Popular Resorts in Portugal

An Overview

Postcard-perfect Portugal holidays have it all…

You’ll find a generous serving of swoon-worthy beaches with sugary white sand with warm waves of the azure blue Atlantic ocean which mean stunning seaside scenery with coastal wonders of the Algarve. There’s also the alluring ancient towns steeped in history, vibrant culture, quality cuisine and captivating natural beauty! You may well have to visit several times to enjoy all the epic experiences on offer here. The question is, which place spells paradise for you? We have some irresistible resorts to wow you, whether you’re looking for a laid-back or lively holiday with something to keep the whole family happy, or for a Portugal trip for the two of you with a touch of romance.

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Choose Faro for your Portugal holiday adventure and it’ll soon become a firm-favourite! The proud capital of the Algarve, Faro is a stunning city where the beautiful beach of Praia de Faro is the perfect fix for soaking up the sizzling sun. The magnificent marina means you’ll have menus of mouth-watering seafood fresh from the sea for many memorable meals out! Or stay active and pedal your way through paradise on a popular and pretty bike tour along time-worn towns! Faro is a fantastic choice for precious days away on a sweet city-break, brimming with bucket-loads to entertain you for a longer escape at a more luxurious pace too.


Situated on the golden Algarve coast, you’re onto a winner with a holiday to Albufeira. It’s easy to see why it’s one of Portugal’s most popular resorts with over 25 beautiful beaches to choose between, all waiting for you to sink your sandy toes in. Your kids will love Praia dos Pescadores, Fisherman’s Beach, especially the banana boat rides bumping along the waves! Head to Praia de São Rafael for a less lively beach scene, great for couples wishing for a romantic holiday to Albufeira. With a vibrant nightlife scene too, you can hit the Strip for a fun evening on the Portuguese tiles together too.


Spectacular Silves in southern Portugal is another amazing region of the Algarve. Historic and handsome, Silves was the ancient capital here once upon a time in Moorish rule so explore its emblematic castle and cobbled alleys, captivating! The red sandstone walls look striking in front of a rosy sunset, how romantic! Stunning Silves holidays set by the oozing River Arade brimming with restaurants will make you feel like the King or Queen of the castle and with great gastronomy on offer are sure to serve you well too! Silves allows you to open the gate to a gorgeous getaway full of opulent old-world charm!


Vilamoura holidays mean you have the bright and busy marina at your new holiday home’s doorstep which is just mesmerising. It’s the biggest marina in Portugal and with its melting myriad of mouth-watering dishes by the waterfront a break to Vilamoura will take up a big space in your heart in no time. Taste traditional Portuguese dishes as well as gourmet international delights. As day transcends into a night, enjoy the magnet of the marina all evening long with options to suit both the laid-back and lively amongst you. Happily watch the bright lights reflected in the ripples under a starry sky for Portugal holiday memories to last a lifetime.


Dive into a holiday to Carvoeiro and swim alongside waves of wonderful marine life. The Benagil Caves are only reached by sea so continue your ocean adventure along the Algarve coastline by boat, kayak or paddle-board here for a dazzling dose of natural beauty! A search for your perfect holiday won’t cause you any hassle if you shine a light on Carvoeiro with its lust-worthy lighthouse at Farol de Alfanzina! Fall in love with the scenery (and each other all over again) for a romantic break to Portugal for the two of you. With cosy cocktail bars, cute cafes, heavenly hotel spas, horse riding and more, you’re hot to trot into a holiday of happy ever after.

Praia da Luz

With a multitude of attractions to keep your lively little loved ones happy, Praia da Luz offers family-friendly holidays that are great if you’re wishing to spend some quality time away all together. From spotting dolphins dip and dive in their natural habitat on a wildlife watching tour to parading the waves on pedalos, with a pretty promenade and sub-tropical climate you can have endless days of fun splashing in the sun, especially at one of our best beach holidays to Praia da Luz for families. Designed to keep you entertained from dawn until dusk, you’ll find the all-singing, all-dancing hotel entertainment teams a real treat in giving you fun family memories to cherish.

Praia da Rocha

You’ll find so many great things to see and do in Praia da Rocha on a holiday to Portugal with Santa Catalina and its fascinating fortress, an amazing aquatic attraction called Zoomarine and of course the breathtaking and blissful beaches that it is known for. Yes, beach paradise awaits at a Praia da Rocha holiday, with some of the best of the Algarve to make footprints along the shore and let the golden sand tickle your soles (and melt your souls!) Perfect for family holidays to Portugal, a couples getaway or with a group of your best friends Praia da Rocha doesn’t disappoint. Praia da Rocha is a friendly neighbour to picturesque Portimao, so you can enjoy the best of this piece of Portuguese paradise close by too!


As the camera-friendly capital and largest city of the mesmerising island of Madeira, Funchal flourishes with wild flora and fauna, making it a haven for heavenly hikes with lush landscape views. There’s an abundance of gardens glistening with colour and exotic plants, such as the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. You have the sun and scrumptious food as well of course, along with vibrant culture such as the thrilling and wacky wicker toboggan rides! There’s a mixture of popular pebble and black sand hotspots as well as stunning saltwater pool complexes, perfect for family fun! Why not take a relaxing ocean adventure on a day’s ferry ride to picturesque Porto Santo, also part of the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira, if you really fancy golden sun-kissed sands and experience yet another island escape!

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