Luxury Holidays in Portugal

A World Leading Destination, and no wonder with its beautiful beaches, lush landscapes and rolling vineyards.

Steeped in history & Glorious Weather

Charming castles, stunning beaches, extensive vineyards, pristine golf courses and a lively metropolis spattered in remnants of the past are but just a few of the many reasons why Portugal is a popular destination which travellers flock to every year.

The Algarve is the beautiful southern coastline of Portugal. A region blessed with glorious weather, stunning beaches, picturesque fishing towns and a fascinating history, all of which combine to create the perfect holiday destination.

The Algarve is wonderfully diverse; there are pristine beaches for families, waterparks for thrill-seekers, buzzing nightlife for partying or historic towns for a cultural trip.  Aside from lively towns there are over 200km of stunning coastline, tranquil nature reserves, all waiting for you to discover.

The four largest and better known towns are Albufeira, Lagos, Praia de Rocha and Vilamoura. All home to the fantastic sandy beaches, great nightlife and an abundance of activities.

The most popular town amongst travellers is Albufeira, where it has something for everyone. From the ‘Strip’ for party goers to the ‘Old Town’ which a must to visit for families.

Vilamoura is a more refined, sophisticated town. Centred around the exclusive marina and renowned for its gold golf courses.

Praia de Rocha is lively and particularly popular with the younger age group but more recently we have seen it reinventing itself as a more luxurious holiday destination.

Lagos is more a city as opposed to a holiday destination. Brimming with Portuguese character, fascinating history but also home to some beautiful beaches.

When looking for a more laidback, relaxing holiday, then one of the smaller towns in the Algarve such as Carvoeiro, Alvor, Olhos de Agua and Praia da Luz, would be perfect. Great for when travelling with young children and you don’t want a hectic bustling resort.  

Algarve

Places to visit in Portugal

Portugal Beach

Best Beaches – The Algarve is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is regularly voted as the best beach destination in Europe.

Here are a few of our favourites:

  • Praia da Falesia
  • Praia do Ancao
  • Meia Praia
  • Praia do Camilo
  • Praia da Marinha

Best Beach Restaurants – The Algarve is known for its wine, golf and some of the best beaches in Europe.

Here are some of our favourite beach restaurants to whet your appetite:

Best Golf Courses – Thinking of going on a golf trip? Portugal is a great place to escape the cold winter weather and the Algarve is certainly the country’s top spot when it comes to playing golf.

Here are a few of our favourite courses:

Wine-&-Landscapes

Best Vineyards – With 2000 vineyards and almost 30 wine producers which thrive in a rain-free environment and a fertile soil, this makes the perfect recipe for excellent wine.

You must visit:

Our favourite Portugal Hotels

Here is a selection of our most popular Portugal hotels.

These hotels are to get your creative juices flowing, but if you already have a hotel or two in mind, we would love to help tailor make your dream holiday.

5* Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort

7 NIGHTS – GREAT FOR COUPLES & FAMILIES

Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort one of the leading and award-winning Luxury and Family Resorts in Europe, it is truly an exquisite hidden jewel enjoying a spectacular, prime seafront location on the amazing coastline of the Algarve, in Southern Portugal.

5* Salgados Palace

7 NIGHTS – GREAT FOR COUPLES

The magnificence of a palace, the luxury of a service with five stars, the quality of one of the largest congress centers of the Iberian Peninsula, the exuberance of a certain tropicalism, the magic of the salty sea breeze.

5* Conrad Algarve

7 NIGHTS – GREAT FOR COUPLES & FAMILIES

Amongst a tropical-looking cocktail of rich backdrops, containing palm trees and the surrounding hillsides. The Conrad Algarve provides a fabulous base of activities for families and couples, as well as those seeking the finest in divine culinary. 

5* VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa

7 NIGHTS – GREAT FOR COUPLES

We are known for our timeless elegance and style, unsurpassed range of services and amenities, ultra-luxurious facilities, sensual and lush seaside setting in the charming Algarve. At VILA VITA Parc we make sure to provide everything you need to enjoy your stay with all the comfort and peace of mind you deserve, while keeping in line with your usual lifestyle.

5* Anantara Vilamoura Resort

7 NIGHTS – GREAT FOR COUPLES & FAMILIES 

Luxury knows no limits at the Anantara Vilamoura Resort. Active days are on the agenda with the prestigious Victoria Golf Course. If total relaxation is what you prefer, the Anantara Spa offers an array of centuries-old Mediterranean healing treatments. This elegance-exuding complex will wow again and again.

