We booked this holiday through Low Cost Holidays based mainly on the reviews on this site and we weren't disappointed. The villas are spacious, airy, very well equipped and comfortable. I liked where our villa was situatedThey if we were nearer to the pool we would have had less privacy and it could have been noisy at times. As it was it was a mere minute to get to the pool so not exactly taxing! The private gardens are beautifully maintained with a huge barbeque built into each one. They sell charcoal and all the gubbins at reception along with all the basics - bread, milk, coffee, bacon, eggs etc. And wine and beer!
Town is a 15 minute walk a way with the Strip with its bars, restaurants and souvenir shops and the first road off the roundabout is full of more restaurants. Old town is very pretty but not within walking distance in my opinion - a taxi from the villas is about six euros though.
Here is somewhat posher - lovely shops and bars and a thriving night life with all sorts of street entertainment especially in the main square.
We also took a walk to the marina with its super yachts and yes more bars and restaurants!
Back to Pinheiros - the local white sandy beach is about a 15 walk away with bars shops and water sports. Our two (16 & 18) had a go on the inflatable sofa - 30 euros but for 15 minutes very good value.
The restaurant by the pool is great selling everything from ice cream to breakfasts to really nice restaurant quality food. Reasonably priced too - our first night we had meals and wine and beer for 65 euros! Not bad
The pool is just the right size and beautifully clean.
The villas are swept through daily with clean towels and beds made. They come quite late though be warned - you might be in when they come which can be awkward for teenagers to deal with!
They do provide tea towels but no dishcloth or scourer or dishwasher tablets or fairy liquid etc so might be worth taking some with you.
We had a fantastic time and I wish I was still there! A posh holiday for an unposh price!
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- Also Known As:
- Pinheiros Da Balaia Villas Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal