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If you’re planning a family break it’s hard to beat an all-inclusive Portugal holiday. Portugal offers a Mediterranean climate, amazing beaches, great food and wonderful people, along with fantastic hotels which offer brilliant all-inclusive options for families.
Portugal’s geography means the climate varies across the country, with the warmer temperatures more frequent in the south of the country, whilst the north tends to see more rainfall due to its mountainous areas.
So, if you’re after a sunny summer holiday with warm temperatures then you should definitely look towards the south of the country where average temperatures across the summer months rarely fall below 20 degrees and are often much higher.
For an all-inclusive Portugal holiday there are plenty of top destinations to choose from across the country which we will explore further in this article. We look at all the major towns and cities across the country so you can really get a sense of which Portugal hotels will suit you and your family the best.
The Best All Inclusive Portugal Hotels
- Club Med da Balaia
- Eden Resort
- Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort
- Holiday Inn Algarve – Armacao de Pera
- Pestana Royal All Inclusive
- 3HB Guaraná
- Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
- AP Adriana Beach Resort
- Royal Savoy hotel
- The Views Oásis
- Penha Longa Resort
- NAU Salgados Palm Village Apartments
- The Patio Suite Hotel
- Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Club Med da Balaia
Address: Praia Maria Luisa, 8200-854 Albufeira, Portugal
We start with one of the top-rated all-inclusive Portugal hotels which is located atop the red cliffs of the Algarve. If you’re looking for an all-inclusive Portugal holiday this one will be hard to beat as it has something to suit the whole family.
Whether dad wants to play a round of golf at one of the nearby golf courses, mum wants to relax in the adults-only eco pool, or the kids want to play at one of Portugal’s best beaches or take part in a kid’s club activity, there is plenty going on to keep everyone entertained for the entire holiday.
When travelling with children it can always be a worry that they won’t like any of the food on offer, but no need to worry at Club Med da Balaia because the main restaurant named “The Balaia”, serves up an excellent range of cuisine to suit all culinary tastes.
This Portugal hotel is about as far south as you’re going to be able to go in Portugal so you’re likely to see plenty of sunshine on your family holiday!
Address: Loteamento Quinta da Bolota – Lote 2, 8200-053, Portugal
We love the name of this hotel and as all-inclusive Portugal hotels go, it’s up there with one of the top ones in the country.
As with a lot of the Portugal hotels, it’s located in the near-always sunny Algarve region making it a perfect year-round destination for a family holiday.
At the hotel you’re going to find something for everyone to enjoy. Let mum have some time alone at the Adam and Eve spa and allow her to indulge in a massage or a different therapy of her choice. The kids will absolutely love the aqua fun area which consists of water-spitting turtles, water slides and the opportunity to participate in some fun-filled water games – the only difficulty you’ll have is getting them out in time for dinner! For dad, there’s plenty of chance to participate in one of the experiences on offer or just simply relax at the bar with a beer.
The whole family can be catered for at the on-site restaurant which offers a buffet-style service for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The Eden Resort is also within walking distance to many top attractions such as waterparks, boat trips and off-road safaris which could make for an excellent family day out.
Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort
Address: Victoria Gardens, Av. dos Descobrimentos 0, 8125-309 Quarteira, Portugal
Still sitting in the south of Portugal, again in the Algarve is the Anantara Vilamoura Resort, which, for all the golf lovers is handily located next to Victoria golf course.
We understand that the kids aren’t going to be that bothered about the golf course, and as this is a blog about all-inclusive Portugal holidays, there are still plenty of reasons to take the whole family to this Portugal hotel.
This one is slightly different to the others because it’s actually spilt in two; an adult only area, and a family area.
The kids are certainly going to want to get in the swimming pool at the first opportunity, and Anantara Vilamoura has got that covered with a choice of four different ones – three outdoor and one indoor. One is also a heated pool, so if you are visiting at a cooler time of year there is no worry about the kids getting cold.
If you fancy taking a break from parenting for the afternoon, allowing the kids to participate in either the Adventurers Kids’ Club or the Teens’ Club could be the perfect way of getting some peace and quiet whilst they participate in fun-filled activities.
There’s also plenty of other activities located in the vicinity of the Anantra Vilamoura, with nearby aqua parks, dolphin watching boat trips and horse-riding opportunities available.
