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VidaMar Algarve Resort

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!

  • 40mins fromFaro

out of 10


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

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

Kids' club

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

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.


  • Ages 4 years to 11 years


Free of charge. Subject to demand



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!

Opening Hours

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


  • 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.

Communal Pools

Communal pool(s)

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

  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised
  • Sunloungers
  • Pool towels provided

Opening Hours

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


  • Minimum age is 5 years

    (unless accompanied by an adult)


Free of charge

Chill-out outdoor pool

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

Opening Hours

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


Free of charge

Main pool

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

Opening Hours

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


  • 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.

Restaurants & Bars - Price Rating Guide

  • £10 per head
  • £20 per head
  • £30 per head
  • £40 per head
  • £50 per head

Koi SushiJapanese

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 BarSnack 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 CornerCoffee 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 BarBar

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 RestaurantBuffet

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 MiaItalian

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 BarPool 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.



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

General Info

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.

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.

Internet access

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


Free of charge


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    VidaMar Algarve Resort, Algarve

    Depart between

    1 Dec 2016 - 30 Oct 2017

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    • Holiday must be booked by 31 Jan 2017 inclusive
    • Holiday must depart between 1 Dec 2016 - 30 Oct 2017 inclusive
    • Offer applies to selected properties in VidaMar Algarve Resort
    • Offer applies to new bookings only
    • Offer can be used in conjunction with any other offer
    • Not valid for 21/07/17 - 26/08/17
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VidaMar Algarve Resort Reviews

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Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 23 reviews
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8 out of 10


Derby Couple
Bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen and living area all in good condition. Great balcony in master bedroom.
only gripe was the outside pool was not cleaned and very cold, so we had to use the main hotel pool -which was really good
Confirmed guest: 09 October 2016
Published on: 15 October 2016

Vidamar Villa II

9 out of 10


Hertfordshire Family (with only pre-school children)
The villa is furnished to a very high spec but perhaps not quite so practical for a family and you definitely need to order stair gates if you have babies/toddlers. There was just us two adults and our 9 month old and she loved having lots of space to crawl around and her own room. There are good kitchen facilities, lots of storage spaces, direct access to underground parking and nice open layout to the living space. The highchair and cot provided were good. The housekeeping staff kept it looking good all the time. The biggest downside was the pool never felt very warm despite the high temperatures we experienced so it was quite difficult to get the full benefit of it.
Confirmed guest: 01 October 2016
Published on: 16 October 2016

Vidamar Deluxe III

9 out of 10


A surprising large and well equipped villa convenient to the beach, local amenities and the main hotel.
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Vidamar Deluxe II

9 out of 10


Bassingbourn Herts Family (with only pre-school children)
Massive villa which have us lots of space to live for a week. The minimalistic decor was brilliant - stylish and pleasing. However if I have to be picky, the tv was far too far away from the position of the sofa and whilst there was a day bed in the room to lay on which you could lounge on in the evening, you don't always want to sit unsupported on the day bed to watch tv! The kitchen was well equipped and appliances worked very well. It offered a Nespresso machine but it's a business one so unless you have the larger pods at home don't take your home pods as they are too small to fit it!! You can buy more those after you e used the complimentary 4 pods.

The bedrooms and bathrooms - en suite with each one were fabulous - clean and well equipped. The villa was cleaned every day to a high standard and towels changed too however the pillows were also moved which may seem insignificant but when you have found 'the one' that gives you the comfiest night's sleep - then it's annoying to have to try to find it again lol!! Oh the beds are very hard by the way but you one to expect that when on holiday. At least they weren't soft and lumpy!!
One let down was the lack of bright light in the villa. A few large floor lamps but all with energy saving bulbs (great!) but really didn't give off enough light if wanting to read or do close work like writing. The best light was in the bedroom. Even the showers in the bathrooms were dimly lit.
The outside of the villa was immaculate and tidy. The decking boards around the pool were in places lifted slightly but when you knew that, you avoided them- wearing flip flops outside helped not get splinters.
The pool was very cold and not heated so we only used it once as the kids pools was heated and more appropriate for our little boy. Plus the sea temperature was high so much preferred. All in all a fabulous property. The hotel itself was smart and clean too but apart from the pools and only eating at the pool side restaurant once, we rarely used the facilities although were welcome too.
One niggle was the towel exchange - there was a cut off time of 2pm so you can only change wet towels up to that time and then get toilet replacement cards to use the next day from 9am to get fresh towels. A bit annoying with racks of clean fresh towels in sight and not being able to take clean towels back to the villa at the end of the day for use early the next day. Bit daft if you ask me but I can understand the need to have stock ready for the next day but come on - you're manning the towel hut with clean towels there, why not exchange them in readiness for the next day?
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Vidamar Deluxe III

9 out of 10


Stoke on Trent Family (the eldest child is at school)
A fanstatic villa some minor decor issues, but overall a great place. The complex is loverly with very helpful staff at main reception.
The restraunts are great, did not have one bad meal.
The pool is good and the villa had lots of outdoor space as we had a corner plot with views over the golf course.
There was also a underground car park, which is not advertised but is great with a door straight into the villa.
The maid service was was great.
Confirmed guest: 15 September 2016
Published on: 11 October 2016

Vidamar Villa IV

8 out of 10


Welwyn Family (with only pre-school children)
The reason for the lower cleanliness score was that there was a clear ant problem in the villa which - with a young baby - meant we were always dealing with ants when in the living room area. Also - despite having a do not disturb sign between 1330 and 1530 - as the baby was sleeping - the cleaners came during those times at least 5 times and so we either had to go without cleaning (and so had to empty out own bins) or chase reception for the cleaning.
Otherwise the villa and complex was exactly what were looking for for our family holiday and we would definitely consider returning despite the issues above.
Confirmed guest: 15 September 2016
Published on: 11 October 2016

Vidamar Villa II

8 out of 10


Lovely villa. Nice to have our own space as this was for our honeymoon.

The restaurants on the resort were very nice but the villa also gave you the option of cooking your own meal.

Air conditioning was bliss especially on the extra hot days!!

Only thing I would mention is that some of the villas looked like they need a bit of tlc. E.g. Could have done with a coat of paint and there were some dents and holes in the plaster walls inside the villa.

Apart from that highly recommended!!
Confirmed guest: 10 September 2016
Published on: 11 September 2016

Vidamar Villa II

9 out of 10


Tunbridge Wells Family (the eldest child is at school)
Lovely, modern villa with a very open feel. Having said that, it was almost too large and very echoey. If travelling with young children, I'd recommend getting the stair gates as there was an open stairway to the basement that they could have easily fallen down. The pool wasn't heated but, as we went in August, this wasn't a problem. The hotel facilities, eg pools and restaurants, were very good and it was handy to be able to use them.
Confirmed guest: 04 September 2016
Published on: 08 September 2016

Vidamar Villa II

9 out of 10


Preston Family (the eldest child is at school)
Beautiful villa with own pool, hotel complex is lovely and staff are very friendly. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for.
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2016
Published on: 05 September 2016

Vidamar Deluxe III

9 out of 10


Hampton Family (the eldest child is at school)
Great resort. Villa big and mainly excellent. Lighting in living room needs to be sorted as not enough light when it goes dark. Area around swimming pool needs attention as kept getting splinters and pool needs re-tiling but other than that we were pleasantly surprised with the high quality of the villa and resort
Confirmed guest: 31 August 2016
Published on: 08 September 2016

Vidamar Villa II

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