Pine Cliffs Hotel A Luxury Collection Resort (5 Star) – Top Pick
The Pine Cliffs Hotel is very family friendly and offers facilities and play areas for children aged from 6 months to 12 years of age. The hotel has a 7000 square metre on-site children’s village for children ages six months to eight years where supervised staff can take care of your children while you relax. There are 2 wooden ships, a kids swimming pool, a boating lake, bouncy castle, playground, mini golf course and more. For adults, there is a fantastic pool, spa, tennis court and golf course. There are a number of restaurants in the hotel including a buffet, a seafood restaurant, Japanese, a steak house, a beach club, cafe, a lobby bar and a bar/restaurant in the golf club house. The hotel offers rooms and suites and cots are available on request.
The Epic Sana, Albufeira (5 Star) – Top Pick
The Epic Sana has excellent amenities for those travelling with babies and toddlers. It’s a luxury hotel on the beach with a kid’s club and babies club as well as kid’s pool in the resort. There are kitchenettes and family rooms available. It also has a fitness centre and tennis courts. There are three restaurants, two bars and a snack bar by the pool. The hotel is roughly 8 km from the town centre and is an ideal spot for families.
Club Praia, Albufeira (3 Star)
Club Praia is an extensive resort is located in Praia da Oura in Albufeira and features 2 outdoor swimming pools, kid’s pool, tropical gardens and a bowling green. It offers direct access to Praia da Oura beach, less than 200 meters away. The hotel is great for families. All apartments at the Clube Praia da Oura have a private furnished balcony which have views over either the Atlantic Ocean, swimming pools & gardens or the resort. The apartments feature a fully equipped kitchenette, and a seating and dining area with satellite TV.
The Falcon Algarve Holiday Village, Albufeira
The Falcon Algarve Holiday Village offers self-catering apartments with child friendly services and facilities near to Albufeira. It’s very busy so be sure to book early particularly if you want a 2 bedroom apartment. It is located about a 20 minute walk from the town centre or ‘the strip’. There are two blocks, Block 1 is near the activities and Block 2 is quieter but down a steep hill. The resort offers a kids club and babysitting services and is ideal for younger children.
The Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel, Sagres (5 Star) – Top Pick
The Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel is near Sagres, a quieter location on the Western side of the Algarve a little further away from the hustle and bustle of Albufeira. This hotel is aimed at parents travelling with toddlers and kids and offers a children’s club for babies and toddlers which costs €21/ £18 for a morning or afternoon. There is also face painting and other entertainment and you can request the use of baby equipment including cooking implements and strollers from the concierge. There is also a shop that offers a wide variety of lotions, nappies, baby food and other items. The hotel is next to the beach, has 4 swimming pools including kid’s pools and offers healthy food options for children.
Club Alvorferias, Alvor (3 Star)
Club Alvorferias is a large complex located in a peaceful setting in Alvor. It has a kids play area and 2 swimming pools. There are a number of facilities on offer making it particularly suitable for families such as a kids pool and a play area. There is also a supermarket on site. The complex is approx. 900m away from a sandy beach. The resort centre with its selection of local cafes, bars and restaurants can be found within approx. 800m (a 5 to 10 minute walk).
Club Alto, Alvor (5 Star)
Club Alto is very close to the town and is also child and baby friendly. The resort is set in beautifully landscaped gardens with villas, apartments and townhouses many with superb views of the sea, the golf course or the fabulous gardens. The resort has an indoor and outdoor pool and a children’s club. It also has a tennis court and gym and residents are entitled to use sun lounges on Alvor beach free of charge.
Quinta da Alfarrobeira, Near Lagos
Quimta da Alfarrobeira is a stunning rural estate located 5km from Lagos and 1,5km from the white, sandy beach of Meia Praia. The Quinta is located on a hill so there are beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and of the distant mountains of the Serra de Monchique. The small scale and personal character of the place creates a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can freely explore the estate and pick fruit, herbs and vegetables, collect eggs, dream away in a hammock or take a dive in the lovely salt-water swimming pool. The main building and the guesthouses have been lovingly built and restored, with eye for detail. The closest village, Odiáxere, is an authentic Portuguese village with a daily market, a traditional bakery (wood oven), several shops, cafes and restaurants. Our Quinta is an ideal starting point for hikes or bike rides in beautiful natural areas, inland or along the south and west coast. There are many possibilities for activities on the water and on the land. Equipment provided for babies and toddlers include cots, highchairs, baby baths and food processors. There is also a selection of toys which can be taken to the beach.
The Tivoli Hotel, Vilamoura (5 Star)
The Tivoli Hotel is a 5 star hotel next to the marina and shopping area. It offers cots and is very family friendly. There are a number of restaurants and bars within the hotel. In the gardens, guests can pamper themselves at the Angsana Spa choosing from a vast range of treatments.
The Hilton, Vilamoura (5 Star)
The Hilton is located quite far back from the marina and you will need to use a shuttle if you stay here however, the hotel is fantastic and very child and baby friendly. It offers interconnected bedrooms and a kids club for the over 4s. Under 4s can also attend the kids club but will need to be supervised by you. There is also a kid’s pool, extensive gardens, swings and slides and a sandpit. Baby sitters cost €15.50/ £13 per hour. There is a complimentary shuttle bus which takes you to the beach.
Martinhal Quinta Family Golf Resort, Quinta do Logo (4 Star)
Martinhal Quinta Family Golf Resort is an exclusive private collection of independently owned luxury villas, offering 2 bedroom townhouses to 5 bedroom villas – each with a private garden and pool area. Facilities at Martinhal Quinta include Raposinhos Kids Club, for kids 6 months to 8 years, M Bar and Gelataria, O Terraço restaurant for buffet breakfast, Mercado Deli & Bake, Blue room\ and a fantastic games room. There is also an outdoor playground that includes a trampoline, water jets and even a VW Campervan.