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This time last year, the launch of Smart Living magazine received a

warm summer welcome. Now we’ve come full-circle and this year’s

summer issue offers an absorbing array of items for perusal as you soak up

the sun or shelter in the shade...

Want to bring out the artist in you? This issue spotlights the stimulating Virginie

Ramires gallery; art classes with Tracy-Jane Pooler in Almancil - for budding Picassos;

and a magical retreat in the Loulé countryside, Hacienda BeYou, which offers inspiring

painting vacations to spark your creativity...

Or how about cruising the Algarve’s sparkling coastal waters? Discover the Ocean

Quest - a new, spaciously-designed catamaran offering exclusive excursions - and ideal

for a super seaborne party!

For exclusive lifestylers we highlight the stunning Medusis members club; the lavish new Four Seasons Fairways

refurbishment; plus for pampered pooches we peek at top-dog kennels built by Decking Dave...

Looking ahead, we preview this autumn’s BLiP (Better Living in Portugal) exhibition, staged by AFPOP - a regular draw for

residents or anyone thinking of moving to this lovely, laid-back part of the world...

Have a sizzling smart summer!

Issue 4, Summer 2018

July | August | September | October

Editor & Publisher

Centrepoint Magazine Unipessoal

Rua Manuel Teixeira Gomes 925A

Estrada de Vale do Lobo

Almancil 8135-124, Algarve

Telephone: +351 936 426 645

Email: SmartLivingAlgarve@gmail.com

Director

Jennie Duffus

Printing

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Polígono de San Rafael

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Print Run

July - October 2018: 20,000 copies

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Branding Agency, Vilamoura

Supplies of Smart Living magazine are

delivered to all advertisers, and to more

than 350+ distribution points in the area,

including businesses, shops, bars, petrol

stations, restaurants, hotels & golf courses.

Jennie Duffus

Director

In this issue

10 Portugal’s Royal Offspring

Carolyn Kain

24 Driving me Crazy

26 A Portuguese road trip with

27 Fiona Butler

28 Hacienda BeYou

An Algarve Art Retreat

33 Smooth as Ice

Portugal’s Ice Hockey Team

34 I Sea You

Fulfilling a Dream -

Building a Catamaran

40 Medusis Club

Introducing the ultimate Algarve

members’ club. NEW in the

´Golden Traingle´

56 BLIP 2018

Better Living in Portugal Expo

68 The Academy

Quality schooling at the

wholly British-run Micro-school

70 Doug Styles

Property Overview

EVERY ISSUE

4 The Restaurant Bible

6 A varied selection of restaurants

8 both in the ‘Golden Triangle’

and in the surrounding areas

20 The Events Calendar

22 What’s going on during the

Summer months

41 Rachel Lovegrove

Iyengar Yoga

42 Bernard Vrijaldenhoven

43 Physiotherapist / Osteopath

53 Neil Connolly

Integrated Golf Academy

58 Jane Robertson

59 The Algarve Archaeological

Association

60 Linda Taylor Gonçalves

61 Book Review

74 The Business Bible

76 A comprehensive, useful

78 directory helping readers

80 find the best businesses

82 in the area

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Moderate Dining

THE CHEEKY PUP Make a reservation - Tel: 289 358 205 Map Ref: 9G

Breakfast/Lunch menu: Our passionate team offers a delicious all day breakfast and lunch menu, no matter your mood from

the comforts of a hearty full Irish, house made fish and chips, unique salads and our daily specials that are deliciously creative.

Dinner Menu: Our team use the best ingredients to bring a unique homemade taste, offering everything from sharing steaks,

fresh catch of the day, pastas and salads. Coupled with the ambience of our outdoor terrace which will deliver the perfect

evening allowing you to unwind before dancing the night away with live music every weekend.

Pocket Friendly Dining

BOM PALADAR Make a reservation - Tel: 289 392 358 or 918 958 233 Map Ref: 5D

Traditional Portuguese cuisine. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Lunch menu only € 8: Cover, main course, dessert, drink and

coffee. The House Speciality, Francesinha, is served at lunch and dinner. Fish or meat cataplana. Steak, Portuguese-style, with

camembert sauce or with honey and mustard. Fresh fish daily: Salmon, golden bream, sea bass.... Delicious desserts.

CA@SA BAR Make a reservation - Tel: 289 395 657 Map Ref: 4F

Ca@sa Bar is long established and has developed a reputation for great food. It is renowned for its excellent service and friendly

atmosphere. Lunch specials include a glass of wine, water or small beer @ € 7. All live sports on the big screens.

Facebook: Ca@sa Internet Sports Bar

CAFÉ Q Make a reservation - Tel: 289 414 310 Map Ref: -

...a walk through the old cobbled streets of Loulé, past the wonderful ancient chapel, on the way to the ageless, still actively used

spring water fountain, you find this little courtyard graced by a crimson, overgrown bougainvillea... Serving lunchtime dish of

the day. A delightful café with a quirky yet urban, elegant decor. Stop for a while and... dream a little dream!

