- Jupiter Albufeira Hotel
- Be Live Family Palmeiras Village
- Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel
- Martinhal Quinta Family Resort
- Aquashow Park Hotel
- Alfagar Aparthotel
- Pine Cliffs Gardens
- Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites
- Aldeia da Pedralva
- Octant Vila Monte
- Rocha Brava Village Resort
- Hotel Baia Cristal Beach & Spa Resort
- Alvor Baia Resort Hotel
- Jardim do Vau
- Salema Beach Village
- Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort
- Vidamar Resort Hotel
- Salgados Palace
- Adriana Beach Club Hotel Resort
- Areias Village Beach Suite Hotel
- Vila Galé Atlântico
- Hapimag Resort Albufeira
- Eden Resort
- Alfagar Village
- 3HB Clube Humbria
- Cascade Wellness Resort
- Vila Galé Lagos
- Robinson Club Quinta da Ria
With its own water park and several outdoor pools, this is the most child-friendly hotel in Algarve. Located in Albufeira, it offers a complimentary shuttle to the center of town and to Oura Beach. All of the rooms are prepared for small children, and the four restaurants serve food that satisfies all tastes and ages, throughout the day. When the kids are enjoying the outdoors, parents can relax at the spa or with a drink at the rooftop bar.
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Many of the family rooms at this all-inclusive resort in the Lagoa region feature murals illustrating maritime, storybook or jungle scenes. They’ll delight younger kids, who’ll also enjoy the children’s pool with slides and the kids’ club. For grown-ups there’s a separate pool and a fitness center. The three restaurants serve different world cuisines. The closest beach is Praia da Cova Redonda, which is a 5-minute walk away.
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It’s hard to imagine a more family-friendly hotel. It’s certainly one of the best in Europe for anyone traveling with children, boasting four kids’ clubs with activities for kids of all ages, three restaurants with play areas, and indoor and outdoor pools for children and adults. It’s right in Praia do Martinhal in Sagres, and there are sea views from several of its boutique-style rooms and villas. For grownups to relax in peace, there are the services of the spa and four bars.
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Quinta do Lago is better known as a golf and luxury destination than as a place to take the kids, but it does have this family resort with townhouses with two, three or four bedrooms. They all feature private swimming pools and there’s a kids’ club.
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Aquashow is one of Algarve’s most popular water parks, and you can save the cost of admission by staying at its hotel. It’s close to the beaches of Quarteira and Vilamoura, but the kids will probably prefer to spend their days on the water slides and other attractions of the park. The hotel has large family rooms with balconies, some facing the park or the outdoor pools. It offers plenty for adults as well – two bars for exotic cocktails, a gym, and a spa with a heated indoor pool.
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Some of the apartments in this hotel in Albufeira accommodate as many as six people, but the main attractions for families are the large pools. Kids also love the water slides, the playground and the soccer field, as adults head to the spa or the fitness facilities. There’s direct access to Santa Eulália Beach.
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If you’re looking for luxury, stay at this resort above the beautiful Falésia Beach in Albufeira. It has apartments with one, two or three bedrooms, with the largest ones accommodating up to seven people. There’s a variety of restaurants, a wellness center, swimming pools, and a children’s playground with fun activities.
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Also part of the luxurious Pine Cliffs resort in Albufeira, this property has spacious family suites with two or three bedrooms. It offers direct access to Falésia Beach, and includes a variety of restaurants, a kids’ club, a spa, a golf course and tennis courts.
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An abandoned, typically-Portuguese village has been revived through the restoration of ruined cottages that now welcome tourists. They have one, two, three or four bedrooms, and although they’ve maintained the traditional architecture, feature contemporary interiors. Outside, you’ll see donkeys, sheep and chickens. This is the countryside to the north of Vila do Bispo, but you’re just a short drive from the wild beaches of Costa Vicentina.
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Young couples are the most frequent guests of design hotels, but that’s not the case here. This stylish hotel also attracts families, due to its family suites and activities for children, such as visiting farm animals. It’s a renovated farmhouse in a quiet location, about a 10-minute drive from Fuseta, where you can catch a boat to the beach of Fuseta Island. Surrounded by gardens, it features two heated outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant using fresh local ingredients.
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If you want to take the kids to the famous Benagil Cave, stay at this clifftop resort nearby (it’s less than 10 minutes away, by car). It has apartments and villas, some of them with a sea view. Some villas include a private pool and have as many as four bedrooms. All guests have access to three swimming pools, four tennis courts and a gym. For meals, you can dine at the restaurant or head to the supermarket where you can buy everything you need to cook in the apartment or villa.
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Standing right above the ocean in Carvoeiro, this resort caters to families, with spacious rooms and family suites. Its facilities include indoor and outdoor pools, a playground, a spa, a tennis court, a game room and a restaurant.
