Honeymooning in the Algarve - A romantic destination for everyone

The Algarve

Situated in the southernmost point of continental Portugal, known for its 155Km of coastline and only a 2h flight from the UK, is a small paradise called the Algarve. With an average climate of 24 degrees with blue skies, the Algarve features various landscapes, history, culture and unforgettable activities allowing all couples to create lifetime memories.

The central Algarve specifically, is constituted by three renowned luxury resorts namely Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura, forming a so-called “Golden Triangle”. This area is mostly known for its award-winning, beautifully kept golf courses and long stretches of golden sandy beaches. Blue Sky Villas is a long-standing rental agency located in the heart of the Golden Triangle, focused on providing luxury holiday experiences. Besides the incredible option of property, our particular attention to detail, incredibly professional team and never-ending list of services will help in the making of your unforgettable honeymoon. Here is why the Algarve is the best honeymoon destination in Europe to experience with Blue Sky Villas.

What to do on your honeymoon in the Algarve

There are a number of things to do on your honeymoon, it really depends on what kind of couple you are and what kind of honeymoon you are looking to experience.

For those looking for a fun and adventurous honeymoon, we have a number of activities that we can organize for you while you indulge in being newlyweds. One of our recommendations is to hire a car and travel along the Algarvian coastline all the way to the Costa Vincentina where you will see dramatic coastal scenery with cliffs, beaches and abundant fauna including sea otters! We have a few places we recommend stopping along the journey where you can try out stand up paddling through beautiful caves and learn to surf with friendly instructors. If you feel like driving in a bolder setting, we recommend the Buggie Adventure or Jeep Safari where you can get to know the Algarve’s countryside and wilderness through rural roads and off-road tracks. Otherwise, if you want to experience a 65 second above ground sensation whist enjoying panoramic views of the beautiful Algarve, we dare you to do a Sky Diving session.

For those looking for a more relaxing and romantic honeymoon, we have a number of properties in the renowned resorts that we consider perfect for a couple just looking to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle so well known to the Algarve, in the comfort and privacy of their own home away from home. Some of our rental villas include fabulous pool terraces, “al-fresco” BBQ areas, beautifully landscaped gardens, saunas and Turkish baths. We can even arrange a masseuse or a beauty professional to come to your villa as part of our in-house service package. Something a little more outdoorsy while maintaining the romantic atmosphere is a boat tour in the Ria Formosa natural park with a marine biologist. Here, you can learn all about one of the most important wetlands for aquatic birds in Portugal while admiring the beautiful scenery. If this is not convincing enough, perhaps the sunset luxury boat cruise will do it for you with tapas and drinks included. It doesn’t get any more romantic than this!

For those looking to learn a little about the Portuguese history and getting involved with the culture (AKA fooooood!), we recommend experiencing a cultural food tour around Olhão and Faro, the capital of the Algarve region. A 3-5h tour with a chirpy guide going in and out local bars and restaurants trying out delicious traditional Portuguese dishes such as fresh seafood, the famous Pastel de Nata (Custard tart) with a few beers in between. If you want something a little more personal and private, our vineyard experience with picnic and carriage ride is a definite must! Imagine sitting in the middle of the most scenic vineyard, with a picnic basket prepared by a qualified chef, a glass of rosé and all you can hear are the birds singing… Doesn’t this sound like the most romantic honeymoon experience?!

If you are still not convinced on why the Algarve in Portugal is one of the best honeymoon destinations, we have a few more details we would like to add. The Golden Triangle allows you to feel like you are having a luxury resort experience in one of the most competitively priced destinations in Europe. Furthermore, most areas of the Algarve are English spoken, removing that cultural barrier that you might experience elsewhere and transportation is fairly smooth! Being with 20mins from the airport and possibly within walking distance to local amenities, golf courses and beach of the area, the Algarve allows itself to compete with the best honeymoon destinations in Europe. Are you ready to undertake the most luxurious and romantic honeymoon with Blue Sky Villas’ services?!

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