Recent news (October 2013): Sadly, Hibiscus Gardens has closed. Currently there is no further information.
We are hoping this is a temporary situation and we will be open in the near future under new management. However, no bookings are being taken at this time. Apologies to anyone wishing to book but this is completely out of my hands. I will be updating this site as and when I have any news but feel free to contact me via email if you wish me to contact you when we are open again.
Update 8th January 2013: Details still to be confirmed but Hibiscus will stay closed for the time being whilst maintenance is being carried out and the place is made ship-shape again. We are hoping it will be open for the season but still awaiting definite confirmation of this. Please check back here for updates.
Update 24th February 2014: I'm afraid there is still no news to report. Things would appear to be taking much longer than expected and it's possible we won't hear anything before beginning of May. We know that Hibiscus is being cared for though and the gardens are being looked after. As soon as I have some further news, I will email everyone who has been in touch. Thank you for your continued interest.
Update 3rd May 2014: I think it's unlikely that Hibiscus Gardens will open this Summer due to protracted negotiations regarding the new management.
Update 8th July 2014: It's now highly unlikely that Hibiscus Gardens will re-open this year. Please do mail me and I will put you on the list to contact as soon as we are up and running again. This will be the final update until we are open again. Please email me if you wish to receive notification of when this happens. Or check back here. Many thanks to past guests and new guests enquiring for their good wishes and continued interest.
Hibiscus Gardens is a small, exclusive development of 39 villas and apartments set in lush semi tropical gardens, about 800 metres (approx 10 minutes walk) from the Centre of the delightful fishing village of Carvoeiro which has expanded to meet the demands of today’s international visitor, without losing its charm. Carvoeiro is a tourist destination, yet there are many residents of all nationalities who have made their home in Carvoeiro and this gives the town a special character and a year round ‘buzz’.
This is a perfect place for families with babies and young children as we are in a safe, gated community. Carvoeiro also great night-life for those who want to party with a 10 minute walk down to the centre of the village. We are above the village in Monte Carvoeiro which is quiet and peaceful. Monte Carvoeiro has it's own community of restaurants and bars just a few minutes walk away.
Hibiscus Gardens is centrally located on the Algarve, some 35/40 minutes from Faro Airport and close to the best that the Algarve has to offer. Some of Europe’s finest beaches are nearby and the spectacular hills of Monchique are only half an hour drive away.
Work out in the gym or relax by one of the delightful pools, enjoy a cocktail and a snack at the pool bar or simply relax from the private balcony of my apartment.
A maid service is available during your stay - see details on Rental Information.
Typical and unspoiled Algarve villages and countryside can be explored at leisure or for the adventurous, by Jeep Safari, and for those who enjoy the buzz of lively nightlife, the bars, clubs and discos of Albufeira and Portimão are within easy reach. For the young at heart (of all ages) Zoomarine, Acqualand and Slide & Splash provide the excitement. As for the sport enthusiasts – simply a vast choice of activities from numerous golf courses, deep sea fishing, wind and kite surfing and all other water sports to paragliding, rock climbing and mountain biking. See Local Information/Activities for more information.
One of the locality’s strongest attractions is the beaches. The coastline in this area is extremely photogenic mix of cliffs, coves, bays and beaches. It can be enjoyed at any time of the year, including winter, simply going for a beach or cliff-top stroll. See Local Beaches.
I am delighted to report that I have been awarded badges from Trip Advisor/Flip Key as Top Vacation Rental (2011, 2012 and 2013 - badge for 2013 to be uploaded shortly) and Rated Excellent for the feedback I have received - see Guest Feedback.