Varandas do Lago

View photos

View all villas in Varandas do Lago

Search villas and apartments in Varandas do Lago by size

Varandas do Lago

A peaceful neighbourhood nestled between the exclusive resorts of Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, it’s easy to see why villa holidays in Varandas do Lago tick so many travel boxes. 

Set inside the Algarve’s coveted ‘Golden Triangle’, the beaches close to Varandas do Lago are unmatched in their natural beauty. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice when it comes to rugged cliffs and nature reserves along this wild wedge of coastline.

However, as a more recent development, modern amenities are also abundant. Shop ’til you drop in fashionable malls, then tuck into a wealth of restaurants along the picture-perfect seafront. If golf’s your thing, you’ll be pleased to hear Varandas do Lago is surrounded by some of Europe’s best golf courses too.

Life’s a beach in Varandas do Lago. Situated a short walk from the rental villas, Praia do Ancão is a real beauty queen. Two kilometres of silky sands spill into the azure Atlantic waters, a haven for water sports like kayaking and wakeboarding. 

It’s a similar story all along the shoreline, where Blue Flag beaches blend effortlessly into one another. Quinta do Lago beach is noteworthy for its proximity to Ria Formosa Nature Reserve. Utterly private, you needn’t travel far to enjoy this slice of paradise. 

If you fancy a day trip, Praia de Marinha is a 45 minute drive away and considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Deep-red rock formations rise out of the ocean, forming majestic sea caves that beg to be explored.

Villas in Varandas do Lago guarantee a front row seat to Quinta do Lago’s best attractions. A playground for the rich and famous, this sought-after resort is a hub of luxury spas, tennis courts and, the cherry on top, four championship golf courses blessed by panoramic sea views.

There’s more to the beach than just the sparkling sea. Coastal strolls reveal a medley of beautiful backdrops, from Vale do Lobo’s ochre-hued cliffs to the undulating sand dunes behind Praia do Garrão. Take your camera and prepare to be wowed. 

History and culture combine among the cobbled streets of Loulé, located 20 minutes from Varandas do Lago. Aside from the Moorish-style market and art galleries, the unhurried Portuguese atmosphere is utterly charming.

While the holiday homes in Varandas do Lago are blissfully bustle-free, there is excellent shopping nearby. Indulge in a spot of retail therapy at Quinta Shopping, a high-end mall five minutes away. Next door, Pingo Doce supermarket has everything you need to make your dinner dreams a reality. 

The swanky fashion stores around Vilamoura Marina are well worth the 20 minute drive. While you’re there, don’t forget to stop-off at Falésia beach! Meanwhile, quirky handmade goods at bargain prices are the deal at Quarteira’s tourist market. A good reason to circle Wednesday mornings in your diary. 

For a serious splurge, head to the open-air Forum Algarve shopping centre in Faro. With over 100 shops to choose from, you may even have to schedule a second visit.

The Golden Triangle’s affluent reputation is evident in restaurants like Casa Velha and Bovino Steakhouse, where sumptuous food is matched by inimitable style. Quinta do Lago leads the pack for classy eats but nearby resorts like Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura also have a few tasty tricks up their sleeve. 

After dark, Vilamoura enjoys a varied nightlife. Let your hair down in traditional Irish pubs and trendy beach bars. For all-out hedonism, however, you’re better heading to the bright lights of Albufeira. 

Restaurants have even found their way onto the region’s beaches. Forgo the picnic and devour fresh seafood while overlooking the Atlantic waves on Garrão beach. It’s within walking distance from your holiday villa so you’ll be forgiven for ordering that extra glass of wine.

If you’re looking for a sun-soaked summer hideaway, our family-friendly villas in Varandas do Lago welcome you with open arms. Private swimming pools promise a splash-tastic time right in your own back garden. After fun in the sun, poolside terraces are a shady oasis in which to dry off and cool down. 

Inside, generous bedrooms ensure every member of the family has a comfy place to rest their head. Plus, with air conditioning as standard, your night’s sleep will be delightfully cool too. 

Built with families in mind, many rental villas in Varandas do Lago come equipped with bonus extras including pool tables, giant-sized television rooms and regular maid service to keep the property squeaky clean. Chores on holiday? No way!



See all villas in Varandas do Lago