6 pools (2 indoor, leisure pool and spa pool; 4 outdoor saltwater pools including 1 for kids and 1 adults-only heated*); OSMOS Wellness Center with spa* and gym including personal training, group classes, Aquafitness and circuit training; hairdresser/salon, kids’ club (4-11 years), teens’ games room, seasonal entertainment, Wi-Fi

Restaurants & bars

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve has a great range of places to eat and drink. The Ocean Buffet Restaurant serves international buffet food, with breakfasts of pastries, salad and fresh fruit plus eggs and pancakes whipped up in front of you by the chefs. You can also have dinner here or choose from the trio of à la carte restaurants. Tuck into everything from sushi and soups to bao and dim sum at AJI Oriental Flavours; at the Mediterranean-inspired Olivo Meat and Wine you can pair succulent cuts of beef and pork with the finest selection of wines from the hotel cellar; and enjoy pizzas, pasta and salads at Italian restaurant Primadonna, as well as delicious desserts like pineapple and coconut cake and traditional Algarvian Carob Pie. Head to the al fresco SunSet Restaurant & Bar for Portuguese and local specialities, light snacks and a sunset drink accompanied by views out to sea in the distance.

Choose from five bars – the Lisboa Bar offers a range of drinks and snacks and the chic Lobby Bar has all of its drinks organised alphabetically. Head to the Tiki Bar in the exotic gardens – this Polynesian/Hawaiian-inspired pool bar serves tropical drinks and cocktails, as well as healthy dishes like bowls and tapiocas. The swim-up Wet Bar also has a menu of cocktails and freshly prepared juices. Be sure to visit the Nespresso Caffè, a social hub which offers varieties of Nespresso or ‘bica’, traditional Portuguese coffee which is best accompanied by the famous pastel de nata.

*Denotes local charge