Travel challenge: Easter in Portugal

A family holiday in the Algarve

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Each week we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. This week: a family holiday in Portugal's Algarve region over the Easter school holidays. Prices are in total for two adults and two children. Packages include a week's accommodation and flights from the UK to Faro.

£844 -

Includes Ryanair flights from Stansted on 7 April and B&B at the Hotel Baía Cristal in Carvoeiro. "This resort is within walking distance of Vale Covo beach and a short drive away from the Slide & Splash-Parque Aquático waterpark," says Andy Washington (0330 123 1235;

£1,293 - easyJet Holidays

Includes easyJet flights from Southend on 9 April and an all-inclusive stay at the Luna Alpinus in Albufeira. "These apartments are set in a tranquil area and offer a good base from which to explore the stunning local beaches," says Mandy Round (0843 104 1000;

£1,800 - BA Holidays

Includes BA flights from Gatwick on 6 April and room-only at the Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort in Albufeira. "This exclusive property is in an excellent location with four restaurants, an extensive spa and a wonderful kids' club," says David Weatherson (0844 493 0758;