The moment you see the Vidamar Resort Algarve you know that you arrived at the perfect holiday location. Overlooking the beautiful Salgados beach, golf course and nature reserve, Vidamar guests can experience the laid-back experience with the lively family facilities which include three saltwater pools, one heated. The Vidamar dining experience is complete with the Dine-Around concept that allows guests to choose from a selection of Half Board options in 4 different restaurants.


Vidamar Resort

Vidamar Self Catering Villas

Located in their separate area within the Vidamar resort, these spacious 2, 3 and 4-bedroom Villas offer the perfect accommodation for groups of adults or families. The villas feature their own private swimming pools and sun-decks, air conditioning in the living room and the bedrooms, daily maid cleaning service with towels and linen changed every three days (or more frequently upon request), HD flat screen TV with satellite channels and wi-fi internet, independent fully fitted kitchen with all electrical appliances, en suite bedrooms that can be prepared as either a twin or a double upon request and each villa has direct access to the underground parking - 2 spaces per villa.

Resort Facilities

  • Direct access to Salgados beach from the Hotel’s pools area and through a purpose-built pathway over the dunes
  • 1 Saltwater Outdoor Main pool, 1 Saltwater Children’s pool (40 cm deep) and 1 Saltwater heated chill-out outdoor pool with underwater lounges and benches
  • 4 Restaurants (Ocean Buffet, Koi Sushi, Mamma Mia Italian, 'Sabor a Mar' local seafood)
  • 4 Bars (2 lobby bars: 'Nespresso Bar', 'Gin Bar'; a swim-up 'Tiki Bar' and a pool side 'Sunset snack-bar')
  • Spa Del Mar: pool with whirlpool features, sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi for adults only. Also, 3 treatment and massage rooms and gymnasium
  • Aquatica Kids World (for children 4 to 11 years old; seasonal opening)
  • Seasonal entertainment programme for adults & children
  • Wireless broadband internet connection
  • Underground and outdoor car parking


The Vidamar Resort Algarve is located in central Algarve, near the popular town of Albufeira, in Salgados Resort, 40 minutes from Faro International Airport and only 15 minutes from Algarve A22 motorway and the Lisbon A2 motorway. In the Salgados resort you will find:

  • 18-hole Golf Course on site, driving range and putting green
  • Salgados Beach with direct access from the hotel’s large outdoor sunbathing and leisure area and with water sports such as sailing & windsurf, water skiing & parasailing
  • Bird watching in the nearby Salgados Lagoon nature reserve
  • Additional nearby attractions include horseback riding, sports fishing from Albufeira marina (10 minute drive) or Portimão marina (30 minute drive,) Boat trips & Catamaran from Albufeira marina, Water slide and animal themed parks, Shopping Centre.

Vidamar Self Catering Villas

Ocean Buffet Restaurant is divided into 2 large dining spaces, inside and the large outside Terrace. Various evening themed buffet evenings are organised with seasonal live music. Live cooking stations ensure a variety of food is served daily with guest choice of chef’s specialities.

Open Daily: Breakfast 07.30-10.30. Dinner 19.00-22.00

Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant is located in the resort’s Palms Gardens only 150 meters from Salgados Beach. There is an open space perfect for alfresco dining or simply enjoying a few drinks after dark. The restaurant is also open to non-residents, ensuring an authentic atmosphere of local and tourist clientele.

Open: Lunch 12.30-15.00 Dinner 19.00-22.00

Sunset Restaurant & Bar menu has a selection of shellfish and locally caught fish. Portuguese love eating their seafood within the sound of the ocean and with a glass of cold beer. 

Open: Lunch 12.30-15.00. Dinner 19.00-22.30

Aji Oriental restaurant is a cool and contemporary in design where true sushi lovers will appreciate a fresh, simple and delicious menu.

Dinner only 19.00-22.30


Bars & Spas

Nespresso Bar has a range of the best coffee beans and herbal tea is served daily from 10.00-20.00hrs. During the summer peak period, it may stay open until later.

Gin Bar has a relaxed and casual ambiance, offers an extensive selection of the best Gin flavours. Open daily 18.00-00.00hrs.

