London, 25 March, 2011 – Interval International, a prominent worldwide provider of vacation services and an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (Nasdaq: IILG), has announced the affiliation of Villas d'Agua. Located in the charming fishing village at Olhos in the heart of Portugal's famed Algarve, this resort covers five acres on a pine-forest covered cliff, steps from Olhos d'Àgua Beach.
"Blessed by 300 days of sunshine a year, the beaches of the Algarve are among the best in Europe," said Darren Ettridge, Interval’s vice president of resort sales and service for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. “Villas d'Agua combines the beauty and amenities of a world-class seaside resort, with leading edge sustainable practices that minimize the impact to the environment and encourage guests to appreciate their unique surroundings."
The village of Olhos d'Àgua is named for its olheiros or freshwater springs. Surrounded by lush gardens, Villas d'Agua has 37 timeshare apartments, with a mixture of one- and two-bedroom units. Each air-conditioned villa has a balcony or patio, full kitchen, and satellite/cable TV.
At its on-site spa, the resort offers thalassotherapy health and beauty treatments based on the healing properties of seaweed and salt water in its five treatment rooms, including indoor/outdoor relaxation and Thai-inspired massage area. Other amenities at this family-friendly resort are a swimming pool and poolside bar, children's playground, and a health club equipped with cardio-fitness machines and sauna. After a day spent relaxing, sailing, biking along the ocean, or exploring the cliff-top paths, guests can enjoy the sunset and live entertainment at Aquarella Lounge Bar and dine at The Tangerine Restaurant.
Guests at Villas d'Agua also receive special rates at local golf courses and tennis courts at Quinta da Balaia Tennis Club. Sightseeing and shopping is four miles away in Albufeira, known as "The St. Tropez of the Algarve.”
“Villas d'Agua offers a magnificent view of the sea in a location in harmony with nature and, at the same time, close to Albufeira, the most well-known entertainment area in the Algarve," said Cristina Miguel, general manager of Villas d'Agua Construcoes a Beira Mar SA. “Our goal is to preserve this treasured spot and we are proud of our commitment to environmental best practices and sustainable growth. We can't wait to welcome Interval International members who visit us on exchange."
About Interval International
Interval International operates membership programmes for vacation owners and provides value-added services to its developer clients worldwide. Based in Miami, Florida, the company has been a pioneer and innovator in serving the vacation ownership market for 35 years. Today, Interval has an exchange network of approximately 2,600 resorts in over 75 nations. Through offices in 14 countries, Interval offers high-quality products and benefits to resort clients and approximately 2 million families who are enrolled in various membership programmes. Interval is an operating business of Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: IILG), a leading global provider of membership and leisure services to the vacation industry.
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