Boasting a glorious coast lined with honey-coloured sandy beaches and Instagram-worthy seacliffs, all basking beneath year-round sunshine, it’s no wonder that the Algarve is a popular choice for an all-inclusive getaway.
You won’t be short on accommodation options either, with a variety of all-inclusive hotels and resorts scattered along the beachfront from Lagos to Monte Gordo. To help you narrow down where to stay, check out our round-up of some of the best all-inclusive hotels in the Algarve.
Located on Falésia Beach, the AP Adriana Beach Resort is a great choice to relax, unwind, and master the art of doing absolutely nothing. With two restaurants, three bars and four pools set within 17 hectares of gorgeous land, this four-star hotel has something for every type of all-inclusive holidaymaker. Highlights include delicious freshly baked pizzas at the Al-Gharb restaurant and the Turkish baths at the hotel’s spa.
If you’re feeling more active, there’s tennis, mini-golf and a kids’ club to get stuck into. Or if you fancy exploring outside the resort (we’re not sure you’d ever need to), the popular towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura are just on your doorstep, with shuttle services provided by the hotel.
For the ultimate indulgent all-inclusive getaway in the Algarve, it has to be the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel Spa. This five-star hotel on the fringes of Albufeira is a long-standing favourite thanks to its stunning beachfront location and fantastic services.
As well as direct access to the beautiful Santa Eulália beach, you’ll enjoy plenty of resort-side entertainment, whether it’s at the Realito Kid’s Club or at the sushi bar and nightclub, Le Club Sushi & Disco. After all that partying, you can revitalise with a therapeutic treatment, unwind with a hot stone massage or relax in the thalassotherapy pool at the resort’s spa.
Seeking an all-inclusive getaway that perfectly combines relaxation with outdoor activities? The Robinson Quinta da Ria is the place to be.
Within the stunning Ria Formosa Natural Park and just ten minutes from the picturesque city of Tavira, this four-star hotel will keep you on your toes. Join its beach volleyball sessions, play padel tennis, fill your days with fitness classes, or explore the Ria Formosa’s unique landscapes on a cycle or stand-up paddleboarding tour.
If you do want to take it easy, that’s okay, too. You can chill out with a game on its professional golf courses, visit the WellFit Spa or unwind with a yoga session by the pool.
Families will find themselves in all-inclusive paradise at NAU Salgados Palm Village. This modern four-star resort goes all out to keep you entertained – we’re talking ten outdoor pools, a kids’ club full of fun and games, and endless family activities ranging from volleyball to water aerobics. Did we mention it has 275 apartments designed with families in mind, too?
Out and about, the pristine, golden dunes of Salgados Beach are just a ten-minute drive away, or you can take the free shuttle train down to Gale-Oeste Beach. For golf fanatics, the 18-hole Salgados Golf Course is next door to the hotel, while little ones will love a day out at Zoomarine theme park, just 20 minutes away.
If your idea of all-inclusive bliss is poolside lounging with a cocktail in hand and endless evening entertainment, look no further than the RR Alvor Baia Resort in Alvor. Days here are best spent making your way through the bar’s drinks menu as you chill out by its huge 100m-long curved pool; come evening, quizzes, live music and dance shows will keep you entertained.
Whether you’re seeking a romantic couples escape or have the tots in tow, this stylish four-star hotel has all the facilities needed for an unforgettable holiday. Kids will love the children's playground (complete with pirate boat!) while adults can treat themselves to a dip in the heated hydrotherapy pool at the spa. Come the end of the day, cosy up in your modern suite for a heavenly night’s sleep.
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