Overview

VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve offers direct access to Salgados Beach and views of the Atlantic Ocean. This relaxed resort is ideal for adults seeking an escape – the MarClub has an adult-only heated pool, Bali beds and an outdoor massage area and the impressive Osmos Wellness Centre offers a broad selection of treatments. Families are well catered for too, with a kids’ pool, club and dedicated restaurant menus.

The resort enjoys a privileged location, in front of the beach and beside vast green spaces. Salgados Beach is one of southern Portugal’s largest sandy beaches and is accessible via a wooden walkway over the sand dunes, approximately a two-minute stroll away. Neighbouring Salgados Lagoon nature reserve offers a whopping 37 miles of wetlands, which are home to a wide range of birds. Salgados Golf Course is also just behind the resort, giving additional views of the open green spaces. Bustling Albufeira is just over six miles away and Faro Airport is 32 miles away.

Rooms feature colour schemes inspired by their surroundings – blue rugs brighten sandy-coloured walls and furnishings. Prestige rooms offer a wide choice of views. Superior rooms provide ocean views, while Premium rooms also include a welcome drink on arrival, personalised check-in, access to the spa circuits (for guests aged 16 and over) and daily access to the MarClub with a Bali bed for two (for guests aged 16 and over, must be booked 24 hours in advance, subject to availability).

Accommodation details

Address:

Herdade dos Salgados
Rua Boca da Alagoa, Lt1, Fase 2
Albufeira
Portugal
8200-424

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 16:00
Normal Check-out: 11:00

Location:

3.9 mi / 6.3 km from city centre

Room types and facilities

Premium Double Ocean View

Sleeps 2, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s)  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Television

Prestige Double Room Resort View

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Television

Prestige Double Room Nature View

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Television

Prestige Double Room Pool View

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Television

Prestige Double Room Side Ocean View

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Television

Superior Double Ocean View

Sleeps 3, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Satellite television, Minibar, Air conditioning, Separate Bath, Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Television

Prestige Family Room Nature View

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Prestige Family Room Pool View

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Prestige Family Room Resort View

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Prestige Family Room Side Ocean VW

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Private bathroom, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

Superior Family Room Ocean View

Sleeps 4, Bed Type: King(s) or single(s) and sofa bed  Private bathroom, Separate Bath, Separate Shower, Television, Satellite television, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace, Minibar, Air conditioning

General facilities

  • Business center
  • Sauna
  • Onsite laundry
  • Baby sitting
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Spa
  • Complimentary in-room coffee or tea
  • Coffee shop
  • Exercise gym
  • On-Site parking
  • Hair dryer
  • Off-Site parking
  • Internet services
  • 2 Restaurant
  • 4 Pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • 1 Children's pool
  • 5 Lounges/bars
  • Pool Bar
  • Golf
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Shop
  • Kids Club
  • Massage services
  • Indoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Live entertainment
  • Steam bath

Other facilities

The resort has three outdoor saltwater pools – a huge 70-metre pool, next to a children’s pool, surrounded by a vast sun deck, and another located amongst the palm trees. Pool towels are available with a deposit, so you can free up space in your suitcase. Salgados Beach is accessible through a pathway over the sand dunes, providing extra opportunity to unwind under the sun. To take your relaxation one step further, visit the sleek Osmos Wellness Centre where the Water Circuit includes a whirlpool, sauna, steam bath, ice fountain, Turkish bath, cold bucket showers and a relaxation area. Spa options include massages, body treatments and wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures. It’s also home to an indoor pool (swimming caps are required), the fitness room and a hair salon.

Adults seeking an escape can join the MarClub, overlooking the beach, with sunset views. It has an outdoor heated pool (pool towels provided), massage area and bar service for food and drinks. Hire of a Bali bed or sunlounger is mandatory at the club – prices vary depending on location, and fees are deductible from food and drink purchased at the Tiki Bar on the same day. Reservations with customer services are required and are subject to availability – beds or sunloungers can be reserved for the duration of your stay. The MarClub is open from 10:00 to 19:30, June to September, subject to change.

Additional family friendly facilities include the VIDA Club, where children aged 3 to 11 can enjoy supervised activities, a reading area and a game room with arcade machines. There’s even a spa area offering children’s manicures and pedicures. A nursey is also available for children from six months to two years old.

Dining information

The resort’s main dining venue, Ocean Restaurant, serves breakfast and dinner. In the mornings, choose from a varied buffet, as well as hot eggs, omelettes and pancakes cooked to order. In the evenings, themed menus combine Portuguese flavours with international favourites. During the day, tuck into relaxed poolside eats at Sunset Terrace – ask the waiters for the chargrilled meat or fish of the day. Open Friday to Sunday for dinner, Primadonna serves Italian-inspired cuisine on an outdoor terrace. A choice of freshly baked pizzas and pasta dishes are offered – some featuring local Portuguese cheeses – as is a kids’ menu.

Three bars include the chic lobby bar, a poolside bar and the Tiki Bar, serving cocktails and light bites in a Polynesian-inspired setting. There’s also a Nespresso Café serving freshly brewed coffees.

The half board package includes breakfast and dinner in the Ocean buffet restaurant. Dinner can't be exchanged for lunch and drinks are not included. You will receive a dinner credit towards dining in the Primadonna restaurant (drinks excluded, reservations required). 

Additional information

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) you will be required to wear a face mask in all public areas. In-room tea and coffee is available on request only and bathrobes are unavailable until further notice. The fitness room will remain closed until further notice and the indoor pool will operate at a limited capacity.

Not all restaurants and bars will be open. Those in operation will require reservations and may operate in multiple sittings to maintain distancing or provide takeaway options. If you are on half board you will receive a food credit of €15 per adult and €7.50 per child (3-11 years old) at the Italian a la carte restaurant. In the event the Ocean Buffet Restaurant is closed for dinner, there will be a half board menu available at the à la carte restaurants. The shuttle to and from Albufeira Downtown remains unavailable until further notice. 

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