Find the world’s most beautiful beaches...
If you have looked at a holiday brochure for European beach holidays, that remarkable, sun drenched beach on the front cover, the one with beautiful rock formations all along the back, with endless stretches of clean, empty sand stretching down to the blue, sparkling seas of the Mediterranean; that is the Algarve. And they are no less remarkable when you reach them. The beaches of an Algarve holiday truly are as astonishingly beautiful as they look on the front cover. And the only way to truly explore them is from your own base, a private holiday villa in the Algarve, Portugal
The beaches are what first made the Algarve a family favourite. They are simply astonishing. Pure beach lovers will be in their element wherever they decide to rent an Algarve villa
, but the beaches of Dona Ana, Praia da Roche in Portimao, Praia de Sao Rafael in Albufeira and Praia da Marinha in Benagil are often mentioned among the very finest. Although, with choice of beach being so subjective and some 65 Algarve beaches currently holding the prestigious Blue Flag, you will have no trouble finding your own little slice of Algarve holiday bliss, regardless if you are looking for seclusion or a hive of activity where the children will never want for entertainment.
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Algarve villas in Albufeira
Most people who have visited an Algarve villa before will know Albufeira. It is the gateway to the Algarve, with access to some 20 glorious beaches. The town itself is split in two, with the glorious whitewashed old town in the centre, with the ‘Strip’, with its new, luxury villas along the coast.
Algarve villas in Carvoeiro
Carvoeiro is among the most beautiful coastal villages in the Algarve. It has a beautiful little beach, as well as some staggeringly luxurious villas and villas with pools. Carvoeiro is one of those rare holiday destinations where you can do absolutely nothing and still have a fantastic break!
Algarve villas in Vilamoura
Vilamoura has everything. Purpose built for Algarve holidays, Vilamoura is the ideal place for a family break in the sun. It is a sporting haven with its own golf courses, on site nightlife, great restaurants, deep sea fishing trips and two magnificent beaches. Vilamoura has everything.
Algarve villas in Portimao
If you are taking an Algarve apartment or villa purely for the lazy beach life, Portimao is your home away from home. Sun and fine food are the essential ingredients on a Portimao holiday, and there is nowhere better on the Algarve for simply sitting back on the sand and soaking up the sunshine.
Algarve villas in Praia da Luz
Praia da Luz harks back to historic Algarve. It is a beautiful old fishing village set on the back of a huge Algarve beach, where some of the most impressive rock formations can be seen, with the famous Rocha Negra just along the coast. Watersports and fishing are great fun from Praia da Luz.
More great properties in Algarve
Casa Julio is a beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bathroom private villa, with a lovely private swimming pool, located in the heart of Albufeira town, only 4 minutes walk from the main part of the strip in the New town where you will find plenty of bars, rest...
Located in Brejos, Albufeira, this large villa is ideal for families or groups that are looking for a quiet setting with entertainment space. The 4/5 bedroom villa has undergone full refurbishment with new bathrooms, new tiles on...
Beautiful five bedroom villa, completely refurbished with air conditioning in the bedrooms and living room area, open plan kitchen and living room. 2 of the 5 bedrooms have en-suite facilities. The living room has sky TV, and seating for up to 10 ...
Located in the heart of Albufeira, this 4 bedroom brand new luxury villa is perfect as an ideal getaway with all the modern facilities to make your holiday as relaxing as possible. Outside it is ideal for families or large groups that are looking ...
Very modern, luxurious new villa with private swimming pool. Just a few minutes drive from the superb sandy beaches nearby. Spectacular sea views. You can walk down to a large supermarket, cafes and a restaurant from the villa. A contemporary styl...