The evening before we moved into Casa Jovic in July 2005, we stayed at a little known place near Sagres called Martinhal (now developed as part of a chain of upmarket resorts).
of what looked like a miniature version of what I'd seen, as a memento of the important day. The root was little more than two inches long and in truth it was barely surviving. Once we had the keys and headed to the villa, I planted said sprig in a patch of earth fully expecting it to wither. Needless to say, it didn't.
"Carvoeiro is a great place on the Algarve to stay, with many places of interest within easy reach. Had trips out to Vilamoura, Ferragudo, Portimao, Silves and Luz"
"We had many nice meals down in Carvoeiro, and particularly like 'Ela and Elas', 'Casa do Bife' and 'O Tascos'"
"Some of our favourite places to eat were L'Orange, Bon Bon (Sesmarias), Primavera (Carvoeiro) and Jophil's (Sesmarias)"