JUNCALINHO Make a reservation - Tel: 289 393 493 or 914 061 359 Map Ref: 5D

Long-established, family-run estaurant where you can enjoy traditional, quality Portuguese cuisine. Lively atmosphere. Serving

meat, fish and shellfish cataplanas. Shellfish rice, mixed kebab, house steak speciality. Fresh fish daily. Private parking. Open for

lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday.

O XAFARIZ Make a reservation - Tel: 919 160 021 Map Ref: 5E

Our unique selling point is the authentic taste of traditional Portuguese cuisine. 07h00-15h00 Mon-Sat. Takeaway available.

Showing all major sporting events. Popular specials are Chilli Wednesday and Curry Thursday. See ‘O Xafariz’ on Facebook for

Dish of the Day. Available for evening events, ’pop-up’ restaurants, parties etc..

Cafés, Bars & Clubs

GARDEN CAFÉ AT NATURA Make a reservation - Tel: 914 020 391 Map Ref: 6D

Think fresh, healthy, casual and organic with a touch of indulgence popped in for good measure. New casual Summer dining

pop-up from Fine Dining in Style at Natura Garden Centre, Almancil. Open 11h00 - 15h00 Monday to Friday with special lunch

dishes every day. E: events@finedininginstyle.eu

LAGO LOUNGE Make a reservation - Tel: 289 350 700 Map Ref: 9G

The chic Lago lounge invites guests to relax over innovative fresh-fruit-infused cocktails, premium gins, artesanal beers, sangrias

and champagne at any time of the day. Enjoy speciality coffees or choose from a selection of exotice Sri Lankan teas and patisserie

delights. Open from November to March 10h00-00h00, and April to October 09h00-00h00.

MEDUSIS Make a reservation - Tel: 924 004 384 or 963 700 035 Map Ref: 8E

The ultimate members’ club bringing a sought-after musical culture to the Golden Triangle, with resident DJs and musicians. A

sophisticated poolside destination. Stylish and decadent yet relaxed and effortless. Serving daytime and dinner service with a

global dining philosophy. Outdoor dining, chill-out areas, secluded cabanas. Open daily to members from 11h00-02h00 all year.

PAULA & BAZ’S BAR Make a reservation - Tel: 912 773 155 Map Ref: -

Situated at Prado do Golf in Vilamoura, you can sit and enjoy home-cooked food on the sun-drenched terrace overlooking the pool

or eat in our restaurant. Mobile hog and lamb roasts, professionally prepared, impressively presented and, most importantly... no

stress! Can also be provided at our Pool Bar. Perfect for all occasions.

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The ultimate Algarve members’ club, Medusis (Map Ref

8E) immediately impresses with a signature look and

feel, stylish and decadent yet relaxed and effortless; custom

furniture, stunning architecture and signature dining all

working together to create the perfect vibe - day or night.

The design by Vasco Vieira, a renowned architect hugely

influential in creating Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo,

enhances contemporary architecture with tactile elements

that seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces. All-white

Medusis beats have members coming back again and again for

an atmosphere that lends itself to lasting memories. As an

important social hub to the ‘Golden Triangle’, regular surprise

events maintain a vibrant calendar of excitement and

spontaneity that offers something truly different to the

Algarve.

Medusis serves daytime and dinner service with a global

dining philosophy incorporating local produce beautifully

presented and prepared with simplicity in mind. Dine al fresco

from a tantalising day menu, enjoy a light bite beside the pool

or catch up with friends for a lazy lunch in the summer

sunshine. Highly-skilled sushi chefs create sushi and sashimi to

order, adding a creative twist to fresh local ingredients for a

refreshing, elegant afternoon dining experience.

Membership to Medusis comes with a sleek bespoke

member's card that lets staff know who you are, your

preferences and privilege tier - in order to give you the

exclusive, personalised service you deserve. Each membership

tier welcomes you to an exclusive club with a range of

exceptional VIP and concierge services and facilities.

For anyone looking for the perfect Algarve day - or night -

spot, Medusis is the only place to be. Whether it's a brunch

Bellini, sunset Martini or intimate dinner, here you will find the

space to chill out, party and socialise away from the bustling

crowds. A private club with a causal, convivial atmosphere,

this is the place to spend relaxing afternoons and lively

evenings in the company of those who appreciate the finer

things in life… incredible food, fantastic music and, above all,

good times in great company.

pool furniture with stone and wood accents adorn a

sophisticated poolside destination that transforms into the

place to be seen when the sun goes down.

Medusis is open to member s 11h00-02h00 daily the whole

year round. Tel: (+351) 924 004 384 or (+351) 963 700 035.

This intimate poolside club includes outdoor dining, chillout

areas and secluded cabanas, and, in case of inclement

weather, an indoor restaurant and club area welcomes guests

rain or shine. But for the majority of the year, all the action

focuses on the lavish swimming pool where you can kick back

and unwind on a day bed… or indulge yourself with a luxury

shaded sala. Illuminated at night, the pool becomes the

backdrop for the perfect night spot, where ambient beats

soundtrack the relaxed vibe of cocktails and socialising.

