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For families in need of some downtime this Easter, Portugal’s Algarve has plenty to offer. At just over a 2-hour direct flight away from the UK, sunshine, golden sands, gastronomic delights, world-class golf courses and much more await.

With an average day temperature of 17°C, nine hours of daily sunshine and a sea temperature average of 16°C in April, the Algarve will be the ideal travel destination for many families this Easter. And with direct flights to the Algarve’s Faro airport costing from as little as £23 from London Gatwick with Wizz Air, families have plenty of opportunities to balance affordable airfares with luxurious rental homes.

Families wanting to stay in style have a wealth of accommodation options available to them at Vale do Lobo. The Algarve’s original lifestyle resort, it is home to two 18-hole championship golf courses, a tennis academy with tennis and padel courts, an outdoor swimming pool complex, a spa and wellness centre, shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and more – all fronted by 2 km of stunning beach completes with sun loungers and parasols. In the spirit of inviting families to come and create their own traditions this Easter, Vale do Lobo is offering a range of deluxe rental properties.

Nestled in the verdant green serenity of the Royal Golf area of Vale do Lobo, this charming apartment with rooftop jacuzzi and al fresco BBQ and dining area is ideal for holidaymakers seeking a luxurious escape from the daily grind. Available from €296 per day, the spacious, two-bedroom apartment comes with a second terrace equipped with outdoor sofas and a twice-weekly maid service.

Holidaymakers wanting their own garden will be charmed by this two-bedroom townhouse beside Vale do Lobo’s Ocean Golf Course, with splendid views across the fairways. The open plan living and dining area lead out onto the terrace and garden for the ideal blend of indoor and outdoor living. There’s also a lovely private balcony off the main bedroom, as well as a rooftop jacuzzi for soaking away your cares. Daily prices start from €287.

For families seeking more space, this three-bedroom townhouse with private pool is ideal. Just 500m from Garrão beach, the property comes with large terraces and full height glazing that makes the most of the brilliant Algarve sunshine and picturesque views. Available from €494 per day.

Holidaymakers who book directly with Vale do Lobo benefit from free cancellation or rebooking if their plans change, as well as a range of exclusive discounts and promotions at the resort. Those booking longer stays can get as much as 30% off their accommodation cost, while the resort also offers a range of short ‘play and stay’ golf breaks. Discounts are also available on a range of sports and wellness activities, while other perks range from exclusive welcome baskets to sunshades and loungers on the Vale do Lobo beach, ensuring that holidaymakers who book directly can enjoy diverse aspects of the resort for less.

This Easter, there will be plenty of fun to be had in the Algarve sunshine. The popular Spring Market at Vale do Lobo will see local artisans touting their wares on 29th and 30th March, while the Easter Junior Golf Academy will run for the first two weeks of April, fostering a love of the sport in some of its youngest players. In the wider area, the fascinating FIESA sand sculpture exhibition is due to open on 12th April, while the water parks, Zoo Marine ocean centre and other family-friendly activities across the Algarve will be welcoming visitors of all ages.

Eduardo Johnston da Silva, Vale do Lobo Managing Director comments:

“The Algarve is the ultimate family-friendly Easter holiday destination. From relaxed days on the beach to restaurants that welcome youngsters with a warm smile, there’s plenty to do here at any age. The stunning golf courses – of which we have two at Vale do Lobo alone – luxurious spa facilities and tennis academy complete with 12 tennis courts, six padel courts, a new gym and boutique specialising in tennis apparel and equipment, also mean there are plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy some much needed ‘me time’ over the Easter break.”

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