Top 10 Family Friendly Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids – Best Resorts, Villas, Apartments And Boutique Hotels

Portugal Family Accommodation From Chic Apartments To Luxury Resorts

W Lounge W Algarve Portugal

From long, sandy beaches backed by cliffs on the Algarve to bags of character and culture in its two biggest cities, Lisbon and Porto, Portugal makes for a great family holiday, whether you’re looking for a city break or a beach vacation. In the cities, you can admire Lisbon’s pastel-coloured buildings, and get lost in Porto’s Crystal Palace Gardens. Down south in the Algarve, you can have fun exploring gorgeous beaches  – top picks include Praia dos Pescadores in Albufeira and Praia de Quareira in Vilamoura. Wherever you decide to stay, there are  hotels, apartments and villas to suit every family’s budget.

Here are some of our favorite family-friendly hotels, apartments, villas and boutique resorts in Portugal. Whether you’re traveling with toddlers or teens, just the three of you or with extended family, this guide will give you the low-down on the best places to stay!

  • Room W Algarve Portugal

    W Algarve: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Rugged Beaches, Cool Pools & Luxe Spa Options

    Portugal got that bit more hip with the arrival of W Algarve this June. Perched atop the southern coast's iconic rugged cliffs in the popular resort of Albufeira, it's a five-minute stroll to Evaristo and Castelo beach for paddling and sandcastle building (it's a bit too rough and rocky for swimming) and vino verdes at Castelo Beach Club. Back at the resort, the kids can splash around at WET Deck, or curl up with a book or an iPad on the sofa on the spacious balconies. Craving some me time? Book a session or two at the AWAY Spa: try the 60-minute Slow Pace massage for better sleep, or the detoxifying Diamond Cocoon Experience for luminous skin. If you're travelling with extended family in tow, there are two-, three- and four-bedroom units on offer, and there are also accessible rooms with coastal rooftop views.

    W Algarve, Strada da Galé Sesmarias - CX Postal 290, H, 8200-385 Albufeira,Portugal, +351 289 372300,,

  • Room LX Boutique Lisbon Portugal

    LX Boutique, Lisbon: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    A Chic Boutique Bolthole For A Cool City Break

    If your kids are a bit older and ready for a city break, then why not visit the Portuguese capital – there’s museums, cathedrals and parks galore – and check into a friendly property like LX Boutique Lisbon? Rooms feature quirky wallpaper and vintage furniture, and you can flop into a deckchair on the terrace and admire the city view. Equally charming are the hotel suites, which overlook the river Tagus and feature sloping roofs. Over at the Confraria restaurant, you’ll enjoy slices of jamon, local pastries and freshly squeezed juice for breakfast, while at lunchtime, it becomes one of Lisbon’s best-known sushi restaurants.

    LX Boutique Lisbon, Rua do Alecrim no 12, Lisboa, 1200 – 017, Portugal, +351 21 347 43 94,

  • Palms Anantara Vilamoura Portugal

    Anantara Vilamoura: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Kids & Teens Clubs Plus Four Pools To Choose From

    A laid-back retreat that's close to Vilamoura's beaches and marina, Anantara Vilamoura is a great choice for keen swimmers, as there's four pools to splash about in, including a children's pool surrounded by deck chairs for parents to lounge in. Check into a Family Connecting Room, Family Suite or the Victoria Suite, the latter of which can host two adults and two infants and has butler service, plus an outdoor fireplace for atmospheric nights in once the babes are in bed. The expansive buffet breakfasts might just keep you going 'til dinnertime, and there's a dedicated family dining area plus personalised meal plans for babies and toddlers. The hotel offers a dolphin watching boat trip and cruises that include snorkelling stop-offs and take in the deserted beaches and coves of Benagil, plus kids and teen clubs.

    Anantara Vilamoura, Av dos Descobrimentos nº 0, 8125-309 VilamouraPortugal, +351 289 317 000,

  • Pool AP Eva Senses Faro

    AP Eva Senses, Faro: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Centrally Located, Overlooking Marina With Rooftop Pool

    Fancy Faro? Then check into AP Eva Senses, a family-friendly hotel that’s located in the heart of the city, and a five-minute stroll from the historic center. The Marina View Suite, with a sofa bed the kids can share in the living room, is equipped with two TVs so adults and parents can both watch what they want, and the rooftop pool is another big draw. Situated next door to the bus and railway station, you’ll have no trouble getting around from here, and if you want to get away from the hustle bustle, the offers boat access to the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Baby safety gates are available on request, and you can organize babysitting for an extra charge.

