Whilst it may be Portugal’s smallest region, the Algarve is a paradise filled with beaches, culture, delicious cuisine and loads to see, do and explore. Add to this a choice of fabulous resorts and the promise of good weather – that rarely dips below 10°C (50°F), even in the coldest winter months – and it’s no wonder many of us choose to hibernate there.
But a winter away needn’t break the bank. Brittany Ferries has a choice of quality Winter Sun Holidays, offering some unbelievable prices on longer stays, with 4 weeks in the Algarve starting from £596 per person – that’s just £149 per week.
Prices even include your return sailings to northern Spain with your car. So you can pack everything you need – from the all-important tea bags and essentials to creature comforts – and enjoy the leisurely drive to Portugal. Brittany Ferries can even help with en route stop overs, with a choice of handpicked hotels, all of which can be added to your booking.
As for where to stay, Brittany Ferries Holidays offers a choice of 11 Winter Sun resorts here. One of their newest, O Monte dos Avós in Arroteia, is a particular hidden gem. A quiet residential area situated approximately 10km from the Tavira, it’s perfect for those wanting a real winter hideaway at a great price, from just £596 per person for 4 weeks away.
Another popular resort is Sagres Time Apartamentos (4 weeks from £778 per person). The most south-westerly point in the Algarve (and Europe), Sagres offers spectacular, untamed scenery and is all about the great outdoors. Perfect then for dog-lovers, who are welcome to bring their four-legged friends (added charge €4 per day) to enjoy an attractive two-storey complex centred around a heated outdoor seawater pool.
Or for those looking for a touch of luxury, check out the Monte da Quinta Resort in Quinta do Lago. Just 20 minutes west of Faro, it’s without doubt one of the most exclusive areas of the Algarve, boasting magnificent golf courses and stunning villas, blended with umbrella pines, crystal lakes and an abundance of wildlife. From £1366 per person for 4 weeks away, the price tag certainly reflects its exclusivity. But with 5-star service and amenities including an excellent restaurant and spa (with Turkish Bath), plus plenty of off-site activities available, it is well worth it. It also includes breakfast every day during your stay.
View Brittany Ferries’ Winter Sun holiday collection here or speak to Brittany Ferries’ specialist team on 0330 159 5222 (Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 17:30).
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