Sunset Snack Bar is adjacent to the swimming pools, this bar serves drinks and snacks during the day. During peak summer period, it may stay open at night with live music.

Tiki Bar (a swim-up bar) offers guests the enjoyment of this popular wet trend. Weather permitting: 12.00 – 18.00. During the summer peak period, it may stay open until later.

Discover the Vidamar Restaurant Dine Around concept featuring open air, sea view and sunset dining options. From romantic dinners to family fun restaurants, Vidamar offers a wide range of dining options. Enjoy exciting theme dinners including Italian, International Buffet, Sea Food, Sushi and more.

The Mar Club, an area for Adults Only (16+ years old), is in the secluded Bali Beds area, is located by the pool, overlooking the ocean and the sand dunes. Along with the 2 outdoor Jacuzzis, guests will now benefit from a higher number of Bali beds and from the new Tikki Bar with terrace, in peaceful surroundings.

Spa Del Mar provides you with treatments and relaxing programs conceived with your well-being in mind.

The Spa features 3 rooms for treatments, indoor pool with water circuit, sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi. A local daily charge applies for the use of these facilities.

Aquatica Kids World

Aquatica is designed around children aged 4 to 11 and their dawn to dusk needs. Parents can relax in the knowledge that they can enjoy the resort, knowing that their children can play in a safe, secure environment - their very own 'Child Area’, complete with a nearby pool created exclusively for them. With activities tailor-made to different age groups, Aquatica is the place to play, perform and create. Access to the facilities is FREE OF CHARGE and weekly organized activities are available at a supplement. A Babysitting service is also provided during the day by fully qualified staff; 24-hour pre-booking is needed.

Vida Club Kids World

Vida Club is designed around children and their dawn to dusk needs. With 800 sqm of fenced/secured playing area, the club will awaken the creativity and will delight all children.

From 4 to 11-year-olds, the emphasis is on fun in a safe, secure environment. Parents can relax in the knowledge that they can enjoy the resort, knowing that their children can play in a safe, secure environment - their very own 'Child Area’, complete with a nearby pool created exclusively for them. This new facility includes the Kids Club (4-11 years old), a Baby Corner (babies accompanied by parents), a Games Room (for teenagers) and an Animation/Performance Room, where shows dedicated to kids will take place.

With activities tailor-made to different age groups, Vida Club is the place to play, perform and create. Access to the facilities is free of charge and weekly organized activities are available at a supplement. Availability and timetable may change subject to seasonal demand and weather conditions. A Babysitting service is also provided during the day by fully qualified staff; 24-hour pre-booking is needed.

Around the Resort

  • Beach water sports such as Sailing & Windsurf, water skiing & parasailing
  • Shopping Centre (± 15 min. drive)
  • Horseback riding
  • Sports fishing from Albufeira marina (± 10 min. drive) or Portimão marina (± 30 min. drive)
  • Boat trips & Catamaran from Albufeira marina (± 10 min. drive)
  • Bird watching in Salgados Lagoon nature reserve (+/- 300m)
  • 18-hole Golf Course on site, driving range and putting green
  • Water slide and animal themed parks (± 15 min.)
  • Salgados Beach (+/- 150m away) and beach concession (+/-500m), both with direct access from the hotel’s large outdoor sunbathing and leisure area.
  • We would like to inform All the Guests staying in Vidamar Resort Villas Algarve that, from the 22nd November until the 20th December 2017 inclusive, all the Services and Facilities located in the Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve, will not be available.

Other features include:

  • Kitchen Area : Clothes Dryer,Coffee Maker,Dishwasher,Microwave,Washing Machine
  • Electrical Area : Hair Dryer
  • Garden Area : Pool Towels
  • Other : Safe and telephone


The rooms and suites of Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve were designed to offer moments of pure relaxation, leisure and rest.
Spacious, with a minimalist decor, they are in paradisiacal settings, with fabulous views of the Atlantic Ocean, the natural beauty of the Salgados lagoon, the exotic gardens and the resort's large pools.

The perfect combination for family holidays or a romantic break.

Sea View Rooms & Suites

The rooms and suites at VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve featuring a panoramic view over Salgados beach make your stay that bit more special and memorable.


