Da Balaia

Portugal
Europe & Mediterranean

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.

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.

*At extra cost

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.


*At extra cost

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

Baby-sitting

From 4 months to 6 years

  • *At extra cost

To enjoy a moment of total freedom, take advantage of the babysitting service (subject to availability).
For information: we provide a list of babysitting services on request. Club Med provides the contact but has no responsibility for the service.

Club Med Baby Welcome

Until 23 months

  • included

This service, which can be booked in advance and involves no extra cost, is designed to make your holiday easier. Find baby and toddler equipment (0 to 23 months) already laid out in your room, borrow a replacement pushchair and take advantage of the savoury and sweet baby food pots provided. You and your little one can take a deep breath and relax.

Pyjamas Club

From 4 months to 6 years

  • *At extra cost

Want to spend an evening as a couple? With this group childcare service, you can leave your child in the capable hands of experienced G.Os. They will look after and entertain your little ones in a dedicated space designed for children's comfort and well-being.

Baby restaurant

From 4 months to 3 years

  • included

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

  • included

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

  • included

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

  • included

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

  • included

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.

Early learning

From 4 months to 3 years

  • included

Children can learn using educational toys and sensory activities like painting and music games. Each child develops and grows at their own pace.

Walks

From 4 months to 3 years

  • included

A walk is a chance to get lots of fresh air, and to fall in love with the hidden wonders of nature. Your children will love playing explorers with their friends.

Creative workshops

From 4 months to 3 years

  • included

Sensory activities for tiny tots, and colouring or hands-on activities for older children.

Show time

From 2 to 17 years

  • included

Enter stage left: it's time to create and rehearse their own show. Fun with friends is a great way to develop new talents.

Fun outings

From 4 to 10 years

  • included

4 to 10 year olds love to play explorers. Alongside other young adventurers, they follow their guide* on themed walks in the great outdoors. Step by step, at their own pace, they have fun discovering nature's secrets.

*Activity provided by the Compagnie des Guides

Family "Big Snack"

  • included

Snacks, pancake parties, baking workshops or picnics: these tasty activities* are a great way to savour time as a family. Treat yourself with your nearest and dearest. What's on the menu? Great food, of course, plus extra helpings of laughter, happiness and fun.

*Activities vary between Resorts

My Club Med app

  • included

Browse personalised suggestions, choose activities with one click, or find all the information you need about your Resort. Our app is easy to use, so you can focus on something much more important: having a great holiday with your family or friends!
Want to access your booking?
Use your booking number (found on your purchase agreement email) or sign in to your Client Account.

Family tournaments & games

  • included

Puzzles, sports tournaments, treasure hunts, sand castle competitions and skill and logic games. Playing together brings you closer. Team up with your children and compete against other families. Enjoy time with your nearest and dearest.
Activities vary between Resorts

Family show time

  • included

Sit back and enjoy the show: your children at Petit Club Med, Mini Club Med, Junior Club Med and Club Med Passworld are about to take to the stage. Depending on the Resort, there might be dancing, singing, circus acts and more. Your little ones take centre stage, costumed and directed by their G.Os. When the crowd applauds, you can feel the pride in the room.

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 Two2 days

*At extra cost

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’)

Spa & Vitality package2 days

*At extra cost

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 Package4 days

*At extra cost

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 hours2 days

*At extra cost

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 hours3 days

*At extra cost

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,
1 treatment (80') of your choice
Must be booked with your holiday reservation.


Customised Wellness package 6 hours5 days

*At extra cost

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
1 treatment (80') of your choice.
Must be booked with your holiday reservation.

Beauty Package3 days

*At extra cost

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’)

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 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.

Visa not required for stay up to 90 days.


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

What's included in your stay

  • Children's Club 4-17 y/o
  • Full-board Gourmet Cuisine
  • Bar & Snacking
  • Sports & Activities
  • Day & Night Entertainment
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Practical information

  • PRAIA MARIA LUISA
  • ALBUFEIRA - PROVINCE DE FARO
  • 8200-854
  • Algarve Portugal
Faro airport
45 minutes journey to Resort

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*at extra cost