A breakdown of where to find luxury properties in the Algarve so that you can live like a celeb.

The luxury of the Algarve


Algarve is known worldwide for its luxury. It is home to the Golden Triangle, a breath-taking region along Portugal’s southern coastline. The Golden Triangle includes two famous, gated resorts, including Quinta do Logo and Vale do Lobo; the third point of the triangle is thought to include Vilamoura and Almancil. It has superb options for golfers; impressive cuisine, including Michelin starred restaurants; and beautiful beaches. The Algarve is an international hub and English is commonly spoken there.


Unsurprisingly, the Algarve is a hot spot for celebrities looking for property overseas. And if you are into name-dropping… ’Total Eclipse of the Heart’ singer, Bonnie Tyler, is thought to have a home there. She is joined by other big names in pop and Hollywood, such as Scarlett Johansson, Madonna, and Michael Fassbender. Plus, Duncan Bannatyne, entrepreneur and former ‘Dragon’ of Dragons Den, has invested in Portuguese property. The Algarve also attracts footballers, such as Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Terry Sheringham and Wayne Rooney.  This year, it was revealed that Princess Eugenie and her property developer husband Jack Brooksbank would be splitting half their time in England and half their time in Portugal. The couple have moved to CostaTerra Golf and Ocean club, as Jack Brooksbank will be managing the property. Names have definitely been dropped!


Do you want to live this life of luxury too? Fortunately, the Algarve’s luxury is accessible to footballer’s budgets and to smaller ones. Here are five luxury properties that you could call home…


The streets in Lagos.

Go exploring in Lagos.



Lagos is a thriving city in Western Algarve. It picturesque beaches are ideal for children to fill their days swimming, laughing, and playing.  You could spend days upon days milling about in Old Lagos with its white-washed buildings and cobbled lanes.

Bright modern two-bedroom flat for 350,000 

This recently renovated flat is equipped with all the modern comforts that you could hope for. It comes with a pool and a sea view. The wonderful beach of Meia Praia is but a short walk away, as is a golf-course.


Vilamoura has been fine-tuned to be the most ideal holiday destination. Its marina complex consists of exceptional restaurants, bars, and shopping. The harbour is home to the yachts of the uber rich. It is also home to multiple golf courses.

Two bedroom penthouse for €695,000

If you want to join in with this opulence, check out this two-bedroom penthouse with a sea view! It is a three minute walk from Vilamoura marina and just one minute more from the beach.


If you are someone who is ready for the journey to be over as soon as you touch down in Portugal, then Faro, where the airport is located, might suit you. It is a fantastic option for people who lean more towards the city life than the beach.


Three bedroom apartment in Faro for 398,000

Sleek and stylish, this three-bedroom apartment in Faro has much to say for itself: it is equipped with modern kitchen equipment, a communal children’s playground, and a heated swimming pool for both adults and children. As so many only think of the beach when they think of the Algarve, your money can take you further into luxury in Faro.

The 'strip' in Albuferia.

The thrilling night life in Albuferia.


Albuferia is home to ‘The Strip’, a street dominated by themed bars and partying – there couldn’t be anywhere better to let your hair down. It has its own marina, golf courses, and family-focused activities. The downside is: Albuferia is a popular area, so it can be harder to make your money stretch if you have a tighter budget.

Top floor apartment with communal pool for 329,000

If there is only one or two of you hoping to make a transition to Albuferia, then this top floor apartment and others like it will take you right to the heart of the luxury that celebrities enjoy.

Splendid villa, five bedrooms for 2,550,000

And if you do have the money – or maybe you don’t and you just like fantasising about extravagant properties overseas – then see this tremendous five-bedroom villa. The architecture is memorising, both inside and out. It has beautiful, landscaped gardens and two swimming pools. Not only that, but it is just four minutes away from the beach.


When it comes to living like a celeb in the Algarve, you are truly spoiled for choice. The places within the Algarve, be it Faro or Albuferia, each have their own flair. And the properties themselves cater to a wide range of budgets and tastes. So, you can sip your drink, look out to the sea, and imagine yourself to be a Hollywood star, a football star, or even royalty.


If you would like to look into moving into Portugal more, see our guide.

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