Balaia Golf Village Resort

3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Sitio de Balaia - Apartado 917, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200-915, Portugal
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Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
46%
99
Very Good
38%
82
Average
9%
20
Poor
3%
7
Terrible
2%
5

Value Score Great Value!

Costs about the same, but rated 10% higher than other 3.5 star hotels

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  • Solo50
  • Business100

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Beaches

by micas_pt

Beaches and the coastline are the main must see in Algarve. The coast is about 100km long and it varies between the colder and wilder ocean in Sagres (good for surf and windsurf) and the warm and calm sea in Tavira. In between, there is a beautiful protected area – Ria Formosa Park – and also small beaches amidst the cliffs with amazing blue and green water (Carvoeiro).

There are the posh areas of Quinta do Lago, Balaia, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura, which, as I mentioned before, are the place for those who wish to see and to be seen – but be prepared to pay as those are expensive. Places like Albufeira and Portimão and nearby villages are the touristiest destinations in Algarve, because they are cheaper than the previous. In my opinion, they are very ugly, with big block of apartments and hotels and overcrowded beaches.

Albufeira

by Fen

"Albulfeira"

As a result of the tide of tourism, this "once upon a time" fishing village has expanded since the 1960s into a major holiday resort and now has over 12,000 permanent residents. As the sun sets the centre of the town changes its character. A plentiful collection of bars, restaurants and clubs start to fill-up with people, until they spill over into the narrow streets. A fine selection of good beaches extend east and west from the town. Praia de Balaia, Praia de Castelo, Praia de Falésia, Praia de Galé, de Olhos d’Agua, Praia de Maria Luisa, and Praia de São Rafael, being the main ones. There is a small museum of 15th and 17th century Ming ceramics and a Municipal art gallery that holds regular exhibitions during the season. A further addition to the town is a new Virtual Archaeological Museum. A new Marina has been completed on the west side of the town and offers a different and attractive aspect.

Albufeira

by Gerrem

In history Albufeira was a thriving seaport and had its own castle, that was later destroyed in the earthquake of 1755. Happily, most of the older parts of the town that survived and have been carefully maintained. In Roman times it was know as Baltum and later changed by the Moors to Al-Buhera. During the Moors 8th Century occupation the town became an important trading port. In 1532 and in 1755 the town was badly hit by earthquakes, and in the latter 227 unlucky people perished when the roof of the parish church collapsed. During the "War of the Miguels" the town was besieged and set ablaze. The destroyed town consequently suffered a very long period of poverty and really only recovered with the boom of tourism.

As a result of the tide of tourism, this "once upon a time" fishing village has expanded since the 1960s into a major holiday resort and now has over 12,000 permanent residents. As the sun sets the centre of the town changes its character. A plentiful collection of bars, restaurants and clubs start to fill-up with people, until they spill over into the narrow streets. A fine selection of good beaches extend east and west from the town. Praia de Balaia, Praia de Castelo, Praia de Falésia, Praia de Galé, de Olhos d'Agua, Praia de Maria Luisa, and Praia de São Rafael, being the main ones. There is a small museum of 15th and 17th century Ming ceramics and a Municipal art gallery that holds regular exhibitions during the season. A further addition to the town is a new Virtual Archaeological Museum. A new Marina has been completed on the west side of the town and offers a different and attractive aspect.

Albufeira

by matcrazy1

"Images 1"

Albufeira is situated in the middle of the south coast of Portugal (called Algarve). It is very busy place even in October. Best known for the sea, the famous beaches and the incredible tones of the rocks and cliffs. Here the life has the rhythm of a tourist metropolis, where the bodies that bronze during the day move, when the sun goes down, in restaurants, bars and discos that make the night glow.

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I enjoyed the nightlife in Fastnet bar. I don't know exactly where is it - you'll find, the old Albufeira is small, this bar is sitated in one of a few main streets full of bars. The happy hour (when all portuguese drinks and beer is half a price) lasted... 3 hours. I met here group of hot people from very cold country (Iceland). They all were dressed in flannel shirts! (the temp. was about 25C). We drank, danced, sang all together till the early morning and again the next night. Unforgettable place.

The town itself consists of "old" and "new" sections which merge seamlessly into an extensive holiday-land suburbia, spreading off back east along the coast to Balaia, Olhos d'Agua and Falesia, and west to São Rafael, Galé and the links golf course at Salgados. The whole area, greater Albufeira you could call it, is the most tourist-intensive place in Portugal. It has very little to do with the real Portugal, or with the real planet earth for that matter, but people come here in droves and have the time of their lives.

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"Images 2"

The best things to do in Albufeira is to enjoy the ocean, the sun, beutifull views of the old Albufeira and wonderful nightlife which ends early morning.

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"Images 3"

Eating, drinking and the nightlife here is the best in Portugal.

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Forum Posts

Balaia

by beemac

Can anyone give me some information on the Balaia area resturaunts, bars etc

RE: Balaia

by L327TGC

hi there

im off in september and wld like to ask if you go before me can you let us know what its like

cheers
rich

balaia

by L327TGC

hi
this is my first time to portugal and ive decided to go to balaia,can any1 tell me sum info as i cant find any on it.

cheers
rich

Re: balaia

by Luisfilipe

Balaia is a resort just outside the new bit of Albufeira,it is excelent quality and got beaches nearby i thing the closet beach would be Santa eulalia.The strip is not far off form the Balaia and there you willm find lots of bars a few clubs shops restaurants etc,if you want to feel a bit the fishing village that Albuefira is head to the old town and to the fishermans beach.If you would like any other information just ask:-)

Re: Re: balaia

by L327TGC

hello

thanks for ur reply was much appreciated,r there any supermarkets around what other shops r there and is there a bus service to the other towns? have u stayed here b4 ?

cheers
richard

Re: Re: balaia

by Luisfilipe

There is a bus stop nearby where you can take the service to Faro this service also goes trough Vilamoura,Quarteira,Almancil and Faro.If you go to Alto dos Calicos terminal(you will need a taxi to get there),then there are several bus connections to other towns.You should have a supermarket nearby,not sure about that one.Im originally from the Algarve thats why i know how the complex is:-)

Re: Re: balaia

by L327TGC

can you please tell me about the hotel that we r staying in as i cant find out anything about it as its a new hotel?

rich

Re: Re: balaia

by Luisfilipe

On Balaia itself you have Balaia Sol Balaia Plaza and others.Whats the name of the hotel and i will get you the information.Happy new year:-)

Re: Re: balaia

by L327TGC

hi and a very happy new year to you also.
the hotel is called club alto da colina.

cheers
rich

balaia

by L327TGC

hi

am going to balaia in september and wld like to know what sort of weather does it normally have and what sort of things to do and go to that are near ?

rich

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Address: Sitio de Balaia - Apartado 917, Albufeira, Algarve, 8200-915, Portugal