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Babygoes2 recommends properties which are suitable for babies or toddlers for a variety of reasons (go to first stop). None of these properties however is 100% child-safe. All of the property descriptions are the opinion of BabyGoes2 and not the individual property owner or tour operator. Prices, while as accurate as possible, are for guidance only. Check late deals and members offers for any price reductions or offers.
Martinhal, Sagres, Algarve
Stay:

Martinhal, Sagres, Algarve, Portugal

Location:

On the unspoilt western Algarve, with small historic fishing ports and vast sandy beaches. Close to both Sagres and Cape St Vincent (the most westerly point in Europe), Martinhal is a  luxury resort with a contemporary feel and informal luxury – and offes both boutique hotel accommodation but also houses with resort facilities - which work especially well for families. The resort is surrounded by a protected natural park, and is considered an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is a great area for walking and discovering pretty seaside towns and ports.

Accommodation:

Rooms in the boutique hotel, or: Martinhal Houses, there are a total of 55 houses, with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms, each with private garden and pool ( some fenced) Garden houses – ideal for families as centrally located within a garden and surrounding a pool, childrens pool and close to the childrens club Bay houses have views across the nature reserve. Ocean houses face Martinhal Bay and the sea. 2 or 3 bedroom Pinewood houses have their own fenced pools set in gardens. House Facilities: En-suite bathrooms, Sitting/dining room, Fully equipped designer kitchen with cooker, hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, Terrace or Veranda. Houses are decorated and designed to the highest standard, with modern stylish furniture, large windows, satalite tv, wireless internet access. The beautiful accomodations and resort suroundings make for the perfect luxury holiday with children.

Daily maid service and pre-order meals for home delivery also available.

There are also individually owned 3-5 bed villas set on the resort - many with gated pool. Guests staying in these have access to all the resort facilities

Facilities:

Whether travelling with baby, children or older teens, this resort has something for everyone.

3 Restaurants ,Snack Bar, 3 Bars, Pool bar, Juice bar 5 Swimming pools, including an indoor/outdoor pool, toddlers pool and a shallow entry beach style pool Fitness room, Tennis, Paddle tennis, Football pitch, Mountain bikes, Spa, Watersports, Beach.

For children:

Kids club for children aged 6 months to 10 years. Children's pools, Child friendly menus. Raposinhos ( Little fox) Creche and Kid's Club is open 7 days a week, from 9am to 6pm, and 8pm in July and August. A full range of activities is available. Charges apply Babysitting also available

Pool:

Some villas have gated pools. Pinewood houses - pools can be fenced

Spa:

Excellent, peaceful spa with a wide range of treatments

Price guide:

Prices range from £1,232 per week up to £3,731 per week depending on size and season.

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Monte Santo
Stay:

Monte Santo

Location:

Closet to Cavoerio this 5 star resort with a collection of self catering suites and townhouses offers a great choice for families looking for a good value but luxury holiday with chidlren. Close to golf courses, and only a few minutes from the beach. Kids club from 4 years.

Accommodation:

Bright, airy and modern accommodation well equipped with kitchens, living rooms and terraces/balconies. 1/2/3 bedroom suites, and 2/3 bedroom townhouses. Suites and townhouses are equipped with; an LCD television with cable channels, widescreen television in the living room and all bedrooms, CD/DVD player, internet, air conditioning, heated floors, telephones, living and dining area with open plan kitchen fitted with a hob, microwave, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, crockery, glassware and a coffee machine, mini bar, ironing facilities and complimentary safe. There is also a balcony and terrace overlooking the pools or resort.

Facilities:

5 outdoor swimming pools, 1 indoor pool, multi-use court, babysitting and kids club. Complimentary shuttle to Cavoerio and nearby golf courses as well as use of the fitness centre, spa facilities and Planet Junior's Kids Club.

Child Care:

Children aged 4-12 can attend the kids club where they can swim, play games and do arts/crafts.

For children:

. There's also a Planet Junior and Baby Must Have! Program, making it easier for adults to travel light! Nearby to Monte Santo stands the Kartodromo Interacional do Algarve, one of Europe's largest kart circuits and there are also 4 water and theme parks, the Lagos Zoo, mini golf courses and water sports!

Price guide:

From £489 per adult.

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Martinhal Quinta
Big enough for:

2-10

Location:

Martinhal Quinta is set in its own grounds on the exclusive Quinta Do Lago site on the Algarve, just 15 mins drive from Faro, and well located to explore not only the rest of the coast and the Eastern Algarve, but inland too. Unspoilt Loule, with its fab market (excellent for fish and vegetables) for example can be reached in just over 10 mins. Estoi, Tavira, Olhao, Silves are all within easy reach. The resort offers the sought-after and rare combination of top quality self-catering accommodation with hotel style service and facilities, including creche and childrens’ club so it's perfect for that flexible luxury holiday with children in tow. An ideal destination for all seasons, for families travelling individually or together with friends.

