There’re two outdoor swimming pools, plus one children’s, which are surrounded by a wide sun terrace, dotted with sun loungers and parasols.
Rooms all come with private bathrooms and a full-sized kitchen – not just a kitchenette. Each has a seating area, satellite TV and a private balcony, with outdoor furniture.
The Panoramic restaurant-come-bar, serves a wide range of international cuisine and has a TV with satellite sport channels. There's an additional bar where guests can enjoy a relaxed drink.
And if you feel like burning off some of those calories, there are two tennis courts onsite. But there’s much to do outside the hotel, with Albuferira’s lively bars and restaurants less than 10 minutes’ walk away.
Praia dos Pescadores, is just one of Albuferira’s 25 Blue Flag-winning beaches along its unspoiled 30-metre coastline and all with slightly different features, such as Praia da Oura, which was made for water sports fans and the more secluded Praia da Falesia, which is sheltered by ochre coloured cliffs.
And if you can find time between beach-hopping, the picturesque old town, with its white-washed walls, is the ideal place to laze away an afternoon. You can seek out some shade in its churches, which date back to the 1500s, or explore the labyrinth of cobbled alleyways that provide a cooling break from the heat. Come evening, the main square bursts into life and becomes a hub for al fresco eating and drinking.
For those looking to explore further, Lagos, the epicentre of Portugal’s maritime past, is about an hour’s drive away.
Albufeira Jardim is 38km from Faro Airport.