The first all-inclusive five-star hotel purpose-built for families in the Algarve, the Pestana Blue Alvor has quickly established itself as one of the favourites in the region.
Kids love the outdoor play area, climbing wall, children’s pool and non-stop activities organised by the animation team. They also have their own restaurant, so there’s no excuse for not eating dinner. The free supervised kids’ club gives parents the chance to enjoy the sleek spa, which has an adults-only pool, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a tempting menu of massages and beauty treatments to try.
The hotel’s pools are numerous and varied, with one offering sloping entry for easy access. If you prefer sand and saltwater, it’s a pleasant 10-minute walk to the beautiful Três Irmãos Beach. Alternatively, jump on the free tourist train, which also goes into Alvor’s pretty town centre.
Food and drink is a highlight at the Pestana Blue Alvor, with the stylish buffet and à la carte restaurants offering a mix of dishes from around the world. There are also several bars, and lots of opportunities for al fresco dining and drinking.
Rooms – which all come with furnished balconies or terraces – are the picture of understated, contemporary luxury, finished with natural materials and a stylishly neutral palette. If you thought there was no such thing as a luxury all-inclusive for families, it might be time to think again.
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