Staying at Val Verde
On our most recent trip to the Algarve we stayed at the apartments on Val Verde, as we often do. This small resort of villas and apartments is a particular favourite of ours and it has been in our portfolio for almost 25 years.
WHAT MAKES VAL VERDE SO SPECIALl?
Let’s start with the location. Val Verde is named after the 'green valley' that it overlooks, and it is very conveniently located at the entrance to Quinta do Lago. Whilst it is not in walking distance of the beach, the beaches at Quinta, Dunas Douradas and Vale do Lobo are only a few minutes drive away. Each villa has its own pool and the apartments share a large communal pool set in well cared for gardens. If you stay in a ground floor apartment, as we did on our last trip, you will have a terrace that leads directly out to the pool. Other level apartments have terraces that overlook the pool. An added advantage for us is that the sun stays on the pool until late in the afternoon, so there is always a chance for a quick swim when we get back from a long day at work!
STAYING ON VAL VERDE ALSO MEANS THAT YOU HAVE A RANGE OF RESTAURANTS AND BARS within easy walking distance. The resort itself has 3 restaurants: the Thai Bistro which is open from lunchtime, as well as the Green Valley Bistro and Florian, which both open for dinner. During this trip we visited the Thai Bistro which is located by the apartments and so very handy if you want something quick after a long day. We also enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Florian (a 5 minute walk down the road). This is a very popular (if a little expensive) restaurant and you will need to reserve to be sure of getting a table.
QUINTA SHOPPING is within walking distance (about 10 minutes) opening up further options for eating, drinking and shopping. Also nearby, is the Conrad Hotel (be warned it might take a further 10 minutes to walk up the drive to the hotel!) and a newly opened Indian restaurant. Proximity to Quinta shopping means that you can also walk to the supermarket to buy fresh rolls for breakfast in the morning or pick up other essentials that you may have forgotten.
IF YOU LIKE TO BE ACTIVE, Val Verde has a tennis court and the sports facilities on Quinta do Lago (tennis at the Campus, golf on the surrounding championship courses, or Watersports at the Lake) are only a short drive away. If you want to be pampered there is a spa where you can get a massage and other treatments. So there really is something for everyone.
BEING LOOKED AFTER IN RESORT: We have worked with Carla and her team at Val Verde for over 25 years, and as many of our clients report, they work hard to make sure your holiday goes smoothly and that you come back, ready to book to go again!
WE OFFER A SELECTION OF PROPERTIES ON VAL VERDE from 1 bed apartments to 5 bedroom villas with private pool. So do have a browse at http://www.villascapes.com/resorts/val-verde and get in touch if you'd like to check any availability.