- EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
- Vila Vita Parc Resort
- Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
- Pine Cliffs Hotel
- Vilalara Thalassa Resort
- São Rafael Atlântico
- Hotel Sol e Mar
- Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
- Iberostar Selection Lagos
- Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort
- Pestana Alvor Praia
- Pestana Alvor South Beach
- Vila Galé Collection Praia
- Hotel da Rocha
- Jupiter Algarve Hotel
- AP Oriental Beach Hotel
- Algarve Casino Hotel
- Holiday Inn Algarve
- PortoBay Falésia
- Vidamar Resort Hotel
- Salgados Dunas Suites
- 3HB Golden Beach
- Alfagar Village
- Carvi Beach Hotel
- Dom José Beach Hotel
- Crowne Plaza Vilamoura
One of Algarve’s most stunning beaches (Praia da Falésia) is directly accessed from this wonderful hotel. It has 162 rooms and 67 suites with balconies, and for a break from the beach there are six large swimming pools, a spa, a multi-sports court, a fitness center, four restaurants and two bars.
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According to Condé Nast Traveler magazine, this is one of the world’s best spa resorts. Other distinctions include “world’s leading luxury green resort” at the World Travel Awards and two Michelin stars for one of its ten restaurants. It stands on a clifftop above two small, romantic and almost exclusive beaches (Praia dos Tremoços and Praia dos Beijinhos, between Lagoa and Armação de Pêra), and features a traditional and Moorish-inspired architecture. The rooms and suites, however, are decorated in a contemporary style. A wonderful tropical garden with swimming pools offers a sea view.
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A private beachfront mansion from the late 19th century was turned into a hotel in 1934. Recently renovated, it preserves the original architecture, including the beautiful stained glass, wooden ceilings and tile panels. It’s the best hotel in Portimão (Praia da Rocha), and offers sea views from the Michelin-starred rooftop restaurant and from most of the 38 rooms decorated in a retro-contemporary style. After a day at the beach, relax at the spa or in the swimming pool. When Praia da Rocha is just too crowded, you can easily walk to a series of quieter beaches, all the way to Alvor.
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Offering direct private access to the beautiful beach of Falésia in Albufeira through an elevator and a boardwalk, this is one of Algarve’s most luxurious hotels. The architecture and décor mix the Moorish, traditional Portuguese and contemporary styles, and all rooms have sun terraces. The exceptional service and facilities include nearly a dozen restaurants, a spa, a golf course and five tennis courts.
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Praia da Cova Redonda, in the Lagoa region, is almost this hotel’s private beach. There’s direct access and it’s such a secluded beach, very few people besides the hotel's guests go there. Many of the 111 suites have sea views. Twelve apartments are also available for families or groups of four adults, although this is more of a romantic resort for couples. A terrace with a swimming pool overlooks the beach, and there’s also one of Portugal’s top spas, considered one of the world’s best thalassotherapy centers.
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The beach of São Rafael in Albufeira can be accessed directly from this hotel through a boardwalk. This is a 5-star hotel with 142 rooms and seven suites with terraces, facing the ocean in the distance or the three swimming pools surrounded by palm trees. It caters to couples, offering a variety of treatments at the spa, two heated indoor pools and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine.
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You can’t get any closer to the beach and the center of Albufeira. You have the sand as soon as you step out the door, and the town’s many bars and restaurants are also steps away. As the name indicates (it means “sun and sea”), you can expect sea views from just about anywhere, including the rooms with balconies, the restaurant and the bar.
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Conveniently located just steps from Vilamoura’s marina and beach, this is a large hotel with 383 rooms. All of them have balconies, and some offer a sea view. The outdoor swimming pool and the relaxing treatments at the spa are the perfect breaks from the beach. There’s a trendy beach bar and two restaurants.
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Here you have more than the luxury of being steps from the beach of Meia Praia in Lagos, you also get spacious rooms with balconies, two large outdoor swimming pools with a panoramic view, and a well-equipped gym, a spa, and a restaurant of international cuisine.
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The beach of Santa Eulália, in Albufeira, is directly accessed from this resort, which offers sea views from many of its 344 rooms and suites. There are four swimming pools, a thalassotherapy spa, three restaurants serving international and Portuguese cuisine, and a kids’ club. While it’s quite a large resort that appeals to families with children, it’s also a surprisingly relaxing place for couples, with its indoor adults-only pool and variety of treatments at the spa.
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With a splendid view over Alvor’s Praia dos Três Irmãos and a short walk from the beautiful beach of Prainha, this hotel has 202 spacious rooms and suites with balconies. Many face the beach so you can wake up with a sea view. On days when the sea is rough, you can always dive into the large outdoor seawater pool or choose the heated indoor pool in the spa. For meals, there are two restaurants -- one to taste the regional cuisine and the other for international dishes.
