September Sunshine: Portugal

Luxury Travel

How to save up to £1,310; visit the Alagrave in September! The Conrad Algarve is one with all the trimmings – infinity pool, spa, gastronomic restaurant (Gusto, from the celebrity chef Heinz Beck), modern-art exhibition, excellent Portuguese wines and two types of luxury toiletries (Aromatherapy Associates and Shanghai Tang, if you’re name-dropping) in the elegant rooms.

That lot might keep you in the resort all week, but the free shuttle bus to the sandy beach at Garrao Poente makes it easy to leave, too, if only for a few hours. Prices from £1,120 B&B; 01244 355 505

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