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Best Restaurants in Salema, Portugal

There’s plenty to shout about when it comes to Salema – including the food choices. In fact, we think one of the very best things about a villa holiday in

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The Best Family Activities in Crete

Ready for some incredible family fun on Greece’s largest island? Crete is packed with exciting activities that are perfect for kids and adults alike, so it’s no wonder why Crete

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Best Things To Do in Crete

There is nowhere in Europe quite like Greece, and there is nowhere in Greece quite like Crete. If you’re wondering what to do on this sprawling island paradise, we’ve got

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6 Best Beaches in Crete

Crete, the largest island in Greece, boasts a variety of fantastic beaches that are perfect for lazy, summer days. Whether you prefer a bustling shoreline or a secluded cove, this

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Family Activities in Mallorca

Whether you’re dreaming of sandy beaches, thrilling amusement parks, or interactive museums to explore with the little ones, this glorious Balearic island has it all and more. Join us as

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Best Beaches in Mallorca

Mallorca, with its rugged coastline and tucked-away coves, is a treasure trove of some of Europe’s most stunning beaches. With over 50 km of pristine white sands and hidden rocky

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Best Things To Do in Mallorca

Mallorca’s unique blend of mountains and coast, charming villages and hidden coves have long drawn travellers seeking inspiration and relaxation. From its humble beginnings as one of the pioneers of

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Family Activities in Ibiza

It may be known as the party island of the Balearics, but Ibiza is also a fantastic destination for families. With plenty of beaches (over 80, in fact) and attractions,

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Best Things To Do in Ibiza

Ibiza may be well known for its wild party scene, but there’s so much more to this magical island. Amidst the island’s picturesque landscape, you’ll find sprawling olive and citrus

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Best Beaches in Istria

With over 500 km of spectacular coastline, Istria, Croatia’s northernmost peninsula, is a hot spot for holiday seekers – and it’s easy to see why! From pebble-covered shores to sandy

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Best Beaches in Ibiza

Ibiza is often celebrated for its legendary all-night parties and bustling beach clubs. Yet, this vibrant island, nestled off the coast of Spain, also offers a tranquil escape for those

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New ‘Limited Mobility’ Filter for Inclusive Villa Experiences

Here at The Villa Agency, we believe that everyone deserves a perfect holiday, and that includes our differently-abled guests. We are thrilled to announce the launch of our latest feature

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Best Family Activities in Istria  

Planning a family holiday to Istria, but unsure of how to keep the little ones entertained? Fear not! From high-flying treetop adventures to immersive prehistoric encounters, this beautiful peninsula of

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6 Best Things To Do in Istria

As the largest peninsula of the Adriatic, Istria captures everything there is to love about Croatia: peaceful rolling hills, culture-filled small towns, and the dramatic beauty of the coastline with

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Best Beaches near Porto

With an average of 300 days of sunshine each year and a stunning coastline, it’s no surprise that Portugal is home to some of Europe’s best beaches. In the country’s

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Best Family Activities in Porto

Known for its twisting cobbled streets, historic architecture, and renowned Port wine cellars, Porto is often seen as an ideal city break for adults. However, beyond its appeal to grown-ups,

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Money-Saving Tips for Your Next Holiday

Are you dreaming of a villa holiday that won’t break the bank? We believe that every traveller deserves a slice of paradise without compromising their budget. So, we’ve curated the

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Best Things To Do in Porto 

Nestled beside the picturesque Douro River lies Porto, a colourful city bursting with history, culture, and culinary wonders at every turn. Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Portugal’s second-largest city

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5 Reasons To Choose A Villa Experience Over All-Inclusive Holidays

Dreaming of an affordable holiday with the freedom to customise your experience? It may be time to reconsider the allure of all-inclusive resorts. Recent research sheds light on the downsides

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Family-Friendly Villas for an Affordable Easter Holiday

Easter is a fantastic time for an affordable family adventure, brimming with smiles and everlasting memories. With school holidays in full swing, comfortable temperatures, lower rental rates, fewer crowds, and

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Romantic Villas for Couples

Creating unforgettable moments with your significant other demands a picture-perfect backdrop, and what could surpass the allure of your own private villa? Whether you’re planning a proposal, celebrating an anniversary,

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Family Activities in Split, Croatia

The sun-soaked city of Split in Croatia is an excellent holiday destination for families with diverse interests, from lovely beaches to scenic spots, and historical sites like Diocletian’s Palace and

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5 Best Beaches in Split, Croatia

Hugging the shore of the mesmerising Adriatic Sea, the sun-soaked city of Split is naturally a top summer destination due to its prime location, magnificent Mediterranean climate, and rich history.

