Vila Praia – Armação de Pêra, Portugal
In large gardens, facing the Atlantic, Vila Praia is a cool and airy, contemporary villa. With slick interiors and open plan living, it has a distinct modern Mediterranean vibe. We love how many of the rooms open out onto the terrace, which in turn steps down into the infinity pool, and there are plenty of spots to sit and enjoy the sun. The roof terrace is one of our favourite places to relax and gaze over the ocean.
Each and every one of the extensive resort facilities are just steps away, from tennis to golf, from the health club, to the ten restaurants. Staying here, you get the best of both worlds – your own luxury space and everything that Vila Vita Parc has to offer.
At A Glance
Why We Love It:For villa life with fabulous resort facilities.
Sleeps:Up to ten in four en suite bedrooms.
Service:Villa or resort restaurant breakfast, daily housekeeping, on call butler service & use of all the resort facilities.
Location:Overlooking the Atlantic in Vila Vita Parc, 1km from Armação de Pêra, 45km from Faro airport and 270km from Lisbon.
Swimming:Heated infinity pool with hydro jets and swim current.
Children:A perfect villa for families of all ages.
Weekly Price:from €2,400.
There are four spacious suites – three on the ground floor, and the fourth on the first floor. Each comes with a king size bed, en suite bathroom, lounge and terrace or balcony. One of the rooms features a steam bath. Extra bedding can be provided on request.
service & extras
Guests can choose from a daily breakfast in the villa, or a buffet at one of the resort restaurants. The villa comes with daily housekeeping, a twice weekly pool clean, a butler on call and use of the resort’s restaurants, tennis courts, health club and golf facilities.
The villa features a small kitchenette which is not suitable for cooking – guests dine at any one of the resort’s restaurants. There are extensive gardens, a large terrace and roof terrace. Guests staying at Vila Praia have all the facilities and restaurants of Vila Vita Parc at their fingertips. The resort has its own beach club, seven pools, tennis courts and a Spa. There are a total of ten restaurants and six bars, serving traditional Portuguese and international cuisine, including Ocean which holds two Michelin stars. There’s a fabulous choice of water sports on offer, and an exceptional kids club and crèche.
At Vila Vita Parc, there’s a multitude of water sports, tennis, cookery lessons and wine tasting. The Algarve has its fair share of excellent golf courses – a total of 36 to choose from. Rent a boat for a day and spot dolphins, or go big game fishing. Not far away is the stunning Ria Formosa Natural Park, with river canals and islets. There’s horse riding, hot air ballooning and off the beaten track jeep safaris. This is a beautiful part of the Algarve to visit and explore.
Pretty fishing villages and plentiful beaches along the coast, whilst inland, you’ll find castles, hilltop towns and lots of trails for hiking or cycling.
Perfectly suited to families who like the privacy of a villa, whilst using all the facilities a resort can offer. Children will love the beach right on the doorstep, and the kid’s club is exceptionally well-run. Families of all ages will not be short of things to do. You’re also not too far away from some of the Algarve’s best water parks.
Armação de Pêra
West of Albufeira, Armação de Pêra sits around a large sandy bay, interspersed with little coves – the beach being a magnet for families. The old part of the village is lined with cobbled streets, contained within fortified whitewashed walls. The fishing boats are still pulled up onto the beach each morning, where there catch then makes its way to the many restaurants, here and further afield. At the headland of Nossa Senhora da Rocha, there’s a medieval fortress and tiny chapel, and the start of a spectacular coastal path.
Facing the Atlantic, in the resort of Vila Vita Parc. The villa is just a few minutes from the beach and just a kilometre from the fishing village of Armação de Pêra.