Bringing a sought-after musical culture to the Algarve with

resident DJs and musicians, dance, lounge and signature

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FARO

Algarve Rock Brewery

LOULÉ

Algarve Art Retreat

OLHOS DE AGUA

Exposé Travel Agency

O Licorne

VILAMOURA

English Autos

Eurocooling

Harding & McCormick

Ocean Quest

Paula & Baz’s Pool Bar

STª BARBARA

Giants Windows

Dyana

Laundry


Dunas

Douradas

Beach Club


Safe Village -

Safe People

According to the Resolution of the Council of

Ministers No. 157-A/2018, of 27th October, this

latest programme ‘Safe Villages - Safe People’ outlines

a self-protection measure for the population in the

event of a rural fire affecting people and their homes.

Following a recent meeting between Safe

Communities Portugal and the Secretary of State for

Civil Protection, a publication in English has been

produced that covers a number of important topics

including action to take:

if a fire approaches your

home; if you get

surrounded by a fire; if

you are near a fire; if you

are confined inside a

building, and action in

case of evacuation. For

those living in high risk

areas the recommendation

is to have an

evacuation kit available.

Although this may sound dramatic, it is a fact that

fires have been gradually encroaching into rural areas

over the last few years hence the change of name from

‘forest’ to ‘rural’. It's therefore better to be prepared.

In addition to the leaflets, an on-line video with

English sub-titles is being produced by the ANPC

supported by SCP and will be available for download

from the ANPC and Safe Communities websites.

In some high risk villages, mainly north of the A22,

awareness sessions are being conducted by the

municipal civil protection and GNR, showing escape

routes and assembly points should a fire break out.

Contact the local Câmara and or follow their Facebook

page to check if one will be held near you. Signage in

these areas is also being put in place.

The leaflets can be downloaded in English from the

SCP website www.safecommunitiesportugal.com. Go to

‘Civil Protection’ – ‘Rural Fires’ and then ‘Rural Fire

Protection’. Finally, if you can help distribute the

leaflets through supermarkets and other outlets or

directly in high risk areas in the Algarve please contact:

info@safecommunitiesportugal.com.

Real Estate

Property Transfer Tax

When transferring immovable property, it is

important to take into consideration

certain aspects of the transaction both for the

party transferring as well as the party acquiring.

In spite of the taxes of the transaction, notarial and

registry costs being borne by the purchaser, it is no less

important to the vendor to take into consideration

whether the transfer of the immovable property is

subject to the payment of income tax on the gain. This

varies if the sale is carried out by an individual or by a

society.

An individual person is subject to the payment of

capital gains tax, benefiting from an exemption if the

property in Portugal was classed as their primary

residence and the obtained gain on the sale is applied to

the acquisition of another primary residence in the space

of 36 months (or dating back 24 months if the onward

acquisition has already been made) within the European

Union. Bear in mind that with Brexit completed, British

citizens may be excluded, depending on the negotiations.

If the vendor doesn’t make an onward purchase, the

rate to be applied shall be one resulting from the table of

the IRS (Personal Income Tax), considering our IRS Code,

of which only 50% of the value of the gain is considered

for the purposes of applying the rate for residents in

Portugal. However, the Supreme Court of Justice, in

judgement of 03.02.2016, has already considered this to

be a breach of the European Treaty and consequently

ruled that it must be applied to all European citizens

whether residing or not in Portugal.

It is an interesting matter deserving the utmost

attention to those who perform any real estate

transaction.

I graduated from the University of Lisbon in the mid-

1980's and have over 30 years’ experience as a multilingual

lawyer. My office is based in Almancil and deals

with corporate law, international law, civil and criminal

law, tax and litigation amongst others...

Dr Gilberto de Sousa

Gilberto de Sousa

Tel: +351 289 391 457 Fax: +351 289 391 463

Mobile: +351 919 221 703 or +351 964 242 145

E: gil.sousa.law@mail.telepac.pt

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Laundry Dyana

Duvet covers

Sheets

Pillow Cases

Curtains

Carpets

Cleaning Services

We professionally simplify the

entire process of cleaning:

*Window Cleaning

*Solar Panels

*Pools & Patios

T: +351 910 902 559

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Table Linen

Uniforms

Shirts

Suits

Coats

CRISTIAN XANDER

Swimming Pools

Total Construction and Maintenance

25 years of Professionalism and Loyalty

Tel: 920 598 223 or 919 208 223

Dresses

Trousers

Leather

Sewing

Ironing

Professional dry cleaning service.

No job too big, no job too small. Satisfaction guaranteed.

Rua do Emigrante Nº123, Almancil Map Ref 5F Tel: 918 186 154

The Algarve

Archaeological

Association

by Jane Robertson

The Algarve Archaeological Association (AAA) is a

non-profit association formed in 1983 by an

international group of residents interested in

archaeology in the Algarve and history in general.

