Octant Vila Monte
A blissfully secluded farmhouse in central Algarve
What it is
A rustic, refined farmhouse that offers visitors more than just a sunny beach.
What it isn't
Right on the water. Fuseta, the closest beach, is about a 15-minute drive.
What we think
The Villa Monte lies just under half an hour’s drive from Faro. Nestled between the Algarve mountain range and the region’s famed beaches, the Villa Monte draws from both landscapes in its design. Interiors are predominantly white, with flares of seaside blue in the linens and natural wood furniture. All rooms have luscious views, starting with the 260 square-foot double rooms overlooking the garden.
The Villa Monte offers its guests all manner of excursions, ranging from goat grazing with a local shepherd (and sheepdog!) to a trip to a deserted island beach. You can even try dirt biking with a local rally driver. Villa Monte offers guests a chance to explore the history and nature of the Algarve through the eyes of local experts. A hotel very much in tune with its surroundings, its restaurant, A Terra, serves delectably rustic food that is made using the most local, delicately chosen, ingredients.
You're here because
You want to immerse yourself in the Algarve way of life, not just in its sunshine.
You’ve worked up an appetite trailing the local mountain tracks on a nature walk. At A Terra, the pleasantly cool air courses gently through the al fresco portico. Your bruschetta arrives, and the aroma of freshly picked lemon and tomato makes your mouth water.
Restaurants & Bars
Earth Restaurant - Traditional cuisine
Restaurant Laranjal - Mediterranean cuisine
About 15-minutes from the Algarve coast and about 30-minutes from Faro airport.