Holiday Inn Algarve – Armacao de Pera
Address: Avenida Marginal Armacao de Pera, 8365-101 Algarve, Portugal
If you wish to book a Portugal holiday in a hotel with a familiar name, the Holiday Inn Algarve – Armacao de Pera may interest you. Most people are familiar with Holiday Inn, and it’s this familiarity that may provide peace of mind when travelling abroad, especially if doing so for the first time with children.
For an all-inclusive Portugal holiday, the Holiday Inn Algarve – Armacao de Pera is going to provide the whole family with everything they need.
The main selling point of this hotel is that it sits right on the beach front which makes it easily accessible to one of the best beaches in Portugal meaning hours of sand castle building, afternoon beach naps (if you’re very lucky!), ice-creams and sea swimming.
This Portugal hotel also comes with free Wi-Fi, an ocean view swimming pool if you fancy a break from the beach, three different restaurants, a cocktail lounge, and a fitness centre, if you really can’t take a break from the gym.
As this Portugal hotel is centrally situated close to lots of local amenities, it also provides excellent access to waterparks, golf courses and local attractions, such as the famous Benagil Caves, and Fiesa Sand City, which is a series of sand sculpture exhibitions.
Pestana Royal All Inclusive
Address: Estrada Monumental 275, 9000-250 Funchal, Portugal
The clue is in the name – a great all-inclusive Portugal hotel which will provide everything the whole family needs during their holiday.
We suspect you’re seeing a theme here, with the Pestana Royal again being situated in the Algarve region of Portugal – it really is a holiday mecca for sun-loving people.
So, what are you going to get if you choose the Pestana Royal hotel? Well firstly it sits in a great location only 2 minutes away from the nearest beach, and only a 20-minute car journey away from the airport – less transfer time means more leisure time!
The hotel provides a great family atmosphere and provides a great range of food to suit everyone across its three restaurants, one of which is offers a buffet style service meaning the kids can choose what they like.
As well as all of this you’ve got 3 swimming pools to choose from, an open-air solarium, and 3 treatment rooms should the adults be in need of one of the relaxing treatments on offer.
There’s also mini-golf, tennis courts, animation and a fitness centre if all the above isn’t enough.
Address: Quinta do Milharó, 8200-591 Olhos D’Agua, Portugal
This all-inclusive Portugal hotel stands out from the rest because of its unique name and when you delve into what’s on offer at the hotel, you’re going to want to immediately book a visit.
This hotel opened under its new name of 3HB Guaraná in April 2022 so is one of the newest hotels to make this list. As a freshly refurbished hotel if you do decide to stay here, you’re guaranteed to have a great experience and please read on to find what to expect at this Portugal hotel.
It’s difficult to cram all what the hotel has to offer into such a short write up, but what you can expect is two outdoor swimming pools, a dedicated children’s pool which includes the Tiki Splash Park – good luck getting the kids away from there!
Everyone is going to be able to find something to eat at the 3HB Guaraná as it has 4 restaurants, making it one of the best equipped hotels in Portugal. There are also 5 bars meaning mum and dad will never be short of a place to grab a drink of choice from.
If you want to escape the sun for an hour or two, be sure to pay a visit to the retro game centre which is well equipped with snooker tables, table football and arcade machines.
On top of everything listed already there is a gym, multi-purpose sports court which can be used as a family or as part of a group activity, a children’s club and a spa – this hotel really does have everything you will need and you probably won’t leave for your entire holiday.
Real Bellavista Hotel & Spa
Address: R. do Estádio, 8200-127 Albufeira, Portugal
This all-inclusive Portugal hotel is located in Albufeira in the very popular Algarve region of Portugal and makes the list due to the comprehensive offering for the whole family.
We’re going to start with the kids on this occasion because we all know that keeping them happy will make the parents life much easier. There is a fully targeted daily programme of kids’ activities provided through the Realito Kids Club which is sure to keep them entertained all day long.
You can either book a large room which will cater for the whole family, or adjacent communication rooms which may be perfect for older children who prefer to have their own space.
For the adults travelling on this all-inclusive Portugal holiday there’s plenty for you too. As a bike-friendly Portugal hotel, if you are a cycling enthusiast and you get the opportunity, a spin out to see the wonderful scenery the area has to offer should be top of your to-do list. There’s also an opportunity to relax at the on-site spa which offers a range of treatments designed to help you relax and unwind.
For the whole family there are 4 outdoor swimming pools, two restaurants and 4 bars giving plenty of choice of where to eat and get an evening drink.
