Top 10 family hotels in the Algarve
The Algarve is the perfect family holiday destination. It is paradise for both kids and parents. In this article we will list our top 10 family hotels of the Algarve. These hotels are designed to appeal to all family members.
1. Clube Humbria hotel Algarve (Olhos de Água)
★ ★ ★ ★
The number one family hotel has it all! Perfectly located in walking distance from the beautiful beach of Olhos de Água, with its natural springs that can be drunk. Spacious family rooms and zero worries, as food and drinks from the 2 restaurants and 2 bars are all included. There is day and night entertainment, 2 outdoor pools (one for adults and one for kids), 4 water slides and a fitness centre. A great value for money in this four star all-inclusive hotel!
2. Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa (Albufeira: Santa Eulália)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This exceptional five star family resort near Albufeira is built to create unique experiences for guests. While the parents can enjoy the ultimate VIP treatment in the wellness centre, the kids can make new friends at The Realito Kids Club or at the 3 pools for children. Dine in one of the 3 on-site restaurants. During the summer, you can dance at the on-site Le Club disco. The Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa is only a 2 minute walk from the beautiful beach of Santa Eulália.
3. Monte Santo Resort (Carvoeiro)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
In the family friendly town of Carvoeiro you can you have an excellent stay in the award-winning Monte Santo resort. This is one of the best family hotels of the Algarve. You can choose between a 2 or 3 bedroom townhouse, which are all very spacious, tastefully decorated accomodations designed to make you feel right at home. The leading resort features one large main swimming pool, 4 smaller pools and one children’s pool. Children are being well entertained at the Kids Club, while the parents can enjoy a proper wellness treatment in the spa with an indoor heated pool, sauna and Turkish bath. In addition, there is an on-site restaurant and bar which are highly rated. For a worry-free family vacation in a world of luxury this is your best pick.
4. Crowne Plaza Vilamoura Algarve (Vilamoura)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Crowne Plaza Vilamoura has a prime location in Vilamoura, next to the Casino. The outdoor pool faces the sea and kids can play in their own playground or at The Peter Pan Kids Club. Parents can enjoy a relaxing massage at the Almond Tree Wellness Spa or work out at the tennis court. This perfect five star hotel is only a few metres away from the vibrant and famous harbour: Vilamoura Marina!
5. Suites Alba Resort & Spa Algarve (Carvoeiro: Albandeira)
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
This extraordinary five star resort has all the ingredients for a fabulous family holiday. It is a 4 minutes walking distance from the remote and favourite Albandeira Beach. Kids can play at their own club and the outdoor and indoor playground and have special meals. The resort has an infinity pool, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Morever, there is a luxurious spa, peaceful garden, elegant restaurant and on-site car parking is free!
6. 3HB Falésia Garden (Albufeira: Falésia)
3HB Falésia Garden in Albufeira is your perfect choice if you are looking for relaxation and entertainment in a breathtaking environment. This ultimate family resort offers stunning views over a green valley. From this breakfast and pool area there is a direct path straight to Praia de Falésia, one of the most beautiful beaches of the Algarve.
The spacious accomodations feature a balcony, living room and fully equipped kitchen. Next to the adults pool there is a children’s pool, a kids playground and a game room. Compared to other family hotels in the Algarve, this hotel provides excellent value for money. Guests especially love the extensive buffet breakfast that can be enjoyed outside.
7. Vila Gale Lagos (Lagos)
★ ★ ★ ★
This all-inclusive holiday resort offers a luxurious time along the sandy beach of Meia Praia in Lagos. This stylishly designed hotel stands out because of its outdoor pool that is a staggering 1200 square metres in size. Vila Galé Lagos has three restaurants and two bars that are highly rated by guests. The main restaurant serves a daily changing buffet menu, there is an a la carte restaurant and a pizza restaurant by the pool. Parents can unwind at the resort’s spa and treat themselves to a sauna, steam bath and massage. For the daily exercise, guests have the option to play at the three tennis courts or work out in the gym. Children will be excited to make new friends at the highly rated Kids Club, where they can participate to the entertainment programme. Vila Gale is a great base to explore the natural wonder of Ponta da Piedade.
8. Eurotel Altura (Altura)
★ ★ ★ ★
This wonderful family hotel in the eastern part of the Algarve offers direct beach access to the pearl white beach of Altura. The Eurotel Altura has designed a super fun area for the children aged 4-12 years with a Kids Club that organizes a full entertainment programme all year round, including indoor and outdoor games such as mini golf, treasure hunt, painting, making fortune cookies, karaoke, cinema and magic sessions. Adults can have a VIP treatment at the wellness spa with animated hydrotherapy area, a Turkish bath and a themed shower. The on-site restaurants serve regional and international dishes and the children can enjoy their favourite meals, such as hamburgers, pizzas and pastas. Guests especially love the outdoor pool and lounge area. Next to the pool, guests can play at the tennis court.
9. Alfagar Village family hotel Algarve (Albufeira: Santa Eulália)
★ ★ ★
This favorite three star family resort is located on top of a cliff, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Santa Eulália beach is directly accessible via a long stairs. If you prefer to avoid this long walk, you can swim in one of the 3 outdoor pools. Children have their own pool and a playground. There is live entertainment every night. The spacious apartments are equipped with a kitchenette, so you can cook up your own meals: perfect for fuzzy eaters. Fun fact: former soccer player Luis Figo is the next-door neighbor of Alfagar Village!
10. Algar Seco Parque (Carvoeiro: Algar Seco)
★ ★ ★
For a more economic family hotel in Carvoeiro, the number 1 accommodation is Algar Seco Parque. This small resort stands out because of its wonderful location: it sits directly above the impressive cliffs of Algar Seco and is within a short walking distance from the town’s centre.
The bungalow accommodations are very spacious (70 m2 for a 1 bedroom and 116 m2 for a 2 bedroom) featuring a fully equipped kitchen and balcony. They are designed with traditional handmade Portuguese furniture, tiles and carpets. Guests love the friendly staff, the perfect location and the sea views. For your children’s safety, the rooms have baby safety gates and parents can make use of the babysitting services. The resort also has an on-site restaurant offering fresh fish and seafood.