Once you got your head around the fact that everything was french you can get down to the serious business of relaxing, and what a place to do it. Absolutely top notch from start to finish. We were greeted at the door with a refreshing drink and it was explained how everything operated in the resort. The pictures online gave the impression of a virtual paradise and its just as good in real life.
The beach was stunning, the pool with a view of the ocean was just amazing but the highlight for me was without doubt the restaraunts on-site. The amount and quality of the food was just staggering. The chefs would gladly prepare anything for you and nothing was too much trouble. Every evening had a different theme i.e Chinese, Italian etc. but there was always a selection of the old reliables in case these options did not suit your palate.
I could go on but you get the picture. I would have no hesitation going back only this time we would bring the child, so whether this will change my perception of the place, only time will tell.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Da Balaia stands on an ochre cliff in southern Portugal, overlooking a magnificent white sand beach. The Resort allies sports and well-being in an outstanding setting. It's a world to unwind in, perfumed by the woody scents of parasol pines, olive trees and eucalyptus. Comfort and cosiness are to be found everywhere, even in the reception area where marble floors and deep red walls set the tone. This is a Club Med Resort where families, golfers and Spa enthusiasts live together in harmony. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Club Med Da Balaia Hotel Albufeira
- Da Balaia Club Med
- Club Med Albufeira
- Albufeira Club Med
- Club Med Da Balaia Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal