A guide to Best Hotels in Algarve

Portugal’s most popular region, the Algarve, is a no-brainer for holidaymakers on the hunt for sun, family-friendly entertainment and fantastic sightseeing opportunities. To top off a perfect Portugal adventure, amazing accommodation is a must, so we’ve compiled our top 10 Algarve hotels.

Salgados Palm Village

One hour from the airport, the Salgados Palm Village welcomes guests with a staggering six pools, extensive child-focused activities and large family rooms. There are even three onsite restaurants, proving that this really is a holiday village, which happens to be just 20 minutes from the beach, on foot. There’s a free shuttle bus for lazy days, though! Modern furniture and easy access to the neighbouring golf course make this a complex that has something for every member of the family.

Falesia Hotel

Alongside the visually pleasing apricot and white facade, the Falesia Hotel is well positioned to make a host of outside amenities all easy to reach. Past the tropical gardens and terrace-framed pool is a golf course and just 20 minutes further is Praia de Falesia Beach, although a shuttle bus is available. A modern restaurant and equally contemporary spa keep the luxury levels high, as do the pool bar and bright bedrooms.

Riu Guarana

Adults and children alike love the Riu Guarana, thanks to specific activities for both groups. A huge pool, with a swim-up bar is a must for adults looking to relax, while kids can enjoy a carefully planned roster of entertainment just for them. With two restaurants onsite, everyone can come back together at the end of the day, over some great food, while planning a day at the beach below or a walk into town, which is just 500m away.

Club Alvorferias Apartments

Two hours from the airport, the Club Alvorferias Apartments complex is a one-stop holiday hotspot thanks to having two swimming pools, an onsite supermarket, tennis courts, a restaurant, a club for kids and being only a 15-minute walk from Alvor. The individual apartments are bright, clean and well furnished for anyone keen to cook and the beach is just a short walk away. A real home away from home.

Alvor Baia

Large-scale luxury is what the Alvor Baia has to offer, in the heart of Alvor. Just a mile from the beach and town centre, it will be hard to leave the simply enormous swimming pool that seems to stretch on forever. With a play area and cool kid’s club on offer, families love this modern hotel and with monochromatic elegant bedrooms, manicured gardens and international restaurants to enjoy, singles don’t stay away, either.

TUI BLUE Falesia

Set in among the red cliffs above the Praia de Falesia Beach (which is reached by 15-minute walk), the TUI BLUE Falesia is an adults-only complex that is just 500m from the shops, restaurants and sights of Olhos d’Agua. Taking just one hour to arrive from the airport, holidaymakers can quickly settle into bright neutral rooms before planning spa visits, excursions and lazy pool days, followed by evening entertainment and dinner at one of the three restaurants.

Be Live Family Palmeiras Village

Size matters at the Be Live Family Palmeiras Village, which is why there are six restaurants, four sizeable pools and a host of fantastic rooms and suites onsite. Families are well catered for, with a range of activities just for the kids and the stunning Senhora da Rocha beach is just 300m away. If you can tear yourself away from the entertainment, which includes cooking classes and pool games, there are bars and restaurants to try adjacent to the beach.