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Best Things To Do in Split, Croatia

Ideally situated along the sun-kissed Adriatic coast, Split is the second largest city in Croatia and well worth a visit. With ruins dating back to the Roman Empire, a bustling

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Family Activities in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is a mesmerising city on Croatia’s stunning Dalmatian Coast. With its rich history and unforgettable coastal landscapes, it’s no wonder that it’s at the top of many holiday bucket

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8 Best Things To Do In Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik, often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic,’ is a destination brimming with fascinating history, stunning landscapes, and a myriad of activities to suit every traveller’s taste. This

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6 Best Beaches in Dubrovnik

Situated in southeastern Croatia, Dubrovnik is known as the most picturesque city on the Dalmatian coast and is often referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – and it’s

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The Villa Agency Receives Prestigious ABTOT Long Standing Member Award

We are thrilled to announce that The Villa Agency has won an ABTOT Long Standing Member Award, and it’s all because of our 25-year commitment as an ABTOT Member! Hurray!

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Christmas Giveaway Terms and Conditions

Enter our Christmas prize draw for your chance to WIN £120 worth of Portuguese wine to help celebrate Christmas with your loved ones!   Head over to our Instagram and

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The Best Beaches on the Lisbon Coast

Lisbon stands out as one of Europe’s most captivating city breaks, celebrated for its effortless beauty, rich culture, delectable gastronomy, and enchanting views. Despite the city’s fame for its azulejo-tiled

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What To Do On The Lisbon Coast 

Nestled along the stunning shores of the Atlantic, the Lisbon Coast beckons with a mesmerising blend of natural wonders, historic treasures, and vibrant culture. From hidden beaches to charming towns,

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Best Family Activities on the Lisbon Coast 

The Lisbon Coast isn’t just a playground for surfers and sun-seekers; it’s also a haven for families in search of unforgettable experiences. From sandy shores to historic wonders, this spectacular

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Family Activities near Boliqueime

Family Activities near Boliqueime

Boliqueime in Portugal is not just a holiday haven for adults seeking relaxation and cultural experiences, it’s also a perfect destination for families in search of quality time and memorable

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Things To Do in Boliqueime

Boliqueime, a charming village nestled in the hills near Vilamoura, might not be as renowned as other Portuguese towns, but its allure is undeniable. Often dubbed the Vilamoura countryside, Boliqueime

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Has Your Villa Holiday Been Affected? We Are Here To Help

You may have recently heard the unfortunate news about the closure of James Villas and our thoughts are with all those affected. We know how important holidays are and we are

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Best Family Activities in Salema

Sun, sea, and adventure await the entire family at Salema. This enchanting coastal village in the sun-kissed Algarve region of Portugal isn’t just a postcard-worthy fishing haven with breathtaking beaches;

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Best Beaches Near Salema

The Algarve region, with its stunning beaches, golden sands, and crystal-clear waters, is a beach lover’s paradise. Salema is no exception. This picturesque fishing village is surrounded by a treasure

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Best Things To Do in Salema

Positioned in the heart of the Algarve, Salema is a town steeped in history, once thriving as a traditional fishing village. With its alluring white-washed houses, meandering cobbled streets, and

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Family Activities in Praia da Luz

Situated on the stunning western Algarve coastline, Praia da Luz is a picturesque seaside village that offers a perfect backdrop for a memorable family holiday in Portugal. With its warm

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Praia da Luz

Best Things To Do in Praia da Luz

Praia da Luz, officially Luz, is a small fishing town in the Algarve that has grown to be one of the most popular family hotspots in the region, while still

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Best Beaches Near Praia da Luz

Once a quaint fishing village, Praia da Luz has blossomed into a sought-after Algarve holiday destination – and it’s easy to see why. Situated just 6 kilometres to the west

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Visit The Algarve This October Half-Term 

An October half-term break is the perfect excuse for some late season sun with the family, so get ready to swap golden leaves for golden beaches in the Algarve, Portugal.

