Our luxurious apartment is situated in the private condominium of Estrela da Luz in the quiet village of Praia da Luz. It is regarded as one of the best holiday destinations in the Algarve and which have featured on many UK and Irish property and travel TV programmes including 'A Place in the Sun'. We bought the apartment for just that reason, our place in the sun and we have spent considerable effort in ensuring that it is furnished and decorated to the very highest standard of comfort. It provides a real 'home from home' experience for the ideal family or group holiday with every possible comfort and convenience provided including large Plama TVs, high speed wifi and underfloor heating for chilly winter evenings. The luxurious Estrela complex provides something for all with a choice of three outdoor pools, one for adults only, an Elemis health and beauty spa with jacuzzi, sauna and heated pool, fully equipped gymnasium and exercise studios with daily classes. Tennis, basketball courts and a children's' playground and club (in summer months) complete the facilities provided.
Staying in during your stay: If, like us you enjoy combining your holiday with a few days relaxing followed by some more action-packed days then Estrela da Luz provides something for all the family or group. There are ample comfortable sun loungers with shaded palm trees available for additional comfort. The Elemis spa offers a wide range of beauty treatments - try the half day package - totally pampering and great value. You can also chill out in the Hugo Beatty Bar which offers snacks all day up to 9pm if you don't wish to have a heavy meal. Live entertainment is provided on a number of evenings during the week and its a great place to meet up with fellow guests for a drink and a chat. The main restaurant, Calabaza opens in high season and serves wonderful food and is suitable for all the family. During high season the resort host a full Kiddies Club which is a must and they also provide babysitting service, if required
The surrounding area worth visiting: Luz is an ideal base from which to explore the Algarve and all within a 30 minute drive from the resort. For the young try Slide and Splash park at Lagoa. Visit the historic fortress at Cape St Vincent with views of the west coast. Take a drive up into the mountains at Monchique where you can try the natural spa and sample the delights of 'piri piri' chicken. For the shoppers you have to try Algarve shopping at Gaia or even take the local train to Portimao. From the marina in Lagos book a place on the Dolphin Safari and go in search of dolphins.Other trips include a Jeep safari, grotto/cave cruises and a day's diving instruction. Kids love the Zoo Marine which includes the opportunity to swim with the dolphins!!
lunch at Burgau's famous 'Beach Bar' or book the Algarve's top restaurant 'Casa Grande' a converted winery of a manor house 2km from Luz.
For the more adventurous: For those wishing to see more of the country, take a half day trip to Faro, or even drive a further 40km to Seville and sample the delights of Spain. A day or two day trip to Lisbon which is three hours drive is well worth considering but you might consider an overnight