If the big-name resorts are not your bag, then you can head outside to the hills around the pretty market town of Loulé (...) to the new five-star Ombria Resort Hotel. Its Viceroy Residences come fully furnished and start from €300,000.

“We have seen a strong interest from young wealthy buyers looking for a secure investment, but they are also drawn to authenticity,” says Julio Delgado, head of the Ombria Resort, adding that Viceroy targets “the next generation of ‘creative mavericks’ who are not looking for just a place to stay, but a destination that sparks the imagination.”

At Ombria, this means activities from astronomy to Jeep safaris, wine-tasting tours, honey-harvesting, hot air balloon rides, canoeing, climbing, paragliding, and much more. “Sustainability and environmental protection are key factors that also really set Ombria apart,” he adds. “Today’s generation of young and wealthy buyers is incredibly environmentally savvy.”


The Daily Telegraph August 2019