The Vale do Lobo resort in Portugal's Algarve region is the finest luxury golf/beach resort in Europe. Situated in a pine lined valley running down to the beach, the resort has been designed in a Moorish style
Vale do Lobo is home to two PGA golf courses, beautifully landscaped, which test any golfer, no matter what their handicap. The Ocean golf course is very different to the Royal Course, so there are plenty of challenging holes however long you stay in one of Vale do Lobo's luxury villas.
Vale do Lobo is not simply a golfing resort though. Rental apartments in Vale do Lobo are perfect for family holidays too, offering almost year round sun, an extensive range of sporting facilities, from tennis academies to riding schools and extensive spa facilities, not to mention a famous golden beach which stretches for miles into the horizon.
Vale do Lobo also hosts some fantastic restaurants, bars, cafes and clubs, ensuring its title as far more than just a sport and leisure resort. Offering cuisine native to the Algarve and from farther afield, from Mexico to the Far East, it can all be found in Vale do Lobo.
Just down the road is Quinta do Logo, a rival resort to Vale do Lobo, but which offers a perfect compliment if you are already staying next door in a Vale do Lobo luxury villa, and there's also Vilamoura. The golf course favours the long drive, and has a range of practice facilities to help clear away the cobwebs if you are slightly out of practice.
Yearly temperature averages are a remarkably 17°C in Vale do Lobo, and with minimum temperatures in winter staying on the warm side of 10°C, the golf courses, restaurants and villas in Vale do Lobo stay in demand all year round.
Just 20 minutes from Faro International Airport (FAO), the villas in Vale do Lobo are also very easy to reach, as there are not only a huge range of daily cheap flights from across the UK, but there are also a range of transfer options once you arrive in Faro. You can be settling into your rental apartment in Vale do Lobo within three hours of take off in Britain.