Balaia Golf Village Resort
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... people recommended. OH MY GOSH. BEST BURGER EVER. The burger joint is ranked top 50 in the world, and I can see why. I got the veggie burger, which was absolutely incredible. Even now talking about it, I am feeling nostalgic and jealous of the people in Lagos. I want it again. It was incredible. After this, I headed back to the hotel to get a good night's sleep, considering the next day was going to be crazy…..
... back through the rain to our house. Our gravel road to the house is running with water, but not washed out thankfully, and Jane gets us back to the house, I get the fireplace roaring again and then make us a delicious 'Greco Roman Bread Salad' for dinner. The rain & drizzle continue outside, our roof vent for the stove leaks and rops water and moss all over the stove, so the salad was definitely the way to go.
Hopefully tomorrow dawns as a sunnier day.
... odd rope barrier here and there. We spy some bits of mosaic left on a few walls, but nothing like the pictures of fish etc. on the web or brochures. We continue to a newer looking building, about 200 yrs. old which has been maintained and see it's part of the exhibition.
In Europe, so many civilizations have been built on top of previous ones that they've had a 'different' philosophy in the recent past. Abandoned castles, palaces, ...
... right? Right...
There ARE signs pointing it out, it's just they point in the WRONG direction. We wander and circle the small town for about 45 minutes up and down hill - although mostly up. Finally we spot something pink and trak another few minutes to find the palace! Now, if only there were a way in. This palace has been turned into a 'Pousada', a term coined in Portugal for old historic buildings that are turned into inns or ...
... particularly with food, as many of the dishes are similar to the food in Newfoundland where he grew up. At a restaurant on the mountainside of Monchique, Paul delighted in a cabbage pork casserole, in effect very similar to a jigs dinner. Needless to say, he was in 7th heaven!
For our last couple of days in the Algarve, the weather was very nice so we stayed around Albuferia - in fact spent a lot of one day lying on the beach sunbathing. ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Balaia Golf Village Resort Albufeira
We stayed in Balai Golf Village in September. We were really pleased with the apartment, it was spotlessly clean. Even had a dishwasher and freezer plus the usual microwave, full cooker and fridge. There was even a mini barbecue where we cooked out sardines. I loved the electric juicer, I'm sure it was a novelty, we used to buy 5 kilos of oranges on the road to juice up - great.
Stayed here last week in July/first week in August and had a very relaxing time. Appt was clean and had everything we needed. No air-con, but the way the appt was built meant it stayed cool enough anyway. We had a ground floor which was great - straight out on to the grass from either the terrace off the lounge or the bedroom and about 100yds to the pool.
Got back from a fantastic 2 week holiday and can't wait to go back. We stayed in a superior 2 bed apt near the driving range. Everything we could have possibly needed was there, including buckets and spades etc for the kids. The whole village is spotless, maid service is superb.
Just back from a 10 day trip to this place. I stayed near the driving range at the furthest place away from reception which was blissfully quiet every morning. This might not be the case if you got one near the pool or reception.
We stayed here in May 2006 and had a fantastic time. The apartments were equipped with everything you could want including dishwasher, freezer, tumble dryer and iron, and the resort is lovely. Maid service was excellent - they swept and washed all floors every day (except Sunday which they dont work) as well as making the beds, and linen was changed 3 times per week. Although they leave tea towels there are no dishcloths which is a pain when wshing up and wiping down, so I suggest you take one.
We have just returned from our second trip to Balaia Golf Village, having visited there last May also. We rented the same ground floor apartment as we had last year, overlooking the driving range as its nice and quiet there (we have a toddler) and the apartment (2 bedroom) was really spacious and generally well equipped (although no iron for some reason to go with the ironing board!).
I'm just back from here and we used the Village as our base for Golfing in Vilamoura and boozing in Albuferia, I have no real complaints about the place other than the apartment had a bit of a damp smell, which with a few hours light and air seemed to disappear. The place was very clean and tidy and the cleaners visited daily although the only changed linen, towels every other day.
I went there in September and have only just got round to adding a review (probably going again!).
Just got back from Balaia Golf resort, stayed end May/start June. Appartments are great, very clean and bright, fully equiped kitchen, and washer/drier. The Veranda restaurant on site is pretty good, all of the staff we came across were excellent, especially the lady at the pool bar. Loads of pools, all very clean, and never overcrowded, the gardens are really pretty and everything is well maintained.
i stayed at this resort in march of 2005 and would like to warn others not leave valuables in your room just keep them with you or at home other than that it was a nice resort