Excellent children's programs and top European golf create an appealing destination for families.
A holiday oasis within an oasis, the Sheraton Algarve is part of the Pine Cliffs Resort. This sprawling property features 10 international and Portuguese restaurants and bars (including fine dining, family-friendly buffets and an al fresco Champagne bar), a full-service wellness center, a tennis academy, multiple swimming pools, a stunning nine-hole golf course and a golf academy. Guest rooms are simple and modern with pretty Portuguese accents, most notably the headboards designed to resemble traditional tile work. The resort has one of the top kids' clubs in Europe, divided into two sections. For ages 6 months to 8 years old, Porto Pirata is heaven on earth, with two wooden pirate ships serving as the focal point for the 75,000-square-foot children's village overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Older kids (ages 8 to 13) can participate in the Junior Club, where activities range from crossbow shooting and soccer to table tennis and mini-golf.