Portugal: A luxury retreat in the Algarve

It’s nearing the end of the summer; September in all of its pre-autumnal glory has hit and you’ve still not taken a break. You’re more burnt out than burnt ends and your brain has started to resemble a sieve. What’s a girl to do? Hit the beach, that’s what.

So, off we did trot to Quinta do Lago, a gorgeous Portuguese sanctuary just 20 minutes outside of Faro. We wanted to visit somewhere new, and the promise of early September sunshine, teamed with a short-haul flight, ticked the requisite boxes. We weren’t disappointed.