Algarve BeachThe Algarve has been recognised as one of the world’s leading holiday destinations at the World Travel Awards, known by many as the ‘Oscars’ of the travel industry. The awards ceremony for the European awards took place at the end of August in Turkey and the Algarve came away with five awards.

As well as being a favourite with those looking for singles holidays, the Algarve came away with one of the most prestigious awards of the night: Europe’s leading beach destination. Considering the wide array of excellent beaches that can be found in Europe, the Algarve emerged as the destination that is home to the best world-class beaches.

On top of this coveted award, the Algarve walked away with the awards for Europe’s leading boutique resort, Europe’s leading luxury resort, the best golf resort and the best villa resort in Europe. The results of the World Travel Awards certainly suggest that people will still be flocking to the Algarve for years to come.

Check out the rest of the results of the World Travel Awards here.