You’ll have no trouble getting in the swing of things in Vilamoura, a fabulous resort in the western area of the Algarve which was created in the 1980s as an up-market golfing resort.
The resort was developed near to a small harbour and the Roman ruin of Cerro da Vila, and is now home to several world-class golf courses and an impressive marina which can accommodate more than 600 boats.
Excellent beaches, thrilling cliff-top walks and a vibrant water sports scene are among the other attractions which make Vilamoura a superb place for an unforgettable holiday in the sun.
You’ll also discover an array of night clubs, an international casino, a riding school, a tennis centre, a shooting club and a host of luxurious hotels in this enchanting Portuguese getaway.
Top-class hotels, villas and apartments are to be found throughout Vilamoura, with some of the most popular accommodation located in the marina area and the old village.
Praia de Vilamoura is the main beach where you’ll find a host of excellent facilities including hot and cold showers and cushioned sunbeds. Paddle-boating and kayaking are popular activities in the inviting blue waters next to the golden sandy beach.
There’s never a dull moment in Vilamoura with plenty going on day and night. Daytime activities include buggy safaris, boat excursions, yachting, scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing trips, parasailing, mountain biking, tennis – and, of course, golf!
A popular choice with families is the nearby Aquashow Park, a giant water park which features one of the world’s biggest roller coasters.
Vilamoura is a hive of activity in the evening with plenty of excellent restaurants, shops, bars and nightclubs.
A big attraction is Casino Vilamoura which has more than 500 slot machines and hosts dazzling live music and cabaret shows in the evening.