Escaping for the summer has become a well known tradition among us Brits but recently choosing the perfect party destination has been a challenging quest with many opting for a unique all round experience rather than the usual party locations we have all become accustomed to. Enter, Maximillian White, the brainchild behind Blanco Beach Club, a brand new entertainment and experience driven venue to hit the shores of Portimao, Portugal. As a venture capitalist White has built an empire across large capital investments in property, hospitality, music production and creative start ups. With several properties and companies within his portfolio, he has learnt to balance risk, vision and drive to ensure a fast return on investments.
Alongside acquiring properties across Europe, Maximillian developed a career in music production fast growing Defenders Ent – going onto produce hit tracks including One Dance – Drake ft Wizkid and Kyla, and working with the likes of Cheryl Cole, Alesha Dixon and many more. Furthering his investment portfolio, he had an interest in Beatport, and in turn became a large shareholder in the software company which sold to Dell. Perfect move! So, why and where in the world is the Algarve in Portugal….? I hear you ask… Well, the Algarve, from Arabic: al-Gharb meaning “the West” is the southern region of continental Portugal. The region has approximately 451,006 permanent inhabitants, and incorporates 16 municipalities. Its administrative center is in the city of Faro, where both the region’s international airport and the University of Algarve, are located. Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve’s summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, fruit, oranges, carob beans, figs and almonds, are also economically important in the region. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe. Its population triples to nearly 1.5 million people in the peak holiday season thanks to seasonal residents, and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year. In total, including national visitors, almost 10 million people visit the Algarve annually and that is why White might just have hit the jackpot on this one.. So, without asking any more questions.. we packed our luggage and boarded EasyJet at London Gatwick later landing into Faro Airport. Our mission was to at the very least find out whether this destination can give the other popular destinations such as Marbella a run for their money.
We checked into the Villas D’Agua located in Torre da Medronheira, right in the center of the Algarve coast. Albufeira is 3.7 miles from the complex and Faro is 17.4 miles away. The beautiful property is 3 minutes walk from the beach. Less than 5-minute walk from Maria Luisa Beach, this 4-star complex offers a large outdoor pool with ocean views. Surrounded by pine trees, it has a spa with various beauty treatments. Private balconies or patios are featured in all Villas d’Àgua apartments. Each has a kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine. Air conditioning and satellite TVs are standard in all units. Quick tip: ask for Gabriella at reception and tell them Chelsea Monthly sent you. She will make sure you are well looked after during your stay.
Once, we were settled it was time for us to grab some dinner at Hotel Bella Vista. Their Real Cozinha Restaurant give you an opportunity to enjoy the best Portuguese delicacies, inspired by the typical flavors of the Algarve region. Panoramic views over the pool, and a wide range of fresh food served in the unique laid back gastronomic experience which is clearly a trademark for service in Portugal.. Say no more! Great food.. when it arrived and amazing cocktails.
After a wonderful dinner. We were ready for our first opening party for Blanco Beach Club. We arrived through the VIP entrance and where ushered to our tables with the first performance of the evening. US rap star, Tyga who enchanted the audience with his classic hits bringing the night to an end and as we made our way back to the Villas D’Argua we all agreed that the potential was certainly high.
The next day, featured a line up which included; Richy Ahmed and the legendary Roger Sanchez who spoke to Chelsea Monthly exclusively for VooVix TV. He added “Blanco Beach Club is just what Portugal needs. It is an amazing location and this club is destined to become a massive success in the area”. If words are anything to go by, coming from the man, the legend that is Sanchez goes a mile off in terms of credibility and i certainly concur with his vision for Blanco Beach Club.
Blanco Beach Club is certainly destined for success . On the edge of the sea in Portimão, Blanco Beach offers you a premium day and night club open daily from 11:00. Experience personalized service, elegant round beds and VIP huts with a private Jacuzzi, fusion restaurant combing sushi and Mediterranean cuisine to satisfy your appetite and i spoke to the Chef who is gearing up to deliver only the best.
At night, 5 star entertainment with world-renowned DJs and musical acts keep the party hopping through the early morning hours. You might actually catch either Chelsea Monthly or the UMA’s holding an exclusive event this summer at the Blanco Beach Club. Watch this space and keep it tuned to VooVix for full highlights of our trip to the Algarve on the VooVix Travel Show sponsored by DeChavel Watches and Chelsea Monthly.
Largo Coronel Figueiredo
Praia da Rocha
Opens Daily at 11:00
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