Da Balaia

Portugal
Europe & Mediterranean coasts

Escape to the gateway of the Atlantic and explore the ochre cliffs of the Algarve.

The Balaia Resort, located thirty kilometres from Faro, on Portugal’s southern coast. The moment you arrive, feel the air hum with Fado melodies. Gaze at the two cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic sea. To the west, the bedrooms, tennis courts and main p…

Treat yourself to a magical break in the Algarve

Perched up high, the Resort is surrounded by lush vegetation. The Atlantic Ocean laps against the ochre cliffs of the Algarve below. Our guest rooms are spread over 3 buildings. Enjoy the sea view from the Belem building (4 storeys) and the Coimbra buildi…

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Enjoy a playing field as vast as nature itself

Welcome to the world's biggest sport academy: Club Med. On the water, on the ground or in the air: the all-terrain activities on offer are mapped out just for you. With coaching from your G.O®, experience new sensations. Or find joy in improving your tech…

With the benefit of over 40 years’ Club Med experience behind it, our Resort offers innovative clubs for children:

Dedicated areas specifically designed for their needs, and equipment designed with a view to comfort and safety

G.O®s with a passion for their job(1)

Numerous activities for all ages: sport, creative activities and games for the different age groups

Opening hours that allow parents to make the most of their stay, and respect the children’s desires and sleeping patterns

NEW: Da Balaia Club Med has now a new Mini Club Med® and Juniors' Club Med.

For information: the children’s clubs are open all week, except Sunday.

(1)In France, G.O®s with a BAFA (State diploma for youth group leaders) or childcare qualification, depending on the age of the children; in other countries, an equivalent local diploma or relevant experience.

Extra Charge

Baby Club Med®

At Baby Club Med, your 4 to 23 months old will be in a loving and stimulating environment. They'll discover lots of different sounds, colours and materials. They can also develop their motor skills on brightly coloured equipment, or enjoy the natural surroundings. Walking and non-walking children are cared for separately, so that each little explorer can take things at their own pace.


Extra Charge

Petit Club Med

Indoor and outdoor play helps two and three year olds to blossom. Mural painting, fun on the play equipment and treasure hunts: early learning, social skills and new discoveries are part of each and every day. There is also plenty of quiet time for your children to recharge with naps, story time and nursery rhymes.

From 9 am to 5.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week


included

Mini Club Med

Each age range has a selection of activities tailored just for them. From 4 years and up, children can try a range of land sports. They'll hone their artistic talents in creative workshops, and invite you to join them for fun team games. From 6 years and up, they're ready to try archery and some water sports. And once they reach 8, a whole new raft of specially designed activities is available to tempt them, both on and off the water

From 9 am to 5.30 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week


included

Junior Club Med

The temperature here is perfect for active fun on land and sea, so 11-13 year olds can enjoy an action-packed holiday. 14-17 year olds can work on their skills playing team sports, or chat by the poolside. At Junior Club Med, teenagers are grouped by age to ensure the excitement and challenge fits them perfectly. In the shade of the trees, flying through the air or skimming over the water, they’ll try a range of new experiences with their G.O®s to support them.

6 days out of 7

Wellness activities

The best treatments and massage techniques from around the world.
CINQ MONDES invites you to a journey of discovery, quite simply the best beauty rituals in the world.

Equipments

  • Bathrobe on loan
  • Cloakroom with lockers
  • Individual and duo treatment rooms
  • Relaxation area and tea room

The Balaïa

This is the main restaurant, with a view of the sea and pool. It serves breakfast, lunch and dinner from a buffet of international cuisine. Smoking is not allowed inside the restaurant.
There is a Baby Corner where parents can prepare food for the youngest members of the family.


Vasco Gourmet Lounge

This new restaurant, lounge bar and wine cellar always has something new for you to discover. At practically any time of day there are delicious treats in store: a late breakfast, a lingering lunch or sweet and savoury snacks for when you get peckish in the afternoon. In the evening, you can make a reservation and enjoy dinner with table service. Let us guide you through the rich and varied local cuisine.

The restaurant is closed on Sunday.

Vasco Gourmet Bar

In the centre of the Resort, this elegant bar is the perfect place to meet up with family and friends at the end of a dynamic day's sporting activities. Ideal for early evening drinks, it is also a great place to stop off in the afternoon to cool off and recharge.


The Falesia

This sleek bar is ideally located near the swimming pool, in the centre of the Resort.
Order yourself a classic cocktail and lounge by the pool, the day is all yours !


The Quiet Pool Bar

This bar is reserved for adults, so you can relax in peace and comfort round the quiet pool, with friends or partner,

The bar will open on April 1st.


Vasco Gourmet Wine Cellar

In the centre of the Vasco Gourmet Lounge, La Cave is the tasting space where you can enjoy the finest wines from Portugal, France and the rest of the world. Enjoy a selection of exceptional ports in an elegant modern atmosphere.

Portugal

Portugal in brief

  • Surface area: 92,201 sq km

  • Capital: Lisbon

  • Official language: Portuguese

  • Currency: the Euro.

Make the most of your stay at Da Balaia Club Med to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.

In the south of Portugal, the Algarve is one of the favourite destinations of golf lovers: there are many internationally renowned courses within an hour’s drive of Da Balaia Club Med, which is located:

  • 7 km from Albufeira, a small village known as the St Tropez of Portugal

  • 35 km from Faro, capital of the Algarve, where the region’s traditional lifestyle is still relatively well preserved

  • 42 km from Portimao, a big sardine fishing port, which also has a race track where some of the winter Formula One trials take place

  • 52 km from Lagos, a cosmopolitan port with an intersting historic centre

  • 257 km from Lisbon, at the mouth of the River Tage, the capital of Portugal, with its blend of modernity and tradition.

Da Balaia

The Balaia Resort, located thirty kilometres from Faro, on Portugal’s southern coast. The moment you arrive, feel the air hum with Fado melodies. Gaze at the two cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic sea. To the west, the bedrooms, tennis courts and main pool form the heart of the Resort. To the east, the Zen pool is camouflaged by pine trees. Stimulate your taste buds at the Vasco Gourmet Lounge by trying the braised vegetables and creamy pastéis de nata tarts.


  • Perfecting your swing at the Golf School or on one of the Algarve's prestigious courses
  • Enjoying elegant comfort and fine food
  • Relaxing at Club Med Spa by CINQ MONDES
  • Leaving your children in the capable hands of our G.O®s, from 4 months old
  • Enjoying the wonderful nature and culture of the Algarve thanks to our excursions

What's included in your stay

  • Children Clubs 4-17 y/o
  • Full-board Gourmet Cuisine
  • Bar & Snacking
  • Sports & Activities
  • Day & Night Entertainment
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