Travel challenge: A family break in the Algarve at Easter
Saturday 12 March 2011
Each week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a one-week Easter break in the Algarve, based on a family of four travelling together in mid-April...
£3,687: Sheraton Pine Cliffs
Includes return flights departing daily from Gatwick any time between 10 and 30 April, transfers from Faro airport and accommodation with breakfast in a two-bedroom Residence Suite at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs hotel. "Pine Cliffs has a stunning setting, right on the beach with the cliffs as a dramatic backdrop," says Julianne Howarth, of Seasons. "The tennis, watersports and daily activity programme make it a firm favourite with families visiting the Algarve. April is a lovely time to go, too, when temperatures start warming up to about 22C." (01244 202 000; seasons.co.uk)
£1,803: Alto da Colina
Includes flights from Gatwick to Faro on 17 April, transfers and an all-inclusive stay in a one-bedroom apartment at the four-star Alto da Colina. "Located in the traditional fishing village of Balaia, this modern hotel has lots to offer families outside of the peak summer season, including a kids' club and a children's playground. Plus you'll be close to lots of family attractions, including Zoomarine, Aqualand, Krazy World wildlife park and Slide & Splash," says Chris Hackney, at First Choice (0871 200 4455; firstchoice.co.uk).
The Co-operative Travel
£1,291: Aparthotel Monica Isabel Beach Club
Includes flights departing from Liverpool to Faro on 9 April and a week's all-inclusive stay at the Aparthotel Monica Isabel Beach Club. "Offering value for money, this is a great choice for families looking for fun in the sun. Located close to the beach, there's plenty to keep the whole family entertained," says Shaun Hinds, of The Co-operative Travel (0844 225 4225; co-operativetravel.co.uk).
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