Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ's about Ocean Villas Luz and the surrounding area
Why Ocean Villas Luz?
Ocean Villas Luz is special because it combines a wonderful sea front location with a tranquil setting. Watching the sunrise from your balcony is something you can never tire of. This is why our guests come back year after year. We are proud winners of the '2021 BEST OCEAN VIEW ACCOMMODATION PROVIDER - WESTERN ALGARVE' ( Lux Life Magazine).
Is Praia da Luz nice?
Praia da Luz is a charming and beautiful small town. Everything you need is on your doorstep. There is a wonderful beach, great restaurants, friendly bars and easy access to surfing, hiking, water sports and a range of fun activities. Sandwiched between Lagos (7km) and Sagres (25km), Praia da Luz is also a great base to explore the less touristic western Algarve.
Do I need car hire?
No. Ocean Villas Luz is a two-minute walk into town. However, we do recommend hiring a car if you wish to explore this magical part of the Algarve. With over 100 beaches, two stunning coastlines and a mountain range all within a short drive, Praia da Luz is positioned in a perfect location. For more details, take a look at our section on CAR HIRE
Is the Algarve a good place to work remotely?
Definitely. The Algarve has a wonderful climate and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine. It is budget-friendly, making it a great place to be a digital nomad. All rooms at Ocean Villas Luz have fibre broadband and a large terrace or balcony with sea views. Read our PRAIA DA LUZ DIGITAL NOMAD BLOGS
Do you offer surf lessons?
Yes, we do! The western Algarve is a mecca for world-class surf spots. We offer surf lessons for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced levels. The wetsuit, surfboard, beach transfers and picnic lunch are all included in the package. All the surf package information can be found on ACTIVITIES
Do you have the option of double beds AND twin beds?
Yes, we do. Though please note that our One-bedroom apartments only have double beds, whereas two-bedroom villas/apartments offer both options. Please advise us in advance if you have any specific requests.
Do you allow children?
We do. Ocean Villas Luz is perfect for people of all ages. Please advise us in advance if you require a cot, a highchair or an extra bed. Note that extra beds are for children only. And speaking of cute little animals, we do not accept pets.
Is it easy to social distance at Ocean Villas Luz?
Yes, it is. Each apartment/villa has its own private terrace or balcony. In addition, Ocean Villas Luz also has a spacious public terrace and extensive private gardens. We follow the Turismo de Portugal ‘Safe and Clean’ protocol.
Aside from bars and restaurants, what else does Praia da Luz offer?
Praia da Luz is a self-contained haven. There are two supermarkets (Baptista and Spar), a bank, two pharmacies, a doctor’s surgery and several beauty outlets. There is also a church that offers services. Nearby Lagos offers larger, international supermarkets.
Is Luz beach nice?
Yes. It is almost 1km long and sandy making it a great option for families. The beach shelves gently down into the sea and has been awarded a blue flag due to its high standards. There is a lifeguard (in summer) and two beach huts offering a wide range of water sports. The adjoining beach promenade has a number of bars and restaurants. See our page on TOP BEACHES IN THE WESTERN ALGARVE
Is there any public transport in Luz?
Yes. Local buses take you into nearby Burgau or Lagos in around 15 minutes (Lagos train station has links to Faro and Lisbon). There are also local taxis as well as Uber and Bolt. If preferred, you can hire a car (just 2 minutes’ walk from Ocean Villas Luz) or collect one from the airport. See our page on TRANSFERS
Do you offer insurance in your holidays?
We don’t but we strongly recommend purchasing a travel insurance that includes cover for Covid-19 in case you need to cancel your holiday.
Are there any hairdressers/barbers or beauty salons in Praia da Luz?
Yes. There are many options available in the town. From a simple hair cut to a full body massage, there are a wide range of options all within walking distance.
Is the swimming pool heated?
Our lagoon-style pool is heated in the spring and Autumn. We do NOT heat the pool in July and August. Additionally, the pool is NOT heated from November till April.
Does Ocean Villa Luz have a sister property?
Yes it does. Our sister property is called AltaVista Lodge. The property is available to rent as an entire villa for up to 26 people. It has a large outdoor pool, indoor pool, enormous gardens, volleyball court, table tennis, mountain bike track, hammocks and much more.