Being based on the vila sol village was brilliant for us, a bar and couple of very good restaurants on the door step and an easy cheap Uber into Vilamoura when we wanted it. Gardens and pools on the village were really well kept no problems getting a sun bed in May when we went down to the pool.
The apartment was modern, clean and access was really easy with no steps at all for access the welcome pack was a nice touch. Kitchen was really well equipped with all the gadgets we could have wanted including plenty of wine glasses and and proper gin glasses :) The hubby was very happy when he found all the sky sport channels as well,and I have to mention the wifi was excellent - streamed my netflix better than at home (cable I think)! beds were comfy I loved the view from the bedroom into the gardens.
The balcony was just brilliant - its really spacious so great for getting the sun beds out and then not having too far to walk back to the fridge for a beer - but our favourite was the barbecue in the evening having dinner with the magnificent sunset was just brilliant. We are already booked to go back later in the year and taking friends.