VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve 

Perfect for couples, families and groups

This stunning resort has separate adults-only and family areas and a lengthy beach.

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve sits among swathes of palms in a beautiful natural spot on Portugal’s south coast. It’s next to Salgados Golf Course and Salgados Lagoon Nature Reserve – one of the most important freshwater wetlands in the Algarve which is a popular spot for bird watching – and just 150 metres down a wooden walkway you’ll find the four-mile-long Praia dos Salgados. The hotel has a great range of facilities, whether it’s just the two of you or you’ve got the kids with you.

Why we love VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve

  • There are separate adults-only areas at MARClub and plenty of activities for all of the family.

  • At VidaClub children can enjoy sports, games and reading sessions, There are even child spa treatments, making them feel like pampered mermaids and pirates.

  • The seven-kilometre beach of Praia dos Salgados is just a 200-metre walk from the resort.

  • At the OSMOS Wellness Center, you'll find a spa with ice fountains, a Jacuzzi, cold bucket showers and six treatments rooms including one for couples and several relaxation areas.

4.5 stars
Apr - Oct
3 hours
On the fringes of Salgados Lagoon and Praia dos Salgados, 20 minutes’ drive from Albufeira
Approx. 40 minutes’ transfer from Faro airport



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

Enjoy the different flavours of the resort. Breakfast and dinner are served at the Ocean Buffet Restaurant and Local specialities are served at Sunset Restaurant & Bar whilst Primmadonna is the place for wood-fired pizzas. There are also four places to grab a drink including Nespresso Caffè where you can enjoy traditional Portuguese coffee or the pair of poolside bars which serve colourful cocktails.

Ocean Buffet Restaurant
Serving international buffet food, with breakfasts of pastries, plus eggs and pancakes whipped up in front of you by the chefs and dinners with plenty of Portuguese and international dishes.

Enjoy pizzas, pasta and salads as well as delicious desserts at this recently refreshed Italian restaurant

(Minimum age 6 years; when children are using electronic devices, they must use headphones or use silent mode. Beach clothes and slippers must not be worn at the restaurant.)

Sunset Restaurant & Bar
Head to the al fresco restaurant for seafood and local specialities, light snacks and a sunset drink accompanied by views out to sea in the distance.

Lobby Bar
The popular meeting point for signature cocktails.

Wet Bar
The swim-up Wet Bar has a menu of cocktails and freshly prepared juices.

Nespresso Caffè
Be sure to visit this social hub which offers varieties of Nespresso or ‘bica’, traditional Portuguese coffee which is best accompanied by the famous pastel de nata.

Overlooking the beach and dunes, Primadonna offers a relaxed setting for fresh pastas, an extensive pizza selection and mouth-watering desserts.

What's included

Guests staying in Prestige Rooms: Half Board • Breakfast and dinner (excluding drinks) in the Ocean Buffet Restaurant • Credit to use at Primadonna Restaurant (€7.50 for children and €15 for adults)
Guests staying in Club and Superior Rooms: Breakfast at the Ocean Buffet Restaurant

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Guests staying in Club and Superior Rooms: Half Board • Breakfast and dinner (excluding drinks) in the Ocean Buffet Restaurant • Credit to use at Primadonna Restaurant (€7.50 for children and €15 for adults)\

The OSMOS Wellness Center offers a range of therapies, massages, facials and beauty treatments. Spa facilities include sauna, indoor spa circuit pool, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, ice fountain and cold water baths (use of facilities as well as treatments is subject to an extra charge).

The gym with weights and cardio equipment is open 24/7.

Explore the resort's tropical gardens with over a 1000 palm trees or visit the Salgados Lagoon Nature Reserve for the chance to spot a variety of birds.

A boardwalk through the dunes leads to Praia dos Salgados. The beach here stretches for seven kilometres and offers a perfect setting for watersports or sunbathing.

The seasonal and complimentary VidaClub is for three to 11 year olds is a venue for painting classes, games, sports and reading sessions. There's even a spa with mermaid and pirate themed treatments (available at an extra cost).

Enjoy a round of golf at the scenic 18-hole Salgados Golf Course, just next door.

Minimum age 8 at AJI Oriental Flavours and Olivo Meat and Wine Restaurants; minimum age 6 at Primadonna Restaurant.

Minimum age 16 at the spa and MAR Club.

Minimum age 12 years in Club Rooms.

Minimum stays apply.

The schedule at the Spa Kids service at VidaClub is subject to change depending on the season, and advanced booking at the OSMOS Wellness Center reception is required.

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