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Paradise in Praia da Luz

The Algarve is famed for its stunning beaches and coastal indulgence, and you’ll discover all the benefits of the sun, sand and sea when embarking on Praia da Luz holidays.

Charming bays, bustling streets and delectable cuisine will characterise your time in the west of the Algarve, an area in which you will find Praia da Luz sandwiched bang in the middle, competing comprehensively against a range of other resorts.

Recognised as the premier tourism destination in Portugal, even if you base yourself in Praia da Luz, you’ll still find ample access to other destinations in the region, allowing exploration further afield to places like Albufeira, with its party atmosphere, and Lagos, where you can try your hand at surfing, among many other water sports – a great way to add variety to your holidays in Praia da Luz.

Most popular hotels in Praia da Luz

Estrela da Luz
Estrela da Luz
Estrela da Luz

Praia da Luz, Algarve

from €268 pp

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Bliss by the Bay

You can enjoy a modern and developed vibe in the resort during your Praia da Luz holidays, yet the resort still manages to retain its authentic and relaxed ethos and charm, allowing for the ideal balance during your trip. Those descending on the resort in order to satisfy their inner beach bum, you won’t be blamed for basing the majority of your attention on the resort’s beautiful Blue Flag beach. Set back from the sand, a great range of bars and eateries are looking to fuel your afternoon on the soft sand, or your lively evenings around the area.

The beach is also the social core of the resort, great for those looking to catch some rays, play around in the waves or indulge in some water sports. Among the activities on offer to satisfy those that like to get active during their holidays, you can try your hand at water skiing, snorkelling and windsurfing, while boats and pedalos can also be hired for those looking for some water-based exploration. If you want to get beneath the waves during your holiday, there’s no better place than Alvor in regards to scuba diving, while nearby Carvoeiro is another great luxury resort, particularly for those holidaymakers that have brought their golf clubs along for the ride.