Da Balaia

PortugalEurope and Mediterranean coasts

Mum relaxes, Dad hits the links, kids make memories for a lifetime.

The Algarve is an ideal destination for holidays in Portugal. Perched on a red clifftop in the south of the country, Da Balaia Club Med looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. A great destination for a wellness experience for families and couples.

The Resort has 389 rooms divided between 3 buildings connected by glass walkways.
Next to the Club Med Spa, facing the swimming pool, the first hotel "Coimbra" has 11 storeys, and the second "Lisboa" hotel 6 storeys. These two buiildings constitute the FADO Hotel.
The 4-storey BELEM Hotel is located close to the Golf Club House.

Club

The Club Rooms in the BELEM and FADO Hotels have furnished terraces, with a panoramic view over the sea or gardens.

Surface20 m² - 58 m²
Guests1 - 5 persons

Deluxe

A spacious and elegant Deluxe Room with generous comfort and a pleasant, furnished terrace. Located in the FADO Hotels.

Surface27 m² - 50 m²
Guests1 - 5 persons

Suite

A spacious and elegant Suite with furnished terrace in the FADO Hotels, where you can savour top class comfort with view over the gardens.

Or treat yourself to a unique, exclusive Sea View Suite in the heart of the Resort with a panoramic sea view from your balcony, in the BELEM or FADO Hotels.

Surface42 m² - 61 m²
Guests1 - 3 persons

SPORTS SCHOOLS

The largest Sports School in the world is all yours! Exceptional sports and group lessons for all levels of skill. Beginners and experienced sportsmen enjoy state-of-the-art equipment and exclusive, fun teaching from G.O®s trained in their discipline. Indulge yourself to the extreme and discover new emotions.

  • Archery School
  • Flying Trapeze School with circus activities
  • Fitness School
  • Golf School
  • Tennis School

SPORTS

  • Table tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Volley ball
  • Tennis
  • Mini football
  • Fitness walking
  • Cardio-training room
  • Aquadynamic
  • Swimming pool
  • Pilates

SPORTS

  • Golf (green fees & courses)

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.

Baby Club Med® (4 to 23 months)

A haven of happiness where your little ones spend the day in the capable hands of our specialist G.O®s.
The magic recipe for perfect balance means serenity for you, and respect of your children’s natural rhythms and needs. Walks, early learning activities and games help develop the children’s sense of movement, sound, colour, shape and texture.
Your children may have lunch with their G.O®s, it’s entirely up to you.

Nappies and baby milk are not provided by Baby Club Med®.
Places are limited, so we advise you to book early!

From 9 am to 5.30 pm, 6 days a week


Petit Club Med® (2 to 3 years)

To be sure your children’s holiday experience is as unique as yours, we’ve devised a Club Med tailored just for them!
Run by experienced G.O®s, Petit Club Med® proposes a host of different activities for all age groups – creative, artistic, active and fun.
The children explore and discover talents and friendships in an environment made to measure.
At Petit Club Med®, our G.O®s cater to their needs all day long, with a children’s lunch menu and specially devised evening activities.

Nappies and baby milk are not provided by Petit Club Med®.
Places are limited, so we advise you to book early!

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


New, Mini Club Med® (4 to 10 years)

In this "new generation" Mini Club Med®, your children will be treated to a great new experience full of fun, laughter and thrills, with three dedicated spaces for creation, expression and games.

We've thought of everything possible to ensure your children have a unique, adventure-packed holiday, with discovery, sports and activities for each age group:
Sport: golf, tennis, mini-football, table tennis, archery, etc
Making things: nature activities, art and crafts
Expression: dance, preparing and taking part in shows, crazy signs
Play: group games and activities
Lunch and tea
Evening: after dinner with their friends, the children enjoy specially devised evening activities

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


Junior Club Med (11 to 17 years)

Teenagers can meet up and take part in the activities that interest them most, in the company of their G.O®:

Sports activities: golf, tennis, archery, table tennis, beach volleyball, etc
Artistic activities: shows, crazy signs, etc
Evening: entertainment, films, shows

6 days out of 7

Baby-sitting

To enjoy a moment of total freedom, take advantage of the babysitting service.

For information: we provide a list of babysitting services on request. Club Med provides the contact but has no responsibility for the service provided.

Club Med Baby Welcome® (from birth to 23 months)

Until 23 months

We’ve done everything in our power to ensure the comfort and well-being of babies and parents.

Personal welcome, baby-care material available in your room and/or in the baby feeding and equipment room (cot, changing mat, baby bath, bottle-warmer), sweet and savoury baby foods, baby corner equipped to prepare babies' meals, high chairs and/or booster cushions in the restaurant.
Spare pushchairs are also available if required.

Pyjamas Club®

From 4 months to 7 years

The Pyjamas Club® is a group babysitting service (no specific activities). It enables parents to leave their children with a team of experienced and qualified G.O®s in a dedicated area with all the necessary comforts (beds, couches, video area, etc).

Proposed 3 evenings a week, depending on the entertainment programme. For children from 4 months to 8 years old.
Proposed from a minimum of 3 participants.

Baby restaurant

From 4 months to 3 years

The meals are devised by the team of specialist chefs at the Baby restaurant, to satisfy babies' specific needs.

At the Baby restaurant, the G.O®s are in charge of lunch, but parents can share it with their children if they wish.

Baby corner

From 4 to 23 months

An area devoted entirely to small children in the La Balaia restaurant.
This Baby corner has savoury and sweet baby foods, but also proposes a buffet with starters, meats, fish, vegetables, purées, soups, and even cheese and desserts! Plus all the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals: microwave, bottle-warmer, mixer.

