All Inclusive in the Algarve

With miles of stunning coastline, abundant sunshine and golden sandy beaches it’s no wonder why the Algarve is a firm favourite with Irish holidaymakers as it has so much to offer than just sun, sea and sand.

All Inclusive holidays are a great option for families. Adults can enjoy things like aerobics classes or spa facilities, while kids can make the most of action-packed water parks, dedicated kids’ clubs or evening entertainment.

The most common reason why people go All Inclusive is the value for money; with food, drinks and snacks catered for, it can be a great way of making your holiday more affordable. And if you’re the type of person who loves a good cocktail, you’ll be able to relax knowing that you have access to local spirits and sometimes premium spirits too!

Here we take a look at six of the best hotels in the Algarve offering All Inclusive holidays.

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Pestana Blue Alvor

All Inclusive in the Algarve

 

Pestana Blue Alvor is the first all-inclusive 5-star hotel in the Algarve, Portugal, purposely built for families. The 12,000 square metres of the resort (the size of 6 football pitches), its proximity to the sea and the spacious green areas provide guests with a holiday that truly puts them in touch with nature.

Guests of the hotel have access to all the comforts of a luxury resort, including delicious meals in one of the 3 restaurants, with culinary options that cater to all tastes and diets, cold drinks, swimming pools, spa treatments, fun at the kid’s club and access to the magnificent beaches of Alvor. In addition to multi-purpose playing fields, the resort has a paddle tennis court.

The hotel has 551 rooms and caters to families, sleeping up to 4 people in every family room. Equipped with a minibar with water and soft drinks on arrival, Wi-Fi, LCD TV and other amenities, the rooms are spacious and functional.

Things to do locally

The fishing village of Alvor reveals its charm in its old streets and surrounding scenery. The Alvor inlet, a natural habitat for dozens of migratory birds, fish and shellfish, is a protected paradise that is worth exploring. Some of the best beaches in the Algarve are in this district, as well as world-class golf courses. The Pestana Blue Alvor is 5 km away from Portimão, with its lively nightlife, and 75 km from Faro International Airport.

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Alvor Baia Resort Hotel

All Inclusive in the Algarve

 

This 4 star hotel located in Alvor, is located just 1.8 km from the beach and 1.3 km from the Old Town and its historical buildings. The Alvor Baia is great for those travelling with children and adult groups of friends seeking a holiday in the Algarve yet preferring to stay away from the more party-oriented resorts.

As well as a large swimming pool, facilities include Turkish baths, a hydrotherapy pool, a spa with treatments and a tennis court. For the kids, there is a playground with a pirate boat and a kid’s club. The buffet restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the bar is open late into the evening opening times may vary based on the season.

All of the hotel’s 402 rooms are suites and can sleep four to six people. The rooms are furnished with two televisions, tableware and a microwave. Cable internet is also available and WiFi is available in the hotel lobby.

Things to do locally

The Old Town is full of local cafes, bars and restaurants as well as small shops where you can buy gifts and souvenirs. Just across the lake from the Old Town is the Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve. Walk the elevated platforms over the mudflats, which are home to numerous species of birds. The vibrant town of Portimão, famed for its beaches, Old Town and golf courses, is 4.6 km to the east of the hotel.

What our customers say

“Excellent hotel. Very family orientated and friendly. Everything from the restaurant, pool and nightly entertainment certainly made our nearly 2 year olds daughter first holiday one to remember! Lots of good restaurants in the harbour and town if you happen to need a change of atmosphere”. Barry, Malahide

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Muthu Clube Praia du Oura

All Inclusive in the Algarve

 

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura is a 4 star resort just a stone’s throw from Praia da Oura Beach in the coastal city of Albufeira. It is ideal for both families and couples. This aparthotel in Portugal combines authentic décor with gardens to create a tropical atmosphere. You can relax on your furnished terrace or stop by the hotel bar for drinks and panoramic views of the coast.

Muthu Clube Praia da Oura has two outdoor swimming pools, 4 bars including a pool bar and a piano bar, a buffet-style restaurant offering Mediterranean, Portuguese, English and continental cuisine and a variety of daytime and evening entertainment. There are a range of activities for children including a kid’s club.

All 564 rooms have self-catering facilities and vary from standard terrace rooms, apartments and suites. Standard terrace rooms have a garden view, while superior or deluxe terrace rooms include either a pool or a sea view. The hotel has a lift and Wi-Fi is available.

Things to do locally

Albufeira Marina lies just 5.9 km away from the hotel and is home to many restaurants, bars and shops. The hotel is near several beaches; you will find Praia dos Alemaes just 1.7 km away, and Praia do Inatel is just slightly further along the same coastline. You can also book boat tours and cruises from outlets around the Marina. Many visitors take a quad biking tour to explore Algarve’s countryside. The province of Algarve is also known for its many golf resorts, several of which are close to the hotel.

What our customers say

“If you want a place that has everything, location, good food, beach, pool, leisure Centre, spa and easy access to main strip entertainment this place has it all”.  Mary, Sligo

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Vila Gale Marina Hotel

All Inclusive in the Algarve

The 4 star Vila Galé Marina Hotel in Vilamoura sits in a convenient location opposite the marina and close to the main beach, casino, bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel is great for families, couples and golfers, who enjoy the proximity to award-winning courses.  The hotel is also well equipped for people with disabilities with wheelchair access ways, lift and disabled access. One room is adapted for people with reduced mobility.

