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Where to Stay During Vilamoura Holidays
When planning Vilamoura Portugal holidays it's important to remember that this is a resort town. In the 1970s, a rich banker purchased a tract of land and built a beachfront tourist resort and marina. While on holiday, you'll find a wealth of activities ranging from touring historic sites to visiting coastal caves.
Popular Hotels in Vilamoura
As Cascatas provides tourists with luxury holiday apartments housing up to four bedrooms. When you're not strolling through Vilamoura, As Cascatas offers the Seven Spa and an 18-hole golf course. Rates start at ₤200 per night based on August 2011 prices. Learn more at ascascatasvilamoura.com.
The Lake Spa Resort is a magnificent hotel on Praia de Falesia. Travellers relax in the three outdoor pools or walk to the nearby beaches. The marina is a five-minute walk from the resort. Prices in this luxury hotel begin at ₤135 per night. Visit thelakeresort.com for more information.
This is only a small sampling of hotels and resorts in Vilamoura. For detailed listings and traveller reviews, visit Tripadvisor.co.uk.
Self-catering Holiday Homes
Thrifty travellers look at self-catering villas when travelling to Vilamoura. With a self-catering villa, you stay in a spacious home that has a kitchen. You don't spend money dining in expensive restaurants, plus you'll love having privacy and loads of space.
Villa Morbey is a three bedroom villa that comes with a private in-ground swimming pool. The holiday house costs as little as ₤850 a week when you book it through Homeaway.co.uk. Prado Villa is another option from HomeAway with rates as low as ₤300 per week. (August 2011 pricing, rates are subject to change.)
Key Areas in Vilamoura
When you head to Vilamoura for your holiday, most tourists look for hotels and self-catering villas near the casino and marina. The casino sits within easy reach of Prada da Marina. On the opposite side of the marina harbour, tourists enjoy the longer stretch of sand on Prada da Falesia.
Vilamoura once was a Roman fishing village. Hotels and villas in the centre of town are nearer the Roman ruins and the museum. There's also a range of stores and restaurants in the heart of Vilamoura. Take these attractions into considering when you book accommodations for your Vilamoura holidays.