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Best Things to do in Portimão and Ferragudo

The Algarve region in Portugal is renowned for its stunning coastal towns and endless opportunities for adventure. Portimão and Ferragudo, two neighbouring gems along this sun-soaked coastline, offer a mix

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Best Beaches in Portimão & Ferragudo

When it comes to stunning coastal destinations in Portugal, Portimão and Ferragudo are two gems that deserve your attention. Nestled along the Algarve’s sun-kissed shoreline, these neighbouring towns offer some

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Best Family Activities in Portimão and Ferragudo 

When it comes to family-friendly destinations in the Algarve, Portimão and Ferragudo are holiday gems that offer a delightful mix of sun, sea, and activities for all ages. Whether you’re

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Best Restaurants in Lagos, Portugal

Lagos, a picturesque coastal town on the Algarve, is where the sun kisses the sea and fresh seafood is always on the menu. Its cobbled streets echo with the whispers

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Best Things To Do in Lagos, Portugal

Lagos is a captivating coastal town in Portugal’s Algarve region that beckons travellers with a plethora of exciting experiences and unforgettable adventures. If you’re wondering about the best things to

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10 Must-Visit Beaches in Lagos, Portugal 

No trip to the Algarve would be complete without visiting some of the regions’ best beaches, and the charming town of Lagos boasts a spectacular coastline with some of the

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Best Activities for Families in Lagos, Portugal

With its relaxed, easy-going vibe, Lagos is an ideal destination for families of all ages. Whether you’re exploring the city’s cobbled streets or basking in the sun on its sheltered

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Best Activities for Families in and around Loulé

Loulé, Portugal, isn’t just a destination for couples or solo travellers; it’s also a fantastic place for families to create unforgettable memories together. This charming Algarve town and its surrounding

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Best Things To Do In Loulé

Loulé, located in the picturesque Algarve in southern Portugal, is a destination that offers a delightful blend of history, culture, and natural beauty. From its charming historic centre to its

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Celebrating Nearly 40 Years of Exceptional Service

Time really does fly when you’re exploring the world’s finest destinations, and we’re absolutely thrilled to announce that The Villa Agency is turning 39 this year (15th August)!  As we

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Top Golf Courses in and Around Vale do Lobo

Nestled within the idyllic embrace of the Algarve in Portugal, Vale do Lobo stands as a haven for golf enthusiasts, offering a world-class golfing experience amidst breathtaking coastal beauty, and all

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Best Family Attractions in and around Vale do Lobo

Vale do Lobo, nestled along the sun-kissed coast of the Algarve in Portugal, is a dream destination for families seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. With its beautiful

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Best Beaches Close To Vale do Lobo

Situated on the sun-kissed coastline of the Algarve region in Portugal, Vale do Lobo beckons travellers with a world of alluring delights – from soft golden sands to world-famous golf

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Best Restaurants in Vilamoura

Vilamoura, a stunning coastal gem nestled along Portugal’s Algarve coastline, where sun-kissed beaches and exhilarating outdoor adventures are complemented by an exciting and diverse dining scene. From traditional Portuguese delicacies

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Best Vilamoura Beaches

The beautiful Vilamoura province in the Algarve region of Portugal boasts a mesmerising coastline with an abundance of golden sand beaches and turquoise waters. Choosing the perfect beach can be

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Best Things To Do In Vilamoura

Nestled within the sun-soaked Algarve region, Vilamoura is an upscale resort town which captivates visitors with its allure and charm. Only a 30-minute drive from Faro airport, and centred around

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Best Activities for Families in Vilamoura

Vilamoura, a lively coastal destination in the Algarve, is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities that ensure an unforgettable holiday for all.  From thrilling water park adventures to scenic bike

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Best Restaurants in Quinta do Lago

Eating out in Quinta do Lago is pure pleasure. This luxurious resort destination in Portugal caters to all culinary cravings, be it a refined evening of fine dining or a

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Best Activities for Families in Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago, a picturesque resort destination along the Algarve coast, offers a wealth of family-friendly activities that cater to all generations. From exciting water sports to cultural discoveries, Quinta

