1. Weather

The Algarve boasts more than 300 days of sunshine a year, with a range in average maximum temperatures from 16° in Jan/Feb to 29° in July/Aug. Set in the countryside, a few minutes drive from the ocean, Monte Rei provides the ideal base to maximise your enjoyment of this weather and pursue a wide range of activities over and above Portugal’s #1 ranked golf course - hiking, biking, tennis, fitness and watersports.

2. Quality of Life

Portugal continues to rank very highly in global surveys for peacefulness, friendliness, safety and hospitality. The 2022 International Expat Insider Survey ranked Portugal 4th out of 52 countries for overall quality of life. As a secure, gated community, Monte Rei provides a secluded haven from which to explore and enjoy all the unspoilt Algarve has to offer.

3. Beautiful landscapes and beaches

Some of the world’s most stunning beaches along with dazzling natural cliffs and quiet national parks are situated along The Algarve. Monte Rei provides quick and easy access to the wide, white sand beaches of Praia de Tavira, Praia da Terra Estreita and Praia do Barril, as well as the stunning Cacela Velha, situated in the Ria Formosa Nature Park.

4. Culture

Portugal has a long, rich history. From Roman to Moorish influences, every town is filled with historical artefacts and buildings. Right on your Monte Rei doorstep lie the cobbled streets of Tavira, a 14th century major port steeped in Moorish history.

5. Gastronomy

Portugal offers an excellent Mediterranean diet, with a focus on fresh fish and seafood, fruits and vegetables along with an exceptional and diverse range of wines, with plenty of wineries to explore in every region from the Algarve and Alentejo to Porto in the North. As well as our own Michelin-starred restaurant, Vistas Rui Silvestre which showcases the finest local ingredients with world-class cooking, Monte Rei is ideally located for you to visit numerous charming local villages and vineyards to experience the best of alfresco dining.

6. Accommodation

Portugal offers a wide range of accommodation alternatives for any owner, from older rural properties to new-build apartments in thriving cities. The Monte Rei resort is one of the lowest density residential developments in Europe offering everything from turnkey private villas, to the recently completed Clubhouse Residences Apartments or plots where you can build the home of your dreams with ocean and golf views.

7. Working from home

As working practices continue to evolve, Portugal is ideally positioned to provide all the resources needed to stay in touch. With an efficient internet service available throughout the country and an abundance of co-working spaces, it is fast becoming a global go-to destination. Monte Rei sits just 40 mins from Faro airport, 90 mins from Seville, offers reliable WiFi coverage and has access to all essential services within close proximity.

8. Golden Visa and favourable fiscal status

As one of Britain’s oldest allies, Portugal has always been a popular destination and has always actively encouraged investment. The Golden Visa scheme, first introduced in 2012, will continue for a few more months and provides non-European families with residency and free movement throughout the Schengen area. Significant fiscal benefits may also be available for up to 10 years if choosing to acquire non-habitual residency (NHR) status.

Properties at Monte Rei’s are still Golden Visa eligible and we have rental guarantee and bespoke golf membership packages available to suit people looking for the security of proven investment returns as well as those looking at the lifestyle benefits of the ultimate golfing destination!

9. Healthcare

Portugal has a well-developed, free public healthcare system with over 1,500 hospitals and health centres in the network. Located throughout the country, these can be accessed freely by all Portuguese residents and any foreigner who has applied for residency. Private insurance is also widely available, often at a fraction of the cost when compared Internationally. Monte Rei’s quick access to the Algarve Motorway (A22) ensures that any necessary appointment is close to hand.

10. Location and Access

Positioned on Europe’s western tip beside the ocean, the climate and quality of life advantages referenced above have all made Portugal one of the world’s most popular destinations, for both new residents and tourists alike. With Lisbon airport within three hours, and Faro on the doorstep, Monte Rei is perfectly accessible for both the international traveller or the property owner based in any major European city. Spain is only a twenty minute drive from Monte Rei, with the air and high speed rail links of Seville less than two hours away.