The Algarve has been a firm favourite with Irish holidaymakers for many years. It’s stunning beaches, low cost of living and relaxed pace has made it particularly popular with families.
Sunway have added an extra flight every Friday to the Algarve for the summer months and their package deals are particularly good value. Bear in mind with a package holiday there are no hidden extras, each person has a 20kg baggage allowance and airport transfers and local taxes are included in the price. Ive chosen the pretty resort of Carvoeiro from their selection of resorts as it is the perfect spot for those looking for a quiet family holiday, but with easy access to enjoy what the Algarve has to offer. Situated almost half way between Faro airport and the far west coast you can travel easily to Alvor or Albufeira and explore both sides, only 15 minutes away. There are two waterparks close by as well as the popular ZOO marine theme park, suffice to say there is plenty to keep the little ones happy.
The resort itself is very pretty, once an old fishing village, it still retains authenticity yet has developed to a top Algarve destination. This compact resort has picture perfect white washed houses dotted along the coastline and is relatively unspoilt. There are numerous great restaurants here, and enough bars and shops to explore too. The small sheltered beach is perfectly situated beside the small town and there are some great bars and restaurants around the town square, perfect to relax in after your days sunbathing. If you want to venture outside the town ( I would recommend a car) there are some of the best beaches on the Algarve with dramatic cliff walks, only a short drive away.
Stay at the Colina da Lapa family apartments which are the perfect choice for anyone looking for a relaxing family holiday in nice surroundings. These spacious, air conditioned apartments are very well equipped and are pleasantly situated amongst spectacular gardens. The service is excellent with many enjoying the on site bar and restaurant, there is also a local shop and restaurant only five minutes walk from the complex. A free shuttle bus operates daily to the local beach and town centre. The Colina da Lapa receive excellent reviews on tripadvisor as well as a certificate of excellence.
Prices for flights and seven nights accommodation start at €1516 for 2 adults and 2 children on the 19th of June, and many more dates are available throughout the summer months.
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