Just returned from our first week here in Carvoeiro and we have absolutely loved it - all of us miserable at having to come home. We stayed in a 2 bedroomed ground floor apartment that had a double room with en-suite, a twin room and bathroom, a HUGE living area with tv/dvd player and loads of books and games suppied and a lovely kitchen with everything that you could possible need. All of it was SO clean - it really was a home from home. We had gardens on 3 sides and were a minute from the childrens playground and the lovely pool. It was quiet, friendly and beautiful. The poolside bar serves basic (and a bit expensive) snacks during the day but by night is transformed to a fabulous fish restaurant with the most beautiful food and the friendliest of welcomes. A meal for 4 cost e90 with wine, starters, puds and coffee and was worth every bit of it.
Walking down the hill for 10 minutes brings you to a small courtyard with a handful of restaurants (can highly recommend Elliotts) and the steak on a stone was nice but pricey for what you got. There's also a bar there and the kids can run around the courtyard and around the little fountain in full view of parents so nobody has to get bored and everybody is happy.
Carvoeiro beach is beautiful and there's loads of bars and restaurants to choose from in front of it and around the square. Beware the black fronted 'Barco' on the left of the beach (facingt he beach) - rude staff,inflated prices and rubbish food. Opposite and less grand is the Grand cafe with lovely staff and great food - would choose this one everyday
Carvoeiro is sleepy during the day but has a real vibe at night with live music in the square and a real family atmosphere - not for party animals and no clubbing scene - but defo family fun that we can't wait to go back and sample again.
All in all - we had the best holiday - a beautiful resort, great food, and a fabulous welcoming base.....roll on 2013....!!
(and not to be confused with Vilanova in Albufeira!!!!!!)
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- Vila Nova Carvoeiro, Portugal - Algarve