The soft rumble of the waves in the background will be the perfect companion for that peaceful moment. Just book your stay with us knowing you will get to enjoy not only this amazing scenery but also the surprises we have in store for you! Spacious guest rooms that combine a sophisticated decoration along modern lines with outstanding and refined service. From your room step out into the open air onto a balcony with table and chairs, where you can soak up the Algarve sun and contemplate the peerless natural setting that Salgados has to offer.


Vidamar Hotel Superior Ocean View Room, HB, Double Room

Vidamar Hotel Superior Ocean View Room, HB, Family Room

Pool View Rooms

An exotic view that takes in the blue of our salt-water swimming pools and the tropical green of the surrounding palm trees.


The rooms are designed and laid out to ensure the greatest convenience and well-being during your stay. With an area of 42sq and with either double bed or twins, plus a spacious sofa-bed that can comfortably take two kids. For your comfort, all rooms are equipped with LCD televisions, Wi-Fi, Minibar and safe. The en-suite bathroom scores with its ample size and funcionality, equipped as it is with a double shower and natural light. Cots are available if requested in advance, where the maximum occupation of the room allows.



Vidamar Hotel Superior Pool View Room, HB, Double Room

Vidamar Hotel Superior Pool View Room, HB, Family Room

2 & 3 Bedroom Villas

Located in their separate area within the Vidamar resort, these spacious 2, 3 and 4-bedroom Villas offer the perfect accommodation for groups of adults or families. The villas feature their own private swimming pools and sun-decks, and are surrounded by trees and the rolling lawns which face the picturesque Salgados golf course. With air conditioning in the living room and the bedrooms, included in the rate.


Sao Rafael Two Bed Luxury Sea View Villa

Sao Rafael Superior Deluxe Duplex Villa

Salgados Beach Villas, 4 Bed, SC Basis

Restaurants & Bars

Dine Around! This is our proposal to enable you to enjoy multicultural gastronomic experiences at Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve. From the freshness of the Atlantic to Italian or Oriential cuisine, in a voyage through tastes, textures and colours. As well as the four restaurants, Vidamar Resort Hotel Algarve has conceived several indoor and outdoor bars where you can savour a drink or light meal and enjoy the stunning landscapes that surround the resort. Restaurants and bars may not be available at all times; availability and opening times are subject to seasonal demand and weather conditions.

Aji Oriental Flavours Restaurant

In Japanese, AJI is the kanji for expressing the word “flavor”. And in this restaurant, flavor is something that will not lack.


Travel around eastern dishes without having to leave your seat and be enchanted by the daring creations of our sushiman, an artists in the handling of knives, who will cut on everything except in the flavor of the fish (just like we promised). With or without hashis (meaning "chopsticks") this will be a culinary experience to remember!

Olivo Meat & Wine Restaurant

We`re not ones to just go after the latest trends, but we do pride ourselves in providing only the best to our Clients. In that regard, we seeked to include strong and high-quality meat flavors on our multicultural gastronomic route. And so, we created Olivo Meat & Wine.


An exquisitely sophisticated spot, where you will savour the most succulent and rich aged beef. The restaurant specialises in aged beef, which is tastier and more tender, as a result of a careful preservation process, with strict control over its temperature and humidity. This all results in quality you can actually taste! Perfection comes when we combine the excellent aged beef with the exceptional quality of the wines that make up our cellar. Enjoy great cuts of Loin, Entrecôte or T-Bone, as well as the tastiest Black Iberian Pork “Secretos” or even the famously rare and valuable Bluefin Tuna. These are just some of the many meticulously-prepared suggestions that we have for you. We aim to make each meal an unforgettable experience! This is yet another tribute to the best that gastronomy has to offer, and is now available at the table of the new Vidamar Resort Hote Algarve - Olivo Meat & Wine.

Primadonna Ristorante Italiano

The cheerful music. The relaxed atmosphere. The natural ingredients.


At Primadonna Ristorante Italiano all the colors of Italy will invade your dinner and conquer your heart. Because if Italian gastronomy was already one of the most popular in the world, after tasting our pizzas and pastas you will never want to try anything else - the exception are our desserts, which are nothing less than delicious!



