Armona Island
Armona Island
4.5
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AnnLeeJO
Faro, Portugal7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I have the pleasure of visiting Armona Island in the Algarve region of Portugal frequently, and the experience always leaves me enchanted. This hidden gem, situated to the south of mainland Portugal, offers a unique and tranquil escape that captivates the heart.

Armona Island is part of the Ria Formosa Natural Park, and its pristine beaches and untouched landscapes are a testament to the area's natural beauty. The island is a serene stretch of golden sand, complemented by the crystal-clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The gentle lull of the waves and the absence of noisy crowds (except for July and August) create an idyllic setting for relaxation and contemplation.

One of the island's distinctive features is its accessibility. Accessible only by boat, Armona Island remains free from the hustle and bustle of mainland life. The absence of cars and the slow pace of life on the island contribute to a sense of tranquility that is hard to find elsewhere.

As you explore the island, you'll discover charming sceneries, where the boats bob gently in the water. The local restaurants offer fresh catches that tantalize the taste buds. I highly recommend trying the local specialities for an authentic taste of the Algarve.

For nature enthusiasts, Armona Island is a paradise. The Ria Formosa lagoon surrounding the island is home to diverse bird species, making it a haven for birdwatchers. Walking trails meander through the dunes and along the coastline, providing breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

Accommodation options on Armona Island are very limited, you can either rent a cottage, or a bungalow at the Orbitur campsite, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the island's unique atmosphere. The hospitality of the locals enhances the overall experience, making you feel like a welcomed guest in this close-knit community.

In conclusion, Armona Island is a haven for those seeking a peaceful retreat amidst nature's beauty. Whether you're a sun-seeker, nature enthusiast, or simply looking to escape the hustle of everyday life, Armona Island offers a serene and authentic Algarve experience.

The island always leaves me a sense of rejuvenation and a promise to return to this enchanting paradise...

Note: All photos taken at winter time.
Written 8 February 2024
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Miles and miles of lovely soft sand to walk along and when the sea is out walk out on the sandbanks, it is heavenly.
Written 3 October 2023
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J0hnlang
Manchester, UK82 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
VERY VERY LONG WALK!!!, nice beach access through a large residential area and shops and cafes but 30 minutes from the ferry along path and wooden boards over the dunes
Written 13 September 2023
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wnariz
London15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Short ferry or water taxi ride to a huge, really special sandy beach. Backing onto dunes and a nature reserve it’s much emptier and more chilled than others nearby. Highly recommended.
Written 6 August 2023
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Maxine W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Visited whilst on a boat trip, it is a very quaint island. Lovely little houses, a few bars and restaurants. Beautiful sea and white sand. We would have liked to have spent more time here.
Written 19 June 2023
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johnhp702
Derby, UK18,667 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
I never tire of visiting this absolutely stunning beach, from the Ferry ride over to the island then the walk through the village then walking over/through the Ria Formosa you arrive at a sight that just lifts your whole being. Miles and miles of stunning sand and when the sea is out you can walk out onto the sandbanks and just enjoy looking out to sea, water is shallow and swimming is very safe, lifeguards are on duty.
Written 31 May 2023
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gilles l
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
it’s a great escape for the dat. you can go from idland to island. with the hop and go. very nice restaurants and bars on the main island.
Written 14 March 2023
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Mike Goldberg
Lisbon, Portugal21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
I'm not a beech person but this place is spectacular. A great place to visit and swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Once you have been in this side the US side of the Atlantic is not nearly as nice as you once thought. Good surf, incredible beech that goes the full length of the island in gorgeous soft white sand.
Written 26 October 2022
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girlscouse60
Chipping Ongar, UK285 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We've been visiting this island for many years and I never fails to disappint. From the moment you step off the ferry you feel like your in the Caribbean. A leisurely walk to the beach is simply stunning, it can take a good 40 minutes to reach the beach so take this into account when planning your return ferry.

There is a lovely chill out bar on the beach which is so relaxing. The beach is beautiful and clean. If you walk to the left you will find yourself a nice spot if you don't want to pay for sunbeds.

A lovely day out highly recommended 👌
Written 19 October 2022
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Parisintherain
Epsom, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Stunning little community with gorgeous sandy beaches. The walk from the ferry to the main beach (straight on through the town) was longer than expected, which isn’t too much of a problem getting there.. but make sure to leave enough time to get back for your ferry. Options for buying supplies are a little limited and once on the beach we found we had to walk back over 1km to the shop in the centre of town for water/beer/snacks.. so get what you need on the way there.
Written 1 October 2022
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