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.
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Based On 836 reviews
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The ultimate action-packed holiday
- Aerial Adventure high ropes courses
- 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
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
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
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, children’s entertainment, cabaret and colourful shows.
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1 bedroom apartment with sea view and balcony or terrace
These spacious apartments have a relaxed feel, with their neutral tones and soft furnishings. They come with a balcony or a terrace that offers views of the sea. They have a twin bedroom, a kitchenette, and a lounge area with 2 sofa-beds. Plus you'll also find air-con, Wi-Fi, and a flatscreen TV included.
2 bedroom apartment with sea view and balcony or terrace
These spacious 2-bedroom apartments have a relaxed feel, with their neutral tones and soft furnishings. They come with a balcony or a terrace offering views of the sea. And they have 2 twin bedrooms, a kitchenette, and a lounge area with 2 sofa-beds. Plus you'll also find air-con, Wi-Fi, and a flatscreen TV included.
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Great family resort
Just returned from a week at this hotel with a 10 month old baby. My expectations were met and exceeded in all areas. I just don't know how you could come to this hotel with young kids and not have a great time. It's absolutely perfect for families and even though our little boy was too young for most activities all the kids we saw were having an absolute ball. The food is fab in general, loads of choice and great for a weaning baby as they can try loads of new things. We didn't bother with the show for the first couple of nights as we thought he was too young but we gave it a go and he absolutely loved peppa pig and the widgets! I've got videos of him dancing to the theme song which he is still watching now and dancing along. The entertainment team are great and the shows really professional. The 2 bookable restaurants were lovely and it's nice to be served your food for a change. When you book a baby in they have a high chair and plastic cutlery all set out for them, v cute! We stayed on the ground floor by the pool which we were first a bit gutted about but soon realised it was perfect, could set up our towels etc right outside the door and pop back over the wall for nappy changes etc. lovely beach with no steps (steepish hill though) just down the road, turn left then right at the garage. On site shop great for basics and loads of inflatables and toys, sells aptamil powdered milk and has a good selection of nappies and jarred food. Would absolutely stay here again and would look at other holiday villages in the future. Basically if you have booked, I'm jealous and you are going to love it. If you haven't booked then do!!!More
Fun packed FAMILY holiday!
My husband, two children (14 & 10) and I recently returned from our two week holiday at the HV. It was amazing! Airport transfer only took around 30 minutes and the coach was comfortable with air conditioning. Upon arrival we were greeted with Sangria and the hotel staff couldn't have been more friendly! We stayed in Block 1 (Room 413) and were surprised at the spacious layout of the room- we were also happy with the large balcony and had a beautiful views of the mountains and sea! Gorgeous! The main pool in Block 1 always had some sort of entertainment and or activity, which leads me onto the HV Entertainment team! These men and women really go out of their way to make your holiday enjoyable! In all the hotels we've stayed at, we've never seen a group of people who love their job as much as these guys do! Lois is exceptional! From aqua aerobics to her presenting and singing skills - she's amazing! We tried most nights to keep up with her dancing but she made it all look so easy! It wasn't but it was FUN! 10/10!!! Still waiting for the Thomson / first choice feedback email but I'm hoping someone will take this into account! Josh, Conor, Kaya and Rachel were also some of the most enthusiastic people we had met. We didn't know how they did it! Up early and and still smiling at the end of each night! Although we had two girls aged 14 and 10, they all went above and beyond to make us feel welcome! All of the evening entertainment was held in The Venue which was located opposite the park! Perfect positioning as the children often went there if they didn't want to watch one of the shows. Sam, Dave, Kathryn, Claire and Naomi were outstanding during the daytime activities and kids clubs. We went paddle boarding with Sam and Naomi, and did the high ropes and archery with Claire, Kathryn, Naomi and Dave. What fun!! To book the high ropes they have a sheet at the reps desk each morning that you can book for the following day. We were early birds so never had an issue getting in (we did the high ropes 5 times), so my advice - get up early and book! Totally worth it! Toni and Kelly were always happy to book you in! All of the water based activities and archery are on the board, if you want to get involved keep and eye on the times and make sure you get your name down; there are a lot of people at the hotel and it is a first come first served basis- again we never had any issues getting onto any of the activities! Although there was plenty to do, my husband loves his fitness. Unfortunately the gym isn't very good BUT what made up for that was the amazing adult football session that Adam and Sam put on!!! They were so professional and also ran the Football Academy! Although I didn't have a son to put in there, I had a happy husband who enjoyed every game! Thanks lads!! Debbie at the Block 1 bar was fantastic and friendly! I know a lot of people complain about the drinks but we enjoyed them! White wine and