White Shell Beach Villas
Written by Beatriz Zimmermann
We’ve all experienced the delight of picking up a seashell, holding it to our ear and immediately being carried to another place. The sound of this secret world of the sea, so pure and so powerful, never fails to touch us and for more moment, compel us to put the noise of life on pause. The White Shell Beach Villas tucked between some of the most beautiful beaches in the western Algarve region in Portugal somehow capture this same magic, making its name an inspired choice.
The serene life is indeed the pursuit here which is why the White Shell Beach Villas prides itself as a true retreat in every sense. Beyond the idea of a respite from the modern world, the White Shell is an eco-friendly resort with some serious eco cred to reflect its dedication to a thoughtful luxury experience. Those who appreciate a nature-inspired and health-focused getaway, look no further.
EVERYTHING IN HARMONY
Poised on an idyllic spot about a mile from two of the most stunning beaches in the region- Senhora de Rocha and Praia Nova – the White Shell is surrounded by a natural beauty brimming with a variety of riches. Strikingly lush with fields covered with olive trees, carob trees, almond trees, and abundant flora, the region’s extraordinary natural diversity creates a unique setting that merges perfectly with the philosophy of the White Shell Beach Villas: breathe deeply and embrace nature. The resort is car-free with extensive pathways created for walks and cycling. Sustainable practices are firmly in place throughout the property and the White Shell is proud of its BREEAM certification (Building Assessment Method) and its commitment to a harmony-inspired experience.
In this hotel managed by Amazing Evolution, there are 55 individual villas to choose from – each designed with clean lines in mind, contemporary architecture and comfortable décor that incorporates sustainable materials. Light bright tones create an airy, inviting feel for all – families (and pets) are welcome. Unplugging from busy lives is easy with numerous amenities like two swimming pools, one of them indoors, and several leisure spaces including a fitness circuit, gymnasium, multi-sports court, a paddle court complete with private lessons, and bikes to explore the many trails of the region. For more challenging trails, electric bicycles are available. Also onsite, a gym, a spa with a menu of treatments and massage, two nearby golf courses and a garden blooming with aromatic herbs – a go-to for some of the fresh ingredients used for the Mediterranean fare served in the hotel’s light-filled restaurant.
Time seems to slow down just a little bit when you’re at the White Shell Beach Villas which is what we want when on holiday – but there’s something particularly magical about the call of this shell. The elements and the environment seem to be perfectly aligned for a deeper sense of balance, well-being and sunshine. With self-care so much at the forefront of our needs and thoughts, it does seem like the White Shell has read our minds to create this unforgettable escape for soul and sol.