What do you think of when you think of Portugal? Is it the 3000 hours of sunshine per year on average, or the year-round mild climate? Is it the wealth of religious and cultural heritage dating back to Portugal’s founding in the 12th century, or the national parks and UNESCO sites of World Heritage? Could it even be the lush horizons of the Algarve, where fishes, beaches and water sports are the main points of focus? In this article we take a look at four of the most popular timeshare resorts around Portugal, each one ideally placed for a different aspect of this exciting and varied holiday destination.
Clube Praia da Oura
Suitable for couples, families and groups, Clube Praia da Oura has something for everyone. Whether it’s a weekend break or an extended stay, the friendly and professional staff will be happy to assist you. The apartments are situated in a hilly residential area with easy access to the beach—just 300m away—and the bustling resort centre—only 500m away. The resort has its own supermarket for those visiting on a self-catering basis, and two separate pools with sun terraces for those days that just must be reserved for soaking up the sun.
Four Seasons Vilamoura
For a little bit of old-country glamour, consider the Four Seasons Vilamoura resort, located a short walk or road train ride from the famous Vilamoura Marina. It is a child-friendly complex with a wide variety of sporting and leisure facilities, including a gymnasium, sauna, and squash courts, along with a heated indoor pool and Jacuzzi and even a Kids Club during school holiday periods. While the kids are enjoying their own games and activities, why not play a few holes on the championship golf course or just lie back and relax on one of the Algarve’s breath-taking Blue Flag beaches?
Pestana Alvor Park Hotel
At time of publishing, Pestana Alvor Park Hotel is TripAdvisor’s number one hotel in the Alvor area of Portugal, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a recent build of 4-star calibre, its 55 luxury apartments all offer spacious lounges, kitchenettes and satellite TV, with some featuring spectacular panoramic views over the Atlantic. Facilities for children include a fun centre and babysitting service, which the grown-ups can take advantage of whilst enjoying either the inner or outdoor pool, the Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, or even the luxurious facilities and commodities at the neighbouring hotel Pestana Dom Joao II.
Pine Cliffs Golf and Country Club
If it’s a more exclusive destination you’re looking for in your quest for the right holiday ownership option, then you’d be wise to count Pine Cliffs Golf and Country Club amongst your top choices. The resort was created for the sole purpose of servicing guests wishing to return year after year, and offers exclusive privileges to its owners. Enjoy breakfast on your private veranda or terrace whilst looking out over the golf course or the Atlantic Ocean, and rooms are sumptuously decorated with modern colours that perfectly complement traditional Portuguese architecture. Ideal for couples and families alike.