I’m a big believer that when planning a family holiday, you have to consider the whole family’s needs, making sure your choice of hotel and location is absolutely perfect. Portugal’s bright blue skies, warm temperatures and breathtaking landscape should be enough to tempt you, but it’s also home to a wonderful collection of hotels and family-friendly activities that go beyond its iconic golden beaches.
My family has been holidaying in the Portugese Algarve since I was a toddler, so naturally now I’m all grown-up, I bring my own family here regularly. We usually base ourselves around Lagos, Tavira or Sagres, and love nothing more than to explore this beautiful and diverse region, always finding new spots and fresh things to do. The Algarve may be best known for its beaches, but along its 200 km of coastline you’ll find an array of contrasting landscapes, from warm waters and long stretches of sand on the east, to the limestone rocks and caves of the centre, to the legendary surf-haunts of the west.
Keep reading to find out our top choices for the best family hotels in the region, and inspiration on what to do nearby.