This is your time
Relax & Unwind
Your holiday is as unique as you are – precious time to do what you want, be who you want to be, and spend your days the way you like; and at Unique Luxury Holidays, we’re here to help you make your Algarve holiday, your time, and your enjoyment very special indeed.
That’s why we’ve sought out the Algarve’s best and most exclusive accommodation on your behalf, from villas and apartments to hotels and townhouses. Plus we’ve hunted down invaluable information for you, such as great local restaurants near to where you’re staying, as well as fascinating places of interest and exciting things to do in your area.
Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be experiencing all the beauty, warmth and friendliness for which this wonderful sunshine coast of southern Portugal is justly celebrated. Better still, you’ll be in the experienced hands of Unique Luxury Holidays people who really know the Algarve and can help you enjoy it to the full!
Visiting the Algarve for the first time and want to get a feel for the region? Check out our Brief Guide to the Algarve for details on getting started!
Brief Guide to the Algarve
Endless ocean, a fascinating culture – and 3,000 hours of sunshine a year!
It’s the sea that defines the Algarve – the rolling Atlantic Ocean that embraces a coastline of beaches and headlands, cliffs and coves. And under a blue sky where the sun shines for around 3,000 hours a year, the Algarve is an irresistible holiday destination just three hours’ flying time from England; your destination airport is Faro, roughly in the centre of the Algarve, with easy access to the whole region.
Lovely landscapes – delicious seafood!
The Algarve’s interior features an unspoilt green landscape, with towns and villages unaffected by tourism – though if you enjoy visitor activities, there are many championship golf courses - especially around Quinto do Lago and Vale do Lobo, west of Faro. Being close to the ocean, Algarve cuisine unsurprisingly involves delicious seafood - take time to try cataplana and arroz de marisco! The centre of the Algarve (between Faro and Albufeira) features many top resorts, whilst regions to the east and west have their own distinct personalities. Westwards, you’ll find beaches, coves and cliffs – and northward from Cape St Vincent (the westernmost point of the Algarve), there’s fine surfing, kitesurfing and windsurfing.
Eastern Algarve – fine beaches and authentic atmosphere
The beaches of the eastern Algarve (between Faro and the Spanish border) tend to be long and golden, and there are delightful sand-spit beaches around the Ria Formosa nature reserve, accessible by boat, water taxi – or, at Barril beach near Tavira, by miniature train! The major resorts of Central Algarve give it a gloss and glitter that many find attractive – and western Algarve has wonderfully wild scenery, but eastern Algarve has a genuinely authentic feel (and prices are lower too, by around 20-30%); but wherever you go in the Algarve, you’ll find a warm, genuine welcome and an indefinable maritime magic that will bring you back time and again.
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Autumn in The Algarve
September and October are perfect months to visit - the crowds have gone and the weather’s still wonderful!