Places To Stay – Vale da Lapa, Carvoeiro

"vale da lapa carvoeiro"The Algarve is known for being a family friendly destination and for generations visitors from all over Europe have been travelling south to the Algarve for a quality family break.  But just because you are coming with children doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy a little luxury on the way and the Vale da Lapa resort in Carvoeiro is a place where luxury and family friendly facilities are combined seamlessly.

The concept of the Vale da Lapa resort is a very simple one – to offer the privacy associated with a villa holiday combined with the facilities you would hope to find at a five star hotel and this mixture of ideas makes it the perfect place to spend a family holiday.

While it says that the resort is located in Carvoeiro, the fishing town located in the central Algarve region between Portimão and Albufeira, in reality the resort is actualy on the very outskirts of the town and is closer to the little village of Sesmarias.  This will hep you a lot when you are trying to find the resort if you are coming in a hire car yourself and don’t want to waste time driving around Carvoeiro looking for the resort!

When you arrive to the resort you are greeted by a very beautiful and impressive entrance with slate and water features and here there is a car park also while you check in.

The staff are friendly and multi lingual and you will be seen quickly before being directed to your own villa on the site.

this really is like a little self contained village and it feels very safe knowing that the entire development is enclosed so you know you can leave your car outside your property without worrying about it.

The style of all the houses is very modern and inside they are exceptionally spacious, unlike many holiday villas which can seem like they are trying to squeeze you into a shoe box for the week.  There is plenty of space in the bedrooms and the communal living areas are generous and well equipped.

Within the resort there are 73 two bedroom town house and another 12 three bedroom villas which all have private pools.  If you are staying in a town house then you have access to the lovely shared pool area in the middle of the resort.

The idea at Vale da Lapa is to allow you to get on and do what you like while on holiday so you can head off to the shops and buy everything you need for your stay, however there is also a great restaurant on site if you don’t fancy cooking and would rather not leave the resort for the evening.

Being close to Carvoeiro means you have all the amenities expected in a resort town of shops, post office, garage, supermarket, beaches and more and this is only a short drive away while you have free transfers from the resort to some of the most stunning local beaches around.

For a great family holiday where you can keep yourself to yourself or mix it up with the rest of the guests if you prefer then Vale da Lapa is a great option at any time of the year in the Algarve.

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