Which villas are best for watching the Olympics?

If you are in the UK then at this time you might be torn between two equally pressing needs.  On one hand you might wish to get away from the filthy English grot and rain: on the other you might want to make the most of the once-in-a-lifetime London Olympics.  The best way to enjoy the London Olympics is to be somewhere that is nicer: however you look at it, the Algarve will be more charming and better weather guaranteed than East London.

This is first in a series of posts that will describe the possibilities in different places, starting with Quinta do Lago on the Algarve.

The following villas all have superior A/V equipment and sports channels so that the unmissable isn’t missed.  Being in Quinta do Lago, they are surrounded by 72 holes of championship quality golf as well as tennis and watersports  for the benefit of those who would rather be active themselves.

Driftwood, Quinta do Lago, Algarve: enjoy the sport on Sky Sports on the 52″ screen in the home cinema room (or the large plasma screen in the second TV lounge, or the gym if you want to join in the sporting activity.)  Superb villa with excellent outdoor dining and pool areas, very good gym and sauna. (at the time of writing, available from 4th August onwards).  More details…

Atlantico, Quinta do Lago, Algarve: Very comfortable mansion-style villa with large plasma screen in the library on which to enjoy 65 channels including many sports channels.  Beautiful gardens and large heated pool for those in the group who feel they might just be able to miss the sport. Available from 4th August.  More details…

Mondego, Quinta do Lago, Algarve: A superior property set in extensive grounds overlooking the 15th green of the North Course with uninterrupted views to the hills.  Golf, tennis, sailing and beaches are all a five minute drive away.  Heated swimming pool, full air-conditioning, cable TV with sports channels and broadband internet access are available. Available from 21st July: stay for the whole games!  More details…

Firefly, Quinta do Lago, Algarve: Two separate living rooms. A well designed villa for 12 with beautiful views out to the golf course. Tastefully furnished and decorated throughout there are five double bedrooms all with bathroom or shower room en suite and there is an annexe by the pool. Available from 4th August.  More details..

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