lemon was lovely! Larger was great! Our girls loved the Kids cocktails. Sangria was fab as was the Irish cream and whiskey and Coke! Fanta was refreshing! No complaints from this family! Main restaurant - the breakfast, lunch and evening meals had plenty of choice! I'm not a huge fish lover but my husband and daughters loved the fish! The pasta was tasty and if you didn't fancy any of the main meals there was always soup and plenty of salad and fruit! Something for everyone! What made this restaurant extra special was the staff! Therry was outstanding! Remembered our room number every night and super friendly, he even came out of his way to say goodbye the night before we left!!! Thank you Therry! Sergio was also fantastic!! Excursions- we went to visit the Old Town! You must go in the Tuk Tuk! So much fun! Brilliant night out with lovely bars and restaurants!! Ideal for your gifts too! We also spent the day at Slide and Splash! Just remember to check the heights as not all the slides are suitable for little ones! That aside, Couldn't recommend it more!! But our favourite trip was to Zoomarine!! It was unbelievable! If you can only do one trip - go there!! The dolphin shows were amazing and the birds of prey shows will shock you! Fab! We were fortunate enough to swim with the Dolphins at the dolphin emotions site! Simply breathtaking! It was our first time and couldn't have asked for a better setting! Amazing! We will definitely be visiting again! Back to the hotel- the splash pool is clean and our girls (14 &10) both enjoyed the slides! My husband and I enjoyed watching from the yellow in pool seats! Block 2 is only a short walk away. We visited two beaches, one turn right then left from the hotel, right by the garage and follow the road down- no stairs at all with an amazing beach cafe/ bar! The other through the sister hotel and down the stairs! Both beautiful and you can hire peddlos at both! Great fun! In a nutshell, if you want a fun packed holiday with your family spend as much time at Block 1 pool and the splash pool, get involved with the activities and let your children see the fun side of you! Also go the Venue! Amazing atmosphere! If you want a quiet holiday, I'd suggest the pool in Block 2 (we didn't go there once, but it is pretty). We'd like to say a HUGE thank you to the HV staff and Entertainment team for making our holiday so special! We hope all your future visitors have the experience we had! Simply wonderful! Claire, Baz, Nadia and Hallie! ððMore
Good but expected better for the cost
Rooms No problem with the rooms very spacious with air con. but safe was 24 euros for two weeks and no water in fridge we had room 417 with views over the town Food was fine always plenty to chose from and nice. Fruit juices are so sweet they are undrinkable Pools are good but the water park was a letdown only suitable for Upto 6 years old really. And need to be at one of the3 pools by 9 or the sun beds would all be reserved with towels. Entertainment was good (inside) All inclusive drinks finish at 11 which is a bit early Would recommend the slide and splash waterpark excursion and the dolphin drive and caves excursion we see loads off dolphins and lovely costal formations . More
Lovely break away
Stayed here for a week in August with my husband and children (5 & 2) The hotel looked nice on arrival and we were pleased with the sizable rooms and separate bedroom. Decor was a little dated but this didn't bother us as the rooms were clean. Our room faced the main pool with sea view which was lovely. Food at the hotel was nice. We found there was always something new to try, from English dishes to Portuguese. We tried a bit of everything each night and felt satisfied after each meal. The children appeared to like the food from the kids corner as well as the main buffet. Pools were great, especially the splash Park with slides. No problem getting sunbeds around the pool. Snack bar very basic but adequate. Snacks the same each day and not very exciting. All staff worked very hard and nothing was too much trouble (you just have to ask) Downsides for us were drinks, for the children and us. Unless you like San Miguel, buy your own. Juice was illuminous and tasted very sweet, water was room temperature and cocktails and wine were undrinkable (white wine bearable with lemonade added). No bottled water in room or available to take to your room. As we had young children who napped during day and we're in bed relatively early each night (9pm) we found the rooms could be noisy both day and night. The children slept through this noise so not a major issue. We visited the beach twice via the free hotel minibus and 'tuk tuk'. We would highly recommend the beach. Very peaceful and a nice change to the pool area. We bought our own parasol from the shop on beach and laid on towels which worked out cheaper than hiring beds/sunshade (â¬15 per day) All in all the children were happy, which made it a lovely family holiday. Not sure we would return to this specific holiday village but would not rule HV's out totally. More
We have just arrived back from 10 days at HV Algarve. This HV was a lot smaller than the others we have visited. Us and the children aged 12 & 7 had a fantastic time. It was an average looking hotel but very clean, staff (both hotel and first choice) were amazing, great food, lots of activities for adults and children. The kids club staff and day time activity staff were so good with the children, especially Sam. The evening entertainment was great too. Louis and her team worked so hard to provide guests with great evening shows. One one evening I had to take my son to the hospital as he had an ear infection (he gets these lots so nothing to do with the hotel). The hotel manager arranged for one of her team to take us to hospital then come and get us at 11pm and take us to pharmacy on route home. They really couldn't do enough to help. Look forward to going back. More
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