Vale do Lobo invites families to create their own traditions this summer

Portugal’s prestigious Vale do Lobo resort is inviting families to come and create their own traditions this summer in the Algarve, the location ranked as the Best European destination for a family holiday by European Best Destinations. 

With a wealth of sports and wellness facilities, along with swimming pools, a stunning stretch of beach and 16 restaurants, cafes and bars, the legendary Vale do Lobo resort is the ideal place for family members of all ages to enjoy the ultimate summer holiday. 

Vale do Lobo has been at the forefront of Algarve tourism since it first began welcoming visitors in 1962. Now, under the ownership and management of Kronos Homes, the resort is delivering new and refreshed amenities designed to delight holidaymakers of all ages. Its easy accessibility from the UK, with a flight time of under three hours, and central Algarve position, which opens up the whole region to visitors, ensure a stress-free holiday experience all round.

Vale do Lobo beach

Swimming, sandy beaches and sunshine top the list of requirements for many families visiting the Algarve. Vale do Lobo certainly delivers, with waterside fun courtesy of its swimming pool complex with superb beach bar restaurant, Tennis Academy pool and 2km-long stretch of golden sandy Blue Flag designated beach. Families can splash in the clear blue waters of the Atlantic, while soothing beach massages are available for those seeking relaxation. Wellness and relaxation are also the order of the day at Vale do Lobo’s Royal Spa. A range of divine treatments, therapies and rituals deliver holistic wellbeing, while the water and natural setting of the spa are all about rest and rejuvenation. Pilates and yoga classes are also available for those seeking to balance mind and body, including family yoga classes at the Par.Tee Family Park. For more active families, Par.Tee is also home to dance classes, sports activities, a creative crafts club and a playfully designed 18-hole mini golf course. As the sun goes down, brilliant illuminations delight visitors of all ages. Vale do Lobo is also home to walking and running routes that meander through its stunning scenery, a fully equipped gym, a range of intensive classes and much more.

Golf at Vale do Lobo

Golfers have plenty to enjoy at Vale do Lobo as well, with two 18-hole championship courses delivering unforgettable challenges and spectacular scenery. For younger golfers, the Golf Academy runs regular, week-long sessions designed to grow skills and confidence under the guidance of professional teachers. Pros are also on hand to help adult golfers, as well as those seeking to hone their tennis skills at Vale do Lobo’s Tennis Academy, which is home to 12 tennis courts, six padel courts and mini tennis facilities.   

“With so many sports, classes, clubs and activities available, Vale do Lobo is the perfect spot for families to try something for the first time and bond over new adventures. And with 450 hectares of stunning scenery, reaping the rewards of spending time in nature is also a given. We invite families to come and discover the magic of Vale do Lobo for themselves and create their own unique family traditions here. “This summer, families will also have a range of new facilities to explore, including four new padel courts at the Tennis Academy and three entirely new and excitingly different food and beverage experiences at Vale do Lobo, two located at the Praça and the other at the Tennis Academy.” Eduardo Johnston da Siva, Vale do Lobo Managing Director 

Praça, Vale do Lobo

For families, one of the great conveniences of Vale do Lobo is having everything they need nearby. The resort is home to restaurants, cafes and bars serving foods from around the world. There’s also a supermarket, salon, pharmacy, dentist, medical centre, boutiques, and new Golf Shop stocking everything from wine to high-end sportswear, to take care of any and every need. 

The choice of properties to rent at Vale to Lobo also meets a wide range of needs and group sizes. Families visiting the resort this summer can choose between apartments with Jacuzzis and pools and townhouses with pools, terraces, barbecues, impressive views and more. They can also select offers to suit their needs when booking, from 20% off early apartment and townhouse bookings to a full week offer with 13% discount, welcome basket, free stay for one child, maid service, free use of the resort shuttle and a guest card with numerous perks. 

Villa at Vale do Lobo

For larger families, Vale do Lobo has an excellent selection of villas. A detached villa with swimming pool, barbecue, covered outdoor terraces for al fresco dining and daily maid service, set in a beautifully landscaped plot, is the ideal way to enjoy a relaxing break. Families wanting their own garden space can also find precisely what they need at Vale do Lobo. One example is a charming two-bedroom townhouse beside the resort’s Ocean Golf Course, with splendid views across the fairways. The open plan living and dining area lead out onto the terrace and garden for the ideal blend of indoor and outdoor living.

There’s also a lovely private balcony off the main bedroom, as well as a rooftop Jacuzzi for soaking cares away. In addition to the family-friendly experience at Vale do Lobo, holidaymakers can look forward to plenty to enjoy in the local area. The nearby Aquashow waterpark makes for an action-packed day out, while there are multiple beautiful local beaches to explore.

Gourmands will delight in discovering several Michelin Star restaurants in the area around Vale to Lobo, which is also home to pretty villages and towns with cobbled streets, historic churches and plenty of local cafes to stop for a coffee and pastry in the shade. For nature lovers, the huge expanse of the Ria Formosa Natural Park is on the doorstep, meaning families can do everything from spotting wild flamingos to kayaking through the winding waterways. 

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