Da Balaia

Portugal
Europe & Mediterranean coasts

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

The Club Med Da Balaia Resort is 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 red cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic sea. To the west, the bedrooms, tennis courts and main pool form the heart of this all-inclusive Resort. To the east, the Zen pool is camouflaged by pine trees with a stunning view on the flying trapeze and the blond beach of Maria Luísa. Stimulate your taste buds at the Vasco Gourmet Lounge by trying the braised vegetables and creamy pastéis de nata tarts.

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 building (8 storeys). If you choose the Lisboa building (6 storeys), you can sit out on your balcony and breathe the fresh Atlantic air.

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 technique in a friendly setting.
Would you rather take it easy? We have low-key beaches and activities for relaxing, to combine with fun-packed evenings.
If you have a thirst for adventure, choose our excursions.
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.

Wellness activities

Look down at the ocean and feel your heart soar

Take in the view from the top of the red cliffs of the Algarve. Your children are on cloud nine: at Baby Club Med and Petit Club Med, they're discovering and learning a thousand and one new things. Look up: the children at Mini Club Med are getting a taste for adrenaline on the flying trapeze. As well as taking to their swimming pool like ducks to water. See the teenagers at Junior Club Med working on their golf swing and their backhand. The next generation of sporting greats is coming through.

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 Club Med Da Balaia Resort is 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 red cliffs jutting out into the Atlantic sea. To the west, the bedrooms, tennis courts and main pool form the heart of this all-inclusive Resort. To the east, the Zen pool is camouflaged by pine trees with a stunning view on the flying trapeze and the blond beach of Maria Luísa. 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

Bespoke corporate packages for every type of event

Meetings & Events by Club Med can provide a seamless event experience, with absolutely everything you need under one roof with one upfront cost.

Resort exclusivity available. 389 bedrooms in total.

§ 7 state of the art meeting rooms varying in size and style:
- Maximum capacity of 180 pax
- Smart technology and wifi

§ A range of team building activities on offer
- Discover Albufeira
- Grand Buggy Raid

§ Great evening entertainment:
- Live bands and shows every evening
- Gala dinners outside

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Your package includes

GOURMET CUISINE, CHILDCARE, ENTERTAINMENT...

It's all included in your Club Med holiday

☼ Full board Gourmet cuisine and all day snacks
☼ Open bar - Branded drinks throughout the day
☼ Kid's Clubs - 4 months to 17 years old*
☼ Evening entertainment

  • Baby Club Med® (4 to 23 months) & Petit Club Med® (2 to 3) at extra cost

Sun Resort - What's included in your stay

  • Kids Clubs 4-17 y/o
  • Full-board Gourmet Cuisine
  • Open Bar & snacks
  • Sports & Activities
  • Day & Night Entertainment
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