The Algarve enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine each year, and locals enjoy a healthy lifestyle and love of the good life.
For this reason, the region has long been a favourite for British families heading abroad.
The Monte da Quinta resort offers families – with children of all ages – the chance to enjoy a host of activities, whether you want to enjoy them as a whole family or spend a day or two enjoying some parents-only time. In which case, the resort also offers a Kids’ World club for all ages and a dedicated babysitting service in the evenings.
Accommodation: For cool accommodation with plenty of space for you all, the complex has impressive town houses and villas, plus a collection of 132 design suites featuring one, two and three-bedrooms.
Monte da Quinta is located in the Quinta do Lago estate, which nestles between the Atlantic Ocean and the Ria Formosa Natural Park. It's an idyllic setting, and perfectly placed to explore a range of activities for all the family to enjoy together – so it's not all about lazing about the pool in the heat of the sun all day.
You and the kids can play tennis, enjoy water sports and go horse riding, as well take part in a host of other family-friendly options in the secluded 2,000-acre estate. For the wildlife fanatics, guided tours of the Ria Formosa nature reserve are also available by boat or on foot, where you'll see terrapins and crabs running around.
If dad needs a break, or you have some golf-enthusiasts amongst your children, the estate also boasts three of Portugal’s top golf courses and with preferential rates for Monte da Quinta guests.
For families with older children, mum and daughter can enjoy an afternoon of bonding at the Magnolia Spa which offers a full range of treatments on a luxury complex with a Turkish bath, heated indoor treatment pools and a host of therapeutic showers.
Price: From £72 a night for a double room.
To book: Call 00 351 289 000 300, or go to www.mqresort.com