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Villas in VidaMar Algarve Resort, Salgados

The Vidamar Resort is a wonderful, private self-contained holiday resort that is located extremely close to the Salgados beach and golf course, as well as being within a ten minute drive of Albufeira.

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  • 40 minsfrom Faro
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out of 10

The Vidamar Resort is a wonderful, private self-contained holiday resort that is located extremely close to the Salgados beach and golf course, as well as being within a ten minute drive of Albufeira. Situated in the heart of a holiday village, clients staying in the private villa also gain access to the sublime spa, the active gym and fitness classes as well as the modern restaurant in the 5 star hotel close by! The contemporary styled villas are spacious and offer sought after amenities. With the fully interactive kids' club on-site, this resort is perfect for families and couples alike, promoting fun in a safe and secure environment. The resort offers an array of facilities and amenities, which will leave you wanting for nothing whilst on holiday!


Located within a stone's throw of the resort is the Salgados Golf Club, where you can play or fine tune your game!

Salgados Golf

Salgados Golf at VidaMar Algarve Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year, between 07:30-20:00, with tee times every 8 minutes from 08:00.

The Salgados Golf Course is located near Albufeira, within a protected natural wildlife reserve. This 18 hole course provides golfers with a unique setting and the sea view adds to this scenic golfing experience.


  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Open to non-residents


  • Driving range
  • Short game area
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course par: 72
  • Course yards: 5639
  • Male handicap: 28
  • Female handicap: 36
  • Handicap certificate required
  • Dress code Normal golf attire

Kids Club

kidsClub at VidaMar Algarve Resort

The Aquatica Kids Club which is open for 4-11 year olds is free of charge, and provides exciting activities to keep children occupied. With entertainment planned on some evenings as well, children will love this resort!

The Aquatica Kids Club

Ages 4 years to 11 years

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 10am -1pm and 2:30pm - 6pm.
During low season the club will be closed on Sundays.


Free of charge

Subject to demand


Spa at VidaMar Algarve Resort

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, between 10am - 8pm.
Opening times may vary in low season.

The Spa provides you with treatments and relaxation programmes which have been designed with your well being in mind. An indoor heated pool is available.

Access to the indoor heated pool will now also be available for children up to 15 years old during low season between 10am-11am


  • Sauna
  • Indoor pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Turkish bath


  • Facial

    Enjoy a revitalising facial.

  • Massage

    Relax with a soothing massage.

  • Pedicure

    Treat your feet!

  • Manicure

    Ensure your nails look super on holiday!


  • Minimum age is 16 years
  • Open to non-residents


Charges applicable

Pre-booking required

Spa access is approximately €10 per day. Treatments start from around €5.


Pools at VidaMar Algarve Resort

There are three stunning salt water communal pools situated around the resort including a childrens pool, circular adult pools and one indoor pool located in the spa. Open all year round, these pools are the perfect place to kick back and relax in the Portuguese sun.

  • Childrens pool

    Opening Hours

    Open all season, 7 days a week, from 9am - 7pm.


    • Outdoor pool
    • Supervised
    • Sunloungers
    • Pool towels provided


    • Minimum age is 5 years (unless accompanied by an adult)


    Free of charge

  • Chill-out outdoor pool

    Opening Hours

    Open all season, 7 days a week, from 9am - 7pm.


    • Pool maximum depth: 60cmm
    • Outdoor pool
    • Supervised
    • Sunloungers
    • Pool towels provided


    Free of charge

  • Main pool

    Opening Hours

    Open all season, 7 days a week, from 9am - 7pm.


    • Pool length: 70mm
    • Pool minimum depth: 2mm
    • Outdoor pool
    • Supervised
    • Sunloungers
    • Pool towels provided


    • Minimum age is 5 years (unless accompanied by an adult)


    Free of charge

Restaurants and Bars

Enjoy a wide variety of drinking and dining options at the resort in the bars and restaurants, ranging from light snacks in the pool bar to delicious three course meals as well. There are three restaurants to choose from, offering International, Italian, Seafood and Oriental Cuisine! There are also a few bars on resort, offering coffees during the day and then some light refreshments in the evenings.

Koi Sushi, Japanese

Open for dinner only, the Koi Sushi restaurant offers guests the best in Japanese gastronomic fusion. The atmosphere is informal and contemporary as well as the design, allowing the presence of the Chef in the room! Prices start from approximately €3 for individual sushi and range from around €12.50-€32 for combinations.

Sabor a Mar(tastes of the sea), Portuguese

Enjoy the unique ambiance of Sabor a Mar, located within the resort’s extensive Palm Garden. Open for lunch and dinner, offering delicious fish, shellfish and traditional "Pot dishes" dishes. Prices range from approximately €2.50-€9.50 for snacks and €22.50-€30 for main courses, the restaurant also offers a kids menu ranging from around €4-€9.

Sunset Snack Bar, Snack bar

The Sunset Snack bar is located by the outdoor swimming pools, next to the Salgados beach access, it offers a fantastic terrace where you can enjoy the selection of fruit juices, shakes, soft drinks and cocktails. Snacks haven’t been forgotten you can choose from a range of salads and sandwiches, prices range from approximately €3-€10, with a children's menu also on offer ranging from around €4-€9.

