While it may have been a tough few years for holidays, travel bans are now finally lifting. The result? We’re all getting ready to dip our toes into the much-desired waters once again. Throughout the covid pandemic and now the Russia-Ukraine conflict, we sure have faced uncertainty. However, with summer 2022 fast approaching, the numbers are in. They say that Europeans can’t wait to dust off their suitcases and jet off somewhere new. And preferably warm…
Europeans are making travel plans
According to the latest research by the European Travel Commission, we’ve simply had enough of staycations. In fact, one in four Europeans plan to take a trip in the next six months, 2/3 of which plan to go abroad. Unsurprisingly, when asked where they plan to go, Mediterranean destinations have come out on top. Well, can you blame travellers from less sunny climes for wanting to soak up a bit of our summer sunshine?
Popular Holiday Destinations for 2022
With plans for overnight trips peaking between June and August, we’re narrowing our destinations down to somewhere beachy. Though city breaks are always popular, sun and beach holidays beat them out – but what if travellers could have a bit of both? Think culture, history, and gorgeous beaches with striking vistas. Secret coves, hidden sea caves. Delicious seafood, and surprising Moorish undertones just waiting to be explored…
With Portugal among the top 5 favoured destinations for those looking to get away, it seems our beloved country is a not-so-well-kept secret. And there is one place that stands out as having it all: World Travel Award winner, Lagos. Ticking a whole host of boxes Lagos is sure to be high-up on Europeans’ must-visit lists. From accessibility to culture and weather to diversity, Lagos has it all, so let’s look at what southern Portugal has to offer.
What you can expect from exclusive holidays in the Algarve
The Algarve sure has made a name for itself over the last 60 years. As a tourist hotspot for sun-seekers across Europe and the world, that is. From cultural events for all tastes to some of the world’
s most beautiful beaches, it sees tourists flocking in by the hoards. The good news is, with resorts stretching from the Spanish border to the country’s Atlantic coast, there’s something for everyone. Though Faro airport may seem to overflow, once you’re past security, tranquillity is sure to set in.
A mere hour from the airport, past rolling hills and sparkling bays, lies Lagos. Winding cobbled streets lined with cafés and restaurants welcome you in. Then there are the wooden steps beyond, ready to take you down onto golden sand. The location of Europe’s first slave market, the city is steeped in history, from Moorish invasions to Portugal’s rich colonial past. However, if sipping cocktails with sweeping views is more your style, there’s lots of that too. In fact…
There’s something for everyone in Lagos
From golf enthusiasts to stand-up paddle pros, everyone is sure to find a sport of choice in Lagos, whether on land or in the water. Take your pick of golf courses to spend your mornings tee-ing up before you sample local delicacies over lunch. There are also options of walks or cycle rides along striking cliffs. Take in the shoreline from above as you either ride or walk for kilometres, taking in the best of the Algarve as you go.
More of a lover of water sports? Lagos is known for its waves, providing optimal surfing, windsurfing, and sailing options. Also on the menu are kayaking tours of hidden beach caves. Not to mention boat tours and wildlife excursions to see anything from dolphins to birds and even snorkelling or diving.
In the town itself, visitors are never bored as entertainment comes in all shapes and sizes. From street markets to entertainment, nightlife and organised excursions, you’ll be spoiled for choice, leading to one final question: where to stay.
Avoid the crowds by getting away somewhere private
Though resorts may have been a top choice among travellers of the past, new restrictions and safety concerns mean holidaymakers are seeking out privacy more than ever. Somewhere to truly get away to, where you can feel safe, ensure cleanliness, and enjoy a new destination.
Luxury Lagos Holidays at LUX MARE villas
2 contemporary properties sleeping up to 12 people each, these villas ( Casa M & Casa L)are perched on a clifftop with unobstructed sea views. Somewhere to truly get away to, the LUX MARE experience provides resort-like services to meet your every need. From concierge service to housekeeping, babysitting, and even a private chef, a stay at LUX MARE is all about indulging your every desire. Without lifting a finger.
The unique architecture ensures comfort in the highest luxury. Quality finishes set off by light, airy rooms bathed in natural light from all angles allow you to feel connected to the Algarve as you relax in your getaway. Smart home technology, heated infinity pools and secluded gardens provide variety as you explore your new home. And all this makes it very hard to leave and see what Lagos has to offer…
But you’ll know that wherever you go during the day, a glass of prosecco and evening BBQ could be waiting for you upon your return. Hosted entirely by the LUX MARE dedicated team, of course. Picture yourself laying back as you watch the sun set over the horizon. Knowing your every need is taken care of and that you’re getting the absolute most from your luxury holiday in Lagos, Portugal.