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Five things we love about the Algarve

September 15, 2017
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We’ve been to the Algarve many times, both as children on family holidays, as a couple and now as a family.

We last went to the Algarve when Amelie was one. We stayed in a villa in Vale do lobo and loved it! It was the perfect holiday for us as a family. We’re looking at a short break in the next month or so and the Algarve is top of our list and here’s why…


1. The flight time


This is the biggest draw for me. Flying with a three and a one year old fills me with fear. Let’s just say every flight we’ve been on with our little people has been ‘interesting’ so quite frankly the less time in that environment the better. The flight time to the Algarve is just over two and a half hours so timed well they may even sleep. If they don’t it’s only two-ish hours you have to contain them for. If you pick the right resort you are also very close to the airport, which makes travelling with little ones a lot easier.


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2. Beaches


The lasting memory I have of all our holidays to the Algarve are the beaches. Think stunning sandy, golden cliff lined beaches with wonderful sunny days to match.
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With 150 beaches to choose from you’re spoilt for choice, so find your favourite and spend the day there. We found that if we have enough things for the girls; endless towels, a sun tent, food, buckets and spades we could easily spend longer than a morning on the beach.
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3. Food and drink 


The food and drink in The Algarve is definitely a favourite for me. I love all the fresh seafood, it never tastes as nice at home as it does on holiday. I have lasting memories of garlic prawns I had on one holiday to the Algarve, I have tried to re-create it many times but haven’t managed yet!
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There are so many amazing restaurants you’ll be spoilt for choice. Lot’s of our favourite ones were family run and really friendly, which brought us back time and time again on our weeks holiday.
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4. The climate 


The Algarve has more sunny days than anywhere else in Europe so there’s always time to hit the beach. our first trip as a couple to the Algarve was in November and we packed for cold weather but were pleasantly surprised with warm sunny days.
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It’s a year round destination, with summers that aren’t unbearably hot, so this makes it a perfect choice for families with younger children.


5. There’s something for everyone 


Beaches, sports, sunny days, golf – there is something for everyone on a holiday to the Algarve and that’s why we love going there.
150 beaches, 35 (at last count) golf courses, more sunny days and wonderful resorts, hotels and villas and you can see why families love going to the Algarve year on year.


To find out more about holidays to the Algarve and to book your next holiday click here.


Sarah xx


*This is a collaborative post but all opinions, thoughts and experiences are my own.

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  • Reply Rebecca | AAUBlog September 21, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    This is lovely to hear! We’re going to be going for the first time in May for my brother-in-law’s wedding. Can’t wait! x

    • Reply Sarah September 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Oh you’ll love it, have a fantastic time x

  • Reply Ger ( It's Me & Ethan )n September 21, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Ohh I would love to go. I’ve never been ! 150 beaches !!!! The pictures are fantastic . I’m well jealous ! Maybe next year !

    • Reply Sarah September 23, 2017 at 1:51 pm

      Thank you. X

  • Reply Alex Donnelly September 23, 2017 at 10:11 am

    We used to go to the Algarve when we were kids and I have the best memories from holidaying there! Would love to go back again when I have a family of my own because it’s such a brilliant place to take kids x

  • Reply Sonia November 5, 2017 at 10:33 am

    I have heard such great things about the Algarve being really family friendly. I am definitely going to consider for our holiday next year because the ten hour flights we have been taking in recent years really have taken their toll on us.

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