Jet off to The Algarve this winter for sandy beaches and stunning coastline views.

Looking for a change in climate?

Look no further than the glorious subtropical region of Portugal – The Algarve. Known for its cliff-backed beaches and mouthwatering seafood, it’s the perfect getaway for those looking for a taste of tranquillity in the winter months.

Escape from the cold and soak up the sun with the help of our friendly travel team based at Quadrant in Braintree and Chelmsford. We’ll select the perfect holiday package for you – whether you’re looking for a spot of luxury or an unmissable-priced trip, we’ll get you whisked away in no time. With prices starting from £272pp**there’s no better time to book.

Embrace the picturesque beaches, waterparks and a buzzing nightlife, there are plenty of activities for you and the family. Explore the vibrant historical towns for a touch of Portuguese culture and visit tranquil nature reserves for a relaxed, laid-back trip away.

All-Inclusive Top Pick

NAU Sao Rafael Suites (4-star)  – £667pp (was £717pp)*

This elegant suite hotel combines stylish design with spacious accommodation, offering separate living and sleeping areas. You’ll find a fantastic All Inclusive offering at Sao Rafael Suites, as well as a great range of facilities including a choice of three outdoor pools, a relaxation centre and a small selection of bars and restaurants. In the surrounding area there are stunning golf courses, beach water sports and theme parks, so you can be as active or relaxed as you like. Kick back and take in the ocean views from your furnished balcony and you will not want to go home.

All Rounder Top Pick

Vitor’s Plaza (4-star) – £421pp (was £471pp)*

Stepping back from the beaches you can find this gem in southern Portugal. Vitor’s Plaza is an apartment-filled complex that deserves its gleaming reputation. Spacious and well-quipped apartments are accompanied by pruned gardens and polite service, proving this property is proud of what it has to offer. For a family getaway, Vitor’s Plaza is stacked full of fun activities for all ages. Kids have their own playground to run around in or test their concentration with a game of mini-golf. If mini-golf isn’t testing enough for you grown-ups, you are a short walk from the challenging greens of the Alto Golf Course, designed by the legendary Sir Henry Cotton. With activities to hand, don’t forget to take some time out to relax, so grab yourself a sunbed or a spot in the whirlpool and let time pass you by. With plenty for all ages – we know you’ll love it.

Top places to visit:

  • Albufeira is a coastal city in the southern Algarve region of Portugal. It’s a former fishing village that has become a major holiday destination, with sandy beaches and a busy nightlife strip. Local fishermen now use the modern marina, also a base for diving, dolphin-watching, and boat trips.
  • Benagil, is a small fishing village on the southern coast of the Algarve which has gained fame in recent years thanks to its incredible sea cave, however, there is much more than just a cave to explore in this picturesque Algarve destination. There are kayaking trips and beautiful beaches available.
  • Lagos – Lagos is a town in southern Portugal’s Algarve region. It’s known for its walled old town, cliffs and Atlantic beaches. Steep wooden steps lead to the sandy cove of Praia do Camilo. The nearby cliffs of Ponta de Piedade offer sweeping headland views and a lighthouse. Igreja de Santo António, an ornate 18th-century church, sits across from the Castelo dos Governadores, a castle with a baroque facade and watchtowers.
  • Silves Castle is the largest castle in the region and one of its main attractions. It was built during the Muslim occupation its style recalls the magnificent Alcazar in Seville. Walk to the top of the ramparts and admire the view over the entire Arade valley and the Serra de Monchique. The castle is open to visitors all year round, visits are chargeable.


*Prices are based on a 7-night stay flying from London Stansted on Friday 1st March 2024. Based on 2 adults sharing. £60 deposit pp subject to departure dates. 


** Based on a stay at the Mirachoro Praia Da Rocha (3-star) Self-catering apartments. Based on a 7-night stay flying from London Stansted on Friday 1st March 2024. Based on 2 adults sharing. £60 deposit pp subject to departure dates. 

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