Accommodation:

There are 2/3 bedroom townhouses, 3/4/5 bedroom villas, all with private pools and gardens – the townhouse pools are smaller, plunge pools, the villas' pools are larger. The houses and villas are all of a high standard. Decorated in cool, neutral colours with shaker style furniture, they are very spacious and well equipped. There is air conditioning/heating in all rooms, 52 in flat screen TV. DVD’s are available for hire. There’s a cd system in the lounge/dining room. The bedrooms are very large, all with spacious en suite bathrooms with both a shower and bath. Living/dining rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The kitchens are stylish and well equipped, bathrooms are spacious.

Facilities:

There is a very attractive central area with a huge pool and childrens pool, a poolside restaurant/café for lunches and snacks. There is a good creche and kids club, along with a Deli with with groceries and prepared dishes. Reception can arrange more or less anything – from bikes (for children too), to tennis, riding, golf and boat trips. The beach is a 2 min drive away (2km), with easy, shaded parking. There is an adult only swimming pool and a beach shuttle (local charge). Wifi.

Child Care:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.

For children:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.Baby Concierge service where baby/child equipment can be pre -ordered. Childrens pool.Babysitting.

Pool:

Private pools in the townhouses and villas can be fenced on request - subject to availability. Request at the time of booking.

Price guide:

Prices range from £1500- £5000 per week, depending on season and size of house or villa. Flights and transfers extra.

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Pine Cliffs Residence, Sheraton Algarve
Stay:

Pine Cliffs Residence at the Sheraton Algarve

Location:

The resort has a spectacular cliff-top setting, and is set in extensive gardens surrounded by pine trees, overlooking miles of unspoiled beaches. Centrally located on the Algarve in a great position for exploring the region.

Accommodation:

Luxury self catering apartments and, townhouses and villas with private pools, sleeping from 2-10 and, offering complete flexibility (full kitchens and plenty of space) yet all the services of a 5 star hotel. The apartments give you the freedom of a luxury family holiday with children and babies on your own terms.  Daily maid service, room service available along with half or full board options. The luxury partments have their own shared pool and restaurant, as well as all the facilities of the Sheraton

Facilities:

The resort has a vast selection of 11 restaurants and 2 dedicated bars offering numerous dining choices. 9-hole golf course, health club, watersports, pools, tennis.

Child Care:

Excellent Porto Pirata Children's Village (6 mths-12 year olds). Local charge Babysitting also available

For children:

Kids pool, and playground

Additional Information:

Recreational activities include outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a tennis academy. The Health club offers complimentary use of the sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and indoor heated pool (children must be accompanied by an adult). A mini-train is available to escort guests around the resort.

Price guide:

From £1800-£6900 for a family of 4 for 7 nights, depending on season, incl flights and transfers. Lowers prices for smaller parties of course. Always good early booking discounts.

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Martinhal Chiado - Lisbon
Big enough for:

2-6 (2 ads and 4 children)

Location:

A near-perfect location in the heart of the trendy Chiado district of Lisbon - full of restaurants, cafes and shops - and just 5 mins walk from the famous market turned food court Mercado de Riberira. Lisbon is a gem - a European capital low on crowds, but high on charm, with cobbled streets, pedestrianised areas, fabulous restaurants, and much to explore for all ages, such as the famous 147ft Sana Justa lift, zoo, oceanarium,  a host of fascinating museums and art galleries. The seven hills tram is a very popular 2 hr tour, giving an overview of the old town, and some fabuous views.    

                                                                                                                                   

Accommodation:

37 stylish yet comfortable studios and one and two bed apartments, set in a characterful 19th century building.  Each apartment has a kitchen complete with a stove, dishwasher, washer-dryer, fridge and basic crockery, cutlery and pots and pans. Accommodation sleeps from 2-6

 

Facilities:

Creche and kids club, evening sessions available, child and baby friendly equipment can be pre ordered eg: door protectors, potties, bottle sterilisers & warmers,  safety gates, baby cots and baby baths. Also available for sale from reception, a wide variety of lotions, nappies and other items. Cafe serving breakfast, healthy snacks and light lunches or dinner. Room servie available. Family concierge to help with equipment, plan itineraries and morerchase from our reception.

Child Care:

Creche and kids club from 6 mths to early teens, well equipped for all ages.Pyama sessions available during the evenings too, so parents can enjoy a night out. In room babysitting also available.

For children:

Creche and kids club from 6 mths to early teens, including evening sessions

baby equipment available for hire and pre order

Price guide:

Around £300 per night for a one bed appt and £500 for a 2 bed appt. Flights and transfers extra.

