This affluent town is one of Portugal’s most exclusive resorts, located on the sun-kissed Algarve coast. Vilamoura was originally purpose built as a golf complex and encompasses 5 outstanding greens, but its picture-perfect beaches, elegant marina and trendy bars have made it popular with a much wider audience of travellers. The Praia da Falésia is known as one of the country’s most exceptional beaches, with golden sand backed by red cliffs stretching for miles along a tranquil azure bay. When you are not swimming or sunbathing, take a dolphin watching cruise or enjoy a seafood feast overlooking the water and moored yachts. The nearby village of São Lourenço, has a beautiful 18th century church, covered in iconic blue painted tiles known as azulejos. Also close by is the town of Albufeira – legendary for its sparkling nightlife.