The top 5 luxury villas in the Algarve

Glass of Champagne in hand, you step through the large glass doors onto your private terrace gazing out across the acres of lush countryside that surround your villa. Later you take a prime spot on the sun lounger beside your infinity pool to soak up the hot summer sunshine. Then, as the sun sets in the evening, you relax on the terrace whilst enjoying a delicious meal prepared by the chef.

Choose a luxury holiday villa and this dream lifestyle soon becomes a reality. Offering a laidback approach, as well as more space than hotels typically offer, villas are perfect for families or large groups of friends.

The Algarve is a popular destination with some stunning properties. Here is a selection to give you something to dream about.

Vale do Lobo 1068

You can’t get a more exquisite hideaway than this majestic villa. The property is in a beach front location, tucked away in a secluded part of Vale do Lobo to offer the ultimate escape.

Vale do Lobo

Full of unique features including gold plated bathroom and Ferrari kitchen, it is clear that no expense has been spared in decorating this property. The marble floors, double height ceilings and full length windows only accentuate just how grand this villa is.

The spacious seven bedrooms provide accommodation for 14 people, perfect as with such an impressive villa, you may be very popular. However, if you need to entertain large numbers, the party room fitted with a top end sound system will make that easy and the spacious terraces with frontline beach views are perfect for taking the party outside.

Lago 3

Prestige is key when it comes to this villa. With an array of facilities including floodlit tennis courts, lakeside boat deck, gym, games room, bar and party room with lake views, this property will impress even the most hard to please guests. Even all 20 of them!

Lago 3

The incredibly elegant, fine furnishings give this property plenty of character- perfect for those who prefer something different to the ultra-contemporary villas. Whilst the close-proximity to amenities in Quinta Do Lago mean you are never too far from fine dining and luxury boutiques.

Areia

This outstanding villa is located deep in the Algarve countryside for total privacy, and yet only 12 minutes from Faro airport. Although, the helipad on site means that VIP guests can easily and discreetly reach this property.

Areia

The interior is as every bit as impressive as the exterior, combining striking design with cutting edge technology. The open plan living and kitchen area with solid wood table to seat twenty four people is particularly eye-catching and makes a great party space. Outside an infinity pool stretches out to views of un-ending countryside and the tennis courts provide an opportunity to practice your backhand. Of course with such dramatic landscapes, you could simply relax and take in the views.

Villa Vailima

A beautifully restored 18th Century ruin renovated to offer modern comfortable accommodation whilst preserving the character of this wonderful property.

Villa Vailima

Antique sits with contemporary in this sumptuous villa, inspired by a blend of Portuguese and Provencal design, with numerous original works of art. Contrasting against this is cutting edge technology including a Bang and Olufsen sound system and cinema room, discreetly blending with surroundings.

Up to 12 guests are comfortably accommodated in this vast property which offers the additional privacy of a guest wing, and bedrooms have beautiful sea views.

German Villa

This is a sumptuous villa offering luxury on a grand scale, combining state of the art lighting and sound systems. The property features carefully and individually designed living spaces and bedrooms, each with a unique look.

German Villa

The superb facilities include gymnasium with impressive countryside views thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, tennis courts and separate guest house decorated to the same high standard as the main house.

The exterior is equally eye catching, by day, the Italian murano glass tiled pool sparkles invitingly. By night it is dramatically transformed, lit by carefully placed laser lighting.

Michael Reily is Marketing Director at Select Resorts.

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