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Martinhal Sagres

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nicemarmot Tue 24-Jan-17 13:19:17

Weighing up where to go this summer. In the past we usually go to a villa but DS is nearly 6 and I think would get bored if there aren't other kids to mix with. Other DS is 2.
A villa at Martinhal Sagres looks great but slightly concerned that it's at the top end of our budget and whether extras will cost a fortune? Does anyone have any experiences they can share? Also looking at the different villa options. Is it right that you share a garden in a Garden House? In an Ocean House with partial sea view is it just a view of the back of someone else's villa? Where can you sit out once kids are in bed?

pombal Tue 24-Jan-17 13:29:03

It's fab but will indeed cost a fortune.
They have great kids clubs/activities but it's not cheap.
If you have a villa you can cut costs by self catering.
Not sure about the garden/ocean house. We stayed in a villa that was about 5 mins walk to the central area and had own garden, communal pool nearby and sea view from upstairs terrace.
We had a great time but it wasn't cheap.

AnnieMated1 Tue 24-Jan-17 13:31:53

Watching with interest as we have booked for the first time this summer smile

nicemarmot Tue 24-Jan-17 16:12:24

Thanks pombal, that's what I suspected. Will have to give it some more thought. Really want to go but not much fun if we're watching the pennies when we're there.

pombal Wed 25-Jan-17 08:23:13

Thing is there are plenty of alternatives in the Algarve, on the beach with a kids club that don't break the bank. Maybe not quite as 'naice' as Martinhal, but Martinhal is also in Sagres and outside the resort there is really nothing, especially for a 2 and 6 year old.

RoccoW14 Tue 31-Jan-17 22:11:35

Matinhal is great. It's hard to comment about value without knowing your budget and what other options you're considering.

We've been twice and will go again in June/July.

We get an ocean house because they're the best located - a short walk to the main pool / beach, village square etc.

You can buy a lot of cheap food and drink from a supermarket which is about 5 minutes drive away.

The prices on the resort aren't too expensive though, particularly the pizza restaurant.

I highly recommend it.

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