The Algarve

Algarve Holidays

“Stunning cliffs, golden beaches and a relaxed atmosphere”

The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its stunning cliffs, golden beaches and a relaxed atmosphere. Benefiting from the Mediterranean climate which brings long and warm summers and very mild winters, the region experiences average highs of 26 °C between May and September. This makes it the perfect holiday destination for families, golf lovers, groups, and couples looking for a relaxing summer retreat or some winter sun. Contact our travel experts today, to discuss the best things to do and see in the Algarve and create your perfect luxury holiday.

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Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel, Albufeira

Recently renovated the Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel is the perfect choice for families. With an ideal location approximately 6 minutes away from the picturesque Blue Flag Falésia beach and a variety of local amenities nearby, everything you need is within walking distance of the hotel.  There are three golf courses nearby too – Victoria Golf Course, Millenium Dom Pedro Golf Course, and Pine Cliffs Golf Course. Each one is perfect for golfers of all levels which make them perfect for a golf holiday. However should you wish to explore beyond the immediate vicinity of the hotel, Albufeira city centre, and Vilamoura, the golf capital of the Algarve are both 10 kilometres away. Whilst children will undoubtedly be pleased about the close proximity of the hotel to Zoomarine. Approximately a 25 minute drive away, this water theme park is the best family theme park in the Algarve. With exhilarating water slides, rides, a giant swimming pool, dolphin presentations, and more, this theme park is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon with plenty of activities to keep the children entertained for hours.

Inside the stylish and modern Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel you will find a range of recently renovated standard one bedroom, large one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Tastefully designed to reflect the sporty nature of hotel with tennis courts, a full sized running track, and outdoor swimming pool, each apartment is equipped with a spacious kitchen and bathroom. Every lounge comes complete with a flat screen television, comfortable sofa, dining table and chairs and leads onto a large private terrace. Whilst each bedroom is equipped with either 2 single beds or one double bed. Despite staying in an apartment, each room is cleaned daily, as you would expect in a four star hotel. This makes it the perfect choice for families, as you are able to benefit from the added space an apartment provides whilst having the amenities of staying in a more conventional hotel room.

This amazing hotel staff also provide exceptional friendly service to incredibly high standards throughout. Talented chefs create a refined medley of dishes in the Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel restaurant . Whilst the friendly staff around the hotel are available for all enquiries from equipment hire to arranging excursions and taxi’s.

  • 6 minutes away from Blue Flag Falésia beach
  • Two outdoor swimming pools with one for young children
  • Spacious contemporary restaurant and bar area
  • Stylish recently renovated apartments
  • Full-sized running track, field, and 3 tennis courts
  • Part of the AP Hotels & Resorts luxury hotel collection


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General Information
Perfect For
Board Basis Options
Check-in Time: 16:00
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Check-out Time: 11:00
3 Tennis Courts
Half Board
Ideal Location
Stylish Modern Apartments
Full Board

Sample Algarve Holiday Itinerary

Day 1

Start the day with breakfast in the hotel’s dining area where you will find an extensive selection of continental and cooked options, as well as fruit and cereals. If you are travelling with children it is worth mentioning that breakfast is free of charge at the hotel for children up to 2 years old. As an adult, throughout the duration of your stay you will undoubtedly become well acquainted with the coffee machine located beside the fresh Portuguese bread and pastries. After breakfast relax in your apartment, apply copious amounts of sun screen (trust us on this one, you will definitely need it), and make your way down to the pool area. With an abundance of sun loungers, there will be no need to rush downstairs early in the morning to reserve your favourite spot. Swim in the pool, play with the children, or simply keep an eye on them as they splash around in the children’s pool whilst you read your favourite book.

Then in the afternoon make your way to the local square just minutes away for lunch. Sample one of the local restaurants in the square, or shop for light bites at the local supermarket to take back to your apartment. Later in the afternoon, as the temperature falls a few degrees, explore Falésia beach. Bordered by rich red sandstone cliffs on one side, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other, this beautiful six kilometre stretch of golden sand is perfect for families. Quiet and uncrowded, find the perfect spot for your beach towel and laze around for the next few hours. Retire to your room in the evening and later on take the elevator downstairs for dinner.

Day 2

After breakfast, pack your day bag, as you prepare for a trip to Zoomarine water park. Approximately a 25 minute drive away this water theme park is the best family theme park in the Algarve. With exhilarating water slides, rides, a giant swimming pool, dolphin presentations, and more, this theme park is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon with plenty of activities to keep the children entertained for hours. A bus service runs from outside the Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel, departing each morning, and can be booked as part of your entrance ticket for an additional cost. However it is also possible to use a local taxi, Uber, or drive your own hire car to Zoomarine. With free parking at the hotel, hiring a car is a particularly popular option for families due to the flexibility and convenience it can provide. Zoomarine is open until 18:00 so there is more than enough time to explore the theme park in full. In fact, you may enjoy it so much that you will choose to return tomorrow, and the next day. If this is the case, 2 day and 3 day passes can purchased from inside the park or online. Return to the Victoria Sport & Beach Hotel in the evening for another delicious dinner, before relaxing in the apartment until bedtime. Watch one of the satellite channels, or watch a movie on your laptop/tablet device.

Day 3

Enjoy another delightful breakfast at the hotel and then make full use of the sports facilities available. The three tennis courts and huge field with goal posts are ideal for family sports. Tennis rackets and balls can be hired from the reception desk. Later in the morning make your way to Albufeira Marina. Admire the pastel-coloured buildings around the harbour as you make your way towards the AlgarExperience ticket office to check in for today’s spectacular excursion. With several modern vessels and an experienced knowledgeable team, AlgarExperience is the leading company in the area. We recommend the “Dolphins and Beach BBQ” tour. This five-hour tour begins with dolphin watching followed by a beach BBQ. The dolphin watching is undoubtedly the highlight of the trip, and if you are lucky you will be able to get up close and personal with nature’s most beautiful creatures. The team of experts on board will do their utmost to try and ensure that you see dolphins on your tour. But there are no guarantees. So AlgarExperience kindly allow all travellers who fail to spot any dolphins to try again later in the week free of charge, or try an alternative tour instead. In the evening return to your hotel for dinner. Over dinner reminisce about your incredible experience with some of the world’s most beautiful creatures.

Day 4 

After three fun filled action packed days have a lie in followed by a late breakfast. Then spend the remainder of the day lounging by the pool and at Falésia beach. No dream holiday is complete without a few days of complete and utter relaxation.

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