The objectives of the AAA are to encourage a wider

appreciation of international archaeology and history

with special emphasis on Portugal and the Algarve

and to assist with archaeological projects and

preservation of ancient sites.

Members and friends of the AAA have recently

enjoyed a variety of activities, including a Spring Lunch

at São Domingos Restaurant in Galé, which provided a

great opportunity for members from both ends of the

Algarve to meet up, enjoy great food, good company and

a fun quiz which ended in a ‘tie-break’.

Members also enjoyed a four-day trip to the town of

Castelo de Vide in the Portalegre district of the Alentejo.

The area around the town is well known for the purity

of its water, and the granite geology of the region is

particularly stunning with huge granite outcrops

dominating the landscape. The group made a tour of the

town, visiting the castle and the Jewish quarter with its

narrow, hilly streets of old houses and synagogue. During

the trip the group visited the nearby Roman town of

Ammaia, where it is possible to see the extent of this

once important and impressive town through the use of

geophysical surveys and the construction of a model.

There is an excellent on-site museum which has a video

about the town and its development, along with displays

of artefacts recovered from the site which provide

evidence of the day to day activities of the Roman

inhabitants. It is also possible to see the remains of the

baths, forum and southern gateway of the ancient town.

The group also visited the nearby medieval town of

Marvão which is perched on top of a high granite outcrop

of the São Marmede Mountain.

On the third day of the trip, the group headed across

the nearby border to Spain to Valencia de Alcantara and

made a tour of the town. They also visited examples of

the amazing megalithic monuments in the area which

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AIR CONDITIONING EUROCOOLING Map Ref: - Tel: 289 369 241 or 912 324 600

Air conditioning, underfloor heating and heating specialists across the Algarve. Now offering great deals on pool heating.

Premium solar panels. www.eurocoolingalgarve.net

AIR CONDITIONING PENGUIN Map Ref: 3E Tel: 289 092 595 or 910 700 777

Penguin are experts in air conditioning, solar heating, pool heating, underfloor heating and renewable energy. Open 09h30 -

18h00 Monday to Friday. E: info@penguinalgarve.com

ART RETREAT HACIENDA BEYOU Map Ref: Loulé Tel: 913 355 132

Close to the historical centre of Loulé, Uschi Kuhn has created an Algarve Art Retreat. Hacienda BeYou is a haven of peace and

tranquility where you can enjoy a relaxing painting vacation with talented tutors. www.algarve-art-retreat.com

ART STUDIO VIRGINIE RAMIRES Map Ref: 4F Tel: 289 044 182

Born in Algeria, the stunning artwork of Virginie Ramires is now available in the Algarve. Angels are depicted in some of her most

beautiful art, using light and colour to steer away from the melancholy. E: virginie.ramires@orange.fr

AUDIO/VIDEO/ PROJECTION DREAMS Map Ref: 5F Tel: 289 040 403

HOME CINEMAS Portugal’s leading audio/video and custom home cinema installation company. With three showrooms

(Almancil, Praia da Luz and Tavira), no other audio/video company can truly show what you get before you buy. Projection

Dreams are part of The Pedigree Group - everything for the house and home, all under one roof. www.projectiondreams.com

BARBECUES BBQs ALGARVE Map Ref: 5D Tel: 289 356 233 or 917 866 779

Visit our showroom inAlmancil to see over 25 different barbecues on display - both mobile and built-in. We have over 15 years’

experience in sales and service of all the major brands. www.bbqs-algarve.com

BEAUTY ENHANCE Map Ref: 9G Tel: 918 279 747

Dr Ravi Jandhyala specialises in non-surgical facial aesthetics. ‘Enhance’ is his new clinic in Buganvilia Plaza, Quinta do Lago.

www.enhancebanbury.com

BEAUTY SALON DARE U Map Ref: 4E Tel: 911 572 265 or 963 529 144

Pamper yourself head to toe, and all under one roof: Hairdresser, barber, body and facial treatments, nails, nutrition/image

consultation, anti-ageing, lounge bar, art gallery. E: info@dareu.pt www.dare-u.pt

BOAT TOURS OCEAN QUEST Vilamoura Marina Tel: 968 340 499

Exclusive catamaran tours departing daily from Vilamoura Marina. Dolphin Quest guided by our Marine Biologist. Traditional,

Cultural & Cave Quest, Sunset Vibes, private hire and themed events. sarah@oceanquestalgarve.com

www.oceanquestalgarve.com

BREWERY ALGARVE ROCK BREWERY Map Ref: Faro Tel: 289 815 203

We make beautiful craft beer. Join the Portuguese craft beer revolution. Real beer with real flavour. E: neil@algarverock.com

www.algarverock,com

CAR WASH & VALETING TOP WASH Map Ref: 5H Tel: 915 723 660

Almancil’s specialists for all forms of car valeting, car cleaning and car wash services with a large range of different service levels.

