I'm Kate and this is where I share and celebrate life's little pleasures. I am a career-loving mama, who loves to travel and is often in the kitchen. I'm married to my best friend Sam, and we are raising our little one, George, in London.

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Sun Bunnies in Lagos

Sun Bunnies in Lagos

We touched-down in Faro and after spending a not-so-worth-it day and night there, headed for Lagos. Lagos is the largest town in the Algarve region, near the south-western tip of Portugal. It is home to stunning coastal scenery, with its fine sand and cool Atlantic waters being exactly what we were seeking to escape London.

We spent our days in Lagos exploring the different beaches. Favourites included Praia de Ana, Praia do Camilo and Porto de Mós.

We explored on foot, taking in the setting sun whilst strolling along the cliftops near Praia dos Pinheiros.

One morning we took a short boat ride through all the intricate caves and rock formations for €15. It was pretty stunning - I totes recommend it.

Take time to explore the town of Lagos, there a lots of interesting buildings and plenty of history. I always love seeing how people live.

With four days in Lagos, we definitely found a few favourites on the food & drink scene. Nah Nah Bah, situated near the top of the main town, serves the best fish tacos I’ve ever tasted.

The Garden Bar was the perfect lazy-afternoon pit-stop for Sangria. With it’s purely outdoor seating, warm air and twinkling lights, it amplifies that holiday feeling.

Restaurante O Camilo had some of the most breath-taking views I've ever seen at a restaurant. The food's also pretty good, but it's the perfect spot for cocktail hour and calamari.

We stayed at Villa D Dinis, a charming complex with individual self-contained apartments. With several pools, a sumptuous breakfast and perfectly located between the town of Lagos and its beautiful beaches, we couldn’t recommend a better place to stay.

Our time in Lagos was perfectly restorative. A definite recommendation if you’re after a late-summer, chilled beach break that won’t break the bank.

Lagos 101:

Where: Lagos, The Algarve Region in Portugal

When: late September

Snapshot in seven: Chilled beach break in a beautiful setting

We stayed: Villas D. Dinis, perfectly situated between the town and beaches

We did: Lazing in the sun, swimming, walking, boat-ride through the caves. Other activities include kayaking, and day-trips to nearby surfing beaches.

We packed: Bikinis, sun-hats and floaty skirts (me, not him).

We ate: The Garden Bar & Grill for a romantic, outdoor meal. Hit Nah Nah Bah restaurant for the best fish tacos, burgers and a surfer vibe.  Restaurante O Camilo has the most stunning views situated on top of a cliff, with pretty good seafood to go with it.

Tips: Fall was the perfect time to visit - the weather was still hot, but without all the tourists. We found flights and accommodation to be much cheaper than peak-season travel.

With Love, Kate

(P.S We spent ten days seeing Portugal. Check out what we got up to in Lisbon here, and our Food Guide here)

A Swedish September

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