Farol Hotel

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I am a big fan of lighthouses. They set an idyllic seaside scene, while offering unconditional light in the darkness to guide those navigating rocky waters to safety. Setting a good example to us all! So, may I guide you to a 5 star refuge for the most discerning of sailors on the waters of life:... Read more »

Robinson Club Quinta Da Ria

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West Algarve has happy memories for me. Not only is it where I spent a heady summer working abroad, it is where I recklessly jumped from lagoons, rode my first segway and mischievously went midnight skinny dipping… So, to return to Faro brought a cheeky smile as I mulled over my adventures on the short... Read more »

MacDonald Monchique Spa

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Urbanites often dream of escaping to the Algarve, to shop for ceramics, enjoy fresh seafood, and of course, luxuriate in the constant sunshine on one of the region’s many beaches. But what only a privileged few know is that surrounding the Portuguese coast are beautiful mountains, and hidden within them is a wonderfully indulgent retreat.... Read more »

Blanco Beach Club

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Cheeky and I were heading off to the extreme 44℃ temperatures of sunny Portugal. It seems a heat wave had hit Portugal just in time for our trip, but luckily we would be chilling out in the very cool Blanco Beach Club in the Algarve. When we stepped off our flight the heat hit us... Read more »

Vilalara Longevity

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I’m lying on a massage table bed in the spa at the stunning Vilalara Longevity health resort in the Algarve. I’m not at all unwell, but I’ve recently become fascinated by unusual healing techniques like crystal baths, Kambo, energy healing and plant medicines. I heard that the luxury resort of Vilalara offers a range of... Read more »