Ian Fox from Premier Holiday’s said, “While the many high-profile resorts dotted around the region offer plenty of sea, sun, shopping and a spot of scuba diving, there is more to the Algarve than meets the eye. Rest and relaxation may be at the top of the agenda on a family holiday but Algarve is home to so much more you’ll be raring to get off your sun bed and go off and explore.”
Travelling with children of any age can seem like a daunting task as it can be difficult to find suitable family activities that everyone can join in with. With Premier-Holidays’
If you’re hoping to soak up a bit of history and culture as well as sun and sand, the historical town centre of Faro is a mere 20 to 30 minutes away from resorts like Vale do Lobo and Quinta dos Alamos. A maze of small winding streets, cafés and bars, taking a morning, afternoon or even an evening to wander around and enjoy the atmosphere is a worthwhile break from the beach. The Cathedral, the Igreja Do Carmino, the Faro Francis Fountain, Civil Government building, the City Hall and the Marina are just a few of Faro’s must see attractions.
An oasis of fun, the nearby Aqua parks Aqualand, Slide and Splash and Aquashow offer something for both young and old. Even water babies have their own areas in which to safely splash and play.
Options for family entertainment also include the ZooMarine complete with marine centre, zoo, amusement park and a dolphin show. Krazy World & Algarve Zoo north of Albufeira is also home to both a zoo and children’s theme park should the little ones get bored of building sandcastles.
Hoping for that extra special something to surprise the kids? Lots of dolphin watching trips set sail from Lagos, Portimaro, Alvor Harbour and Albufeira. Alternatively, an adventure jeep safari promises to keep children and adults alike equally entertained.
Making the search for self catered accommodation easy, Premier Holidays provide a range of attractive Algarve villas with private pools and modern comfortable furnishings. Villa Verandah, in the Vale do Lobos resort is within easy walking distance from the beach, sleeps as many as eight and with prices starting from £817 is great value for large families.
If you need something a little smaller, Villa Madalena is equally stunning, accommodates six and is located in the exclusive resort of Dunas Douradas.
Situated close to some of the water attractions and the Zoomarine theme park is Casa Belmira. An attractive property, this Algarve villa in the resort of Quinta dos Alamos is perfectly in situe for family days out or a trip to the bustling town of Albufeira. It’s also just a 15 minute drive from the beautiful beach of Gale.
For more information about the Algarve and to book a villa or apartment online, visit http://www.premier-
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Premier Holidays is a British company specialising in luxury villas for the discerning traveller looking for a different holiday experience. We offer an outstanding portfolio of luxury villas throughout Europe, with hundreds of villas in the Algarve