Algarve holidays

Named Europe’s Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019

Winner of ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ at the 2019 World Travel Awards for the sixth time – more than any other destination – Portugal’s southernmost region has over 100 miles of beautiful coastline, dramatic terracotta cliffs and an incredible 300-plus days of sunshine a year. It's also famous for its history, culture, nature reserves, exquisite cuisine – particularly its delicious seafood – award-winning golf courses and exclusive resorts.

Picturesque villages and castles offer a glimpse into the region's traditions and history while Portugal's Moorish legacy can be seen in the architecture with its unique terraces, chimneys and white-washed houses.

  • Some of Europe's most beautiful beaches including the award-winning Praia da Dona Ana in Lagos
  • Sensational cuisine, fresh seafood, mouthwatering pastéis de nata (Portuguese custard tarts) and Michelin-starred restaurants
  • Fantastic hotels for families such as the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel and Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • Championship golf courses
  • Historic towns and traditional crafts such as hand-painted pottery, cork and leather goods

When to visit

Jan 15°c
Feb 16°c
Mar 18°c
Apr 19°c
May 21°c
Jun 25°c
Jul 28°c
Aug 28°c
Sep 26°c
Oct 22°c
Nov 19°c
Dec 16°c
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Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel

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Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort

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Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort

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Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

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