Fully-trained staff offer a quick, efficient service from as little as € 5. No need to book, just show up! Facebook: TopWashAlmancil

CATERING ASIANA THE INDIAN CATERERS Map Ref: - Tel: 916 917 941

Asiana are established Authentic Indian Caterers. From simple BBQs, dinner parties to weddings and corporate events. We can

create the ultimate Indian dining experience. Let us create your memorable moments. Regular cookery workshops.

Facebook: Asiana-theIndianCaterers or RizBakht. E: asiana@mail.com

CATERING FINE DINING IN STYLE Map Ref: 6D Tel: 913 952 692

Private dinners, special occasions, organic food, full party planning and event management, extraordinary team, passionate and

friendly. Delivering stylish food for over 20 years. www.finedininginstyle.eu

CATERING FOOD PERSPECTIVE Map Ref: 4E Tel: 289 096 891 / 910 005 677 / 913 208 393

The Unique Caterer. Catering at home or your holiday residence. Lazy Lunches, Sunset Cocktails & Canapés, Gourmet Barbecues

and Stylish Dinner Services. Private Chefs, Celebration and Deliveries to your door. www.foodperspective.eu

CATERING PAULA’S PIGGIES Map Ref: - Tel: 912 773 155

Let us spit roast a pig or lamb at your location or at our pool bar, Prado Do Golf in Vilamoura. We have seating for up to 80 people.

Hog and lamb roasts are perfect for all occasions. Live music can be organised. Vegetarian options available.

E: paulaspiggys@gmail.com

CLEANING SERVICES LDM PUREWATER Map Ref: - Tel: 910 902 559

We are a dynamic young company with experienced, responsible and proactive technicians. Keeping hard-to-reach places clean

and dust-free can sometimes seem like a never-ending battle. Through the latest innovative methods we professionally simplify

the entire process of cleaning windows, solar panels, pools, patios, awnings... E: diogoagxtinho@hotmail.com

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CLEANING SOLUTIONS DEEP CLEANING SOLUTIONS Map Ref: - Tel: 927 726 282

A professional deep cleaning service for carpets/rugs, upholstery, beds and mattresses, hard floor stripping and treating. All

Algarve covered. Hotel and agency discounts available. E: deepcleaningsolutions.pt@gmail.com www.dcsalgarve.com

CONSTRUCTION CRISTIAN XANDER Map Ref: - Tel: 920 598 223 or 919 208 223

Vast experience in swimming pools, total construction and maintenance. Providing 25 years of professionalism and loyalty.

Multi-lingual. E: cristian.taut22@ymail.com

CONSTRUCTION DECKING DAVE Map Ref: 3E Tel: 916 526 363

Quality construction in wood - decking, pergolas, gazebos, car ports, gates and fencing; garden offices, studios and saunas;

kids’ dens and playhouses; pet kennels and paddocks. E: info@deckingdave.com

CONSTRUCTION HARDING & McCORMICK Map Ref: - Tel: 910 810 322 or 914 711 740

Meeting the increased demand for honest and reliable tradesmen. Building projects from design to completion, renovations,

kitchens, bathrooms, repairs, decorating. Licensed builders with over 50 years’ combined experience in the Algarve.

E: info@constructionpt.com www.constructionpt.com

CONSTRUCTION MELISSA JANE DESIGN Map Ref: 9G Tel: 289 397 194 or 911 112 602

Melissa Jane provides extensive advice and co-ordination to renovation, rebuild and new build projects in Quinta do Lago, Vale do

Lobo and surrounding areas. See our details on Page 17. www.melissajaneinteriors.com

CONSTRUCTION REAL CONSTRUCT Map Ref: 5G Tel: 917 316 552

Renovations and maintenance undertaken by reputable company. Bricklaying, exotic carpentry, roofing, painting, stonework,

minor repairs, gardens, pools. Nothing is impossible! E: realconstructilies@yahoo.com

CURTAINS / CARPETS THE CURTAIN CENTRE Map Ref: 5D Tel: 289 355 442

Our showroom has one of the largest selection of fabrics in the Algarve, with a wide range of curtain, blind, outdoor & upholstery

fabrics. Also available, complementary carpets, rugs and mirrors. E: thecurtaincentre@gmail.com www.curtaincentrealgarve.com

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES MARTINS & CORREIA Map Ref: 5G Tel: 289 351 560

Official representative of the main brands of electrical appliances, with more than 50 years’ experience. Specialist advice, home

delivery and installation by professional, qualified staff. From 09h30 to 19h00 (open through lunch). www.martinscorreia.pt

ELECTRICAL CAR PROBLEMS VOPCAR Map Ref: 5I Tel: 289 399 151

We’re here to help identify and remedy all your electrical car problems; radio, battery, interior lights, clock, door locks, rear

window defroster. We come to you! Solving all your mechanical repairs on site, at low prices.

ELECTRICIAN ACELECTRICAL Map Ref: - Tel: 934 646 270 or 289 846 993

Alan Carter. English electrician. Working in the Algarve since 2003. 24 hour call-out, fault-finding and problem solving.