Highchairs are also available. At Baby Club Med, the G.O®s are totally in charge of lunch, but parents can share it with their children if they wish.

Baby feeding and equipment room

Until 23 months

Open 24 hours a day, it provides all the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals: mixer, steriliser (provided only on request), microwave, fridge, bottle warmer (systematically provided in the room for G.Ms® who have reserved the Baby Club Med® or Club Med Baby Welcome®) and additional products such as mineral water, fruit, yoghourt, biscuits, cereals and long-life milk (baby formula milk not provided).

Playground

The playgrounds by the children's club facilities are open to all children, accompanied by their parents, outside Baby and Petit Club Med® opening hours.

Baby Gym

From 4 months to 3 years

Babies explore movement - crawling, climbing and sliding - on fun circuits created especially for them.
Activity run by G.O®s, open to children enrolled at Baby Club Med® and Petit Club Med® only.

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

Package for Two 2 days

Age : Adults only

A privileged break, a unique sensory journey for two (for two people in a duo treatment room).
For each partner :
4 treatments
1 Sublime Smoothing Skin Scrub with Noni and Tahiti Monoi (20’)
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20’)
1 "Five Flowers Ritual®" Radiant Facial Massage treatment (50’)

Relaxation & Beauty package 4 days

Age : Adults only

All the expertise of CINQ MONDES at the service of your beauty, from top to toe.
10 treatments
1 Sublime Smoothing Skin Scrub® with Noni and Tahiti Monoi (20’)
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')
2 Relaxing Baths (20’)
1 Global Anti-Age Precious "KO BI DO®" Massage treatment (80’)
1 Relaxing Traditional Oriental Massage (50’)
1 Relaxing Foot Treatment (35’)
1 "Flowers of Bali Ritual® Radiant Facial Massage treatment (20')
1 Relaxing Back Ritual (20’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual® (20’)


Beauty Package 3 days

Age : Adults only

All the expertise of CINQ MONDES at the service of your beauty, from top to toe...
5 treatments
1 Rare and Precious Spice Energising Aromatic Body Scrub (20’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20’)
1 Beautiful Hands treatment (50’)
1 Nail Varnish application (10’)
1 “Five Flowers Ritual®” Subliming Radiant Facial Massage (50’)

Spa & Vitality package 2 days

Age : Adults only

A customised sensory journey to satisfy men's specific needs for relaxation and efficiency.
4 treatments
1 Energising Aromatic Body Scrub with Rare and Precious Spices (20’)
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50’)
1 Relaxing Bath (20’)
1 "Club Med by CINQ MONDES" Energy Massage (50’)

Sun & Energy Package 4 days

Age : Adults only

An ideal programme for recuperating and restoring energy and vitality.
7 treatments
1 Aromatic Energising Skin Scrub with Rare and Precious Spices (20’)
1 "Club Med by CINQ MONDES" Energy Massage (50')
1 Relaxing Bath (20')
1 Sublime Relaxing Polynesian Massage (50')
1 "Five Flowers Ritual®" Radiant Facial Massage treatment (50’)
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20')
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')

Customised Wellness package 2 hours 2 days

Age : Adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 2 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.

Treatments
2 treatments (50') of your choice
1 Skin Scrub (20') or Facial (20') of your choice
Must be pre-booked.


Customised Wellness package 4 hours 3 days

Age : Adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 4 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.

Treatments
2 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice,
3 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub, and 1 treatment (80') of your choice
Must be booked with your holiday reservation.


Customised Wellness package 6 hours 5 days

Age : Adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 6 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.

Treatments
4 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice
4 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub of your choice and 1 Bath, and 1 treatment (80') of your choice.
Must be booked with your holiday reservation.

Each country has its own gastronomy, with sweet, savoury or spicy specialities.
Discover a host of new flavours during your stay, and let your imagination lead the way, from breakfast through to dinner. Make the most of our Open Bar and Snacks formula.


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.


The Vasco de Gamma

A restaurant with a cosy lounge atmosphere to discover and share with partner or friends. The Vasco de Gamma welcomes you for late lunch after an excursion or round of golf. For information: open certain evenings, booking required, at Reception. Waiter service.

Price includes

Drinks served by the glass and at the bar only: water, fruit juices and sodas, hot drinks and cocktails with and without alcohol, wines and local and international spirits.
A selection of sweet and savoury snacks.

With supplement

Champagnes, VSOP and XO spirits, bottled and canned drinks are available from vending machines in some of our Resorts and/or at the Club Med® Boutique. Certain super-premium brands and bottled wines are also available à la carte in some of our restaurants and bars.


The Amalia

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,

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.

Vaccinations and medical treatments

It is essential that you check the required procedure before your departure.

Recommended vaccinations:

Polio

Tetanus

Hepatitis A and B

The Resort has a resident nurse.

Passport valid 6 months aftern return date mandatory for travel to Portugal.


Da Balaia

The Algarve is an ideal destination for holidays in Portugal. Perched on a red clifftop in the south of the country, Da Balaia Club Med looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. A great destination for a wellness experience for families and couples.


  • 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

THERE ARE SO MANY BENEFITS OF BOOKING A CLUB MED HOLIDAY

See for yourself!

☼ Special rates for kids
☼ Exchange rate proof holiday
☼ Sydney-based call center team

Practical information

PRAIA MARIA LUISA
ALBUFEIRA - PROVINCE DE FARO 8200-854
Algarve Portugal
Faro airport
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