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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
8 .2
Read 27 reviews
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

Gym and Fitness

Gym and Fitness at VidaMar Algarve Resort

Opening Hours

Opening times:

  • From 10 am to 7 pm*
  • Closed on Sundays.

  • * Times subject to change without notice.

    Vidamar welcomes this new gym located in the Osmos Wellness Centre, this new space benefits from specialized and state-of-the-art equipment, designed to meet the specific objectives and needs of each guest. This is in addition to the existing Fitness Centre which is available to guests free of charge and is available 24 hours.

    Services available:

  • PT sessions (includes physical assessment);
  • Daily presence of a PT, in order to accompany the guests and assist in the handling of the equipment;
  • Physical assessment;
  • Daily use of gymnasium.
  • Group Training / Lessons:

  • Hydro-gymnastics (free and available twice a week);
  • Core training;
  • Gap;
  • Functional training;
  • Circuit training.
  • Facilities

    • Full gym
    • Gym instructors available
    • Personal trainers available


    • Grou training is restricted to between 4 and 8 people.


    Charges may be applicable

    Kids Club

    kidsClub at VidaMar Algarve Resort

    The VidaClub Kids Club 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 Vidaclub 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.
    VidaClub night supervision service taking place 5nights a week between 18:30pm and 22:30pm (some charges apply, request reservation in resort for this service)


    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, you must wear a swimming gap.

    Access to the indoor heated pool has no age restriction but must be accompanied by a supervising adult.


    • 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 €20 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. Most of which are 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

    • Indoor Pool


      • Pool length: 11.00m
      • Pool width: 11.00m
      • Heated
      • Indoor pool


      • Children must be accompanied by an adult Swimming caps must be worn, can be purchased at the reception for €5
      • No age restrictions


      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

    • Mar club pool bar

      Opening Hours

      Open from 10 am to 7.30 – June to September, subject to change


      • Heated
      • Outdoor pool
      • Sunloungers
      • Jacuzzi section in pool


      • Outdoor club, exclusive for adults (from 16 years old). Rental of a Sun Lounger or Bali bed is compulsory and guarantees the access to the MarClub facilities. exclusive outdoor heated pool with saltwater, pool towels, exclusive WC, Jacuzzis and bar service with a selection of drinks and light and healthy food choice.
      • Minimum age is 16 years


      Charges applicable


      1 or 2 pax: Bali Bed Premium € 40,00 (privileged sea view and more privacy) / Prestige € 30,00 (according to the location);
      2 pax: sun Lounger € 30,00 / 1 pax: € 20,00;
      The above mentioned fees are deductible for all food and beverages consumptions inside the Mar Club.
      Massage service menu available, with prior booking and a selected range of treatments

    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.

    AJI Oriental Flavours, Japanese

    Open for dinner only and as an adult only dining experience, the AJI Oriental Flavours 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.

    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

    Lisboa Bar, Bar

    The Lisboa 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 and an adults only zone.

    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.

    The Wet Bar, Pool bar

    The Wet 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.

    Olivo, Mediterranean

    The Olivo meat and wine Restaurant is the newest addition to the variety of restaurants and bars on this stunning resort. Offering high quality cuisine based on Mediterranean dishes an matured meat to be savoured with a great selection of wines from the exclusive cellaret. Open from Friday to Tuesday between the hours of 7:30pm and 11:00pm (opening days and times are subject to change). Reservation is advised at this 'Dine around' Restaurant and access is restricted to guests with children a min of 8 years old.


    Shopping at VidaMar Algarve Resort


    • Cash machine


    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 8.5 out of 10 based on 15 reviews
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    9 out of 10


    Tiverton Family (with adult children)
    Villa was huge & had great facilities. Nothing worth commenting on really, but to be perfect there were a few things that could be better. Chairs & furnishings were worn, some had holes. Welcome pack wasn't there when we arrived, but came soon after we asked. Some planks on the deck were lifting & tiles from the pool missing. Biggest gripe was noise from the neighbouring complex Salgados Palm Village Apartments & Hotel Salgados Palace, where very loud music was played much of the day without seemingly any consideration of others nearby. I can't imagine anyone staying in that accommodation really enjoyed it either. It didn't spoil the holiday, but we found it strange for a 5 start resort to be affected by this.
    Confirmed guest: 10 August 2019
    Published on: 12 August 2019

    Vidamar Villa III

    10 out of 10

    Confirmed guest

    London Family (the eldest child is at school)
    For our family holiday this year, we wanted a combination of near 5-star facilities, private pool, fine weather, and a beach within walking distance. We were very happy and delighted with the Vidamar Resort Deluxe Villa in the Algarve. We booked through James's Villas who organised everything for us - all flights, transfers, and the villa.