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This Miami-inspired hotel has a boardwalk with direct access to the beach of Alvor, from where you can walk to the beaches of Três Irmãos and Prainha. Its 89 rooms and suites with a bright and colorful décor are spread over two floors and have balconies. There’s also a restaurant and a bar, while outside is a fitness center and a large terrace with palm trees and swimming pools, around which sunset parties are sometimes held.
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Albufeira’s Praia da Galé is just across the road from this hotel. There are rooms with balconies, some of them overlooking the large swimming pool in a garden with palm trees. There’s another pool inside, plus a gym, a spa, and a restaurant.
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With a prime position by one of the main accesses to Praia da Rocha (Portimão), this is a highly recommended hotel divided into spacious suites with balconies, some of them accommodating up to four adults. Many of the units overlook the beach, and there’s an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness room, and a massage room.
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Conveniently located right behind Praia da Rocha in Portimão, on the main avenue with shops and restaurants, this hotel has rooms facing the beach, while others have a side sea view or face the street. After a day at the beach, guests can enjoy live entertainment at the bar and show cooking at the restaurant. As an alternative to the beach, there’s a swimming pool that’s heated and covered in winter.
SEE PRICES, AVAILABILITY AND MORE DETAILS HERE: Jupiter Algarve Hotel
For the adults-only beachfront experience, stay at this hotel overlooking Portimão’s Praia da Rocha (there’s direct access to the sand). It’s perfect for couples looking for peace and quiet by the sea. The décor and architecture were romantically inspired by the East, but the rooms feature a mostly contemporary style. All of them have balconies and most offer a sea view. Best of all is the garden with a panoramic pool deck, where guests can sunbathe and relax.
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There are three casinos in Algarve, and one of them is in this hotel in Praia da Rocha, Portimão. Half of the rooms face the beach, while the other half faces the street. The beach side has two outdoor pools, while inside you’ll find a restaurant and a spa with a sauna and fitness center.
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Armação de Pêra is a popular budget destination, and this is the best hotel in town. It’s right on the beach and has rooms with sea views and balconies. Two restaurants and an outdoor pool overlook the beach, and there are also two bars and a fitness center. The beach can get packed in July and August, so on those days you can walk west to the smaller and very quiet beaches of Beijinhos and Tremoços.
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In addition to a stunning clifftop location, this hotel offers direct access to Praia da Falésia in Albufeira. There are sea views from its lagoon-style pool and from a few of the rooms, which have balconies and also overlook the ocher cliffs. Its two restaurants serve themed buffets and a la carte services, and the wellness center includes a sauna, an indoor pool and a fitness room.
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This resort has direct access to Praia dos Salgados in Albufeira. Its 250 rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, which open to a view over exotic gardens or the ocean. There are four swimming pools outside and two indoors, plus a spa, a fitness center and four restaurants.
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An exclusive boardwalk over dunes takes you from this hotel to Praia dos Salgados in Albufeira. Many of the twin rooms and suites have sea views. It’s also possible to see the ocean from the six swimming pools in the large palm tree gardens, and from the terrace of the restaurant serving Portuguese and international cuisines.
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Oura Beach in Albufeira is just steps from this highly-rated and good-value hotel. It consists of apartments with one or two bedrooms spread over Algarve-style buildings, and there’s also a villa with three bedrooms. All guests have access to an outdoor swimming pool and a sun deck.
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Proving that you don’t have to pay a fortune to stay by the beach, this 3-star hotel offers good-value apartments and direct access to the beach of Santa Eulália in Albufeira. Each unit has one, two or three bedrooms and a balcony, most of them with a sea view. A shuttle takes guests to the center of Albufeira. It’s the choice of families, who can enjoy outdoor pools for children and adults, a playground, and a restaurant of international cuisine when they don’t feel like cooking in the apartments.
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Not only is it right above Lagos’ most famous beach (Praia da Dona Ana), it’s also within walking distance of the magnificent Ponta da Piedade headland and smaller beaches in between. It’s a superior 3-star hotel with a pool and a restaurant on the rooftop, and rooms with balconies, many of them with sea views.
SEE PRICES, AVAILABILITY AND MORE DETAILS HERE: Carvi Beach Hotel
Quarteira is known as a more affordable destination and this is where you can stay on the beach at reasonable prices. It has a private area with sunbeds and parasols on the sand, and it’s also possible to sunbathe by the outdoor pool. To wake up with a sunrise view over the beach, book one of the rooms facing the sea. For the sunset, head up to the restaurant on a panoramic deck, or end your day at the gym or with a massage.
SEE PRICES, AVAILABILITY AND MORE DETAILS HERE: Dom José Beach Hotel
Vilamoura has several hotels by the beach, but this one guarantees sea views from every room. The best ones are from the suites. There’s an outdoor pool and a heated indoor pool at the spa, two restaurants serving Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine, and a kids’ club.
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