Vale do Lobo, the largest and most established luxury resort in the Algarve, has announced the launch of an exclusive new private gated property community integrated within the main resort.

This latest development, named Vale de Santo Antonio, is set in a secluded location close to the Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy and covers an area of 8.5 hectares (21 acres). It is the first gated project of its kind within the main Vale do Lobo Resort

A total of 119 top quality residences are available including two-bedroom apartments, two and three-bedroom townhouses, semi-detached and detached villas. Interiors feature fresh colours and contemporary décor, state-of-the-art kitchen appliances and signature design pieces.

Prices start from 854,158 euros for a two-bedroom apartment and 1,034,716 euros for a two-bedroom townhouse. Construction will continue through 2009 with expected opening of Vale de Santo Antonio in the second quarter of 2010.

The development has been carefully sculpted along the lines of a Mediterranean theme and boasts spectacular landscaped gardens with lakes and water features. Properties are surrounded by a harmonious blend of colourful planting, discrete pathways and manicured park areas to create exceptional privacy and seclusion.

At the heart of the community is Vale de Santo Antonio’s clubhouse for sole use of residents offering resort reception, bar and snack bar, library, lounge, business centre and gymnasium. The development also features two swimming pools, children’s playground and running/cycle track, and is just five minutes walk from the beautiful Garrao beach. Residents are guaranteed peace of mind in the knowledge that the development is protected by 24 hour security staff.

Property owners at Vale de Santo Antonio can of course also make full use of the main Vale do Lobo Resort’s extensive sport and leisure facilities, including two 18-hole championship golf courses, the largest tennis centre in the Algarve with 14 courts, Wellness Centre incorporating the Royal Spa and state-of-the-art gym, 15 restaurants and bars, 2km of golden beach, supermarket and medical centre.

Vale de Santo Antonio owners benefit from complimentary five year membership to Vale do Lobo’s two golf courses as part of their real estate investment. They are also entitled to share the invaluable community services provided by Vale do Lobo’s Proprietors’ Club, including account management, housekeeping, garden and pool maintenance, and holiday rental of their home. Vale do Lobo staff are on hand to assist with additional services from booking golf tee times and restaurants to organising car rental and babysitting.

For further information contact Vale do Lobo sales office on 00351 289 353 110, email: realestate@vdl.pt or visit www.valesantoantonio.com.