A trio of outdoor pools hog the limelight at the Holiday Village Algarve. Plus, a couple of restaurants and a kids’ splash park co-star.
The 3 pools take centre stage at this place. They serve up activities and slides, and come paired with kids’ splash pools.
Entertainment is key here – as well as HV Live shows and games, there’s a line-up of pantos and stand-up comedy acts that get top marks from guests.
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based On 650 reviews
- Official Rating
The ultimate family holiday
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, including kids' evening buffet. 1 visit per week to the à la carte restaurant. Snacks and ice-cream 11.00-17.00.
Unlimited local alcoholic drinks 11.00-23.00. Soft drinks, tea and coffee 10.00-24.00.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club
These stylish honeymoon suites come complete with balcony, and a chaise lounge. You'll also be welcomed with fruit and wine on arrival. The suite comes with flatscreen TV with English-speaking channels, tea and coffee facilities, bathrobes, slippers and a CD player. Air-conditioning is available May-October, depending on weather conditions.
Interactive family splash pool with slides.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, children’s entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
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1-bedroom apartment with sea view
1-bedroom apartment sleeps up to 4 adults with a kitchenette with 4 cooking rings, a toaster, kettle and microwave. The 3rd and 4th beds are sofa-beds. Satellite TV and air-conditioning both require a remote control, these are available from reception for a deposit. Located in Blocks 1 and 2.
1-bedroom corner apartment with sea view
1-bedroom corner apartment with sea view sleeps up to 4 adults with a TV, a kitchenette with 4 cooking rings, a toaster, kettle and microwave. The 3rd and 4th beds are sofa-beds. Located in Block 1.
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Great family holiday
Great place for families, facilities are excellent large pools, kids splash area and kids clubs, rooms are spacious and clean staff very friendly, only one thing i would say is that maybe first choice reps could put something in place regarding the high wire/ activities that have a first come first served rule as some parents insist that their children do these every day meaning other children dont get a go unless you want to Que for an hr before they openMore
We travelled with two children age 5 and 9 and had the most fantastic holiday. We stayed in block one with a sea view, the room was big, well equipped and comfortable. The pools are excellent, great kids clubs and amazing facilities. The staff work relentlesly to ensure you have a great holiday but nothing is in your face and you can join in as little or much as you want. There are so many extra things to enjoy....water rollers, big inflatables, giant jenga..the list goes on. Restaurant is great, we ate on the terrace every meal time. The choice is huge and food is fresh and tasty. Plenty for children, even if they are fussy! You really couldn't ask for more from a buffet AI restaurant. We all had a fantastic time, much better than expected. We had tears from the children to come home which I think says it all.More
Rachel S, Bridport, United Kingdom
It was ok....
We've travelled with first choice/Thomson for nearly 20 yrs because we've always had fabulous holiday experiences with them, however, ...this was the worst holiday ever regarding the daily activities around the main pool...water polo was played only 4 times in 2 weeks and only for 10 minutes...no dancing, no fun games...boring! Except for 1 Wednesday when the rep manager attended that was the only good day...the 'entertainment crew' seemed to think it was their own holiday with so many standing chatting with each other and selfies around the pool but no interaction with guests...lots of guests in agreement that they're a really lazy group! Hotel was ok a bit tired and food was ok...not enough umbrellas around the main pool and lots of broken sun loungers...3 accidents in the main pool in 1 week & each time it was fished out chemicals thrown in and closed for 2 hrs...drinks machines in the main restaurant were out of order for 10 days, air con in the bedroom dripped profusely down our wall and through plug socket which we reported anxiously mainly for safety issues but no one came to fix it, 3 days later we left for home it was still dripping so they obviously weren't bothered about it...so the holiday overall? wish we'd gone somewhere else!More
A lovely holiday
A great holiday especially to keep the children entertained. Plenty for every one to do, we hadn't intended on sending the children to kids club, they asked to go and enjoyed it so much they didnt want to leave the hotel. The reps and kids club are fantastic and put on great entertainment day and night to try and involve the adults and the children. Housekeeping, reception, restaurant and bar staff, all very nice and helpful, work very hard to ensure that the place is in top condition for everyone. The hotel was full when we were there and still it was always clean. Great choice of food every day.More
Tracy F, Limerick, Ireland
A lovely week. Better than we expected
We had a lovely week, went with friends and our 4 year olds loved the pools and slides. They especially loved the widgets and seeing Paige again on stage. We went to the Rhodes holiday village last year and loved it, this one was cheaper and looked more tired so was expecting less. I think the web site also showed the rooms in a hideous blue decor which seems to have been updated (at least in the room we had) The rooms here are larger and also have some self catering facilities including fridge. We loved this to store cold water and maybe the odd bottle for while the kids were asleep. Good aircon. Balconies could be a little stuffy as the aircon pumped out heat exhaust there. The facilities were great too. Perhaps not as much food choice as Rhodes but still more than plenty and I'd say the place wasn't as big which felt less busy at dinner times. We were in block 1 which is in between splash pool/slides and main pools. Block 2 is the other side of the main pools and is a very short walk across walkway. We were worried about mention of steep steps to block 2 but in fact the walkway removes the problem The beach was nearby and lovely. Don't walk it in the heat, use the complementary mini bus, it's about a 5 minute drive but in the heat with toddlers I wouldn't try it The only major downside was that there many sun loungers that were knackered. The fabric didn't give support (am only 12 stone before you ask). So it was a case of hunting out decent ones in the morning Other minor negatives were: the lack of walk in / lagoon pool for the little ones (or we didn't find it). So they spent most of the time in splash pool / slide area. That said all pool had steps in. The splash pool/slides are a short walk away from the other pools (around the other side of the hotel building) so you inevitably stayed at one or other for the day. The poolside entertainment was focused on the main pools so you did feel like you were missing out at the splash pools. The theatre for the evening was tucked away to one side and indoors, the Rhodes one was outside and in between the pools/accommodation and the restaurants making it naturally busy and an attention grabber. It's a shame being indoors on holiday Some toddlers seemed to be playing in the slide/splash pools unattended. Surely that's an accident waiting to happen (not sure if that's something that a hotel should police or not but worried me). The life guard on duty was pretty ineffective at stopping / had a constant battle with the use of inflatables on the slides too (resulting in little ones getting bowled over) But all-in-all a fabulous holiday and we definitely can't recommend enough holiday village if you've got young kids and you like all-inclusive More
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