Da Balaia

Portugal
Europe & Mediterranean coasts

Portugal holidays for families with tots to teens

Perched atop the red seas cliffs of the Algarve region in Portugal, this family all-inclusive resort offers something for the whole family. With a pitch and put golf course and access to neighbouring courses, plus an eco-zen pool overlooking the Atlantic sea - just for adults. For the kids the resort offers kids clubs for babies of 4 months right through to teenagers. Here kids can enjoy mini golf, flying trapezes, tennis, football, archery as well as music and craft under the watchful supervision of staff. Families also have access to one of the best beaches in Portugal. Take a walk along the hidden coves of the coastline almost as famous as the delicious seafood cuisine on offer at the resort.

Da Balaia at a glance

Rooms: 389
Room Types: Superior / Deluxe / Suites
Kids Clubs: 4 months - 17 years old
Restaurants: 2
Bars: 3
Pools: 3
WiFi: Yes

Da Balaia Highlights

• Picture perfect views of the cliffs on the Algarve coastline.

• Family paradise with childcare and activities for all ages.

• Zen zone, for adults only to truly relax and take in the amazing experience.

What's Included

Cuisine: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Drinks: Open bar
Sports: Tennis, flying trapeze, archery and more
Kids Clubs: From 4 - 17 years
Entertainment: Day & night entertainment
WiFi: Free WiFi

Find out more about all-inclusive holidays

ALL ROOMS RENOVATED OR REFURBISHED

Since February 2018, enjoy comfortable renovated or refurbished rooms with a modern & colorful design.

A SEAMLESS GOLF EXPERIENCE IN A TOP DESTINATION

§ Stunning courses stretching on the typical red cliffs of Algarve
§ Exclusive services thanks to our Golf Concierge
§ Lessons supervised by PGA pros

A ZEN ZONE FOR ADULTS, OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN

§ An eco-natural pool
§ A healthy bar with fresh fruit cocktails

Treat yourself to a magical break in the Algarve

Perched up high, the Resort is surrounded by lush vegetation. The Atlantic Ocean laps against the ochre cliffs of the Algarve below. Our guest rooms are spread over 3 buildings. Enjoy the sea view from the Belem building (4 storeys) and the Coimbra buildi...

  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior
  • Superior

Enjoy a playing field as vast as nature itself

Welcome to the world's biggest sport academy: Club Med. On the water, on the ground or in the air: the all-terrain activities on offer are mapped out just for you. With coaching from your G.O®, experience new sensations. Or find joy in improving your tech...

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.

on demand

Baby Club Med® (4 to 23 months)

A haven of happiness where your little ones spend the day in the capable hands of our specialist G.O®s.
The magic recipe for perfect balance means serenity for you, and respect of your children’s natural rhythms and needs. Walks, early learning activities and games help develop the children’s sense of movement, sound, colour, shape and texture.
Your children may have lunch with their G.O®s, it’s entirely up to you.

Nappies and baby milk are not provided by Baby Club Med®.
Places are limited, so we advise you to book early!

From 9 am to 5.30 pm, 6 days a week


on demand

Petit Club Med® (2 to 3 years)

To be sure your children’s holiday experience is as unique as yours, we’ve devised a Club Med tailored just for them!
Run by experienced G.O®s, Petit Club Med® proposes a host of different activities for all age groups – creative, artistic, active and fun.
The children explore and discover talents and friendships in an environment made to measure.
At Petit Club Med®, our G.O®s cater to their needs all day long, with a children’s lunch menu and specially devised evening activities.

Nappies and baby milk are not provided by Petit Club Med®.
Places are limited, so we advise you to book early!

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


included

Mini Club Med® (4 to 10 years)

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


included

Junior Club Med (11 to 17 years)

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,etc
Artistic activities: shows, crazy signs, etc
Evening: entertainment, films, shows

6 days out of 7

Baby-sitting

Until 7 years

on demand

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

included

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

on demand

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

included

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

included

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

included

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

included

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

included

Babies explore movement - crawling, climbing and sliding - on fun circuits created especially for them.
Activity run by G.O®s, open to children enrolled at Baby Club Med® and Petit Club Med® only.

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.


Vasco Gourmet Lounge

This new restaurant, lounge bar and wine cellar always has something new for you to discover. At practically any time of day there are delicious treats in store: a late breakfast, a lingering lunch or sweet and savoury snacks for when you get peckish in the afternoon. In the evening, you can make a reservation and enjoy dinner with table service. Let us guide you through the rich and varied local cuisine.

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

This bar is reserved for adults, so you can relax in peace and comfort round the quiet pool, with friends or partner,

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

Perched atop the red seas cliffs of the Algarve region in Portugal, this family all-inclusive resort offers something for the whole family. With a pitch and put golf course and access to neighbouring courses, plus an eco-zen pool overlooking the Atlantic sea - just for adults. For the kids the resort offers kids clubs for babies of 4 months right through to teenagers. Here kids can enjoy mini golf, flying trapezes, tennis, football, archery as well as music and craft under the watchful supervision of staff. Families also have access to one of the best beaches in Portugal. Take a walk along the hidden coves of the coastline almost as famous as the delicious seafood cuisine on offer at the resort.


  • 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

Wellness activities

The best treatments and massage techniques from around the world.
CINQ MONDES invites you to a journey of discovery, quite simply the best beauty rituals in the world.

Equipment

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

Package for Two 2 days

on demand

Age : adults only

A privileged break, a unique sensory journey for two (for two people in a duo treatment room).
For each partner :
4 treatments
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’)

Spa & Vitality package 2 days

on demand

Age : adults only

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

on demand

Age : adults only

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

on demand

Age : adults only

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

Treatments
2 treatments (50') of your choice
1 Skin Scrub (20') or Facial (20') of your choice
Must be pre-booked.


Customised Wellness package 4 hours 3 days

on demand

Age : adults only

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

Treatments
2 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice,
3 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub,
1 treatment (80') of your choice
Must be booked with your holiday reservation.


Customised Wellness package 6 hours 5 days

on demand

Age : adults only

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

Treatments
4 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice
4 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub of your choice and 1 Bath
1 treatment (80') of your choice.
Must be booked with your holiday reservation.

Beauty Package 3 days

on demand

Age : adults only

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’)

Meetings & Events by Club Med can provide a seamless event experience, with absolutely everything you need under one roof with one upfront cost.

Resort exclusivity available. 389 bedrooms in total.

§ 7 state of the art meeting rooms varying in size and style:
- Maximum capacity of 180 pax
- Smart technology and wifi

§ A range of team building activities on offer
- Discover Albufeira
- Grand Buggy Raid

§ Great evening entertainment:
- Live bands and shows every evening
- Gala dinners outside

Request a quote

Practical information

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

View our prices and customise your criteria

1.Define your criteria

Length of stay

Transport from

All prices are indicative prices per adult, based on double occupancy. Type of room is based on availability. Prices and availability last checked: 24 hours ago.

2.Select the number of guests to personalise your quote