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White Shell Beach Villas wins Best Tourism Project Award
The White Shell Beach Villas project developed by Vanguard Properties is the winner of the Best Project in the Tourism Category award by the weekly newspaper Expresso and SIC.
White Shell Beach Villas, a project from the studios Saraiva + Associates, is a luxury Eco Resort in Porches, Algarve. It comprises 55 villas and apartments of various typologies (One to three bedrooms), 400 metres from the Senhora da Rocha beach. The White Shell Eco Resort has BREEAM® environmental certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), one of the most reputable worldwide. It represents an investment of 24 million euros and was completed in December 2020.
The development is designed to reinforce the concept of community and privacy, with villas grouped around a main area with a large outdoor pool and an indoor heated pool with a SPA. The resort is vehicle free within the, and includes extensive green areas for sport and leisure, including cafeteria, gym, SPA, bar with esplanade, outdoor and indoor pools (heated), multi-use sports fields, padel court, and spacious green areas. It also includes underground parking with space for 62 vehicles.
According to the studios Saraiva + Associates, “the privileged location and Vanguard Properties desire to invest in high-quality and sustainable projects, have enabled us to develop a tourism project that emphasises not just how close the sea is, but also the unique and exclusive view that it has”.
For José Cardoso Botelho, CEO of Vanguard Properties: “This award is recognition of work involving an extraordinary team effort, vision, and the values of Vanguard Properties in the luxury segment. With White Shell Beach Villas we aim to create a tourism project of superior quality compared to the market average and its exclusive and privileged location makes this a unique project. White Shell was thought out down to the smallest detail, both in the construction and the choice of materials, and landscape architecture which was designed by renowned professionals”.