We enjoyed our stay at Luisa apartment very much. The apartment is spacious and clean and perfectly adequate for our needs. The apartment complex has a shared pool and a small restaurant, although this was closed while we were there. It is a short walk to Sao Rafael beach, one of the best in europe, and 2 of the best restaurants we've tried, Ponta Grande and Luau. There are also plenty of other restaurants and bars within walking distance and a small supermarket. The apartment is just outside Albufeira and is less than 10 Euros in a taxi but better if you have a hire car. Then you can explore as there are some lovely places nearby.