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Apr
15
2016

Excitement grows as summer nears in Portugal

Olhos D'Agua

It’s that time of year again. Easter has passed and if you’re anything like me, you’re just waiting on the bluer skies and lighter nights. They can only mean one thing… summer is coming!

Everyone at Friendship Travel is busy preparing for the new singles holiday season. I managed a quick resort visit to Oceanus Hotel in the Algarve, Portugal. It was an opportunity to check out the resort prior to our first Friendship group arriving in 10 days’ time.

Although the outside pool was very inviting, I preferred relaxing on the sunbed to enjoy the warm sunshine. When I wanted a warm pool to swim in, I had the option of the indoor one for a nice dip. Cocktails were already being made in the bar. And at night, there was entertainment on during a couple of evenings.

I went out to explore the nearby resort of Olhos D’Agua. There were lots of lovely restaurants – even some located perfectly down by the golden, sand beaches. And I can’t forget the very tasty homemade ice cream that I just had to sample on my walk back to the hotel.

My adventures also took me into Albufeira. It’s very easy to get around with the help of the local bus service and there is an abundance of bars, restaurants and shops. I joined an excursion for the day into the mountains to visit the cobbled streets of Silves. We also visited Monchique, the highest point in the Algarve.

Everyone was so friendly. It was so easy to get around, and there was always great food available. I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Portugal, and I am sure all our guests will too!

Mel – Oversea Manager

Image Credit: muffinn (flickr.com)