Destinations in Portugal

Sunshine-filled days, warm waters and beautiful beaches make the Algarve a stunning choice for those seeking unforgettable villa holidays in Portugal. With its charming fishing villages and picturesque coastline, fast-paced activities and golfing heritage, the country’s southernmost region is the perfect holiday destination for both relaxation and action-filled fun.  This fusion of laidback living and adrenaline-fuelled adventure is the reason why you’ll find all our villas in Algarve are located in this sunny part of the country. During your stay, you can discover the 125-mile-long coastline, exploring its hidden coves at Carvoeiro and expansive cliffs at Falesia Beach, or simply take a seat on the sand and enjoy watching the waves of the Atlantic Ocean lap at the shore.

When to travel to Portugal

If you’re a sunseeker, July is the month to book your holiday villa in Portugal. This is the warmest time of the year in the Algarve, averaging at 29°C daily and delivering 12 hours of glorious sunshine. For a cooler, less crowded holiday, take your trip in the spring, when temperatures hover around the much more comfortable 20°C mark. If you are visiting at this time of the year, you can make the most of discovering the inland areas, such as the town of Loulé, which is known for its market hall selling fresh vegetables, fish, trinkets’ and antique goods. Whatever the weather, you’re sure to enjoy experiencing the Algarve’s traditional fishing villages, filled with caves and coves at Olhos D’Agua.

Villa Holidays on Portugal

By choosing a villa holiday, you can make the most of this warm climate and explore all the Algarve has to offer before returning to your beautiful property. Villa Plus has over 200 villas in Portugal, with everything from countryside sanctuaries to centrally-located abodes. In addition to offering accommodation in a range of locations, we cater for both large and small groups, with everything from 2 to 8 bedrooms. So, whether you’re searching our selection of large villas for a big celebration or you want a romantic retreat for 2, we’re sure to have the perfect property. If you’re visiting during the warmer months, you can enjoy some alfresco entertainment thanks to the private pool, BBQ and outdoor dining areas that come as standard with each villa. Portugal may be slightly cooler after the summer season, however most of our pools are heated, so you can still take a swim when it’s cooler. 

Your Villa Holiday in Portugal

The type of holiday you have in mind can help you to choose the accommodation you book. Should you want to indulge in a sophisticated Algarve stay, you can opt for one of our high standard villas in Portugal, located in the chic resorts of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo, as well as many other locations. Ideally located near to the equally impressive resorts of  Almancil and Vilamoura, are perfect for golfers. For a lively escape, you’ll find Praia D’Oura the perfect base for your villa stay. At night, the Praia D’Oura Strip really comes to life with many bars, clubs and adult only venues staying open until the early hours in high season. From live music to foam parties, the nightlife on the Strip is as varied as it is fun. Perfect for those stag and hen parties.

The picturesque resort of Albufeira is nearby if you’d prefer a family-friendly holiday. With a stunning harbour and the town area with plenty of restaurants, shops and bars. If you have your heart set on a beach holiday, you’ll find you’re spoilt for choice with our line-up of beachside villas. There is the resort of Gale, which has 2 Blue Flag beaches. We also have a range of beautiful sea-view properties at Sao Rafael, Castelo and Albufeira There is also the and cove-filled beaches to explore at Carvoeiro.

Family-Friendly Getaways

The Algarve is the ideal destination for a holiday with the children and our selection of villas in Portugal are in some of the most family-oriented spots in the region. Head west to Luz, where you can enjoy long days playing games with the kids on the sand or book your stay in Lagos and enjoy lunch at the marina. Alternatively, you can head into the countryside. Our villas here have large gardens for the children to play in while you relax by the pool and keep in touch with everyone using the Wi-Fi, which is available at most of our properties. Once you’re settled in, you can then use your villa as a base and head out to some of the attractions in the area. There’s Zoomarine theme park and aquarium, water parks such as Aqualand, plus the array of water sports that are available on many of the beaches. 

Action-Packed Adventures

If you’re hoping for an activity-filled break during your villa holiday in Portugal, there’s plenty to keep you busy. The Algarve’s golf courses first provided a draw for tourists to the area in the 1960s, with the Golden Triangle resorts of Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Vilamoura all providing excellent golfing. The sport is still a huge draw for visitors today and you can enjoy the sport at 35 Portuguese Golf Federation clubs in the region. Alternatively, you can plunge into the waters on a diving excursion. An array of scuba courses are available for beginners and you’ll find some of the premier diving points at Sagres, Lagos and Portimão. If you are looking for an opportunity to explore the Algarve on foot, you can take your pick from the walking tours on offer. Whether you are new to hiking holidays or you’re a pro, be sure to find a route to suit your ability level. Whichever tour you choose, you can take in the coastal trails and rugged landscape along the way.

Tasty Treats

There are plenty of eateries to try in the Algarve, as well as some local cuisine that is sure to impress. For a delicious dish, a visit to Guia is a must. Here, you can tuck into the traditional town’s famous chicken piri-piri dish. You may also come across cataplana. This one-pot meal features a variety of freshly-caught fish. If you’re a fan of seafood, pay a visit to one of the many beachside eateries to sample the catch of the day while enjoying that sea view.

Choose your Portuguese Villa

With so many villas to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice when booking with Villa Plus. We have properties located in areas to suit all holiday types.  Whether you want a lively break or a relaxing getaway, some family time or an unforgettable celebration in the sun, you’ll find the perfect villa in Portugal. Take a look at the array of properties on offer today.