    The property was very spacious, well maintained, with good facilities, including a modern kitchen (inc dishwasher/washing machine), reasonable WIFI speeds (does vary at peak time), and a wonderful sun-heated private pool. The only negative was that the TV channels were limited but that was not important since we spent most of the time outdoors or in the pool. The villa is cleaned every day (although cleaners can turn up anytime!) so best to indicate what days you housekeeping using the cards on the basement door. Nevertheless, with this villa, were had all our needs met and we were very happy.

    The staff are very courteous, helpful and friendly. They took care of all our check-in/check-out process, luggage transfers and showed us around on the day we arrived.

    There are 4 restaurants in the resort but since we are all vegetarian/vegan, we did not find many suitable options, so the self-catering in the villa was a good choice for us. I just wish they'd do more veggie options (apart from the standard pizza/chips option). Anyway, the grocery shop called Oceana is nearby (7 min walk) so we got all our supplies. The main resort pool and the gym are also within 5 min walk. There are 2 gyms - one free with basic facilities (enough to get a basic work out) - and one paid gym at 10 Euro per day. The beach is 10 min walk and it is clean, so that's where we enjoyed a long walk after dinner.

    The resort is quiet, suitable for families and away from the partying of nearby Albufera and other towns. It's a great place to unwind and relax.

    In summary, we had a really wonderful holiday. I was very happy with the resort. Well worth another visit.
    Confirmed guest: 03 August 2019
    Published on: 06 August 2019

    Vidamar Deluxe II

    7 out of 10


    Cheshire Family (with only pre-school children)
    The air conditioning units in both bedrooms did not work. This was reported on Saturday morning. We were told maintenance would check, but they still didn’t work. We reported them again on Sunday morning, and given the same assurances with the same result. We reported them faulty again Sunday evening, were assured maintenance would come Monday morning, which they did. Both units had parts changed and worked thereafter. We were offered a meal in the buffet restaurant as compensation for three night without air conditioning in bedrooms, which cost them very little, for three uncomfortable nights. Also threw was an unguarded stairway to the basement, dangerous for small children.
    Confirmed guest: 07 July 2019
    Published on: 13 July 2019

    Vidamar Villa II

    8 out of 10


    Manchester Family (with only pre-school children)
    The Villa was generally really nice and spacious, just a few issues including a insecure door out to the pool and an ill fitted guard on the floor air conditioning which was sharp if stood on.
    Confirmed guest: 15 June 2019
    Published on: 19 June 2019

    Vidamar Deluxe III

    10 out of 10


    Family (with only pre-school children)
    Excellent. Getting a little bit rough around the edges, touch up of paint and replacing of some worn furniture needed now though. Overall, we loved the villa
    Confirmed guest: 15 June 2019
    Published on: 19 June 2019

    Vidamar Deluxe II

    8 out of 10


    Love the setting. 2nd time staying. Cleanliness very good. Staff at the hotel excellent. Villa furniture inside and out a bit tired and the external walls need filling and painting.
    Confirmed guest: 08 June 2019
    Published on: 13 June 2019

    Vidamar Deluxe II

    9 out of 10


    London Family (the eldest child is at school)
    Villa was very spacious and comfortable
    outside space was great for sun and shade
    kitchen small but sufficiently equipped
    Confirmed guest: 01 June 2019
    Published on: 05 June 2019

    Vidamar Deluxe III

    10 out of 10


    We loved the resort and villa and can recommend as a brilliant family holiday. The staff were amazing couldn't help you enough.
    Confirmed guest: 16 March 2019
    Published on: 27 March 2019

    Vidamar Villa III

    8 out of 10


    I felt that the villa was a bit tired but otherwise excellent
    Confirmed guest: 16 March 2019
    Published on: 17 March 2019

    Vidamar Villa II

    7 out of 10


    Banbury Family (the eldest child is at school)
    We loved the Villa and settings and enjoyed our stay and would recommend James Villas (with certain reservations) But bearing in mind the actual cost for 5 days (£2,374) the actual quality inside the Villa let the overall opinion down. The TV in the 2nd room could only be watched by unplugging the bedside light as only one plug available, the cupboard only opened six inches as blocked by an opening on the ceiling, the TV in the main lounge had exposed wires dangling down the wall, the coffee sachets did not fit the coffee maker. It would have been very helpful if the menus (and costs) of the four restaurants and local services such as Taxis and maybe takeaways were available in the Villa. I appreciate all minor points and not critical but let the "image" of the renowned high standard of James Villa.

    Also we had paid for a greet and meet and found a card on the table to ring Alison. WE rang at 4.15 pm, 15 minutes after we arrived and she informed us we could see her "some time" the next day. This was of very little use to us and in the end we did not bother. The needs to be reviewed.

    Finally we can not praise enough Jet2.com their services flights etc were of the highest standad.
    Confirmed guest: 23 October 2018
    Published on: 29 October 2018

    Vidamar Villa III

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