Da Balaia

4 tridents
PortugalEurope and Mediterranean coasts

Mum relaxes, Dad hits the links, kids make memories for a lifetime.

The Algarve is an ideal destination for holidays in Portugal. Perched on a red clifftop in the south of the country, Da Balaia Club Med looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. A great destination for a wellness experience for families and couples.

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At extra cost


The Amalia

In the centre of the Resort, this elegant bar is the perfect place to meet up with family and friends at the end of a dynamic day's sporting activities. Ideal for early evening drinks, it is also a great place to stop off in the afternoon to cool off and recharge.


The Falesia

This sleek bar is ideally located near the swimming pool, in the centre of the Resort. Order yourself a classic cocktail and lounge by the pool, the day is all yours!


The quiet pool bar (new)

From mid-June 2016, this bar serves a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks.

Relax with friends or family in a comfy, Zen space by the quiet pool.


The Balaïa

This is the main restaurant, with a view of the sea and pool. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from a buffet of international cuisine. Smoking is not allowed inside the restaurant.
There is a Baby Corner where parents can prepare food for the youngest members of the family.


The Vasco de Gamma

A restaurant with a cosy lounge atmosphere to discover and share with partner or friends. The Vasco de Gamma welcomes you for late lunch after an excursion or round of golf. For information: open certain evenings, booking required, at Reception. Waiter service.

The Resort has 389 rooms divided between 3 buildings connected by glass walkways.

Next to the Club Med Spa, facing the swimming pool, the first hotel "Coimbra" has 11 storeys, and the second hotel"Lisboa" 6 storeys. These two buiildings constitute the FADO Hotel.

The 4-storey BELEM Hotel is located close to the Golf Club House .

Club

The Club Rooms in the BELEM and FADO Hotels have furnished terraces, with a panoramic view over the sea or gardens.

Surface58 m²
Guests1 - 4 persons

Deluxe

A spacious and elegant Deluxe Room with generous comfort and a pleasant, furnished terrace. Located in the FADO Hotels.

Surface50 m² - 50 m²
Guests1 - 2 persons

Suite

A spacious and elegant Suite with furnished terrace in the FADO Hotels, where you can savour top class comfort with view over the gardens.

Or treat yourself to a unique, exclusive Sea View Suite in the heart of the Resort with a panoramic sea view from your balcony, in the BELEM or FADO Hotels.

Surface42 m² - 61 m²
Guests1 - 3 persons

Portugal

Portugal in brief

- Surface area: 92,201 sq km

- Capital: Lisbon

- Official language: Portuguese

- Currency: the Euro.

Make the most of your stay at Da Balaia Club Med to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.

In the south of Portugal, the Algarve is one of the favourite destinations of golf lovers: there are many internationally renowned courses within an hour’s drive of Da Balaia Club Med, which is located:

- 7 km from Albufeira, a small village known as the St Tropez of Portugal

- 35 km from Faro, capital of the Algarve, where the region’s traditional lifestyle is still relatively well preserved

- 42 km from Portimao, a big sardine fishing port, which also has a race track where some of the winter Formula One trials take place

- 52 km from Lagos, a cosmopolitan port with an intersting historic centre

- 257 km from Lisbon, at the mouth of the River Tage, the capital of Portugal, with its blend of modernity and tradition.

Vaccinations and medical treatments

It is essential that you check the required procedure before your departure.

Recommended vaccinations:

Polio

Tetanus

Hepatitis A and B

The Resort has a resident nurse.

For all UK citizens, a valid passport is essential when you travel abroad. A full 10-year passport is required for holidays to all countries featured on our website. The passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date with one blank visa page. Make sure your passport is valid and check with the embassy or the consulate of your destination country if you need a visa for your chosen destination prior to travel. It is vital that the name given when booking your holiday (printed on the ticket and itinerary) is exactly the same as written on your passport. Any child, however old, must have his/her own passport.

Important:

Please note Club Med cannot be held responsible for any issue with regards to passport or visas.


Da Balaia

The Algarve is an ideal destination for holidays in Portugal. Perched on a red clifftop in the south of the country, Da Balaia Club Med looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. A great destination for a wellness experience for families and couples.


  • Perfecting your swing at the Golf School or on one of the Algarve's prestigious courses
  • Enjoying elegant comfort and fine food
  • Relaxing at Club Med Spa by CINQ MONDES
  • Leaving your children in the capable hands of our G.O®s, from 4 months old
  • Enjoying the wonderful nature and culture of the Algarve thanks to our excursions
  • Experiencing the thrill of our new flying trapeze

With the benefit of over 40 years’ Club Med experience behind it, our Resort offers innovative clubs for children:

Dedicated areas specifically designed for their needs, and equipment designed with a view to comfort and safety

G.O®s with a passion for their job(1)

Numerous activities for all ages: sport, creative activities and games for the different age groups

Opening hours that allow parents to make the most of their stay, and respect the children’s desires and sleeping patterns

NEW: Da Balaia Club Med has now a new Mini Club Med® and Juniors' Club Med.

