“We are a family of four living between New York and London, with children aged nine and 12. We are looking for a holiday home in the sun and may relocate permanently. We are very active – our oldest is tennis-obsessed – and we love the outdoors.”
JAMIE ROBINSON, SALES DIRECTOR, QP SAVILLS
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“Portugal is a wonderfully relaxed, laid-back country, so it’s perfect for families, especially those looking to switch off from city life and enjoy year-round sun. It’s easy to live well here – food and wine have always been a selling point.”
Just outside Faro is the Golden Triangle, known as the Beverly Hills of the Algarve. The resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo offer solid returns on investment. Faro has great dining and transport networks, and schooling has come on in leaps and bounds, with global education “brands” such as NOBEL (part of the Globeducate Group) here. Tennis is hugely popular – amenities include the prestigious Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy – and the Algarve is home to more than 30 golf courses. Those who enjoy watersports are in luck: there’s scope for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and surfing. In high season, there are 20 flights to Faro from London daily, while connections from New York can be made in Madrid, Lisbon or Paris.
Pictures from top: the beach at Vale do Lobo (Alamy); a five-bedroom modern villa in Quinta Das Raposeiras; a four-bedroom beachfront penthouse on Praia dos Aveiros, Albufeira