Everyone needs to go to the Algarve region of Portugal in the off season. I am pretty sure I would hate it during the peak summer months when every Western European is there in overpriced villas complaining that their private hire van will not accept Amex.
That said, in November, it’s heaven. A £30 return ticket on EasyJet and we stayed in a boutique hotel for less than 70% of the normal price and had a massive suite that rivaled any apartment I’ve ever lived in. It opened onto the pool terrace and included a massive breakfast buffet on the rooftop.
Days in the Algarve were spent exploring the coast, enjoying Sagres’ on the beach of Sagres, watching Alex surf, and meeting new friends!
It’s the perfect quick getaway when you need less London cold fog and more warm sun.