Why Vilamoura is the perfect golf villa destination
It's the first time I have visited the area during
the winter months, but I wouldn't hesitate to go out of season
again. The resort was still lively and the weather was perfect.
Temperatures are cooler than during the summer months, but it meant
that we could have a much more active holiday, which suited us
Like many keen golfers, we originally were drawn to
Vilamoura because of the prestigious Oceanico Victoria located
there. After watching so many famous faces play at the course over
the years, I can tell you, it didn't disappoint. It has plenty of
challenges to keep you busy, including a few lakes and some
troublesome bunkers, and the views there are amazing.
My wife isn't as interested in the sport as I am, so
ensuring there were other activities available on the holiday was a
priority for us.
We spent two days just relaxing on Vilamoura beach,
which was beautiful. During our time there we barely moved a muscle
- and there is no need to - as everything you could possibly want
On the western side of the marina is Praia da Rocha
Baixinha, where there are plenty of things to keep you busy. As
neither of us are water babies we steered clear of water sports,
but for those of you who are, there are a host of pedalos, banana
boats and even parasailing facilities on offer.
During our stay we ventured to nearby Quarteira to
visit its weekly markets and also passed a few hours checking out
the shops along the Vilamoura marina. On the last day we visited
the ancient Roman ruins of Cerro de Vila, where graves dating back
to the Bronze Age can be viewed.
For us, Vilamoura had everything we could ask for. It
was the ideal golf villa destination, with plenty of other things
to keep us occupied. We returned feeling refreshed, relaxed and a
little bit happier with our swing technique.