E: aceletrical2000@gmail.com

EVENTS GL EVENTS Map Ref: - Tel: 914 126 151

We organise events that will help you achieve the notoriety that you´re looking for. Seminars, workshops, cocktails, lunches and/

or business dinners, teambuilding, product/service brand launching - elevating your business/goals to new levels.

www.gustavolima.pt

FASHION LA DOLCE VITA Map Ref: 4F Tel: 289 397 581

If you’re tired of the same shopping centre stores, visit this place. Set in a Baroque decor, it’s an unusual boutique displaying

exclusive brands that appeal to non-mainstream tastes. E: info@ladolcevita.pt

FASHION TASTES OF FASHION Map Ref: 5H Tel: 914 143 949

The ultimate destination for on-trend clothing in the Golden Triangle. Golf and swimwear. High quality at low cost. Womens,

mens and kids wear sourced from Cubus in Sweden. 70% off retail prices. Shapewear and lingerie (up to F Cup). Plus sizes

available UK 16-30/EU44-58. Accessories. Jewellery. Open Monday-Saturday from 10h00-19h00 (stays open through lunch).

FASHION DARE U Map Ref: 4E Tel: 911 572 265 or 963 529 144

DareU offers a unique line of clothing and shoes for powerful women. From sexy party dresses, tops and skirts, to elegant dinner

and cocktail dresses. Their range has style and attitude, mirroring celebrity catwalk trends. E: info@dareu.pt www.dareu.pt

GOLF ACADEMY GOLF INTEGRATED ACADEMY Map Ref: 4A Tel: 912 263 555

The Algarve’s premier golf coaching & club fitting environment, with Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence awarded for the last 2

years. Our state of the art technology will ensure that you and your clubs, will play better for longer. E: info@golfintegrated.com

GOLF SHOP GOLFER’S PARADISE Map Ref: 5F Tel: 289 393 006

At Golfer’s Paradise you will receive top service and a big selection of quality brands and products. Clubs, shoes, apparel, bags,

trolleys, accessories - everything you need for your game. E: info@golfersparadise.pt www.golfersparadise.pt

GOLF TROLLEYS THE TROLLEY MAN Map Ref: 3E Tel: 915 728 508

The official agent in the Algarve for Powerkaddy and Hill Billy powered golf trolleys. Excellent sales and service. Rental trolleys

available with free delivery/collection. E: cliff@thetrolleyman.org www.thetrolleyman.org

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The Home Centre (Map Ref 5G) is

new to Almancil and is an

Aladdin’s Cave of treasures waiting

to be found. It’s an unique venture

for three companies under one roof;

‘Florentinta’ and ‘Something Pink

Designs’ together with the existing

well-established ‘Crown Paint

Centre’.

Florentinta have established

themselves over the last 18 months as the

place for Frenchic Chalk Paint. Now

added to the offer are other paint

products to transform your existing

furniture, Kylie Minogue Bedding, Jonny

Javelin Greetings Cards, new and

upcycled furniture and, can you believe,

Ladies Clothing.

Gail, who owns the longestablished

company of ‘Florentyna

Dawn’ in the UK, has over 30 years’

Tel Gail: 289 356 159 or 962 591 016

www.florentinta.com

THE HOME CENTRE

Rua Duarte Pacheco, Almancil

experience in the Fashion and Design

Industry and is now expanding the

Portuguese side of the business to

incorporate ladies wear. This is due to

numerous client requests to stock brands

that are different in style from any others

available in Portugal.

Gail is renowned for a special flair for

colour and style which is proving popular

for transforming old and new Portuguese

furniture.

If you don’t want to paint your own

furniture, just commission Florentinta to

do the work for you, either at their

showroom or in your own home. Why

not upcycle your own furniture instead

of disposing of it? Florentinta runs

regular classes at The Home Centre

teaching customers to transform their

own furniture using the fabulous range

of Frenchic Products.

Almancil

Map Ref 5G

Florentinta are pleased to announce

the opening of our NEW store at

The Home Centre in Almancil

Transform your old furniture into new with this amazing Chalk Paint,

or why not let us do it for you!

Full range of Frenchic Chalk Paint products, Mirrors, Furniture,

Kylie Minogue Bedding, Jonny Javelin Greeting Cards and much more

T: 962 591 016 | 289 356 159 | www.florentinta.com

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HAIRDRESSER VILA SOL HAIR & BEAUTY STUDIO Map Ref 4A Tel: 289 098 680 or 919 294 070

Located in Vila Sol offering a full range of hair, barber, nail, beauty and massage treatments using products from Philip Kingsley,

CND Shellac, Elemis and Guinot. Boutique with Frank Lyman and Michael Lauren designs.

