Family holidays in the Algarve

With such a short flight time from the UK to the Algarve, this is the ideal place to spend a few weeks as a family. Play golf and tennis, hike or bike through the local countryside or hop from fishing village to fishing village and find your favourite. If you prefer to stay active there are water sports above and below water on the beaches, or you could try horse riding. Whatever you choose to do you’re sure to find something you love on your family holiday to the Algarve.

At Sovereign we know just how important holidays are, which is why we carefully handpick each of our hotels to ensure it matches our standards. We’ll help you find the perfect choice for your family, whatever you’re looking for.

Top resorts for family holidays in the Algarve - Vilamoura

Home to some fascinating cultural and historical sites, as well as family friendly restaurants and lots of shops, Vilamoura is a great choice for family holidays in the Algarve. There are two sandy beaches to choose from, with water sports ideal for those wanting to keep active. If you prefer to stick to views of the sea the golf course is fantastic, with a club house and lessons available as well.

ANANTARA Vilamoura Algarve Resort
Little children will love the crèche, while those aged 3 to 12 will find a programme of activities and games for them throughout the day. The Football Academy is the perfect place to learn new skills, and there is also a Dance Academy and lots more to try.
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Tivoli Marina Vilamoura
The restaurants at the hotel cater to children with special menus and dishes, while there is also a swimming pool just for children. Golf is available for older children and there is a children’s playground and babysitting available on request.
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Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection

Kiepos Kids Club is operated on a complimentary basis, for children between 4 - 12 years old. Whilst for the younger members of the family, a Creche is available, with a charge per session. Baby sitting services are also available upon request.

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Praia de Falesia

The beach is the main attraction, with its soft golden sands and many water sports. There’s plenty to do if you prefer to explore the landscape as well. Try hiking and cycling to the pretty fishing villages dotted around the area, or spend the day taking in the views as you work on your game on the golf courses.
Pine Cliffs Village, a Luxury Collection Resort 
Make the most of the children’s village where there is a pirate ship and playground with swings, slides and other attractions. Enjoy the bouncy castle, basketball courts, children’s swimming pool and the mini golf course, as well as lots more. 
Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort 
The Junior Club is ideal for tweens, with mini golf, darts and lots more. Younger children will love the playground where there are even two life sized pirate ships! Plus, try activities like tennis, basketball, water sports and much more.
Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort 
Voted the Best Family Resort in 2016 you’ll find Kids’ Clubs, games and activities galore in the hotel. Head to the playground, relax and paddle on the beach, try delicious family friendly meals, and lots of sports.
Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort 
Kids will love the playground and Children’s Village where there are even two life sized pirate ship. The Junior Club caters for guests aged 8 to 12 with football, mini golf, disc bowls and lots more. Plus there is a tennis academy.


This sleepy village provides the perfect setting for those who prefer to enjoy peace and quiet on their holidays. Learn about the town’s pottery industry and pick up unique hand-made gifts and souvenirs or enjoy some of the delicious local dishes in family friendly restaurants and tavernas. Or you could explore the medieval fort and learn about the history and culture of the area.
Families are well catered for, with a programme of activities and games run throughout the day. There is a crèche for very young guests, a Kids’ Park for youngsters and activities for teenagers, as well as a babysitting service.

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