The hotel boasts an outdoor and heated indoor pool, health club with jacuzzi and Turkish bath, outdoor jacuzzi and gym. It has two restaurants and two bars providing entertainment, one which is poolside and serves drinks and snacks (open May to September, daytime only). For children there is the Nep Kid’s club. Other facilities include a laundry service, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi.

Standard rooms enjoy a private bathroom, air conditioning, television, telephone, hair dryer and mini bar. A safe is available at an additional charge. Junior suites are designed to accommodate families; children under 13 can stay in their parents’ room free of charge.

Things to do locally

A popular way for visitors of all ages to explore Vilamoura is to hop aboard the Delgaturis tourist train at the Praia da Marina for the 50-minute circular ride. If you’re a keen golfer and you’ve brought your family along, they can develop their skills at the Family Golf Park, just 1.2 km away. There is also a tennis academy around 2 km away. Down at the Marina, you can catch the water taxi and enjoy viewing the various yachts, or take a boat trip to watch dolphins, go fishing and take to the air in a parasailing experience.

What our customers say

“Great location just off marina. Very clean throughout. Modern rooms. Friendly, helpful staff. Great choice for breakfast. Had dinner in restaurant one night & it was lovely”.  Audrey, Ballybofey

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Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club

All Inclusive in the Algarve

Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club is a spacious, elegant 5 star hotel in Albufeira set in tranquil grounds overlooking the ocean. It’s a perfect resort for families and adults travelling in couples or with friends.

The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool with children’s section, a rooftop sun terrace allowing guests to unwind in a peaceful environment and a gym. Visit the Poetry Spa with Turkish bath and a choice of massage treatments. The varied entertainment and activities programme has something for everyone. The Sky Bar is the hotel’s main bar which also serves as the evening entertainment venue. The Aqua Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving buffet dishes or an à la carte menu depending on the season. The poolside bar accompanying the restaurant serves refreshing drinks and light snacks throughout the day.

The accommodation at Grand Muthu Oura View Beach Club comprises rooms, suites and apartments. Each accommodation choice is spacious and tastefully decorated in calming, nautical tones. Air conditioning, flat screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony or terrace feature as standard in all accommodation. When opting for a suite, or a one or two bedroom apartment, you will benefit from separate sleeping and living areas and the convenience of a kitchen with microwave, fridge and dining area.

Things to do locally

A visit to Albufeira would not be complete without wandering through the traditional streets of the old town. Lined with white buildings typical of Portuguese architecture, the traditional shops offer boutique shopping and local delights. South of the old town stop at popular Fisherman’s Beach to refresh, before reaching the interesting Roman ruins surrounded by attractive landmarks and savour the views over Albufeira. The historical city of Faro is 40 km east of the hotel and easily accessible by train.

What our customers say

“Absolutely amazing hotel and very clean. The pool is very big and clean. staff are very helpful. Great entertainment. We couldn’t fault the place one bit. Only one minute walk to strip and right on the beach with a few restaurants and a supermarket along it. I would highly recommend people to stay here”.  Tom, Dublin

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Clube Humbria

All Inclusive in the Algarve

The modern award winning 4 star Clube Humbria is located in the fishing village of Olhos de Àgua, 850 m from the village’s sandy beach. This family friendly hotel is ideal for families as there are plenty of activities for young children during the day and evening. It boasts a mini-waterpark and kid’s club, which will keep children entertained, and plenty of sun loungers around the huge outdoor pool for adults to relax.

The hotel facilities include outdoor pools for adults and children, a mini waterpark, fitness room, Spa del Mar with massage services, multipurpose sports court, snooker table, football table. With a restaurant, bar, pool bar, snack bar and live shows there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. The hotel also offers excursions such as a visit to the historic town of Loule, where you can join the residents in sampling local produce on market day and pick up souvenirs at the stalls and shops.

Standard one bedroom apartments sleep up to four people. They have a private bathroom with a bathtub and hairdryer, a separate living area with a kitchenette, a dining table, two convertible beds and a balcony. Amenities include air conditioning, fan, satellite television, telephone, free Wi-Fi and a safe (charge applies). Apartments with a pool view are available.

Things to do locally

Among the many wide, sandy beaches in the area is Falésia Beach, a seven km stretch of sand backed by steep cliffs, with lifeguards, sun loungers and other facilities. The Praia Barranco das Belharucas section and its multicoloured cliffs can be reached by walking on the beach from Olhos de Agua at low tide. Families can work off excess energy at the Parque Adventure, just 2.4 km away from the hotel, with zip lines, high rope activities and rope bridges. Jeep safaris and quad bike trips are available in the area to take you to explore the traditional Algarve villages and countryside. Keen golfers can enjoy a pleasant challenge with magnificent views at the Ocean Golf Course Vale de Lobo. There are good transport links to the surrounding towns, including Vilamoura and Albufeira. Stroll through the shops or visit the marinas, where you can enjoy dolphin-watching boat trips, pirate cruises and other adventures.

What our customers say

“The hotel is fantastic for people with young children. The toddler playground, water slides and pool kept our little boy busy all day long. The food was lovely and there was a huge choice. The staff were so friendly and all of them made a massive effort to interact with the children. There was entertainment every night, it seemed to keep the kids entertained however our little boy was exhausted and in bed by 9pm most nights so we didn’t get to participate. Our boy was too young to take part in the children’s camp activities but there were lots of activities going on in the pool and around the grounds. It was a really fantastic holiday”.  Michael, Mallow

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