Thank you so so much for a wonderful stay, it could not have been better. The hospitality that Kathy and Alan offered was better than anywhere I've ever stayed.
We wanted a peaceful and relaxing holiday in august, and were worried this wasn't possible, but we ready needn't have. With only 5 rooms sharing a huge gorgeous pool we had many days where we were the only ones there.
We were also worried about the apartments being near the road and being noisy, but were amazed that you literally hear nothing from it. In fact, it just became very useful as it was easy to get to any of the beaches, towns and mountains. A brilliant location.
Our favourite beach was on the atlantic coast (don't go on a windy day though - ouch!) called Cordoama - Borrow the body boards from the pool area and its a fantastic day out. The water feels chilli to begin with but you soon get used to it!! Also have the Sardines and Langoustine from the cafe on the beach - Mmmm!!
The other beach we loved was Figuera just down the coast. (very sheltered from the wind) Hardly anyone on it and a lovely walk down (about 10 mins).
In terms of eating out, we went somewhere different each night. kathy & Alan were so kind that they gave us a lift every night to where ever we wanted! Totally no need for them to do it, but it was fantastic... then taxi's back were easy and cheap so no problem at all. Our favourite restaurant was no.6 in Burgau.
Really really hope to go back again sometime and would advise anyone to go here (except if you are going to ruin the peace and quiet!!)
Lara and Gavin (28 & 34years old from Bristol)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Paraiso Jardim is idyllically located in this magnificent part of the Algarve, just a stone’s throw from Luz, Lagos and the Costa Vincentina Natural Park. The region offers many major attractions including numerous golf courses and beautiful beaches. The "Quinta" is made up 5 private self contained cottage/apartments with a range of styles and bedrooms, something to suit everyone. The typical Portuguese village of Almadena is less than 5 minutes walk away and hosts 6 bars and 3 restaurants. ... more less