Best hotels and holiday homes near the beaches of the Algarve (35 tips)

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It is not new that the Algarve is one of the favourite destinations of the Portuguese. With the tourist attractions, the gastronomy, and, obviously, the beaches,  the reasons that make this one of the most idyllic regions of the country add up. Having this in mind, Excelente brought together the best accommodations for your vacation.

Where to stay in Lagos?

Lagos Avenida Hotel

This accommodation is ideal for those who like to spend their time  between the beach and the pool, since it is only a nine minute walk from the beach. In addition, it is right in the centre of Lagos, with easy access to supermarkets and leisure spots.

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Quinta Bonita Country House & Gardens

Quinta Bonita Country House & Gardens offers panoramic views of the Lagos bays and Praia da Luz. Organic fruits from the orchard and fresh bread from local bakeries are served for breakfast. One of the strengths of this accommodation is undoubtedly the garden — which is really breathtaking, both for the flowers and the labyrinth it draws.

If you want to rent a car or a bike to get to know more about Lagos you can do so at the property. Just over 1.5 km away you will also have the Boavista Golf Club and Praia da Luz (2.5km).

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Vida Boa Lodge

Vida Boa Lodge is situated 2 km from Praia da Luz and is an excellent choice for those who enjoy table tennis — available on site — and cycling in the surroundings. Next to the pool you will find a very pleasant leisure area with extensive and comfortable sofas where you can have your well-deserved rest. A true paradise on earth!

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Cascade Wellness Resort

Cascade Wellness Resort is among the most renowned options in the Algarve accommodation. Situated ten minutes from the beach, Cascade Wellness Resort features a hotel, apartments and independent villas. For those who want to take care of their body and mind, the hotel offers a spa complete with beauty treatments, massages, hot tub and sauna. As a complement, it also has a state-of-the-art gym, kids' club, two football fields, two tennis courts and a games room.

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Where to stay in Portimão?

Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Do you want an accommodation that allows you to stay right next to the beach? Then this is the ideal option. The rooms have a balcony or terrace, where you can admire the stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Armação de Pêra. Some rooms include a seating area and cable TV.

Here you can also find a wellness space with 12 treatment rooms, a landscaped yoga pavilion and a Hypoxi Studio, which offers body sculpting techniques. For sports enthusiasts, try the gym, mini golf and tennis court.

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Hotel Rural Brícia Du Mar

Hotel Rural Brícia Du Mar is 10 min away from Rocha Beach and offers a restaurant, private car park, swimming pool and bar. For those who want a family holiday, there are also rooms with capacity for kids and adults. Within 2 km you will find the Algarve Casino, Gramacho Golf Course and numerous restaurants. Only4 km away you can always visit the Slide & Splash Water Park.

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Caneiros Luxury House & Suites

Caneiros Luxury House & Suites is 400 metres from Caneiros Beach and features an infinity garden, indoor and outdoor pool and terrace. Some of the units feature sea views. Every morning you can count on a magnificent view of the sea. This accommodation is part of the Sustainable Travel Program.

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One2Seven

Unlike the previous ones, One2Seven offers views over the river and the city. Situated 4 minutes from the beach, it also has a swimming pool and gym. In this accommodation, you have  two types of accommodation available: bedrooms and houses. The houses have a fully equipped kitchen and a terrace.

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Bela Vista Hotel & Spa - Relais & Chateaux

The Bela Vista Hotel & Spa stands out for its historic architecture building — were it not the first hotel in the Algarve region. Considered by many to be one of the best places in the region to watch the sunset, this guest house features three separate houses, each with a unique design.

Staying at the Bela Vista Hotel is like having a foot in the sea, as the accommodation is right in front of the beach. Nearby you can have the Algarve Casino (0.3 km), Portimão Marina (0.9 km), Portimão Stadium (1.4km), among other places of interest.

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Jupiter Marina Hotel - Couples & Spa

Jupiter Marina Hotel has a magnificent infinity pool surrounded by clear sand and sun loungers — is there a better place? A curiosity about this space is that it used to be a  canning fish in oil factory.

The hotel has a restaurant serving local dishes and a rooftop bar. For those who want to relax, you can enjoy the heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna and relaxation rooms. In the vicinity you have Rocha beach (1.2 km), Portimão Marina (1.2 km) and Praia Grande (1.6km).

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Where to stay in Carvoeiro?

Villa Margarita

Just a 12-minute walk from the beach, Villa Margarita offers sea views and a fully equipped house, from the kitchen appliances, to a wonderful outdoor pool. Nearby you have Vale do Milho Golf Course (0.8 km), Vale Covo Beach (0.7 km) and Slide & Splash Water Park (4.6 km). The house has a capacity for seven people.

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Castelo Guest House

Staying in this Guest House is really like staying in a castle overlooking the sea, as it is located on a cliff. Just 300 metres away you have access to a wide range of restaurants with local cuisine, bars and shops. Zoo Marine Theme Park is less than 20 km away and provides entertainment for all guests. The beach, in turn, is right at your feet.

