Faro Family Fun

Going away on a multi family multi child trip… here’s something new. I remember these holidays as a kid and loved them, but don’t really remember how my parents were. Now that getting a night out with friends is a rarity, I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did.

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We love end of season holidays – less people, cheaper rates – but you need to go further afield. The 11 of us (3 families) decided on Pine Cliffs resort in the Algarve, Portugal. We used our SPG points for a hotel room and friends opted for apartments.

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Five pools and beach access! Sadly only one pool was heated (the rest were freezing) and to get to the beach you had to tackle about 50 stairs along a boardwalk. Not ideal with a pushchair but the set up at the bottom was well worth the hassle.

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We spent our days mulling around the resort and making a lot of 5:30pm dinner reservations. The food was ok and overpriced, but there was an awesome lookout at the Mirador champagne bar (that served other things).

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It took us a few days but we started to venture out to the local restaurants and shops and had a rowdy boys night at Brothers Bar and a family dinner which were both much better value.

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We probably won’t come back to the resort in October, but it was so nice to spend multiple evenings in the company of adults.

Until next time…

– M

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