Although fairly far removed from the traditional Algarve, the purpose-built leisure resort of Vilamoura offers accommodation to suit all tastes -
luxury hotels, privately owned villas and apartments on the golf course
complexes, and a wide range of hotels and apartments near the marina. Vilamoura marina is the main centre of activity with a huge range of
restaurants, bars and shops. During the day, although it can get quite busy,
it's really a very peaceful area to stroll around. It gets more lively at night
during the summer months, with everyone coming to eat and try out
some of the bars, but is still a very relaxed resort.
Vilamoura golf has become world famous, and if you like golf, you will be
pleased to know that there are five courses within 10 minutes of the marina. Vilamoura has two beautiful beaches, Praia da Marina ('Vilamoura Beach'),
to the east of the marina and Praia da Falésia to the west.
Vilamoura is home to a Casino which offers beside the gaming rooms some excellent shows and dances.