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Tivoli Carvoeiro

Located on the seafront, the 5-star Tivoli Carvoeiro is renowned for its high standards of quality and elegant and contemporary aesthetics. From the food to the rooms, you can rest assured of the excellence of the  service. Inside the hotel you have Med Food & Wine, which serves fish and seafood, The One Gourmet, which makes personalised meals associated with traditional Portuguese cuisine, and Mare Bistro, which works with daily fishing. Near the hotel you have Vale do Milho Golf Course (1 km), Vale Covo Beach (0.1 km) and Carvoeiro Beach (1.1 km).

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Hotel Baia Cristal Beach & Spa Resort

Hotel Baia Cristal Beach & Spa Resort is located on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, just 300 metres from Vale de Centeanes Beach. Here you have access to an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, spa and a tennis court. In addition to a restaurant, the guest house features the Albatroz Bar with live music and exotic drinks. Golf enthusiasts will find Vale de Milho Golf Course 2 km away.

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Vila Alba Resort

Vila Alba Resort has an extensive infinity pool and views of Albandeira Beach. At this accommodation you can enjoy a round of golf or horse riding nearby. Near the site you have the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Rocha (1.4 km), Senhora da Rocha Beach (1.5 km) and Algar de Benagil (2 km).

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Rocha Brava Village Resort

The Rocha Brava Village Resort hotel is the ideal place for those who want a worry-free holiday, as it offers trips to Carvoeiro three times a day. In addition, each unit is equipped with various appliances, such as washing machine, and an in-hotel supermarket. Nearby, you have access to Vale do Milho Golf Course (0.7 km), Benagil Beach (1.7 km) and Slide & Splash Water Park (5.9 km).

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Where to stay in Albufeira?

Regency Salgados Hotel & Spa

Located close to the beach, Regency Salgados Hotel & Spa has everything in one place: bar, garden, swimming pool, restaurant and rooms designed for your comfort and rest, which include a coffee machine and balcony.

Near the accommodation you have the Salgados Golf Course (0.7 km), the Zoomarine Theme Park (4 km) and Albufeira Old Town Square (5.7 km) — in addition to Salgados Beach (0.8 km), of course.

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The Patio Suite Hotel

Patio Suite Hotel is an ideal option for kids and adults, as it offers four swimming pools, two of them for the youngest. All units  have a living room, kitchen and bedrooms with a private balcony. Near the accommodation you can enjoy the Pine Cliffs Golf Course (0.3 km), Falésia Beach (0.7 km) and Vilamoura Marina (4.9 km).

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Vila Galé Collection Praia

Vila Galé Collection Beach is a wonderful hotel, located 150m from Praia da Galé with a swimming pool that invites you to dive in summer, surrounded by palm trees that provide the freshness of the shade so that you can fully rest. Enjoy and visit the Salgados Golf Course (1,6 km), the Hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Orada (4.4 km) and the Algarve Shopping Mall (6 km).

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3HB Falésia Garden

3HB Falésia Garden is 4 minutes away from the beach and a 10-minute walk from Olhos De Água centre, where you can find bars, restaurants and various shops. Each unit includes a kitchenette and a living room, with the possibility of a balcony to enjoy the sea view. This property also allows you to rent bicycles and/or cars.

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NAU São Rafael Atlântico

The NAU São Rafael Atlântico hotel is a five-star complex where you can enjoy three outdoor pools and two heated indoor pools. You can also make use of the extensive spa and sun decks. As far as meals are concerned, you have a buffet room and an à la carte restaurant, which excels in Mediterranean food. Near the hotel you can visit São Rafael Beach (0.3 km), the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Orada (1,7 km) and the Municipal Museum of Archaeology (2.8 km).

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Hotel Maritur - Adults Only

Hotel Maritur is a four-star accommodation intended for adults only. For golfers this is the perfect place, as it is at an average distance of 15 km from the best golf courses in the Algarve. In addition, be sure to take advantage of the indoor pool heated through solar panels, the jacuzzi, the gym, the outdoor pool and the AquaBar.

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Where to stay in Vilamoura?

Vilalara Thalassa Resort

Combining rest with luxury seems to be one of the premises of Vilalara Thalassa Resort, as it has a luxury spa, six outdoor pools and two restaurants. Its spacious suites are surrounded by extensive landscaped gardens, three tennis courts and a padel court. If in the B&G restaurant the options are all low-calorie, in the Terrace Grill, open seasonally, the protagonists are shrimp and barbecue.

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Conrad Algarve

Conrad Algarve is a paradise for golfing enthusiasts, as it is located in Quinta do Lago. The accommodation also offers three restaurants, three bars and a spa, with indoor pool and sauna.

If you have four-legged friends and want them to accompany you on vacation, it's no problem either, as the hotel admits pets. In the immediate vicinity, in addition to Quinta do Lago Golf Course, Royal - Vale do Lobo Golf Course (3.3 km), São Lourenço Golf Course (3.4 km) and Karting Almancil (3.8 km). The nearest beach is Praia do Garrão, 3.1m km away.

