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Lux Mare: A love affair with the Algarve

By Georgie Bentley-Buckle on 22nd August 2019

A striking coastline with sandy coves and traditional whitewashed villages, the Algarve is an iconic destination that meets with the cerulean Atlantic Ocean. With sweeping headland vistas, one of the most stylish destinations on this iconic Portuguese shoreline is Lagos. Brimming with heritage from an ornate 18th-century church; a baroque castle and a walled town as well as one of the world’s finest beaches, Praia do Camilo – this characterful European city is also quickly leading the way in the most luxurious escapes.
 
Championing the latest in luxury Lagos is Lux Mare. Comprising of two six-bedroom villas: Casa L and Casa M, Lux Mare exclusively specialise in high-end holiday rentals. Ideally designed for those looking for an intimate and private escape whilst being able to enjoy all the Algarve has to offer, each villa is a refined reflection of its contemporary counterpart.

Lux Mare
Lux Mare has emerged from a very strong emotional relationship with the Portuguese and, in particular, with the people of the Algarve, with its cultural heritage, natural beauty, arts and gastronomy

Each with a mix of six double and twin bedrooms, with each sleeping up to twelve people in total, Lux Mare offers the opportunity to rent each casa independently or together for larger groups of up to 24 in search of the ultimate escape. With an endless array of opportunities for a wide variety of events and personal celebrations, from anniversary and birthday parties to weddings and corporate incentives, each property also acts as the perfect destination for wellbeing retreats.   
 
With all the services you would expect from a five-star hotel, those who stay can revel in a life of luxury without having to lift a finger. From a daily housekeeping service, a private concierge, chef, cinema room, capacious lounges as well as access to a small gym in one of the villas or the world-class fitness facilities at the 5* Cascade Gym situated just next door. Guests can also indulge in sunset BBQs hosted by the private chef, enjoy a dedicated masseuse, private oceanfront yoga sessions and the convenience of a chauffeur meaning they can choose to either hideaway or have the opportunity to experience Lagos on their own terms.

Lux Mare
Comprising of two six-bedroom villas: Casa L and Casa M, Lux Mare exclusively specialise in high-end holiday rentals

A wide variety of experiences are also available for guests to ensure unforgettable memories. With an impressive number of eight, one and two Michelin starred restaurants. The Algarve is a destination that shines bright for the gourmet aficionado. Guests are able to experience the pinnacle of Portuguese dining within an hour’s drive, whilst with the area also offers a wide selection of the finest golf courses nearby, making it a hotspot for keen golfers.
 
Lux Mare has an ongoing love affair with the Algarve. With great love, affection and respect for the ocean and ecological living, all whilst embracing the finer things in life, Lux Mare is passionate in having its guests fall in love with the allure of this coastal Portuguese destination. Blessed by warm sunshine throughout the seasons, the design concept for each villa was led by architect Mario Martins. A creative visionary, Mario himself was born in Lagos, this means he truly understands the inner soul of the destination to ensure that each of Lux Mare’s villas are lovingly connected with their setting and are at one with their vista.

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With a unique design and top quality finishings each villa reveals a harmony and personality very much its own. Image credit: Fernando Guerra

Specialising in contemporary architecture, clean lines blend consciously with their surroundings framing panoramic ocean views beyond. Finished with chic décor and contemporary tones to achieve a tranquil and comfortable ambience, unique design touchpoints reveal subtle personalities which can be revealed across each villa. In harmony with their natural surroundings, Mario combines minimal Nordic inspiration with a love of light and nature paired with deep roots of the Algarve.

Finished with the latest state of the art technology with air-conditioning throughout, tempered glass floor to ceiling windows and even underfloor heating for the occasional cooler weeks, those who stay can effortlessly control and personalise each of the luxury villas with high-tech functionalities that control the heating and lighting, blinds, entrance gates and sound system.

Lux Mare Casa M by Joao Mariano view
Inspired by the Nordic design and the typical wooden buildings, Casa M House aims to surprise with a perfect combination of pine paneling, open spaces and light colors, in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature tone. Image credit: Joao Mariano

Set across two floors, Casa L is extensive but undeniably comfortable. With an open plan layout that brings the outdoors in, with the help of high ceilings and wide panoramic windows, Casa L showcases the enchanting views from each and every angle. Meanwhile, Casa M subtly blends Nordic and Portuguese styles, with open spaces and light colours. Set slightly lower into the land, here is a discreet hideaway with homely pinewood flooring and accents with an overarching natural synthesis.

With two large gardens, one situated on the roof – Casa M offers a variety of outdoor relaxation areas. With the ocean beyond, its ground floor meets as one with a glistening 22.5mtr infinity pool whilst on the roof, Nordic inspiration is evident, inspired by the work of the artist and architect Alvar Aalto.

Casa L invites us to experience hospitality linking sustainable architecture to the most advanced technology in a very singular fashion

With an influx of flights to Faro and an airport transfer of just an hour, Lux Mare’s properties Casa L and Casa M are effortless to travel to. For more information or to book your Casa of choice now, visit luxmare.pt/the-villas