HAIRDRESSER ULTIMATE LOOK Map Ref: 4F Tel: 289 395 413

Experience the art of hair design! Multi-lingual Alice and Donald specialise in trendy colours and haircuts. Together they have

created a unique atmosphere, and are now joined by Francisco, a professional barber and grooming expert. Enjoy the experience

from Monday-Saturday by appointment. www. ultimatelook-almancil.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS FLORENTINTA Map Ref: 5G Tel: 289 356 159 or 962 591 016

Furniture - new and upcycled. The Algarve’s major stockist of Frenchic chalk paint. Kylie Minogue bedding. Fabulous selection

of Jonny Javelin greeting cards. Glitzy mirrors. www.florentinta.com

HOME AUTOMATION ELLIS A/V TECHNOLOGY Map Ref: 5F Tel: 289 393 378 or 911 128 030

Our Company provides home automation, home cinema, lighting control, lighting design, multi-room audio and energy

management services for residential properties. We work across the entire Algarve. E: duncan@ellis-avt.com www.ellis-avt.com

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES JUST DONE Map Ref: 4E Tel: 917 547 461

Professional, reliable, high quality cleaning and laundry service. Private homes/rental properties, offices/businesses, post-building

works, window cleaning, private laundry with pick-up and delivery, ironing, dry cleaning. Competitive rates.

E: fabianapfj@hotmail.com

INSURANCE IBEX Map Ref: 5H Tel: 289 399 774 or 800 860 653

Ibex Insurance is an international insurance broker established in 2000. We can insure your car, motorbike, home, boat, pet,

travel, health, businesses, golf, offer funeral plans and more. E: almancil@ibexinsure.com www.ibexinsure.com

INTERIOR DESIGN JUVENTINO Map Ref: 6D Tel: 969 398 416

With more than 20 years’ experience working with international brands, providing personalised projects for clients ranging from

private homes and restaurants to leading hotels such as the Conrad and Vila Joya. www.juventinodesign.com

INTERIOR DESIGN MELISSA JANE DESIGN Map Ref: 9G Tel: 289 397 194 or 911 112 602

Melissa Jane creates outstanding contemporary interiors using beautiful materials, fabrics and furnishings from a large number of

designers and manufacturers across Europe. Visit us in Quinta Shopping. See Page 17. www.melissajaneinteriors.com

INTERIOR DESIGN QUINTA STYLE BOUTIQUE DESIGN Map Ref:4E Tel: 289 358 007 or 912 571 912

Quinta Style runs in the market of interior design and decoration for homes and hotels since 1999, with a strong know-how in

design and creativity, reflecting the tendencies. www.quintastyle.com

JACUZZIS GOOD LIFE SPAS Map Ref: 4F Tel: 289 358 415

Sales - servicing - spares: All makes of jacuzzi hot tubs. Hot tub rentals: up and running in 12 hours. Add value to your property or

just enjoy! Now featuring i-touch control app and pulsating wave motion. Also offering a range of service and maintenance

options to provide lifelong peace of mind www.glspas.com

JEWELLER ALBERTO FELÍCIO Map Ref: - Tel: 912 543 336

Alberto Felício, a jeweller by heart, art and definition, presents a new concept. Do you have old, broken or unused jewellery? Let

him re-invent it and present it to you as a new and exclusive piece for much less than you would pay in a store.

LAUNDRY LAUNDRY DYANA Map Ref: 5G Tel: 918 186 154

Full dry cleaning service. Have all your items professionally washed, dried and ironed. Duvet covers, sheets, pillow cases, curtains,

table linen, uniforms, suits, shirts, coats, jackets, trousers... We can also clean your carpets. Fast turnaround. Sewing undertaken.

LAWYER GILBERTO DE SOUSA Map Ref: 5F Tel: 289 391 457 or 919 221 703

A select group of lawyers encompassing a broad range of practice areas including corporate law, international law, civil and

criminal, litigation etc. Equipped to handle nearly every legal challenge facing individuals, small businesses and large companies.

E: gil.sousa.law@mail.telepac.pt

LOCKSMITH SAFE & SECURE LOCKS Map Ref: - Tel: 962 977 469

24 hour English locksmith, emergency door opening (non-destructive). We service/repair locks and supply high security cylinders

and window locks. We open safes and replace safe locks. Ten years experience in the Algarve. www.safeandsecurelocks.com

MASSAGE MASSAGE-ME Map Ref: - Tel: +351 961 297 167

Enjoy the benefits of a professional massage therapy service in the comfort and privacy of your own home. All year round.

Group discounts available. Qualified professional therapists. For € 10 off your first session, quote Code SML10. Enquire now!

www.massage-me.eu.

