Firstly, the reception staff are amazingly friendly and their response to any issues-extremely quick. The villas and the site are so beautiful, the surrounding area and local fishing village is very convenient-but it is a good walk away or primarily a place you need transport for. The village (Burgau) has good restaurants, a nice bunch of craft/gift shops etc, lovely beach and fab cliff-side walks. There's a supermarket not far from Almaverde-few mins drive that has the best supplies, cheap and great collection of everything you could possibly need. We booked a villa via OwnersDirect but although the villa was beautiful-had real problems with ants-while the Amlaverde staff were amazing and did everything-and the holiday was still fantastic the owners-were not so responsive and pretty dissapointing attitude-I would not book privately again-but highly recommend having the assurances of booking with the resort direct! However-this was only one villa and I'm sure other owners are not all like this. I don't want to necessarily slate the owners but if you want to check which villa we stayed in-contact me direct.
This is a great place if you want quiet but friendly peace, coupled with lots of spa treatments on offer, good facilities-kids play area, tennis etc. Amazing countryside and amazing swimming pools!!!! I would recommend a villa with a roof terrace-just amazing to sit up there at night and in the morning, you get good views too! Also, we chose to be on this side of the Algarve as there are many places to the West that are authentic and a real treat. It's worth the visit to Sagres, also Silves-and Lagos-is a must, a really buzzing place with an amazing harbour, lots of funky shops and places to eat. Interesting crusader fort and lots of boat trips. We travelled as a family group (not my usual, solo or couple), four adults and three kids-all in all it was really entertaining for the kids and utter peace for the adults! Well-sort of, considering the bambinos in tow, haha. (Apologies for lack of interior shots-testimount to the fab weather and spending most time outdoors!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AlmaVerde’s award-winning green architecture makes it Europe’s leading eco luxe development. Located 2 km from the picturesque fishing village of Burgau, the golden beaches of the Costa Vincentina are within easy reach. AlmaVerde currently comprises 100 beautifully designed villas, all with private, heated pools set in lush, landscaped gardens. Amenities include four tennis courts, mini football pitch, children’s playground, dance/fitness studio, mountain bike rental, and spa, offering a wide range of beauty treatments and therapies. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- AlmaVerde Village & Spa Portugal/Vila Do Bispo, Algarve