destinations in the world. Vilamoura has 5 world-renowned championship golf courses attracting many players from around the world. Furthermore, most golf courses are ideally located within walking distance from your accommodation and the family golf park is only a short stroll from the marina. There is also a fitness trail in one of the green areas of the resort as well as a bike path which have been purposefully designed for exercise making it an excellent base for running, walking and cycling. The Tennis and Padel centre is also a great leisure area providing access to courts and high-quality coaching for all ages. It even includes a kid’s play area and a delicious pizza restaurant. Finally, for those wanting to be a little more in contact with nature, there is an Equestrian centre which has also hosted many international events such as the Vilamoura Champions Tour. There are a few tours which aim to showcase the beautiful surrounding scenery on a horseback, another definite must do!
The Vilamoura resort has a myriad of options for any budget and any lifestyle. Whether you are making a pre-planned visit or a spur of the moment decision, make sure to contact Blue Sky Villas and make the most of our concierge services to explore the Algarve in the most memorable way possible!