Reliable sunshine from March to October on one the world’s most spectacular Atlantic coasts, makes the Algarve a natural choice for family holidays.

It also helps that Portugal’s most southern region is almost solely focused on tourism, has some of the largest purpose-built resorts in Europe, and is such a good all-rounder it even manages to convince entire families to book golf holidays.

But for all the Algarve’s many talents, there’s still nothing to compare to its prowess in the field of villa rentals. East, west or central, deep in the countryside, or right on a golf course, Algarve villas are hard to match for great looks, good value, and wonderful locations. If you need proof, here are five of the finest examples to start with.

1/4 Villa Six Palms, Estoi, Faro

Sleeps up to eight. Entire villa from £1295 per week.

An amazing family villa set in 5000m² of enclosed grounds, with an outdoor and indoor swimming pool, small football pitch, and a volleyball court. The house itself has three bedrooms, and four bathrooms, and the spacious living room opens out on to a sun terrace overlooking the huge garden.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Sleeps up to eight
  • 5000m² garden, indoor and outdoor pool, football pitch, volleyball court
  • 15 minutes drive from Faro and Atlantic beaches
  • 30 minutes drive from Albufeira and Vilamoura
  • 20 minutes drive from Faro Airport

About the area

The villa sits on the edge of Estoi village, surrounded by countryside, and only 15 minutes drive north of lively Faro. An entire Atlantic coast of beaches are within easy travelling distance, along with dozens of golf courses, plus waterparks and adventure parks in nearby Albufeira and Vilamoura. Ria Formosa Natural Park is also just 20 minutes away from Six Palms by car.

Find out more about Villa Six Palms with Spring Villas.