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by Almonds & Oranges
Did you know?
The UK’s legendary travel presenter Judith Chalmers chose Vale do Lobo to buy property with her sports commentator husband Neil Durden-Smith. They are the long-time owners of an impressive villa close to the 1st hole on the Royal Golf Course. Not surprising really, as Vale do Lobo is the perfect spot to escape to and chill out.
Vale do Lobo – an exceptional location to buy property
Built in the early 60s, Vale do Lobo is the longest established, purpose-built luxury resort in the Algarve and the largest luxury golf property development in Portugal. The complex sits within the Algarve’s 'Golden Triangle' and was designed to provide just about everything you could possibly need for a superb lifestyle. So, if you’re searching for property in a stunning resort that oozes opulence, Vale do Lobo’s one thousand acres of pure grandeur is a good place to start.
Wide range of first class property for sale
Vale do Lobo is a design masterpiece of manicured streets and tropical gardens, soaked in an ambience of serene richness. A 27-hole golf course surrounds the complex, where each home has been crafted with care.
There's a vast choice of quality property for sale in Vale do Lobo including new, resale, off-plan and custom-designed villas and apartments.
Reasons to own property in Vale do Lobo
- 20 minutes’ drive from Faro Airport
- exclusive homes set in a fabulously maintained environment
- two of the finest championship golf courses on the coast
- acclaimed tennis academy with outstanding facilities
- top class nightlife
- a wellness centre and spa, supermarket, bank, post office, newsagent, wine shop, hair salon, boutiques and a medical centre on-site
- round-the-clock internal bus service
- two kilometres of golden beach with excellent facilities for all the family
- a supervised children’s club with pool, sandpit, games and more, plus a children’s playground and recreational centre
- security department dedicated to resort safety
- easy access to all areas of the Algarve
Premium lifestyle in Vale do Lobo
It would be difficult to find a resort with more to offer than Vale do Lobo. It is of course a “golfer’s heaven” with its two world-class championship courses, originally designed by golfing master of his time, Sir Henry Cotton.
The Royal Golf Course is a magnificent and acclaimed par 72 course set among lakes and pine trees with stunning views of the coast. The Ocean Golf Course is a par 72 course located practically on the beach, with unrivalled ocean views.
Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy is one of the largest facilities of its kind in Portugal. It offers 10 hard courts and 4 synthetic grass courts, plus a mini-tennis and paddle tennis court. The Academy runs an exciting year-round programme of individual and group coaching, tournaments and social events for members and visitors, and attracts national and international tennis fixtures.
In need of a little pampering? Then head to the Royal Spa where you can choose from a menu of just about every therapy you can think of, take part in a diverse range of fitness classes or engage a personal trainer to help you to achieve your optimum level of fitness.
Boasting some of the best cuisine in the Algarve, Vale do Lobo offers an extensive choice of restaurants serving dishes from across the globe including Asian, French and Italian to Portuguese seafood specialities. The resort is also home to some of the hottest party spots in the region, with live music and resident DJs spinning the latest sounds as the sun goes down over the ocean.
Venturing outside of Vale do Lobo
There’s really no need to venture out of the resort, but if you fancy a change, Almancil is just a few minutes’ drive away. The town boasts a wealth of restaurants, cafes and shops, including the popular Apolonia supermarket, which has fresh meat, fish and deli counters and a bakery, and is well stocked with ingredients for just about every type of cuisine.
Drive to São Lourenço village, on the eastern border of Almancil, to visit the Church of São Lourenço, one of the few Algarvian churches to have survived the 1755 earthquake intact. Or take a short trip west to Vilamoura and enjoy a lazy lunch at one of the many venues around the 1000+ berth marina.
There’s no shortage of shopping malls in the area either. Algarve Shopping at Guia is about half an hour’s drive and has two shopping levels featuring leading Portuguese and international brands, as well as restaurants and a nine-screen multiplex cinema showing the latest movies in English and Portuguese.
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