Guestpost by Susan Selwyn, travel writer and local expert:
The delightful squeal of children having fun splashing in the water is the most wondrous sound of summer. Sharing your holiday and all it’s expenses with friends and family, enables you to afford to rent a more luxurious villa and, if you chose carefully, your holiday becomes a lifelong memory set in a tablet of stone.
TheAlgarvehas an enormous selection of luxury villas on offer – take your pick – 3, 4, 5 bedrooms with en- suite bathrooms, your own outdoor swimming pool, a barbecue area with outdoor dining facilities , lush tropical gardens and private parking. Fresh crisp white linen sheets and fluffy cotton towels are for your delight. Portugal is famous for manufacturing the world’s best cotton bedding and towels.
Close your eyes and picture the possibilities. Your own tropical garden where you shake apricots from a tree for your breakfast. Pick fresh lemons to slice into your iced gin and tonic. Hanging temptingly from the trees are mouthwatering fresh pink peaches. Plump ripe figs to slice and serve with thick cream. Trees groaning with oranges waiting to be squeezed. Fruits kissed by the sunshine are available throughout the summer holiday season.
The Algarvian countryside is peppered with startling white villas which appear like sugar cubes tumbling over the countryside. You can relax in the knowledge that as a holiday destination, the Algarve, is the right choice for you.
In Portugal the government has imposed new safety regulations for rented holiday accommodation and this new law has now been fully implemented and enforced. This gives you, as a holiday maker, the comfort and knowledge that your holiday home will have a rental licence and guaranteed safety. All gas installations are now checked on an annual basis so there are no worries … Hakuna Matata. Even the electrical and fire risks have now been scrupulously certified as safe. What are you waiting for – come to the Algarve for your holiday.
Just protect yourself from the powerful rays of the sun – not much to remember is it?
Will your villa overlook the Atlantic ocean – that is your decision. The current sea temperature is 23 degrees celsius with a gentle wave action – am I making your eyes go green with envy?
Will your villa have the serene and peaceful view overlooking a golf course allowing you to watch the night time irrigation sprinklers in action. Perfect views to help you relax and unwind.
The calm cornflower blue water of your secluded swimming pool awaits you. Beautiful balmy evenings can be spent sitting on your terrace with the night time sounds of cicadas whirring in the breeze. You can imagine yourself in the Caribbean and sip slowly through your straw, drinking your delicious ice cold cocktail.
We appreciate the importance of quality family time. We’re also committed to ensuring that you can relax, secure in the knowledge that the children are having as great a holiday as you are. With this in mind we offer a link to a wide range of family-friendly options; children’s dining; baby-sitting, and plenty of adventure, sports and educational entertainment for children of all ages. Top chefs are available to come to your home and cook superb dinners for you.
The Golden Triangle is set centre stage for the show to begin. This famous area in the Algarve covers all the luxury developments and golf courses. Namely resorts like Dunas Douradas, Vale do Lobo, Pinheiros Altos and Quinta do Lago.
Author – Susan Selwyn