Estrela Do Vau Apartments
The Estrela Do Vau Apartments are a stunning apartment complex located near Vau, the Praia da Rocha and Praia da Alemao area of the Algarve in southern Portugal.
The apartments are situated along the coastline of the Mediterranean sea and, like so many Algarve hotels, are located extremely close to numerous white sandy and shingled beaches, striking rock formations and large lagoons perfect for snorkelling and swimming around. In this part of the world, the weather is also incredibly good, offering more than 300 days of sunshine per year and it rarely rains. These are all reasons why the Algarve is popular with tourists from many different global destinations and thousands of them flock there every year to enjoy Portugal’s playground.
The Estrela Do Vau apartments are located only 400m away from the top quality beach area of the Praia Da Alemao, 800m from the highly popular Praia do Vau and 2km from the Praia da Rocha centre. Only a footpath away, the hotel’s easy access to the beach means that you can wander down whenever you like. The resort is also only minutes away from the port and marina of Portimao which is a bustling area full of bars, restaurants and fun activities for the whole family.
The Algarve region is also home to a large number of small yet beautiful fishing villages which are highly authentic and thus fantastic places to visit for a taste of Portuguese culture and cuisine. Local specialities from this area include fish broths, grilled white fish and seafood on a skewer in a spicy marinade. These villages are also fantastic for picking up souvenirs and local hand-made products such as leather bags and various arts and crafts.
The Estrela Do Vau apartment complex is a four-star rated resort with hundreds of quality rooms on offer to guests. The main hotel area has a bar and restaurant and serves top-quality international food and drink, although Portuguese cuisine is really its speciality. The hotel has two swimming pools, one of which is a children’s’ pool, tennis courts, games rooms, a children’s play room with TV and video, a children’s play park and luxury garden areas. It also has parking available for guests as hiring cars is popular in this area, allowing you to see the fantastic coastline, enjoy the many local towns or even head over the border into Spain for a day out.
The rooms in the Estrela Do Vau are of high quality and vary in size depending on whether you ask for a studio, a one bed apartment or a two bed apartment. The studios are for two people and have their own living area, kitchenette, air conditioning, full bathroom, satellite TV, balcony or terrace. The other apartments have similar facilities, but with shower rooms instead of full bathrooms
Things To Do Nearby
The apartments are located a modest distance away from the area’s main attractions, meaning you can pick and choose whether you want to be entertained or venture into the hustle and bustle of the Portuguese towns. If you do want to leave the relaxation of the apartments, there are lots of lovely villages nearby to enjoy including Alvor which is rustic and emblematic of many of the fishing ports in the Algarve. There are many restaurants offering fantastic Algarve dishes, great arts and crafts stalls as well as a beautiful marina area which is wonderful to take a stroll along on one of the many sunny days.
For more active Algarve guests, there are a range of water sports such as snorkelling, jet-skiing and scuba diving to enjoy, especially near Praia da Rocha. There are also a few water parks nearby and in Portimao there is a small theme park and plenty of shopping opportunities. Portimao is also home to a large food market area which is great for picking up local specialities.
What Have Previous Guests Said?
This area of the Algarve is incredibly popular with tourists as it has a lot to offer visitors: sun, sea, sand, shopping and a lot of Portuguese culture. Many previous guests have commented that renting a car is a great idea as you can really make the most of the landscape and see more of the region. You even have the option of popping into Spain or perhaps driving up to Lisbon for the day. However, many people seem to just enjoy the warm sea and sun, lazing on one of the many beaches of the Algarve.
Previous guests to the Estrela Do Vau also comment that it is a typical 4 star resort for the Algarve area, offering great customer service, good room facilities and many activities. Additional features such as the tennis courts, luxury garden areas and the guest bar are seen to make this hotel a very pleasant place in which to stay.