In a lovely coastal location, this stylish all-inclusive Algarve resort is one of Club Med’s most highly rated properties, with great staff and food (including plenty of healthy options) and easy access to a child-friendly, white-sand beach. Rooms (in three linked hotels, one of them a golf hotel) have bright, funky decor.

A great choice for active family holidays in Europe, Club Med Da Balaia has childcare for ages four months to 17 years, plus a whole range of interesting activities including a flying trapeze and circus skills school. In addition to the main pool, there's an adult-only natural swimming pool in the Zen zone, along with a spa.

With many guests being French, it helps to have a smattering of French or Portuguese, although all staff speak English.


Club Med Da Balaia is near the town of Albufeira, 35km (about a 30-minute drive) from Faro Airport. Transfers are included if you book a package with flights.

Club Med Da Balaia

What to expect

Beach < 1km
Beach nearby
Connecting rooms
Family rooms
Fitness Suite
Kids club
Kids early dinner
Kids pool
Outdoor play area
Outdoor pool


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Childcare runs 6 days a week. Nappies and baby milk not provided.

Baby Club Med® (ages 4–23 months; extra charge).

Petit Club Med® (ages 2–3 years; extra charge; includes evening entertainment).

Mini Club Med® (ages 4–10 years; free; includes some meals and evening entertainment). 

Juniors' Club Med® (ages 11–17; free; high season only; includes some meals and evening entertainment) 

Babysitting with advance notice (extra charge), including Pyjama Club group babysitting for ages 4–7.

View of Club Med Da Balaia.

View of Club Med Da Balaia.

Baby-friendly Club Med Da Balaia.

Baby-friendly Club Med Da Balaia.


389 rooms in 3 buildings connected by glass passageways, all with terrace or balcony and some with sea view. They include suites sleeping 3, Club rooms for up to 4, and interconnecting rooms.

Complimentary Club Med® Baby Welcome packs, including a cot, changing mat, baby bath, highchair and bottle-warmer, should be reserved at the time of your overall booking.

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Bedroom at Club Med Da Balaia.

Bedroom at Club Med Da Balaia.


Childcare (see above).

2 restaurants, one with baby corner with children’s buffet (including purées) and equipment for preparing babies’ meals; 3 bars including an adult-only bar by the quiet pool.

2 pools (1 adult only) plus kids' pool.

Spa, gym and fitness classes including Pilates.

Golf (free tuition; charge for green fees)

7 tennis courts (with equipment loan and tennis school).

Flying trapeze and circus skills school; archery school.

Mini football, volleyball, table tennis.


Bedroom verandah at Club Med Da Balaia.

Bedroom verandah at Club Med Da Balaia.

At the pool at Club Med Da Balaia.

At the pool at Club Med Da Balaia.