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Martinhal Cascais
Big enough for:

2-4

Location:

The resort is located in Cascais - a charming village on the West coast of Portugal - around 20 mins drive from the centre of  Lisbon. The coastline here is stunning, and the resort is perfectly located to be able to enjoy a combination of days on the beach, round the pool, or exploring atmospheric Lisbon, one of Europe's most fascinating capital cities, with cobbled streets, lots of pedestrianised areas, art galleries, museums, restaurants.  Within easy reach by car is Sintra - a picturesque town in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains and boasts the UNESCO world heritage title for its 19th century Romantic architectural monuments including the whimsical, pastel-coloured, Moorish- and Manueline-style Pena National Palac, all set in amazing subtropical gardens.

Accommodation:

The resort offers a choice of hotel rooms and suites, or 2 bedroom villas with kitchens. The beautifully fitted rooms  have large bathrooms. Some rooms have been fitted with Italian designer bunk beds to accommodate children in these spacious rooms to give families the comfort of staying in the same room when needed. Interconnecting rooms can be guaranteed subject to availability to offer parents the ability to have their own privacy in their large bedroom while having their children right next door to them.

All beds are super king size (2.20m x 2m) and can be arranged into twin beds where required. All hotel rooms have huge windows and extend out onto spacious balconies with beautiful views either over the water features, garden and pool area in the hotel or the greens of the adjacent Quinta da Marinha golf course.

Apart from the luxurious standard rooms, there are also a handful of suites with around 60 sqm (660 sq ft) of space – where the bedroom can be separated from the living room by a pull out wooden screen.

There are also 12 contemporary and stylish villas right next to the Kids Clubhouse and green areas/ heated pool for families. They all have a contemporary architecture and modern conveniences and have a total space of around 100 sqm (1,100 sq ft). There are 2 bedrooms upstairs, each with its own ensuite bathroom with shower room. Beds are all super king size (2.20m x 2m) and each has a kitchen complete with a stove, dishwasher, fridge and basic crockery, cutlery and pots and pans. The villas don’t have washing machine but a great family laundry service is available.

 

Each house has a large terrace with family seating on the ground floor that overlooks a green area and the Clubhouse pool area.

 

 

Facilities:

Creche and kids club from 6 mths to teens, spa, 3 restaurants, tennis, cycling, 3 pools, gym, baby concierge, baby and child equipment pre order and hire, beach shuttle

Child Care:

Creche and kids club, babysitting

For children:

Creche, kids club, teen activities, indoor and outdoor pools, cycles, baby and child equipement pre-ordering service, family concierge, playgrounds, childrens parties

 

 

 

Price guide:

From £250per night for a room, from around £430 per night for a 2 bed villa - based on end of May dates.

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Vidamar
Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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Vidamar
Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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Vidamar
Current Offers:

5-15% early booking discount, depending on month.
Offer valid from: 02 December 2017
Offer valid to: 20 October 2018
Book by: 01 September 2018

Big enough for:

2-8

Location:

With its great climate and wide variety of activities, the Algave is a year-round destination - and the 5 star Vidamar Resort is an ideal family-friendly base. The central Algarve beach-side location just 2km from the village of Gale and only 13 km from Albufeira is perfect for exploring, and is around a 45 minute transfer from Faro.  No compromise on style needed, as the rooms, suites and townhouses all have contemporary decor. The townhouses are perfect family accommdoation - spacious with kitchens, lounges, gardens and private pools - which can be fenced. 

Accommodation:

The resort offers both rooms, suites and townhouses - all decorated in the same contemporary style. Townhouses are ideal for families as they offer maximum space and flexibility, along with private pools(optionlal fencing), but with access to all the 5 star resort facilities - and can also be booked on a b&b or HB basis if preferred. Townhouses have either 2,3 or 4 bedrooms and so can sleep up to 8. The living room has floor to ceiling windows leading to the terrace and pool, ad the bedrooms all have their own flat screen TV's - the houses are airconditioned throughout The resort centre is just a short walk away, where guests can enjoy 2 communal pools and chldrens pool, restaurants, bars, kids club  and spa. A boardwalk leads to the long, sandy Salgados beach. Townhouse facilities include: 

Washing machine • Dishwasher • Fridge/Freezer • Microwave • Hairdryer • Safe • Air conditioning • Flat screen satellite TV • WiFi • Iron & Ironing board

Facilities:

2 pools (one heated), one adult only chill-out pool,  indoor pool, kids pool, kids club 4-11 yrs, babysitting, spa, 3 bars, 3 restaurants, wifi, spa and fitness room

Child Care:

Kids club 4-11 yrs, full schedule of activities inc mini disco. Babysitting

For children:

Kids club from 4-11yrs, babysitting, kids heated pool,  Baby Corner , Cot , Highchair,  Baby tub (on request, free of charge), Stairgate,  Pool fence 

Pool:

Townhouse private pools can be fenced for an optional fee

Spa:

wide range of treatments

Price guide:

2 bed townhouse from £1450 - £3319 depending on season for 7 nights rental (excluding flights) on self catering. May half term for example is £1754. Stays and changeover days can be of any duration subject to availability. 3 and 4 bedrooms townhouses also available at a supplement.

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