Family resorts in Algarve

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With its stunning beaches, warm climate, and array of family-friendly attractions, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the southernmost region of Portugal.

Families can visit the Zoomarine theme park to see dolphins, seals, and sea lions or explore the sandstone cliffs and hidden caves on a boat tour. Algarve also offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, such as surfing, kayaking, and horse riding.

Algarve also features a variety of accommodation options, from family-friendly resorts to self-catering apartments for those seeking more independence. 

To help make planning for your family vacation as easy and stress-free as possible, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best resorts in Algarve. Check them out below and book your dream stay today!

Best family resorts in Algarve

Aquashow Park Hotel

If exhilarating slides and high-speed splashes are at the top of your list of things to look out for in a family resort in the Algarve region, then Aquashow Park Hotel is the right choice for you.

Staying at Aquashow Park Hotel gives you unlimited access to the nearby water park, where you’ll find all sorts of twisting body tubes, towering slides, and elaborate rides. Kids who are too young to take on the tubes will love the lazy river and playgrounds. 

Back at the hotel, you’ll find various on-site restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, and even a game room where you can relax and unwind after a day out in the park.

Cascade Wellness Resort

For families seeking an active vacation, Cascade Wellness in Lagos is the perfect destination spot.

The resort’s scenic clifftop location offers stunning views and easy access to Ponta da Piedade, a picturesque trail along the bluffs ideal for walks, runs, or even sunset viewings.

Cascade Wellness boasts three outdoor swimming pools and two children’s pools. The sand bottom pool is ideal for the whole family to enjoy building sandcastles.

The kids’ club, which includes a pirate ship playground, will be the highlight of any kid’s day. Meanwhile, parents can sit back and enjoy a vast range of pampering treatments at the spa.

More family resorts near Algarve


  • Which is the best family resort for kids under 8 years of age?

    Jupiter Albufeira Beach offers great activities for young children, including a kids' club, a playground, and a children's pool. The resort's team organizes daily entertainment, sports, and games, making it an ideal place for families to create fun and unforgettable memories.

  • Which is the best family resort for adolescents?

    Anantara Vilamoura Hotel is an ideal destination for families with older children, as it offers various activities such as golf courses, tennis courts, and a spa. The hotel's prime location, near the beach and the marina, provides an excellent opportunity for families to explore the surrounding area together.

  • Which family resorts are all-inclusive?

    Jupiter Albufeira Beach and AP Adriana Beach Resort offer an all-inclusive vacation experience where guests can enjoy meals, drinks, and activities without worrying about extra costs. From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, the resorts provide a comprehensive package for a stress-free holiday.

  • Which family resort in Algarve is the most luxurious?

    Pine Cliffs Hotel in Algarve is a luxurious family resort that offers an array of amenities, including a kids' club, several swimming pools, and a stunning beachfront location. The hotel's spacious rooms, upscale restaurants, and world-class golf course make it an excellent choice for families seeking a luxurious and relaxing vacation.