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Algarve’s longest swimming pool is found at this resort in Alvor and it includes a children’s section. This is a very kid-friendly property, with a playground and large suites. There are two restaurants, a spa with a sauna and a heated pool, and two padel courts. A free shuttle takes guests to the nearest beach, just five minutes away.
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Portimão’s Vau Beach can be directly accessed from this hotel, which is one of the town’s most family-friendly. It includes a kids’ club and a small pool for children, while adults can enjoy the bigger outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a fitness room, and a cocktail bar. The restaurant serves local and international cuisine. It only has apartments, with one or two bedrooms and fully-equipped kitchens.
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Salema is one of Algarve’s most authentic fishing villages and a good family destination. This property is about a 10-minute walk from the beach, and is made up of townhouses with two or three bedrooms. Some offer a sea view, and all have three bathrooms. There’s an outdoor swimming pool with a bar serving light meals throughout the day.
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This 5-star resort offers direct access to the beach of Santa Eulália in Albufeira. It has double rooms, suites and family apartments, many of them with a sea view. There’s a kids’ club and pool, plus three other pools for adults, a thalassotherapy spa, and three restaurants serving Portuguese and international cuisine.
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Offering direct access to Salgados Beach in Albufeira, a kids’ club and family rooms, this is a good 5-star option for those traveling with children. Its exotic gardens have four swimming pools, and there are also two pools inside, together with a spa, a fitness center and four restaurants.
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Children love the large outdoor swimming pool with slides at this 5-star hotel by Albufeira’s Salgados Beach, but adults also have much to enjoy here – three outdoor swimming pools, a spa, restaurants with panoramic views, and an 18-hole golf course. The family rooms and suites accommodate two adults and two children.
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An all-inclusive resort is a popular choice for families, and this one can be a good value. Rated four stars, it has two outdoor pools for adults and two others for children, three restaurants, a spa, and bright rooms with balconies. It’s a short walk from Albufeira’s Rocha Baixinha Beach, close to Vilamoura.
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This is a hotel for families with just one or two children. Its apartments have twin beds and a sofa bed, and kitchenettes where you can prepare meals. There’s also a restaurant offering regional cuisine, swimming pools for children and adults, and a playroom with toys and games. It’s in Albufeira, within walking distance of the beaches of Oura and Aveiros.
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Located on the quieter western end of Albufeira, a short walk from the beach of Galé, this hotel has suites for two adults accompanied by one to four children. For the younger guests, there’s a shallow outdoor pool, a playground and a small kids’ club. For parents, it offers a spa with a heated indoor pool and a gym.
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Rated three stars, this is a budget resort for families. It’s by the small beaches of Castelo, Coelha and Evaristo in Albufeira, and offers the choice of studios and apartments with one or two bedrooms. Those with two bedrooms accommodate up to six people. It has a large outdoor swimming pool, a children’s playground, a restaurant and a bar.
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It’s in the northern part of Albufeira, but not far from the Old Town and beaches. It consists of spacious apartments and villas for a maximum of four, six or eight guests, plus five pools (indoors and outdoors), a spa, a kids’ club and a restaurant with a panoramic view.
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Good, budget accommodation by the beach is hard to find, but this 3-star resort offers good-value apartments with direct access to Santa Eulália Beach in Albufeira. Most have a sea view and one, two or three bedrooms. Guests may prepare meals in the kitchenettes or enjoy international cuisine at the restaurant. There are outdoor pools for adults and children (with slides), and a playground.
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It’s close to the beach of Olhos d’Água in Albufeira, but children love to stay at the hotel all day, due to the swimming pool with slides, the playground, and kids’ club. It offers an all-inclusive service, which includes buffets at the restaurant, and guests may also prepare meals in the fully-equipped apartments. They have just one bedroom, but include sofa beds for one or two children.
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Lagos’ most luxurious hotel has family suites, apartments and even 4-bedroom villas with private pools. Its clifftop location offers ocean views, and there’s a large outdoor swimming pool, a kids’ club, three restaurants, two bars, a spa, a gym, and tennis courts.
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The best hotel for families in Lagos is found right by the big Meia Praia Beach. In addition to family suites and a kids’ club with a playground and a small pool with slides, it has a huge pool for adults, plus a spa, a gym, three tennis courts and a Mediterranean restaurant.
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With its shallow waters and plenty of space, Cacela Velha is a great beach for children, and this all-inclusive resort is less than ten minutes from the boat that takes you there. It has a family room with four twin beds, swimming pools for children and adults, and a kids’ club. For parents who need a break, there’s a health club with a spa and an indoor pool. Everyone can also use the volleyball and tennis courts and the soccer field.
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