baby and child friendly holidays - Olhos, D'Agua, Algarve

Here's a parent's eye review of

Riu Palace, Olhos D'Agua, Algarve, Portugal from Laura CYMFT, Sept 2008

Mum dad and baby on the beachHoliday Type: Beach holiday – sun, sea and sand
From: Laura CYMFT

Was Olhos D'Agua, Algarve, Portugal good for the kids?:

The resort was brand new in the centre of the town. You could take a 2 minute walk from the hotel doors into town and explore the little shops and markets. The beach was about 10 minutes by foot. A bus ran from outside the hotel to the sea life park every 1 hour or so and it took about 30 minutes to get there. I think the resort would be good for older kids but there wasn't so much for younger kids to do.

What was your accommodation at Olhos, D'Agua?

Type: Hotel
Name: Riu Palace Algarve

How was the accommodation for the children?:

Accommodation suitability for children rating: 5 stars

The accommodation was fantastic. The hotel was brand new so everything was clean and fresh. The hotel were able to provide me a travel cot which I didn't need as I'd brought my own. There were plenty of highchairs too. The rooms were huge so there was plenty of space for the travel cot and they had a good sized bathroom with a bath too.

Did you eat out with your children in Olhos D'Agua and how was it?

Eating out for children rating: 4 stars

As we were all inclusive we ate in the restaurant every meal. It was a buffet style so there was plenty to choose from and there was something for even the fussiest of eaters.

How were the things to do for the children at Olhos D'Agua?

Activities for children rating: 3 stars

In terms of activites, my little boy was too young to go to the kids club however there was a small play park with a slide and a few swings and there was a huge swimming pool as well as a smaller children's swimming pool. My son was more interested walking about exploring and splashing in the pool so he was well entertained. At night the hotel provided entertainment with a kids show every night which my son loved. There was a nightclub in the hotel, which you couldn't hear from your room, which allowed children into so am sure this kept the older children entertained.

Like the sound of this? You can book the Riu Palace Algarve through Thomson Holidays

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