With our partner easyJet Holidays, these are the best seaside hotels and family-friendly resorts in the Algarve
Adriana Beach Club Hotel Resort
Best for… new experiences
Set in huge, forested gardens that run all the way down to the ocean, this family-friendly all-inclusive is perfect for pool-lovers, with multiple options for adults and children shaded by palm trees and parasols. The luxurious spa and poolside sunset bar (which serves free ice cream) are highlights, as are the amazing range of activities on offer: from belly dancing to Portuguese classes, you’ll come away with more than just a fabulous tan.
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Best for… a family holiday
To say this huge, seaside resort is fun-packed doesn’t do it justice: from pirate ships to playgrounds, paddle courts to pristine pools, there’s an activity on offer for every day of your holiday. And that’s not even including the short stroll to the beautiful village of Alvor and its beaches and golf courses. The resort’s huge gardens and sports grounds make it the perfect place for an active family holiday – but if that sounds like too much work, its huge spa is the equal of any of its tennis courts.
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Best for... an exclusive stay
You know that 'wow' feeling you get when you arrive at your private villa and you get your first glimpse of a stunning ocean view? That’s what James Villas specialises in. With properties located throughout the beautiful shores of the Algarve (not to mention the Douro Valley wine region and the idyllic island of Madeira), James Villas is your gateway to the region's most sublime private villas, so you can enjoy an unforgettable holiday in blissful privacy. Plus, thousands of options on the James Villas website are available with free cancellation, so if you holiday plans change, you’re covered.
Pestana Blue Alvor
Best for… staying active
Climb into paradise at this huge resort – or, at least top the top of it’s on-site climbing wall. It's one of the largest all-inclusive resorts in the Algarve, and its every pool, playing field and playground was designed with the perfect family holiday in mind. The size of 12 football pitches, it's equipped with its own concert hall, restaurants, bars and spa, as well as multiple pools, including one for people with limited mobility. The beach is a short walk away, and most likely the only time you’ll want to leave.
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California Urban Beach Hotel
Best for… a grown-up stay
A sleek, modern and adults-only hotel that offers a slice of South California glamour on the pristine beaches of the Algarve. Striking the perfect balance between an urban and a beach break, it’s based in the Olhos de Água district of vibrant Albufeira, within strolling distance of some of the city’s best nightclubs as well as its secluded beaches and crystal clear water. Nights in, sipping cocktails at the rooftop bar with its spectacular views of the city, are just as special.
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Best for… a home away from home
Make your Algarve holiday unique at this luxury aparthotel, whose modern rooms and suites overlook the pristine pools where you’ll want to spend most of your holiday. It's based near one of the most beautiful beaches in the region, Olhos d'Agua, and the surrounding countryside is dotted with freshwater waterfalls and springs that give it its name. It’s a gorgeous place for hiking – if you can tear yourself away from your private balcony or poolside lounger.
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Jupiter Marina Hotel Couples and Spa
Best for… a romantic holiday
It’s the rooftop infinity pool with its views out to the mountains and those Instagrammable ocean sunsets that makes this luxury hotel so special. Recently restored, this converted factory is design-led, with a spa vibe that unwinds you instantly. Poolside Bali beds, a sumptuous spa with couples’ treatments, and a fine-dining restaurant that specialises in seafood all make this award-winning hotel an unforgettable place for a romantic break.
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