AP Adriana Beach Resort
Address: Estrada da Rocha Baixinha Apartado 6115, 8200-379 Albufeira, Portugal
When researching and reading about this particular Portugal hotel I came across a comment from a previous visitor who, in their review said “if you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Portugal, this is the place for you” and first-hand recommendations are always a great way of gauging how good a hotel is.
We’re in the sunny south of Portugal again for this all-inclusive hotel but this time it’s a slight further along the coast to most of the previous hotels we’ve written about far. For context, this hotel is about 7 miles away from Albufeira.
The great thing about this beach is that it sits directly on the beach and is set in a quieter environment, meaning guests can enjoy a relaxing and tranquil experience compared with hotels located in busier areas.
Even though it is a short distance away from Albufeira, for only €1 you can take advantage of the shuttle bus if you wish to go there for the day or evening.
As for keeping the family entertained, there’s plenty on offer from 2 adult pools, 2 kids pools, several sports facilities, including football field, archery, beach volleyball, tennis and mini-golf.
At the AP Adriana Beach Resort adults can relax in the spa or workout in the gym which is free to access, however, you must be over 16 years old.
Royal Savoy hotel
Address: R. Carvalho Araùjo 7, 9000-022 Funchal, Portugal
As you may expect from the name, the Royal Savoy hotel is the only 5-star hotel that makes our list of all-inclusive Portugal hotels.
Located in Madeira, again in the south of Portugal we are including this hotel because it offers something different to the Portugal hotels we’ve listed so far.
So, what can you expect from the Royal Savoy hotel? Well, firstly there are five different styles of rooms to choose from: Garden View, Ocean View, Junior Suite Ocean View, Superior Suite Ocean View, and Penthouse Rooftop – as you may have gathered all come with different price tags!
Looking at the Junior Suite Ocean View style room this includes a combined living room / bedroom, bathroom with walk-in shower, kitchenette and balcony. The kitchenette is a really unique addition as it means you can self-cater for parts of your holiday, which is different to other hotels we’ve looked at so far. This room also caters for either 3 adults or 2 adults plus one child between the ages of 2-12.
You’ll be well catered for at the Royal Savoy, with the Amanda restaurant providing high-end cuisine in the evenings and the poolside Neptunus bar providing light meals and refreshments throughout the day. If this isn’t enough there’s also the poolside Armada bar providing refreshments throughout the day, or the Thatcher’s or Piano bars providing even more space to indulge in your favourite tipple.
Whilst at the Royal Savoy you can also indulge in one of the great activities on offer, from yoga to aqua aerobics, or why not try to pick up some of the local lingo at a Portuguese lesson.
The Views Oásis
Address: Praia Dos Reis Magos, 9125-024 Caniço, Portugal
Guess where in Portugal we are for this hotel? Yep, you got it right, we’re again in the tourist heaven of the south coast. We’ve included this Portugal hotel in our round-up because the name The Views Oasis just screams enjoyment, relaxation and good times.
As an all-inclusive Portugal hotel, you can expect great access to local beaches – the Reis Magos Beach is only 750m away, whilst there are a range of other attractions all under 5km away. The Cristiano Ronaldo international airport is only 9.9km away meaning a short transfer after landing allowing more time to be spent enjoying your holiday.
The children in the group will love the 2 on-site swimming pools, whilst there is also access to the private beach through the hotel making it a quieter option than going to public beaches.
If this isn’t enough, this Portugal hotel also provides a range of leisure and sports activities designed to keep everyone entertained, including, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, diving, tennis, gold, billiards table, darts and table tennis, to name a few.
Penha Longa Resort
Address: Estrada da Lagoa Azul Linhó, 2714-511 Lisboa, Portugal
This Portugal hotel is away from the much-loved south Portugal coast that we’ve covered extensively so far in this list of best Portugal hotels. If you’re wondering where in Portugal this hotel is located then we’d be pleased to tell you – it’s on the west coast, around 170km from Albufeira.
So, why does this one make the list and how does it compare to the ones we’ve already covered? If you keep reading then we will be pleased to tell you.
The Penha Longa Resort sits within the grounds of a natural park and also incorporates a 14th Century monastery, providing some history and culture to your stay in Portugal compared to the traditional sea-front hotels so often found in the south of the country.