For information: the children’s clubs are open all week, except Sunday.

(1)In France, G.O®s with a BAFA (State diploma for youth group leaders) or childcare qualification, depending on the age of the children; in other countries, an equivalent local diploma or relevant experience.

Baby Club Med® (from 4 to 23 months)

A gentle haven for little ones, safe in the experienced hands of their dedicated G.O®s. Focus on early learning activities and motor skills:

Movement: exploring motor skills, Baby Gym, walks in the fresh air

Making things: learning to make and create

Expression: musical awareness, stories and fairy stories

Games: early learning games, developing dexterity and outdoor games

Time to eat and sleep: lunch and tea, siesta time

From 9 am to 5.30 pm, 6 days a week


Petit Club Med® (2 to 3)

Fun and spacious premises with plenty of outdoor space. Your toddlers will have a great time with their friends, and explore a wide range of activities designed to introduce them to new experiences:

Sport: walks, gym sessions, water games, etc

Making things: painting, collage, coloured stickers, herbariums

Expression: dressing up, make up, fashion shows, listening to music, puppets

Play: outdoor games and board games

Rest time and siesta, lunch and tea

Evening: songs, games, nursery rhymes, shows

From 9 am to 5.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week


New, Mini Club Med® (4 to 10)

In this "new generation" Mini Club Med®, your children will be treated to a great new experience full of fun, laughter and thrills, with three dedicated spaces for creation, expression and games.
We've thought of everything possible to ensure your children have a unique, adventure-packed holiday, with discovery, sports and activities for each age group:

Sport: golf, tennis, mini-football, table tennis, archery, etc

Making things: nature activities, art and crafts

Expression: dance, preparing and taking part in shows, crazy signs

Play: group games and activities

Lunch and tea

Evening: after dinner with their friends, the children enjoy specially devised evening activities

From 9 am to 5.30 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week


Junior Club Med (11 to 17)

Teenagers can meet up and take part in the activities that interest them most, in the company of their G.O®:

Sports activities: golf, tennis, archery, table tennis, beach volleyball, etc

Artistic activities: shows, crazy signs, etc

Evening: entertainment, films, shows

6 days out of 7

Baby-sitting

To enjoy a moment of total freedom, take advantage of the babysitting service.

For information: we provide a list of babysitting services on request. Club Med provides the contact but has no responsibility for the service provided.

Club Med Baby Welcome® (from birth to 23 months)

Until 23 months

We’ve done everything in our power to ensure the comfort and well-being of babies and parents.

Personal welcome, baby-care material available in your room and/or in the baby feeding and equipment room (cot, changing mat, baby bath, bottle-warmer), sweet and savoury baby foods, baby corner equipped to prepare babies' meals, high chairs and/or booster cushions in the restaurant.

Spare pushchairs are also available if required.

Pyjamas Club®

From 4 months to 7 years

The Pyjamas Club® is a group babysitting service (no specific activities). It enables parents to leave their children with a team of experienced and qualified G.O®s in a dedicated area with all the necessary comforts (beds, couches, video area, etc).

Proposed 3 evenings a week, depending on the entertainment programme. For children from 4 months to 8 years old.
Proposed from a minimum of 3 participants.

Baby restaurant

From 4 months to 3 years

The meals are devised by the team of specialist chefs at the Baby restaurant, to satisfy babies' specific needs.

At the Baby restaurant, the G.O®s are in charge of lunch, but parents can share it with their children if they wish.

Baby corner

From 4 to 23 months

An area devoted entirely to small children in the La Balaia restaurant.
This Baby corner has savoury and sweet baby foods, but also proposes a buffet with starters, meats, fish, vegetables, purées, soups, and even cheese and desserts! Plus all the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals: microwave, bottle-warmer, mixer.

Highchairs are also available. At Baby Club Med, the G.O®s are totally in charge of lunch, but parents can share it with their children if they wish.

Baby feeding and equipment room

Until 23 months

Open 24 hours a day, it provides all the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals: mixer, steriliser (provided only on request), microwave, fridge, bottle warmer (systematically provided in the room for G.Ms® who have reserved the Baby Club Med® or Club Med Baby Welcome®) and additional products such as mineral water, fruit, yoghourt, biscuits, cereals and long-life milk (baby formula milk not provided).

