Albufeira is the "Algarve's biggest and best-known resort", says Condé Nast Traveller, "where whitewashed houses line the cobbled streets of the old centre". For £199 per person, get a slice of sunshine on Portugal's southern coast, with four nights, flights and all-inclusive board -- we've seen this deal for up to 50% more elsewhere, and that's just for B&B stays.
Depart on select dates from 4 January-2 April. It's an extra £30 per person to depart in May. See Fleetway Travel's website for a full list of travel dates.
The deluxe Forte Do Vale resort is 500 metres from the beach and a 10-minute drive from Albufeira. There's a swimming pool -- heated in the winter -- as well as an on-site restaurant and a spa with a sauna and Turkish steam room. The resort also offers free parking and Wi-Fi in public areas. One Bedroom Apartments are air conditioned and have floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies.
Stay seven nights for an extra £100 per person. Child rates apply: from £149 for the first and second child under 12, and from £85 for infants under two.
Transfers and luggage
Return shuttle transfers are £15 per person; checked luggage is £40 per person. Car hire costs £25 per car, per day, when booked with Fleetway Travel.