Travel Challenge: May half term in Portugal

A family holiday in Portugal

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Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific break. Prices are for four people in total (two adults, two children), including a week's accommodation and flights from the UK on either Saturday 25 or Sunday 26 May.

Sunvil Discovery: £2,056

With TAP flights from Heathrow to Lisbon on 25 May, car hire and B&B at Aqualuz Troia. "Modern, spacious Aqualuz Troia is on a peninsula flanked by the Atlantic and Sado River estuary. Enjoy dolphin-spotting, kayaking, mountain biking and birdwatching," says Rosanna Melaragni (020-8758 4722;

Destinology: £3,885

With easyJet flights from Gatwick to Faro on 26 May and room only at the Sheraton Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve. "The Porto Pirata Kids Club is fantastic for children and the hotel's cliff-top position makes for fantastic rugged coastline views," says Dominic Speakman (0800 634 2866;

easyJet Holidays: £1,360

With easyJet flights from Bristol to Faro on 26 May and self-catering at Aparthotel Monica Beach Club in Albufeira. "The Algarve is so family friendly, whether you want a lazy day on the beaches or just to splash around in a waterpark," say Mandy Round (0843 104 1000;