Playground

The playgrounds by the children's club facilities are open to all children, accompanied by their parents, outside Baby and Petit Club Med® opening hours.

Baby Gym

From 4 months to 3 years

Babies explore movement - crawling, climbing and sliding - on fun circuits created especially for them. The activity is run by G.O®, as part of the children's club activities proposed. Parents may also take part in this learning activity when the G.O® organise specific events.
For information, this activity is open to children enrolled at Baby Club Med® and Petit Club Med® only.

SPORTS SCHOOLS

The largest Sports School in the world is all yours! Exceptional sports and group lessons for all levels of skill. Beginners and experienced sportsmen enjoy state-of-the-art equipment and exclusive, fun teaching from G.O®s trained in their discipline. Indulge yourself to the extreme and discover new emotions.

  • Archery School
  • Flying Trapeze School with circus activities
  • Fitness School
  • Golf School
  • Tennis School

SPORTS

  • Mini football
  • Fitness walking
  • Cardio-training room
  • Aquadynamic
  • Pilates

Wellness activities

Equipment

  • Bathrobe on loan
  • Cloakroom with lockers
  • Individual and duo treatment rooms
  • Relaxation area and tea room

Package for Two 2 days

Age : adults only

Relaxation
A privileged break, a unique sensory journey for two (for two people in a duo treatment room).

4 treatments (for both partners, in a duo treatment room)

For each partner:
1 Sublime Smoothing Skin Scrub with Noni and Tahiti Monoi (20’)
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20’)
1 "Five Flowers Ritual®" Radiant Facial Massage treatment (50’)

Relaxation & Beauty package 4 days

Age : adults only

Beauty
All the expertise of CINQ MONDES at the service of your beauty, from top to toe.

10 treatments
1 Sublime Smoothing Skin Scrub® with Noni and Tahiti Monoi (20’)
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')
2 Relaxing Baths (20’)
1 Global Anti-Age Precious "KO BI DO®" Massage treatment (80’)
1 Relaxing Traditional Oriental Massage (50’)
1 Relaxing Foot Treatment (35’)
1 "Flowers of Bali Ritual® Radiant Facial Massage treatment (20')
1 Relaxing Back Ritual (20’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual® (20’)


Beauty Package 3 days

Age : adults only

Beauty
All the expertise of CINQ MONDES at the service of your beauty, from top to toe.

5 treatments :
1 Rare and Precious Spice Energising Aromatic Body Scrub (20’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20’)
1 Beautiful Hands treatment (50’)
1 Nail Varnish application (10’)
1 “Five Flowers Ritual®” Subliming Radiant Facial Massage (50’)
Beauty
All the expertise of CINQ MONDES at the service of your beauty, from top to toe.

5 treatments :
1 Rare and Precious Spice Energising Aromatic Body Scrub (20’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20’)
1 Beautiful Hands treatment (50’)
1 Nail Varnish application (10’)
1 “Five Flowers Ritual®” Subliming Radiant Facial Massage (50’)

Spa & Vitality package 2 days

Age : adults only

For Him
A customised sensory journey to satisfy men's specific needs for relaxation and efficiency.

4 treatments
1 Energising Aromatic Body Scrub with Rare and Precious Spices (20’)
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50’)
1 Relaxing Bath (20’)
1 "Club Med by CINQ MONDES" Energy Massage (50’)

Sun & Energy Package 4 days

Age : adults only

Energy
An ideal programme for recuperating and restoring energy and vitality.

7 treatments
1 Aromatic Energising Skin Scrub with Rare and Precious Spices (20’)
1 "Club Med by CINQ MONDES" Energy Massage (50')
1 Relaxing Bath (20')
1 Sublime Relaxing Polynesian Massage (50')
1 "Five Flowers Ritual®" Radiant Facial Massage treatment (50’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20')
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')

Customised Wellness package 2 hours 2 days

Age : adults only

Made to Measure
Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 2 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.

Your programme:
2 treatments (50') of your choice and 1 Skin Scrub (20') or Facial (20') of your choice.

Must be pre-booked.


Customised Wellness package 4 hours 3 days

Age : adults only

Made to Measure
Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 4 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.

Your programme:
2 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice, 3 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub, and 1 treatment (80') of your choice.

Must be booked with your holiday reservation.


Customised Wellness package 6 hours 5 days

Age : adults only

Made to Measure
Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 6 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.

Your programme:
4 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice, 4 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub of your choice and 1 Bath, and 1 treatment (80') of your choice.

Must be booked with your holiday reservation.

Your package includes

Practical information

PRAIA MARIA LUISA
ALBUFEIRA - PROVINCE DE FARO 8200-854
Algarve Portugal
Faro airport
45 minutes

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