Top ten beach hotels in the Algarve for a beachfront escape

Enjoy the soft sand, the breathtaking view and the blue sea in one of these beach hotels in the Algarve.

For extended summer holidays or simple weekend getaways, the Algarve coast is an eternal invitation, always ready to feed our soul. The beaches, the soft sand, the sea (with its various shades of blue), the cliffs … and the beach hotels that combine all this with incredible views. We went searching for the best of the best. Front line beach hotels with direct access and breathtaking views.

The result? Ten absolutely unmissable beachfront hotels. From luxury resorts to hotels to go to with the family or that are a stone’s throw from the beach, this selection includes everyone’s perfect destination.

A luxury resort in Vilamoura

With one of the best ratings in the country, The Lake Spa Resort is an exquisite five-star hotel located in Vilamoura, 300 metres from Falésia Beach.

If you are looking for a truly special holiday by the beach, The Lake Spa Resort is the ideal hotel. Elegant and luxurious, this resort has three outdoor pools (one with a natural sand bottom), a private lake and a vast number of activities – from horse riding to tennis and from diving to excursions. Pure comfort and luxury, a step away from the beach.

The Lake Spa Resort

Top rated
8.7 Excellent (27 reviews)

A resort for families, next to Martinhal Beach

Just a two-minute walk from Martinhal Beach, the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is a five-star hotel, known for its unpretentious luxury and genuine hospitality.

With five pools, tennis courts, restaurants, 37 rooms and a wide selection of spacious family dwellings, Martinhal Sagres is the perfect hotel for a comfortable family stay. Here it will be impossible not to fall in love with the magnificent ocean views.

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel

Top rated
9.4 Excellent (780 reviews)

A five-star hotel in Olhos de Água

Between Vilamoura and Albufeira, just a three-minute walk from Falésia Beach, we found the EPIC SANA Algarve, a five-star hotel with all the conditions for a perfect summer holiday.

With direct access to the beach, five outdoor pools (two children’s pools) and an indoor pool, a kid’s club, a crèche, three restaurants, two bars and poolside snack bars, you won’t have to worry about a thing here. Just making the most of it!

Epic Sana Algarve Hotel

Top rated
Olhos de Agua
9.7 Excellent (2866 reviews)

A resort 150 metres from the beach in Lagoa

Situated close to the town of Carvoeiro, the Suites Alba Resort & Spa is a luxury development located on the cliff of Albandeira Beach. Owned by the former captain of the Portuguese Football Team Luís Figo, the Suites Alba Resort & Spa sits atop a cliff and therefore enjoys a privileged view of the beach and ocean.

Just 150 metres away from the beach, and with direct access via a small footpath, this hotel has an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. An isolated location but one close to the best beaches in the Algarve. Not to be missed.

Vila Alba Resort

9.2 Excellent (945 reviews)

A Hotel with Excellent Value for Money in Praia da Rocha

With direct and immediate access to Praia da Rocha Beach, Hotel da Rocha is a four-star hotel situated by the sea.

With an outdoor pool, bar, fitness room and massage room, Hotel da Rocha enjoys a unique location – right above the beach – and is, therefore, the perfect hotel if you are looking for a beach holiday, with no major worries.

RR Hotel da Rocha

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (3320 reviews)

A four-star hotel in Olhos de Água

In Olhos de Água, close to Albufeira and Vilamoura, we discovered PortoBay Falésia, a four-star hotel just a three-minute walk from the beach.

Amidst the sunshine that beams down the whole year-round, and the lush greenery, the hotel has direct access to the beach, an outdoor pool, a jacuzzi, spa and three viewpoint terraces, all perfect for relaxing and soaking up the sound of the waves and the birds. For a holiday of rest, sun and pure unwinding, look no further.

PortoBay Falésia

Top rated
Olhos de Agua
9.3 Excellent (8477 reviews)

A five-star hotel in Albufeira

Situated just 50 metres from the beach, the Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa is a five-star hotel that offers the tranquillity of a seaside destination and the typical entertainment of a holiday in the Algarve.

In addition to fantastic sea views and direct access to Santa Eulália Beach, the hotel has 344 rooms, four outdoor pools, a tennis court, sauna, fitness centre, spa and a children’s playground. Everything for an incredible holiday.

Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa

Top rated
8.9 Excellent (6516 reviews)

Luxury hotel with two Michelin stars

Vila Joya – the “home of happiness” or “home of jewels” – lives up to its name. Situated just a three-minute walk from the beach, amongst bright sand dunes, Vila Joya is a real treasure, waiting to be discovered. Here your experience will be as precious as it is happy.

The luxury hotel has a two-star Michelin restaurant, magnificent panoramic ocean views, two outdoor pools, a spa and a golf academy. A small paradise, which cannot be missed out on.

Hotel Vila Joya

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (49 reviews)

A five-star hotel in Porches

Vila Vita Parc is a true dream. Just 350 metres from the beach, this five-star resort is the ultimate escape. With 22 hectares of gardens, exquisite accommodation with fantastic sea views, eight restaurants – one of them awarded two Michelin stars – five bars, three tennis courts and a spa, you’ll have everything you need for a holiday of rest and pure luxury. If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience, look no further.

Vila Vita Parc

Top rated
9.8 Excellent (3893 reviews)

A four-star hotel in Albufeira

Close to Santa Eulália Beach, in Albufeira, we found Aqua Pedra dos Bicos, a four-star hotel solely for adults. With 142 rooms, direct access to the beach, just 400 metres away, and an outdoor pool, Aqua Pedra dos Bicos is the ideal hotel for a couple’s holiday or holiday with a group of friends.

Situated just 500 metres from the famous night entertainment area of Albufeira, Aqua Pedra dos Bicos has everything for a lively holiday: a beach, pool and a constant party.

Aqua Pedra Dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel - Adults Friendly

Top rated
9.2 Excellent (4832 reviews)