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Pine Hills Vilamoura

Pine Hills Vilamoura is a resort consisting of several apartment units, all with a terrace and living room, as well as a kitchen. Pine Hills Vilamoura is a quiet place to spend a few days with your family and also very suitable for children, because it has a swimming pool and a garden. In the vicinity you will find several sports activities such as Vila Sol Golf Course (1.1 km), Millennium Golf Course (2.1 km) and Aquashow Water Park (2.7 km).

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EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel

EPIC SANA is three minutes from Falésia Beach. Here, you can take a gastronomic journey through the four restaurants present on site and experience flavours from around the world. For children between the ages of four and twelve, a seasonal kids' club with supervised activities and care is available, so parents can take a break and relax. For pool lovers, this should not be a concern either, as the hotel offers five outdoor pools. In the surroundings you have the Pine Cliffs Golf Course (0,8 km), Falésia Beach (0.3 km) and Oura Beach (5.2 km).

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Domes Lake Algarve

Domes Lake is situated two minutes from the beach. Here, you can count on a differentiating approach, as the hotel has a natural sandy pool and a floating restaurant.

As for the luxurious rooms, there is a selection of views that include the garden, the sea, the lake and the Vilamoura Marina with the skyline in the background. Among the various offers, you can count on three bars, pergolas for birdwatching on the lake and a 1.2 km wooden deck that skirts the lake, as well as gardens and endless lawns. Oh! And of course, a detailed selection of wines.

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Where to stay in Tavira?

Quinta da Lua

Quinta da Lua is a boutique hotel with an ecological saltwater pool and golf courses nearby. Less than 4 km away from Praia do Barril Beach, the accommodation has a balcony in all rooms to enjoy the unobstructed views. You will find Tavira Island (3.5 km), Tavira Castle (3.5 km) and Tavira Island Surf Spot (6.3 km) nearby.

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Convento Bernardas duplex - 3 bedroom

Convento Bernardas duplex is a whole apartment with three bedrooms and equipped kitchen in the Tavira area, 2.3 km from Terra Estreita Beach. Near the residence you have the Castle of Tavira (0.7 km), the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo (0.7 km) and the Roman Bridge of Tavira (0.7 km). This accommodation is special for having roots from the 16th century and a good location, within walking distance to the old town or the market.

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São Paulo Boutique Hotel – SPBH

Situated 200 metres from the Roman Bridge of Tavira, São Paulo Boutique features an outdoor swimming pool, a lounge and a garden. A continental breakfast is served daily on a buffet basis. The area is popular for cycling. In the vicinity of the accommodation you have access to Benamor Golf Course (4.5 km), Cabanas Beach (5.3 km) and Tavira Train Station (1 km).

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AP Maria Nova Lounge

AP Maria Nova Lounge has a privileged view of the city, as it is situated on a hillside. In addition to the exceptionally tastefully decorated rooms, you can also enjoy the garden and pool, all while sipping a cocktail from Nomad Bar Lounge Terrace or having a snack from Alagoa, the poolside bar. As for the main attractions, you have Tavira Island (5.3 km), Pego do Inferno Waterfall (4.9 km) and Cabanas Beach (5.4 km). Only adults are allowed in this accommodation.

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Where to stay in Monte Gordo?

Casa Currito Ramos

Casa Currito Ramos, in addition to being located next to the beach, is next to the Casino - perfect for those who like to enjoy the nightlife of Monte Gordo. The apartment is fully equipped and ready to welcome you. From the balcony, you can eat your meals with a view of the sea.

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Seasun Vacation Rentals

Do you like waking up and running into the sea? Watching sunrise and sunset from home? Then, this apartment is perfect. Situated in front of Monte Gordo Beach and fully equipped, the guest house offers the possibility of bike and car hire, as it is in an area popular for cycling. Here you can also enjoy various other activities in the surroundings, such as fishing and hiking. Next to the accommodation you have access to several restaurants, cafés and bars.

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The Prime Energize

Prime Energize Hotel is a 4-star property located close to the beach of Monte Gordo. From the rooftop pool you can have a privileged view and enjoy the terrace and the bar. And since the quality of accommodation is in the details, Prime Energize offers Rituals toiletries. At meals you can always count on local and fresh products, such as fresh fish from the Portuguese coast and top quality meats.

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Hotel Apartamento Dunamar

Located in Monte Gordo Beach, Hotel Apartamento Dunamar features two outdoor pools, a fitness centre and a health club. For younger guests, there is also a children's playground. The location is privileged and has direct access to the beach. Several restaurants and markets are within a 5-minute walk.

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Take a few days off and hit the road! If you don't know the Algarve yet, we have a question for you. Where have you been all this time?

Best hotels and holiday homes near the beaches of the Algarve (35 tips)
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Best hotels and holiday homes near the beaches of the Algarve (35 tips)