Nepresso Corner, Coffee shop

The Nepresso Coffee & Tea Corner offers you an assortment of coffees as well a selection of teas and infusions, accompanied by a selection of homemade pastry and short cakes. You can also enjoy snacks such as sandwiches, burgers and salads, ranging from approximately €4-€11.50

Gin Bar, Bar

The Gin Bar presents you with a smart casual ambiance and is the place to enjoy a selection of gin, whiskies, cocktails and spirits. Located in the Central Wing of the hotel, very close to the Hotel Lobby. There is also a selection of sandwiches and light snacks on offer, ranging from approximately €4-€11.50.

Ocean Buffet Restaurant, Buffet

The Ocean Buffet Restaurant is located within the hotel building and here you can take advantage of the large outdoor terrace with a fantastic view to the swimming pools and the resort’s Palm Gardens. Start your day with a sumptuous and diversified breakfast or make the most of the varied options available for dinner.

Mamma Mia, Italian

The Mamma Mia restaurant features a range of classic and regional Italian dishes, with popular homemade pastas and pizza dishes cooked in a wood-fired oven, without forgetting the Antipasti and a selection of Insalatas. There is also an outside garden terrace for alfresco dining, where guests can enjoy a panoramic view over the sand dunes. The laidback and informal atmosphere makes this restaurant the place for a memorable dinner.

Tiki Pool Bar, Pool bar

The Tiki Pool Bar is actually located in one of the 3 resorts’ outdoor salt water pools, allowing you to enjoy a drink or your favourite cocktail while you relax in one of the sun lounges under the water. Take advantage of this swim-up bar to relax and enjoy a refreshment with one of our fantastic drinks without leaving the pool. Open during the day only.


Beach at VidaMar Algarve Resort

Located just 500 metres from the resort, Salgados beach is 7 kilometres of fine white sand, clear blue seas and all the Algarve sunshine that you could wish for. With sun loungers available, as well as parasols, this beach is the ideal place for all of the family!


  • Sandy beach
  • Public beach - off-site
  • Sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Distance from beach: 0.5km

Shuttle Bus

a complimentary shuttle service is available yea round from Vidamar resort to Albufeira downtown a daily basis at the following times;

10:30: Vidamar – Albufeira downtown
15:30: Centro de Albufeira – Vidamar

Reservation should be made at the reception 2 hours prior to departure and it’s subject to availability.

Internet Access

WiFi internet is available in all public areas of the resort.


Free of charge

Last Day

If you have a late departure you can use the facilities of the hotel (showers, pools, storage facilities, restaurants and bars).


Free of charge.

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Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 21 reviews
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8 out of 10


Co. Armagh Friends
Resort very good
Confirmed guest: 16 September 2017
Published on: 03 October 2017

Vidamar Deluxe III

9 out of 10


COFFEE MACHINE: The coffee machine uses round 'sachets' of coffee (4 were provided when we arrived) but, despite a good hunt, I was unable to find more of these in the local supermarket making the machine rather superfluous. It seems a shame to provide equipment that can't really be used.

TEA TOWELS: The provision if a tea towel would have been appreciated; the dishwasher doesn't dry perfectly (few do) and a tea towel to dry the crockery would have been helpful. It, or a draining rack, would also help for the odd bit of washing up.

Overall the property, as I'm sure you are fully aware, is generously proportioned however, it is sparsely furnished and, as a consequence, 'echo-ey'. No a serious problem, though.
Confirmed guest: 09 September 2017
Published on: 01 October 2017

Vidamar Villa III

9 out of 10


Portsmouth Family (with only pre-school children)
Amazing looking villa, had a great time, the main resort was really nice and staff all really helpful. Only a short trip to local attractions and alternative beaches (not that there was anything wrong with the one at the resort) but worth checking some of the others out as really nice.
Confirmed guest: 09 September 2017
Published on: 24 September 2017

Vidamar Deluxe III

9 out of 10


Holmfirth Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa was spacious and modern. Just a lack of lighting for reading at night, but definitely the best we've stayed in. The underground parking was great as the car was cool when we got in!
Confirmed guest: 02 September 2017
Published on: 05 September 2017

Vidamar Deluxe III

9 out of 10


London Family (the eldest child is at school)
Gorgeous villa and fantastic hotel.
Confirmed guest: 26 August 2017
Published on: 05 September 2017

Vidamar Deluxe III

9 out of 10


Nottingham Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful and spacious villa. Not as clean as it could be (e.g. Sweets trodden into rugs not removed and attracted ants). Fittings and fixtures not great quality (door locks falling off, flimsy locking mechanisms). But a very large space for a 2 bed apartment.
Confirmed guest: 17 August 2017
Published on: 26 September 2017

Vidamar Villa II

9 out of 10


Bristol Family (eldest child at
The villa was beautiful, the decking area a little tired (you have to wear flip flops to avoid splinters) and the ants pop up whenever there is food about.

The maids come in every day so it is kept very clean! The pool was very private, and the house remained cool. All in all we enjoyed our stay.
Confirmed guest: 09 August 2017
Published on: 27 August 2017

Vidamar Villa II

9 out of 10


Chertsey Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful villa, if a little tired with some attention needed to the walls.
Confirmed guest: 08 August 2017
Published on: 21 August 2017

Vidamar Villa III

9 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Villa was great - but could have done with a little regular maintenance, such as loose bricks etc. Overall, very nice though.
Confirmed guest: 30 July 2017
Published on: 01 August 2017

Vidamar Villa III

7 out of 10


Gorgeous location, beach amazing
Confirmed guest: 25 July 2017
Published on: 26 July 2017

Vidamar Villa III

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