Ocean Buffet Restaurant

For years that we’ve been asking this question to the Ocean Buffet Chef but he never really answered this question. The way he fond to compensate his lack of feedback was to develop a tasting menu without limits, using only the freshest and most delicious ingredients of each season. Diversity, creativity, passion and refinement. He put all four together to create a unique concept. The challenge? Give us a taste of everything he likes!

Lisboa Bar

The atmosphere of this bar was idealized to give our guests everything what they like, meeting the sweetest things that life has to offer: excellent drinks and delicious snacks. It's also a great place to hang out with friends or to work without noticing it.

Nespresso Caffè

Nespresso Caffè is the liveliest place of our Hotel. Every day (but especially at night), friends and guests gather here to talk about the latest news or to discuss who will finish the Portuguese Liga in the first place. All this while enjoying a typical Portuguese coffee (called bica), or one of the international flavors of the Nespresso brand.

The Wet Bar

Welcome to a liquid world. Where the days go on with your feet inside the pool and a glass in your hand. At The WetBar you can dive into a menu where you’ll discover cocktails full of colors, creativity and shapes. Or enjoy a light meal so fresh as the Atlantic sea. So sit down, relax, and go with the flow…

The Lobby Bar

Whoever enters the VidaMar Resort Hotel Algarve will certainly notice the unmistakable style of The Lobby Bar, which looks like a library in almost every detail. Organized alphabetically to satisfy desires from "A" to "Z", we present our guests with a selection of the best authors in the world of drinks. But, unlike the libraries, here you can laugh and talk at ease!

The Tiki Bar

In this unique and innovative environment, that evokes the culture of Polynesia and Hawai, we invite you to relax and travel the world... without leaving the pool. Surrounded by the exotic gardens of our Resort, the Tiki Bar excels in service and offers a variety of tropical drinks and cocktails just like you like.

Sports & Leisure

A relaxed and intimate atmosphere, with the sole purpose of rejuvenating your body and mind! OSMOS Wellness Center provides therapeutic treatments, massage rooms, a spa, swimming pool and a state-of-the-art gym!

OSMOS Wellness Centre

Whether you come alone or with your partner, our team is eager to take good care of you! The ample Spa includes 6 massage rooms - one of which is for couples and features a hot tub - and 3 relaxation rooms. Here you can enjoy a wide variety of rituals and massages, all performed by top specialists and the highest quality products. You will also find a spa circuit with an animated pool, hot tub, sauna, Turkish bath, ice fountain and cold water shower.

Indoor Pool

Our heated indoor pool is available free of charge for guests of all ages. Please note that underage users must always be accompanied by an adult. With a maximum capacity of 50 users, the pool measures 11m x 11m x 1,20m. 


During the holidays keep your fitness levels or take the opportunity to revitalize your lifestyle. At OSMOS Wellness Center you will find a gym with a wide range of resistance and cardiovascular machines, as well as a free weights area. There are also body toning group classes (CORE and GAP) and functional group training. For a more individualized approach, you can also try the physical evaluation and Personal Training services. With these, your safety and goals will be our only priorities.


Sunset parties, colorful cocktails, Bali beds, massages and a heated saltwater pool.



1200 palm trees and countless species of flowers are waiting for you in our gardens, nurtured every day to offer you a green sanctuary among the dunes of the Salgados. We also have large grass fields with plenty of room for the younger ones to play and have fun with nature activities.


The temperature and salinity levels of our 3 pools (not heated) are evaluated every day, even if you prefer to go to the sea instead. The main one is 70 meters long, 25 meters wide and 2 meters deep. The children's pool, with 15 meters in diameter and 40 cm deep, is perfect for having fun in a safe environment. The pool at the Wet Bar, is a good spot to enjoy until the end of the day. In total, there are 1800m2 of swimming pools watched closely by lifeguards.

Kids Clubs

Here, learning is child's play.

Vida Club

At VidaClub the little ones will enjoy a very busy holidays, full of physical exercise and intellectual challenges that will stimulate the cognitive development and their imagination in equal doses.


The list is long and goes on and on: swimming contests, painting classes, reading sessions, educational games or workshops of various sports. Among so many other things. Available for children from 4 to 11 years old. The Vida Club is seasonal, upon occupancy of the hotel; activities on the outside are subject to weather conditions and may be canceled without prior notice.