There is a beach at Armação de Pêra where you can just lay back and watch the world go by and, finally understand why life just simply feels better by the beach. It’s Armação Beach Club and it’s as simple as ABC.

Managed by VILA VITA, ABC offers even more of what we love about the beach, combining warm friendliness with exceptional facilities. In true barefoot luxury flair, a private sea corridor with a yacht shuttle service ensures an arrival at the shore in complete style.

Enjoy an all-day beach experience from morning to dusk. Shoes in hand, stroll along 300 metres of soft, fine sands over a wooden boardwalk that links three unique restaurants that will enrich the experience: Praia Dourada, Só Verão and Arte Náutica.

Reflecting VILA VITA’s passion for gastronomy, the ABC is a beacon for foodies with an eclectic cuisine, which will gently immerse you in the sights and sounds of one of the world’s most stunning beaches.

A golden sunrise in the east sets the stage for the day, as does the healthy breakfast and brunch options at Só Verão restaurant. As its name implies in Portuguese, it is open only during the summer, from 8h30am to 5h30pm, now featuring a novel Essential Food and Juice Bar concept, that includes breakfast and brunch options, with pancakes, açaí bowls, avocado toasts and natural juices, as well as quick healthy lunches.

Vila Vita Beach Club

For a more leisurely lunch, Praia Dourada Beach Restaurant’s trendy options include ‘Duck Bao with Hoisin’, ‘Jerk Chicken Skewer’, ‘A la Brusteca Rice’ or a creative selection of ‘Crudos’, including ceviche and sushi, with a take-away option to be enjoyed with the fresh sea breeze at the sunbeds. While the elegant menu at Arte Náutica lends itself well to long lingering lunches or refined dinners with fresh fish and seafood, such as the Mozambique-style shrimp curry speciality.

Afterwards, spend the afternoon relaxing in the comfort of the luxurious shaded sunbeds and premium daybeds or challenge yourself with a wide range of supervised water sports, including a leisurely visit by boat to the beautiful sea cases close by. Whether you are looking for surfing lessons, jet-ski, kayak or to simply enjoy a quick dip, whatever your whim — it’s all at your fingertips.

A relaxing day on the beach can quickly become a vibrant night as the sun goes down, with a full calendar of themed sunsets every Saturday throughout the summer. Linger on as the night unfolds and sample creative cocktails as you chill out to resident DJ beats. Or surrender to the warm evening sea breeze that is the perfect accompaniment to a dinner on either Praia Dourada’s or Arte Náutica’s terrace. There’s really no better place to be as the sun goes down.