Algarve

Beachfront holidays: the top ten beach hotels in the Algarve

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.

Highlights of The Lake Spa Resort

  • 300 metres from Falésia Beach and 20 minutes from Albufeira
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Spa and Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Rating: Excellent (9.1)

The Lake Spa Resort

Top rated
Vilamoura, 1.1 km to Colombo
9.4 Excellent (3948 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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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.

Highlights of the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

  • Situated near the historic town of Sagres
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Spa and Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Pets allowed
  • Rating: Excellent (9)

Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel

Top rated
Sagres, 6.1 km to Cabo de São Vicente
9.0 Excellent (773 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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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!

Highlights of the Epic Sana Algarve

  • Situated next to Falésia Beach in Albufeira
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Spa and Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Pets allowed
  • Rating: Excellent (9.1)

Epic Sana Algarve Hotel

Top rated
Olhos de Agua, 2.1 km to Olhos de Água
9.5 Excellent (2446 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.4 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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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.

Highlights of the Suites Alba Resort & Spa

  • On top of a cliff, overlooking Albandeira Beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Spa and Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Rating: Excellent (9.1)

Suites Alba Resort & Spa

9.1 Excellent (1329 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.2 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
Hotel CTA

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.

Highlights of Hotel da Rocha

  • Next to Praia da Rocha Beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Pets allowed
  • Rating: Excellent (8.7)

Hotel da Rocha

Top rated
Portimão, 14.4 km to Autodrómo Internacional Algarve
8.6 Excellent (348 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
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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.

Highlights of PortoBay Falésia

  • A three-minute walk from Falésia Beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Rating: Excellent (8.9)

Hotel PortoBay Falésia

Top rated
Olhos de Agua, 0.6 km to Olhos de Água
9.2 Excellent (6074 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Wellness centre / Spa
Gym
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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.

Highlights of the Grande Real Santa Eulália

  • Next to Santa Eulália Beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Rating: Excellent (8.6)

Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa

Top rated
Albufeira, 4.7 km to Albufeira Train Station
9.1 Excellent (6095 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 8.9 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
Hotel CTA

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.

Highlights of Vila Joya

  • Just a three-minute walk from the beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Rating: Excellent (9.1)

Hotel Vila Joya

Top rated
Albufeira, 8.9 km to Albufeira Train Station
9.2 Excellent (177 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.5 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Wellness centre / Spa
Gym
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A five-star hotel in Porches

With an Excellent rating (94 out of 100 possible points), Vila Vita Parc is a true dream. Just 350 metres from the beach, this five-star resort is the ultimate escape.

22 hectares of gardens, exquisite accommodation with fantastic sea views, eight restaurants – one of them awarded two Michelin stars – five bars, three tennis courts, a spa and everything for a holiday of rest and pure luxury.
If you are looking for a unique and memorable experience, look no further.

Highlights of Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

  • 350 metres from the beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Spa and Gymnasium
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Rating: Excellent (9.4)

Hotel Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Top rated
9.6 Excellent (3135 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.6 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
Hotel CTA

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.

Highlights of Aqua Pedra dos Bicos

  • 400 metres from Praia dos Bicos Beach
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor pools
  • Restaurant and Bar
  • Rating: Excellent (8.7)

Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel

Top rated
Albufeira, 4.6 km to Albufeira Train Station
9.1 Excellent (3940 reviews)
Excellent Service 9.1 / 10
WiFi in rooms
Car park
Pets allowed
Wellness centre / Spa
Hotel CTA