When planning a vacation with your loved ones, choosing a good place to stay can be tricky. How are the accommodation and facilities? What is included on the price? How about exciting activities nearby? Is there a kids club or babysitting services? How about the food options? And can everyone have an amazing time? As a mum myself, I have been able to have some great experiences. So, search no more: these are Portugal best resorts and hotels for families.
With four different locations, you can choose from the buzzing city life of Lisbon to the quiet of a private villa in the Algarve. A place one stone away from sandy beaches or a luxury experience on the “Portuguese Riviera” of Cascais and Sintra.
The Aqualuz Troia – 90 minutes from Lisbon – and The Aqualuz Lagos – in one of the best areas of the Algarve – are perfect. And both deserve to be in Portugal best resorts and hotels for families. Aqualuz Troia has a Baby Corner, a Kids Club and a Fun Club. Aqualuz Lagos has a playroom and a Kids Club. While the young ones enjoy themselves, families can choose to quench their thirst by the bar, enjoy a meal at the restaurant or take part in one of the many activities.
With 7 hotels in the subtropical Madeira island, two hotels in Lisbon two in Porto and one in the Algarve, there are plenty of options to choose from. These resorts are also known for creating exclusive and unique experiences for couples or families. From a romantic diner to a sport event, a private museum visit or a concert.
Live like a Royal Family
How about spending a vacation like a royal family? This is precisely what you can have in this mansion of Cascais. It faces the Atlantic and is the place where the last king of Italy, Humberto II, spent his exile years. Besides the seawater pools, the hotel is known for the amazing spa.
If the “all inclusive” option is what you are looking for, this resort facing the Salgados Beach, in the Algarve, is a great option. Four of the ten swimming pools are exclusive for children, the kids club is huge and in the high season there is a full program of entertainment for all ages.
The Porto Santo beach is, arguably, considered the best in Portugal, with is 9 km of golden sand and warm waters. This tiny island, close to Madeira, is an oasis of peace and perfect for a family experience. The resort of the Pestana Group offers an “all inclusive” stay, where kids and grownups can enjoy the sea, the swimming pools, huge gardens and a great choice of sport activities.
Portugal is a wine country and the Douro Valley – UNESCO World Heritage – is its crown jewel. If you want to taste the best nectars and enjoy the amazing landscape, but also have a fantastic family experience, this is the place for you. And the cruises in the Douro river are a must.