10 Reasons To Honeymoon In The Algarve Golden Triangle
Looking for the perfect location for the honeymoon of your dreams? Head off on a romantic retreat with none of the jet lag in the Algarve. It’s just a 3-hour flight from the UK, and you’ll see stunning scenery, sample exquisite food and drink, and earn some incredible memories. Here are 10 reasons to honeymoon in the Algarve.
1. Escape to a private romantic villa retreat
Dreamed of honeymooning in your own private villa? The Algarve is the perfect place. Each luxury villa is pristinely kept, with incredible views, amazing facilities, and impeccable service. Choose from villas with private jacuzzis, plus many other options around the Algarve. Select the perfect luxury Algarve villa for your honeymoon here.
2. Eat at fancy restaurants
Dine out at some of the finest restaurants in the region. Known in particular for its seafood, the Algarve is the ideal place to sample fresh locally caught fish — seafood enthusiasts will love trying out one (or more) of the best seafood restaurants in the Algarve. Alternatively, indulge in tapas, steak, or authentic Portuguese picadinha at one of the best restaurants in the Golden Triangle.
3. Take a walk on the beach
There’s nothing more romantic than strolling barefoot on the beach with your loved one — especially on your honeymoon. Algarve beaches are known for their soft sand, warm shallow waters, and incredible sunsets. With stunning beaches lining the coast, you’re never too far from a romantic walk with your new spouse.
4. It’s perfect for some winter sun
Honeymooning in autumn or winter? The Algarve is a great winter sun destination. It’s much quieter than in the peak summer season, so you’ll have the beaches, shops, and marketplaces almost to yourself. Prices also tend to be lower, so you can experience the stunning Algarve for less. February is party season in the Algarve, so it’s the ideal time to celebrate. See 10 reasons to visit the Algarve in winter.
5. Treat yourself to an incredible spa
Looking for the perfect way to relax after the stress of wedding planning? Indulge in a massage or makeover at an Algarve spa. Plenty of resorts and independent spas offer bespoke packages for honeymooning couples. If you want to splash out, treat yourself to a night or two in Monchique. Monchique is home to the Algarve’s only thermal spa. Take in the incredible mountain views as you sink into the warm waters. Bliss.
6. Stroll through local villages
The Algarve isn’t all sunbathing and cocktails (although there’s plenty of both). Get a sense of the real Algarve by visiting some of the local villages. The pretty market town of Loulé is just north of Almancil, and offers a culture trip (as well as some fantastic shopping). If you and your beau want to get off the beaten tourist track and into the heart of the Algarve, this is the way to do it.
7. Get sunkissed
With summer temperatures soaring into the high twenties, the Algarve is a great place to catch a tan. Even with regular sunscreen application — a must around here — you’re guaranteed to return from your honeymoon with that summertime glow.
8. Go wine tasting
Each region of the Algarve has its own wine variety. So a vineyard tour or wine tasting is an absolute must for any wine-loving couple. Experience the velvety reds of Lagos and the delicate whites of Portimão on a local wine tour of the region.
9. Watch a stunning sunset
With the Atlantic Ocean to the south and the Monchique mountains to the west, there are some beautiful places to watch the sun go down on another day with your new spouse. Book a sunset Jeep safari and take a tour up to some of the best spots for catching the sunset. Alternatively, book a villa with a view to watch a stunning sunset every night from your own private terrace.
10. There’s something for everyone
Even if you’re not the typical romantic type, there’s something for you in the Algarve. Adventurous couples can go paddleboarding or explore the Benagil caves, while those who want to get over the wedding stress can relax on the beach with a cocktail (or four).
There are also lots of different types of accommodation, including high-end resorts and luxury villas. So whether you want an all-inclusive break or a private retreat, we can cater for all your honeymoon needs.
We’ll always go the extra mile and help make any celebration super special. If you want a private chef to whip up your favourite dish, or need some help personalising your experience, book through Unique Luxury Holidays. Get in touch to book your honeymoon in the Algarve with us.