    AP Eva Senses, Av. da República, 1 8000-078, Faro, Portugal, +351 289 540 154,,

  • Hotel Martinhal Sagres: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Facilities Galore And Five Kids Clubs

    If you love resorts with facilities aplenty, then Hotel Martinhal Sagres will definitely be your cup of tea, as there’s five pools, five kids’ clubs, a bike track and mini golf plus academies, where kids can brush up on their sporting skills, including football and tennis. Even the Finisterra Spa welcomes children, with kids’ manicures and teen facials on the menu alongside relaxing foot massages for parents. Accommodation includes Garden Villas, which are semi-detached and set around a free-form oasis pool, and Ocean Houses, stand-alone spaces on the seafront. Want to babyproof your space? Call the baby concierge for baby gates and door protectors. They also have baby essentials to hand, including sterilisers and thermometers.

    Hotel Martinhal Sagres, Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54, 8650-908 Sagres, Portugal, +351 218 507 788,,

  • Apartment Condes de Azvedo Portugal

    Condes de Azevedo Palace: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Chic Apartments And Street Art Tours In Porto

    For a cool break in Porto – take the kids on the tram and cablecar or book a street art tour – consider an apartment at Condes de Avezedo Palace, where children up to 12 years go free if you book through their website. Decked out in a chic, contemporary style, there are 10 different types of apartment, including Prime Studios with one bedroom & bathroom located in the mezzanine – great for kids if they want their own little setup! Love a duplex? Book the Suite Garden apartments and you'll get direct garden access so the children can let off some steam!

    Condes de Avezedo Palace, Rua de Saraiva de Carvalho 93 , Porto 4000-520, Portugal, +351 220 137 654,,

  • Pool Domes Lake Algarve Portugal

    Domes Lake, Algarve: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Enjoy Your Own Private Beach And Lake

    With a private lake of its own, the five-star Domes Lake Algarve also its own beach, Praia de Falesia, for a decidedly upscale ambience in the popular resort of Vilamoura. Young guests aged 6 can book weekly one-on-one golf lessons for free, and there's also a creche and Kid's Club if you're in need of some me-time. Rooms are expansive: the Tropical Retreat measures in at 32 sqm and offers garden views, while the Sapphire Retreat offers lake vistas and a separate bathtub and shower should you fancy a relaxing soak. Makris on the Lake serves Greek fare on a floating esplanade, while Sora offers Portuguese seafood with a side-order of Vilamoura sunset. Looking for a healthier option? Try the Raw Gastro Bar for dishes including seabass and scallop tartare.

    Domes Lake Algarve, Praia da Falésia - Apartado 811, Vilamoura, Portugal 8126-910, +351 289 320 700,,


  • Bike Six Senses Duoro Portugal

    Six Senses Duoro Valley: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Sustainable Luxury In The World's Oldest Wine Region

    With new rooms, suites and pool villas added this May, Six Senses Duoro Valley is the perfect choice for those travelling with an entourage of family and friends. Situated near to Portugal's renowned vineyards on the River Duoro, the Wine Library & Terrace offers a great selection of local vintages. The new pool villas feature heated pools with counter-current swimming machine plus a price sundeck with gazebo, while the Valley Master Suite has an infrared sauna in the bathroom, plus a firepit and fragrant organic garden.  Activities include visits to wine estates, tile painting, tree climbing and kayaking along the Duoro River.

    Six Senses Duoro Valley, Quinta de Vale Abraão, Samodães 5100-758 Lamego, +351 254 660 600,

  • Pool 3HB Guarana Portugal

    3HB Guarana: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    Go All-Inclusive On The Algarve

    If you don't want to lift a finger on your Portuguese holiday, then go all-inclusive at 3HB Guarana, which has four restaurants to choose from, including Mediterranean and Oriental options, plus five bars. With a kids splash park, retro game center and four swimming pools and playground, there’s plenty to keep the kids entertained, plus there’s a kid’s club for aged 4-12 years. We love the Family Plus Pool View rooms, which have a separate living area and free access to the gym and spa, which features a Turkish bath, sauna and Jacuzzi. Located in Albufeira on the Algarve, it’s surrounded by beautiful beaches, so make sure to have a beach day or two during your stay!

    3HB Guarana, Quinta do Milharó, Olhos de Água, 8200-591 Albufeira, Portugal, +351 289 598 140,,


  • Pool Aquashow Park Hotel Portugal

    Aquashow Park Hotel: Places To Stay In Portugal With Kids

    An Indoor & Outdoor Waterpark At Your Hotel!

    If you book the Aquashow Park Hotel, the kids will surely love you forever as it offers an indoor and outdoor waterpark, with entry to the both free throughout your stay! With adrenaline-fuelled aquatic attractions including the Tornado, Black Hole and Hidrotube indoors, there is plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Outside, the thrills just keep on coming, with rollercoasters, mini trains and a shark slide. There is also a Parrot, Birds of Prey and Reptile Show – just try and grab some time in the Jacuzzi, or the spa to recover from all the rides! The hotel also offers horse riding, SUP and kayak tours and bike trips round the Algarve once you've had your fill of the slides and wave pools.

    Aquashow Park Hotel, Volta do Parque, no 2, Hotel Aquashow, 8125-313 Quarteira, Portugal, +351 289 315 129,,


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