Britain’s Olympians are preparing to go for gold at the London 2012 summer games with a stay on the Portuguese Algarve. A number of athletes have taken to Portugal to train ahead of their competitions, and will be flying back before their events over the next few weeks. The holiday resort boasts an extensive array of sporting facilities and with almost guaranteed sunshine, makes for a perfect base camp ahead of the medals push. Families wanting a gold-medal style break can also join in the fun by booking a late availability Algarve holiday villa for fun in the sun this summer.
The stunning Algarve Villa Lucinda in Monet Carvoeiro from Premier-Holidays can sleep six and is within a stone’s throw of a host of sporting facilities including horse riding, tennis, golf and scuba diving. Known for its glorious beaches, the Carvoeiro region is a must visit for any budding swimmers or water sport enthusiasts. Its miles of rocky coastline are filled with sandy coves, traditional restaurants and beach bars.
The villa itself is an ideal retreat, even if you aren’t preparing for an Olympic sized challenge. With mature gardens set over a number of levels, huge covered patio, pool, gazebo-style dining area and BBQ, there is plenty of space to sit back and relax in the balmy Portuguese climate.
For those who prefer to spend their break teeing off, the purpose-built leisure resort of Vilamoura has world-class golfing facilities. State-of-the-art courses dot the region but there are also ample pools, tennis courts, a water park and beach in which to exercise and keep fit. Sleeping nine, the modern Jardin del Sol villa in Vilamoura is within walking distance of the old village and just a five minute drive from Vilamoura itself. Spread over three floors, the villa has four bedrooms, a south facing pool and expansive gardens.
Premier Holidays has more than 100 Algarve villas and holiday apartments to choose from, whether you’re travelling as part of a large group or planning a cosy getaway for too.
For up to date late availability and to book accommodation in the Algarve, call Premier Holidays on 0800 047 0400 or visit http://www.premier-holidays.com.