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Best Quinta do Lago Beaches

If you’ve been searching for coastal bliss, you may have just found it.   Discover a world where paradise seamlessly blends with luxury at Quinta do Lago, an esteemed resort gracing

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Best Things to Do in Quinta do Lago

Quinta do Lago is a prestigious resort town located in the sun-drenched Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal. With pristine beaches that beckon with their golden sands, to world-renowned

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Best Restaurants in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro, a picturesque coastal town in Portugal’s Algarve region, is not only known for its stunning beaches and breathtaking cliffs but also for its vibrant culinary scene. With a plethora

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Best Activities for Families in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro is a picturesque coastal village located in the Algarve region of Portugal. It offers a perfect blend of scenic beauty, cultural heritage, and a range of activities for visitors

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Best Beaches Near Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro and the Lagoa region is dominated by a glorious coastline of giant limestone cliffs, picturesque, sandy beaches and sheltered coves. Unlike the central Algarve region, the beaches here are

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Best Things To Do in Carvoeiro

Carvoeiro is a charming seaside town located in the Algarve just 65kms west of Faro. Once a tiny fishing village it is now known for its picturesque cliffs, golden sandy

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Best Restaurants in Albufeira

We love holidays here at The Villa Agency but we also LOVE food!  We regularly visit the properties we offer so we can give the best guidance to our clients

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Best Activities for Families in Albufeira

Albufeira is a popular holiday destination in the Algarve with plenty of family activities.   There is an abundance of things to do for children, young people and the young at

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Best Beaches Near Albufeira

Albufeira is well known for its stunning beaches and warm climate, making it a top destination for those seeking sun, sea and sand.  There is a wealth of water sports,

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Best Things to do in Albufeira

Albufeira is a popular destination located on the southern coast of Portugal. With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and picturesque Old Town, there is no shortage of activities for all

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10 Simple Travel Tips For Booking Your Villa Holiday

Booking your villa holiday should be an enjoyable experience filled with excitement and anticipation. The reality is that, sometimes, it can also be a little stressful trying to navigate your

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Best Places to Stay in the Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is a much loved holiday destination and it is not hard to see why.  Beautiful beaches and mesmerising coastlines, stunning countryside, amazing weather, delicious food – there is

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The 10 Best Things to Do in The Algarve, Portugal

1. Explore the Algarve Coast by Boat Benagil Cave is a unique and otherworldly destination, making it one of the best attractions to visit in the Algarve. Created by natural

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3 Amazing Reasons To Book With The Villa Agency

1. Discounts! We have an exclusive collection of properties with discounted villa rental if booked before 31st December 2022.  The cost of living crisis is on everyone’s mind right now and we want

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The 5 Best Things to do in Pollenca, Mallorca

Pollenca (also known as Pollensa) is in the north of Mallorca, just 50 minutes from the airport and unimaginably stunning.  Sapphire blue sea, vibrant, green countryside and the magical mountain

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Our family holiday on the Lisbon Coast – Ginnie Phillips

We have a rich and ever-expanding portfolio on the Lisbon Coast. My brother, Matthew,  and I recently visited this area and stayed at the delightful, Villa Miri, and were overwhelmed

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October in the Algarve

The month of October is a delightful time to visit the Algarve.  Temperatures can reach a toasty 25 degrees during the day and the high season crowds have long returned

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Travelling with children – some top tips

Here are some of our top tips for travelling with children. With half term almost upon us, lots of families will be jetting off to a sunny destination and many

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Spring has sprung!

We hope you had a wonderful Easter.  Whether you were abroad or enjoying the beautiful weather here, we are sure you have been enjoying some normality at last. April is flying by

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5 Reasons to Book your Villa Holiday in Mallorca

Besides the obvious sun, sea, and sand, here are 5 reasons to book your villa holiday in Mallorca, located in the beautiful Balearic Islands, Spain. 1. The Caves Did you

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Family holidays CAN be relaxing…

Over the next few weeks, Managing Director, Ginnie Phillips, will be giving you her top tips to ensure you have a wonderful family holiday Part 1 – choose a villa

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Work/family trip to good old Portugal!

  Despite talking about Portugal all day to our lovely clients, I still can’t get enough of it and recently travelled to Carvoeiro with my family, partly to relax and

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