Make the most of the Algarve, a versatile holiday destination with a welcoming blend of natural beauty and modern attractions. Whether you take to the beach with the family or wander through the traditional towns with your significant other, a luxury holiday in the Algarve is packed with incredible experiences.
With a year-round sunny climate, the Algarve sits on the inviting southern coastline of Portugal. There's no shortage of stunning beaches to create a welcome retreat. Just stand by the shore and take in picturesque surroundings of rugged cliffs, hidden coves and untouched islands. And if you're an activity-seeker, you'll find a range of watersports available to enjoy or first-class golf courses and academies in our Algarve locations. Vilamoura, in particular, is a golfer's dream.
If your idea of luxury is the serenity of a hike or bike in nature, you can explore the Algarve Way or take the Vincentine Route for some excellent footpaths and cycle trails. But if you prefer history, local traditions and charming cobbled streets, you'll love the authenticity of places like Faro, Silves and Lagos. Unwinding comes easy in the Algarve. Thalassotherapy centres dot the coastline and our hotel spas will provide you with ultimate relaxation and wellness. And with several large water parks to choose from, including Aquashow, Aqualand and Slide & Splash, this location makes for a fun, family-friendly holiday, where kids can cool off, too.
July and August bring the best beach holiday weather and are popular months to visit the Algarve. If you're a luxury traveller who loves exploring on foot or by bike, then the months of April to June are ideal.
September and October see temperatures of typically 18-20°C. If you're visiting in early October, be sure to visit the Sagres Birdwatching Festival, where you can learn about local bird populations just as they set off for warmer climes in Africa.
In the Algarve, you'll enjoy freshly caught fish and seafood, usually served either poolside or with stunning beach views. While you sample Mediterranean delights, your menu will be enhanced with premium local wines and moreish cocktails.
They create fine-dining menus inspired by local and international cuisine, including only the best ingredients available in the region. You'll have the option to taste modern Portuguese cuisine, and each of our Algarve resorts serves its own blend of fine foods, scrumptious cocktails and little luxuries.
As a precaution, you may want to travel with a photocopy of your passport along with the original. British nationals won't need a visa to visit the Algarve, Portugal. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.