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by Almonds & Oranges
Did you know?
Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is a Vilamoura fan! The Real Madrid ace owns property in the resort where his sister Katia also lives and, in 2010, Ronaldo chose Vilamoura Marina to launch his third CR7 fashion shop.
Vilamoura is a stylish location to buy property
Location, location, location! If, like Ronaldo, you're looking to invest in an extravagant holiday retreat or planning to relocate to a sumptuous home in the sun, then take a look at Vilamoura resort.
Vilamoura is a purpose-built and self-contained luxury leisure resort complex for all ages. Built in the 1970s, today it's recognised as the biggest private tourism resort in Europe and is one of the most prestigious in Portugal.
At the heart of the resort is the modern marina, with over 1,000 berths. The waterside boasts some of the best restaurants and waterfront bars, many offering live music all year round. The nearby casino is a stylish venue, popular both for its casino games and its evening entertainment. And, for the party animals, Vilamoura Marina offers a fantastic nightlife, where you can party into the early hours.
An easy journey to Vilamoura
Vilamoura is just 24km (15 miles) from Faro Airport, which is served by numerous low-cost airlines from Europe and beyond. Flight time from most European countries is less than three hours and the excellent road network across the Algarve can almost guarantee no more than a 20 minute drive from the airport to Vilamoura.
Traditional Algarve close to Vilamoura
Vilamoura resort itself is everything but ‘traditional Algarve’, but old-style Algarve is close at hand. Just northwest of Vilamoura is the charming Algarvian village of Boliqueime and to the east is the town of Loulé, famous for its castle, Saturday gypsy market and its annual Brazilian style carnival.
A choice of luxury property
There is a wide range of properties in Vilamoura, including lavish villas and contemporary apartments close to the resort’s marina and on Vilamoura’s many golf course complexes.
The 20 square kilometres of Vilamoura resort give buyers a choice of property within a friendly and vibrant community. While sun seekers will be wowed by the sea-view properties on offer close to the resort’s vast beach, keen golfers will be impressed by the many properties for sale bordering Vilamoura’s six world-renowned courses.
For those preferring a more peaceful location, plus all the benefits that Vilamoura resort has to offer, the many exclusive properties for sale within the beautiful pine forests or open countryside around the resort are sure to tick all the right boxes.
Some perks of owning property in Vilamoura
- over 3000 hours of sunshine per year
- six excellent and world-renowned golf courses
- Faro Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive away and is served by several low-cost airlines
- central location - nowhere in the Algarve is very far away
- some of the best restaurants and entertainment venues on your doorstep
- supermarkets, English-speaking banks, pharmacies, local health centres and other amenities all within Vilamoura resort
- stunning scenery and luscious beaches
- one of the Algarve’s top retail parks close by in Guia
- plenty of entertainment for the kids including Roma mini golf park in the centre of Vilamoura, with 18 hole mini golf courses and also a miniature golf course and play area for the children, Aquashow waterpark near Quarteira and the renowned Zoomarine centre close by in Albufeira.
A healthy lifestyle in Vilamoura
Keen on keeping fit and healthy? Vilamoura is the perfect setting to take some exercise. Boasting six world-renowned golf courses, Vilamoura is a golfer’s paradise. Each course has its own individual character and challenges. Enjoy the natural pine woods of The Old Course, experience the 90 hectares of flat terrain on the Victoria Course, or take on the challenge of Villa Sol’s 27 holes over a rolling landscape.
But Vilamoura is not just for golfers. The resort’s many facilities offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities including lawn bowling, tennis, squash, basketball, hockey, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and gymnasiums.
It goes without saying that Vilamoura offers an exciting range of water sports too. With the Algarve’s 3000 hours of sunshine a year and the best all year round climate in Europe, you really couldn’t be in a better place.
Chill out in Vilamoura
If you’d rather just chill out, there are plenty of places to relax, eat and drink in Vilamoura and, with such a wide choice of restaurants, you'll be sure to find one to tickle your taste-buds.
Vilamoura Marina is a great place for a long lunch, as many of the bars and restaurants have outside seating, so you can enjoy your meal and drinks in the sunshine, admire the boats and watch the world go by.
Start your Vilamoura property search here
If you're seeking a location that’s easy to access and has everything you desire on your doorstep, Vilamoura’s purpose-built resort is probably the best place to start searching for your ideal property.
Why not take a look at the stunning Vilamoura properties for sale on our website today?