We had the pleasure of staying at Santalena very recently and had a great time. The area of Sesmarias is quiet and peaceful, yet all the amenities we needed were within walking distance – a local shop, bars and two fantastic restaurants, one of which (Bon Bon) has just been awarded a Michelin star! The other – Oregano we had a fantastic 6 course meal for 4 people, the food was amazing and extremely reasonably priced.
Only 10 minutes away was one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Praia da Marinha where we enjoyed exploring the beach, rocks and cliff top walks.
Equidistant are a selection of golf options for those who like to play with some fantastic courses that are very well maintained.
The villa is only 40 minutes (or less) drive from Faro airport or 2hrs from Lisbon, depending upon your preference, and car hire and the short drive was very straightforward.
The villa is very spacious, with a large pool, good WiFi, large widescreen LCD TV with IPTV and excellent facilities. It has a master en-suite bathroom, a further bathroom and a separate WC, all, together with the kitchen have recently been re-fitted to a very high standard – it really was a great place to stay and I can’t wait to go back, I’m already checking the next available dates when we can book!