5* Tivoli Marina Vilamoura Resort

7 NIGHTS – GREAT FOR COUPLES & FAMILIES

Indulge yourself at the Tivoli Marina Vilamoura. Here you are surrounded by the famous Vilamoura Marina with direct access to the sandy beach. This hotel boasts spacious rooms and excellent service for a holiday maker to remember. Sunbathe around the refreshing freshwater pools or chill at the Purobeach Beach Club.

Portugal Events

Volta-ao-Algarve

February

Volta ao Algarve – ‘Tour of the Algarve’, a bicycle race where the world’s greatest cyclists participate in a race covering over 700 kilometres.

Fantasporto International Film Festival – Porto’s international film festival, one of the world’s leading film festivals.

Carnaval-Portugal

March

Carnaval – You will no doubt be familiar with Brazil’s famous Carnival celebrations but what you may not know is that it can actually be traced nack to Portugal. Carnaval is the biggest festival of the year in Lisbon and throughout the country.  Many of the cities celebrate differently but the festivities nearly always include vibrant costumes and elaborate parades.

April

Obidos International Chocolate Festival – Hosted over four days in the town of Obidos. The medieval town is transformed into a showcase of anything chocolate and sweet. Professional pastry-makers in competition, culinary classes for festival goers to participate in and just a sample of what can be enjoyed.

Madeira-Flower-Festival

May

Madeira Flower Festival – A two-week-long flower festival to celebrate springtime takes place every year. A blooming marvellous time is always had by all.

Iberian Mask Festival – Annually celebrated in mid-May, this festival is one of the most popular festivals in the country. Concerts, exhibitions, a showcase of handcrafted goods and regional products, competitions all with festival goers dressed up in costumes and masks.

June

Serralves Em Festa – A fantastic three-day contemporary arts festival in Porto. Hundereds of artists, workshops, guided tours as well as performances of music, dance and theatre.

August

MEO Sudoeste – A fantastic five-day pop music festival hosted in the town of Odemira. One not to be missed.

December

A marvellous choice of Christmas Markets will be hosted throughout Portugal over the festive period. Highlights in particular are the Rossio Christmas Market in Viseu, the Christmas Village in Obidos and the Christmas Bazaar at Quinta Fonte do Bispo.  Each celebrating Christmas with gifts, cooking demos, music and plenty of entertainment.

The islands of Azores & Madeira

Also known as the ‘Paradise in the Atlantic’ (Azores) and the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’ (Madeira).

Each archipelago has its own unique and timeless traditions and cultural activities. This collective of islands make a great destination to visit if you’re are longing for an authentic Mediterranean escape.

Azores

Azores

Expect to find volcanic landscapes, hot springs and lush flora that radiate colour as far as the eye can see.

Known for its whaling industry, you may be lucky enough to spot sperm whales, mighty blues and bottlenose dolphins if visiting during the season (Apr-Oct).

Madeira

Panoramic coastal views, spectacular green scenery and enveloped in in bougainvillea, lilac jacarandas, frangipani and orchids, creating a colourful, picture-perfect landscape.

Madeira holds a well-established reputation as an excellent spa destination.

When to Visit Portugal

January in Portugal

January is the coldest month in Portugal with an average low-temperature of 6C, you will definitely need your winter clothing.

February in Portugal

Temperatures slowly start to raise with an average low of 8C. Spring arrives early in Portugal and by mid-February you can expect to start seeing the Orange and Tangerine fruit tress blooming.

March in Portugal

Come March, Portugal is in full swing of Spring with an average low of 10C. Layers of light sweaters and rain jacket are a good idea and a t-shirt also as temperatures can raise to 21C.

April in Portugal

A glorious time of year, with temperatures raising to high of 26C. You can still expect some April showers but mostly days filled with sunshine.

May in Portugal

Temperatures can reach highs of 30C in May but do dip slightly after sunset but with an average of 14 hours of daylight it's a great time to go.

June in Portugal

June is the most comfortable month for travel to Portugal. Rainfall is at a minimum and again with highs of 30C, you will definitely need your sunscreen.

July in Portugal

July is one of the hottest months with highs of 32C. The ocean waters are nice and warm but with scorching hot days is a welcome relief to keep cool.

August in Portugal

August is also a hot month in Portugal, again with highs of 30C. A prime month in which to spend at the beach and absolutely no need for a rain jacket.

September in Portugal

Although still warm with highs of 27C, temperatures start to fall. A pleasant month to visit and great for outdoor activities like hiking and bike rides.

October in Portugal

October is the start of the Autumn season in Portugal with comfortable highs of 25C. The sea remains warm with a cooling breeze from the Atlantic.

November in Portugal

Portugal's rainy season begins in November, but still with more sun than the rest of Europe. With average highs of 18C, warm clothing and rain gear will be necessary.

December in Portugal

December is the wettest and coolest month of the year, with average highs of 15C. Although still pleasant and sunny, winds can be high.

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