My family - 5 adults and 3 children under 7 - had a fabulous week's stay at Villa Viva in Vale do Lobo. Finding, and booking, the villa was greatly aided by Sharon C. ( Rent Villas Algarve) who proved to be extremely helpful and efficient in the months leading to our stay and whilst we were there. Can't thank her, and her team, enough for making everything so easy and pleasant, and for the warm welcome we received on arrival The villa itself lives up to its description and is in lovely grounds with everything we needed for our stay. The pool is a good size; our little ones' swimming skills certainly improved over the course of the week, and the adults were glad to put in a few laps to "exercise off" the calories from the delicious meals we enjoyed at the Praca restaurants. We ate out most nights but everything you could possibly need to cook, and enjoy, dinner at the villa is provided. The living areas and bedrooms are comfortable and attractively furnished; the upstairs bedrooms particularly so with a lovely balcony for quiet reading or just to enjoy a moment away from the rest of the family. The villa is in a quiet cul-de-sac, has an alarm and safes in the two upstairs bedrooms. It is only 5 minutes walk from the well-stocked and fairly-priced supermarket. It is about 15 minutes walk from the beach & restaurants, OK walking down but a bit of an incline on the way back. We were glad of it ( see earlier comment about exercise after dinner!) but if you want an easier time you can book in advance to use the Resort Bus ( 25euros per week) which follows a circular route at regular times during the day and evening. The beach itself is lovely; plenty of sunbeds and parasols available to hire and toilet facilities nearby. The restaurants offer a range of food and snacks; our favourites were La Terrazza (Marta is a star), Amore ( fantastic with the kids) and Breeze (mussels and fries Mmmmmm!). All overlook the central stage offering nightly music performances which we all enjoyed and the children were able to dance in the square, where we could easily see them from our table. To conclude, we have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this lovely villa and the services of Sharon C. Vale do Lobo is a great resort for families and is very clean and safe. Can't wait to go back!
My wife and I along with our 8 month old daughter recently stayed at this lovely villa located in the heart of Vale do Lobo.
The villa had excellent amenities including good facilities for young children as well as being located within easy walking distance to the Praca.
Thank you to Sharon and the team for a lovely holiday, we will definitely be returning to this villa next year.
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