MECHANIC ENGLISH AUTOS Map Ref: - Tel: 913 910 660 or 912 400 228

Experienced English mechanic Wayne now has new premises in Benfarras for all your mechanical, electrical and car diagnostic

requirements. Call for an appointment. At the same time he runs his mobile mechanic business for car and commercial repairs,

computer engine diagnostics, pre-IPO inspections and valeting. E: abadiapacheco@hotmail.com

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SYNTHETIC GRASS GRASSHOPPER GREENS Map Ref: - Tel: 289 093 387 or 910 365 071

Specialists in the design and construction of superior quality synthetic putting greens, lawns, sports and leisure areas. We

strive for perfection and only deliver the best. www. grasshoppergreens.com

SURVEYOR ALGARVE SURVEYORS Map Ref: 5F Tel: 918 683 819

Professional practice providing the following services: *Pre-purchase condition surveys *Formal property valuations (based on

international valuation standards) *Project management of luxury homes *Health and safety. E: pedro@algarvesurveyors.com

www.algarvesurveyors.com

TAX ADVISERS & PRIVATE FUND Map Ref: 5F Tel: 289 392 484

INVESTMENT MGMT

MANAGEMENT

Tax, investment, pensions and retirement services. Personalised tax mitigation, inheritance tax planning, financial structures

and bespoke investment portfolio management. Independent unbiased advice, regulated in Portugal and the UK.

E: info@privatefundmanagement www.privatefundmanagement

TENNIS COURTS ALGARVTENNIS Map Ref: Tel: 913 056 131

We are established tennis court contractors with 17 years’ experience at your service. Our great team of professionals create

stunning courts and lawns. Most advanced system of illumination for courts. E: alex@algarvtennis.com

www.algarvtennis.com

THEATRES

Faro Teatro das Figuras - Tel: 289 888 100 Teatro Lethes - Tel: 289 820 300

TRAVEL AGENT EXPOSÉ Map Ref: - Tel: 289 501 835

A multi-structured organisation providing efficient travel management from an experienced, multi-lingual team. Detailed

itinerary planning, accommodation, transfers, health/sport/incentive/leisure programmes. Smart touches at every step ensure

dynamic solutions. www.exposeviagens.com

TRAVEL AGENT SOLSETA Map Ref: 9G Tel: 289 396 677

Established in 1984. All flights: Short / long haul; economy / business / first class. Car hire, hotels, packages, excursions, cruises.

Check for latest offers / discounts. Seabourn and Silversea Cruises Main Agent. Visit our website: www.solseta.com

TRUST & COMPANY ADMIN. ABACUS Map Ref: 8D Tel: 289 396 277 or 969 016 748

High quality multi-jurisdictional company administration, including Delaware & Malta. Trustee services, wealth management,

retirement planning, pensions including QROPS. www.abacus.gi. Gibraltar: +350 200 78777 / +350 549 86000 / +350 560 02947

UPHOLSTERY LUIS PIRES Map Ref: 2H Tel: 919 328 203 or 967 494 953

Well-established quality upholsterer and curtain maker. Dedicated to the field of complete interior design since 1996. Located

in Almancil, next to restaurant A Quinta. www.luispiresdecor.com

VILLA RENTALS GOLF & LEISURE VILLAS Map Ref: 3E Tel: 915 322 656

At Golf & Leisure Villas we offer the total package; we sell property, renovate property fully or partially and we have properties

for holiday rentals too! E: villas@golfleisurestore.com Visit us at www.golfleisurestore.com

VILLA RENTALS SANDY BLUE Map Ref: 5E Tel: 289 392 236

Looking for that perfect holiday in the sunny Algarve? Relax... your search is over. Quality holiday villa rentals in the ‘Golden

Triangle’. Our range of villas, apartments and resorts must all meet our very high standards of holiday heaven, and we have

something to suit all tastes and budgets. E: info@sandyblue.com www.sandyblue.com

VILLA RENTALS UNIQUE LUXURY HOLIDAYS Map Ref: 11I Tel: 289 350 600

ULH provides luxury rental accommodation and concierge services throughout the Algarve for property owners wishing to

rent their home in the luxury travel sector. Est. 2006 and part of The Enquinta Group. ATOL Bonded.

Uniqueluxuryholidays.com

WATERSPORTS ZEN SUP Map Ref: Tel: 936 735 778 or 916 428 148

Enjoy the power of paddle boarding. Group or individual classes for beginners and experienced paddlers. Instruction, rental,

tours, SUP yoga. Licensed, qualified, insured. A superb holiday experience. Find out more about ZEN SUP and their Stand-Up

Paddle services in the Algarve. E: zen.sup@hotmail.com www.zen-sup.com

WINDOWS GIANTS WINDOWS Map Ref: Tel: 911 199 888 or 289 998 050

Specialist in custom-made glass & folding systems: frameless or in aluminium with double glazing. PVC windows and doors,

security entrance doors, insect protection, electric roller shutters, aluminium shutters, repair and maintenance service.

E: info@giantswindows.com www.giantswindows.com

WINE BOUTIQUE & ADEGA ALGARVIA Map Ref: 5E Tel: 289 398 966

ART GALLERY Some of the best Portuguese, Italian and French wines. E: info@adega-algarvia.com www.adega-algarvia.com

YOGA ORANGE TREE YOGA Map Ref: - Tel: 913 839 621

Iyengar Yoga tuition with Rachel Lovegrove; 20 years teaching adults and children of all levels of ability. Group or individual

classes available as well as special one-to-one programmes. Rachel´s classes are always friendly, stimulating and provide a

supportive learning platform. E: rachel@orangetreeyoga.com www.orangetreeyoga.com

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