With its golden beaches, lush golf course and proximity to popular coastal hotspots, Balaia holidays are an ideal Algarve getaway.

A relaxed resort

Tucked between the lively towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura on Portugal's scenic southern coastline, Balaia offers a quieter slice of the Algarve. Instead of fancy yachts and nightclubs, it shows off with quaint red clay-tiled houses, sandstone cliffs and Blue Flag award-winning beaches.

Surf and golf

Head five minutes by car to Oura Beach and try an outdoor flowboarding pool, which simulates surfing. Or for something totally different, there's a nine-hole golf course perched high on Balaia's cliffs which have panoramic views of the green-and-turquoise landscape.

Delightful daytrips

Drive 10 minutes to Alvor or Olhos de Agua and treat yourself to a creamy custard tart from a local bakery. Balaia is an ideal base for Algarve resort-hopping too, and there's a number of lively beach towns to discover on the 20-minute drive to Albufeira.

Beachside Balaia

Despite its small size, Balaia has two shorelines to itself. Both are Blue Flag award-winning beaches, so you can expect pristine sand and safe swimming. If you want in on the action, grab a spot on the main beach. Or, for a relaxing picnic, head to neighbouring Oura Beach.

At a Glance

  • Play a round at Balaia's scenic nine-hole golf course
  • Drive 10 minutes to Olhos de Agua and Alvor coastal villages
  • Grab a sunlounger and relax on the sandy beach