Praia do Vau : Accommodation Only
If you fancy dozy days on one of the Algarve's finest beaches, Praia do Vau's your place. Near to Praia de Rocha, this peaceful modern area boasts a terrific, long sandy bay framed by sheltering, sandstone cliffs.
Here, the spacious sands provide plentiful room for everyone and slip gradually into calm, iridescent waters perfect for paddling and swimming. You'll find a few watersports sprinkled around and some good snorkelling in the rocky next-door cove as well. When you fancy a break, there's a small selection of touristy shops and restaurants near the beach, the latter providing pleasant venues for whiling away the balmy evenings. For livelier times, head for neighbouring Praia de Rocha's animated bars, shops and discos, visit the colourful market at nearby Portimao or play some of the many magnificent local golf courses.