As the most southern point of Portugal, The Algarve is an oasis of coastal magnificence. Stretching from the eastern border with Spain to the southern Atlantic coast, this region is host to some of the best waves, the best sun and is the ultimate holiday destination. Sometimes forgotten amongst its European counterparts, here are a few reasons why we think Algarve should be at the very top of your vacation priority list.
With a multitude of stunning hotels to choose from, its hard to narrow down the choice to a singular destination, but that hasn’t stopped us from highlighting some of the best places to reside. Vila Vita Parc, is an oceanside heaven fit for any getaway. With commanding sea views and direct access to the beach this whitewashed traditional Portuguese style luxury hotel offers far more than your average choice. With a recent renovation undertaken, the rooms are spread out across the gorgeous terrain offering privacy and seclusion amidst lakes, fountains and lush gardens. With a large plot of land encompassing this hotels, the service and features are impeccable. Lounge by the infinity pool in Belize, dine in the two Michelin starred restaurant Ocean, release your competitive side in a game of tennis or mini golf or ascend the relaxation ranks in their new spa fit with osteopaths, reflexologists and physiotherapists.
With its all encompassing experience, you can truly have a magnificent vacation in the hotel alone. The beach and two pools are practically begging to be swam in with your trustee Monoo kimono right by your side to keep you cool and stylish through the summer heat. Hop into the infinity pool first with a stunning emerald bikini that contrasts perfectly with the white landscape, before taking your Cape Town kaftan down to the beach for your salt water treatment. Once you’ve swam and dinned by the ocean (did we mention the service is impeccable!) go for a little mid afternoon activity, perhaps a lap or two through their very own driving course or a round of kayaking. Whatever tickles your fancy, Vila Vita Pan offer it all, and Monoo will be right there to have your back through it.
Famous for its pottery and wine, we highly suggest a day trip to Porches. The quaint town is riddles with gorgeous alleyways adorned with stunning had painted pottery and magnificent wineries. Head to the esteemed Porches Pottery to watch artisans hand paint bowls, plates and vases whilst you sit back and enjoy a cop of coffee or a glass of wine. This is the ideal opportunity to centre an outfit around our gorgeous Mallorca kaftan. With blue hues as your colour base, match the kaftan with some chic white linen shorts and a fuchsia bandeau top of your choice. Complete the look with some stylish white trainers and you are well on your way to enjoying a stunning day out in Algarve with style and comfort. Idyllic, isn’t it!
Algarve truly has no shortage of stunning and unique beaches adorned with monuments geographical creations. From Pota de Piedade to Praia de Falésia and Cape St Vincent, each centimetre of this coastline is filled with beaches that could melt the world away in to crashing waves and rolling skylines. If we could only pick one to recommend, it would have to be Algar Seco. Reminiscent of an oceanside martian territory, the gnarled red rock formation has been etched out by years of wave erosion to create an extensive system of caves, coves and pathways. This is the perfect place to soak up and have an impromptu photoshoot at the same time. Stand out against the background in a figure hugging white swimsuit and our Jamaica kaftan for memories and pictures that will last a lifetime!