The Penha Longa Resort is geared towards golf enthusiasts so if your family loves golf then this is certainly one of the best places to take a holiday. On top of the golf offering, children can engage with the Ritz Kids group in activities such as scavenger hunts, painting and swimming lessons.
Family dining is covered through several different options, either by booking your seats at the “Chef’s Table” where you can share your passion for food and cooking with the renowned on-site chefs, or whether you prefer indulging in a different culinary delicacy such as Japanese, Asian or Italian food.
NAU Salgados Palm Village Apartments
Address: Herdade dos Salgados, 8200-424 Albufeira, Portugal
We’ve headed back into the southern area of Portugal for our next recommendation in the list of all inclusive Portugal holidays as we head to the beautiful NAU Salgados Palm Village Apartments.
Located just 5 miles away from Albufeira, this majestic looking hotel is the perfect destination of a family getaway.
This Portugal hotel boasts an impressive ten swimming pools, four of which are dedicated to children so they will be able to spend hours frolicking in the water. There’s also plenty of activities going on for kids and adults, including, mini-golf, kids club, football pitch, tennis courts and even a volleyball court.
Throughout the main tourist season a full programme of activities is available, which includes things like water aerobics and Zumba.
One of the best things about the NAU Salgados Palm Village Apartments is their proximity to the beach, which can be accessed via a short footpath or tourist train – an ideal way to spend a day with the kids engaging in all the fun beach activities.
The all-inclusive side of things are covered by its offering of 3 restaurants which serve an impressive range of food to suit all tastes. The 2 bars provide great options for the adults whenever they fancy a drink.
The Patio Suite Hotel
Address: Urb. Pinhal do Concelho, 8200-593 Albufeira, Portugal
This hotel brings a sense of relaxation and crispness with its well-kept apartments, stunning views and clean, refreshing look.
For those who love their golf, this hotel is going to be of interest as it’s located near to the Pine Cliffs Resort Golf Course.
As far as all-inclusive Portugal holidays for families go, this hotel provides everything you need and more with its comprehensive offering of activities to suit the whole family and great food options.
Under the watchful eye of Sharkie, the hotel’s mascot children can engage in a full programme of activities, which includes everything from pool games to Sharkie origami to mini discos – a great range of indoor and outdoor activities.
For the adults who don’t want to laze by the pool all day, the Patio Suite Hotel also offers a packed agenda of activities, from morning walking or running, to beach volleyball to a cocktail workshop – something to suit every taste!
For all the food lovers out there don’t worry as you’ll be well looked after at the Patio Suite Hotel. The Patio Bistro covers everything your palette needs and you’ll be able to choose a range of different cuisines.
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa
Address: R. Anneliese Pohl, 8400-450 Porches, Portugal
The last Portugal hotel to make our guide is the Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa and even though it’s in last place, it does not mean it offers anything less than the ones we’ve written about before it.
This Portugal hotel really caters for the whole family through a great offering of Annabelle’s Kids Park, designed to let the kids burn off some energy on the equipment, Natalie’s Creche, which will take care of the younger members of the group, and the Teen’s Club, who will provide engaging and active activities designed to keep the older kids entertained and away from screens, which is never a bad thing.
The energetic adults of the group can take part in sports such as hiking, kayaking, SUP or pedal boats, all of which can be enquired about directly with the Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa. The clue is in the hotel name, but for those who want a bit of pampering and relaxation why not head to the spa to take advantage of one of the excellent treatments available.
If wine is your thing, you won’t go wrong at the Vila Vita Parc Resort and Spa, with their wine cellar holding 11,000 bottles – something to suit everyone in that wine cellar. For those who love beer you’ll need to pay a visit to the Vila Vita Biergarten, which they describe as “a touch of Bavaria in the Algarve.”
The restaurants at this Portugal hotel cover a huge range of different cuisines, from simple grilled meat and fish dishes to sushi and teppanyaki to more traditional Portuguese dishes – you’re sure to come back having experienced food like never before. For the daytime dishes, the Whale restaurant and pool lounge will provide the whole family with everything they need.
This completes our list of the best all-inclusive Portuguese family hotels which provide everything for all the family when visiting Portugal. We hope that this article has been useful and given you all the information you’ve been looking for.
You will hopefully be able to tell from reading this article that Portugal is an amazing place to visit, and somewhere that everyone should experience at least once.
You are almost guaranteed to get great weather, amazing opportunities to enjoy different experience and a chance to taste some of the culinary delights – we couldn’t think of a better way to spend a holiday.