The ultimate Tots holiday designed and created by us
Algarve, Portugal£85 per night
Sleeps up to 4 in total plus 1 infant in a cot in 2 bedrooms
Vale da Riberia Residences is a hidden holiday gem that gives you the flexibility and space of self-catering apartments with the benefit of fantastic shared facilities and full daily breakfast included. Perfect for families with young children, you'll have plenty of space for everyone as well as fun kids' activities and playmates around the pool and playground.
One of our Tots Exclusive Experience destinations, the property has a village like ambience with spacious accommodation fully kitted out by us for your under fives.
Anthony Family, October 2018
We had an amazing stay at Vale da Ribeira Residences. The villa was great and very spacious. All of the toddler kit was fantastic, great condition and kept our little one happy and safe.
Allen-Burt Family, August 2018
Really enjoyed our time at Ribeira, the villa’s and site was immaculate and felt luxurious. Staff were so helpful and friendly it really made the difference. Was very quiet when we went I’m guessing because it’s the first year, do wonder how the pool space will work when it’s busier. Had a list for children’s activities but didn’t really see anything going on although maybe that is because it was quiet. All in all a fab place would definitely go again.
Goodey Family, October 2018
Perfectly easy, carefree holiday. Everything we needed, nothing we didn't. The best family time.
Williams Family, August 2018
We loved every moment of our holiday in this lovely part of the world. The staff were excellent and couldn't do enough for us. A really friendly and family orientated resort. I would also recommend doing a shop at the supermarket in Lagos. Whilst the on site shop is fantastic there are understandably limited food choices both at the shop. I must reiterate again how brilliant the staff were and how gorgeous the residences were.
Sutton Family, August 2018
We’ve just returned from 2 weeks at Vale Da Ribeira and we enjoyed it so much we’ve already booked to go back next year. The location is great; it is very peaceful and off the beaten track yet it’s within easy reach of numerous beach resorts such as Alvor and Luz as well as the bigger towns of Portimao and Lagos. The waterparks are within half an hour’s drive and it’s an easy drive from Faro airport. We found the apartments themselves had everything we needed. They were very spacious and spotlessly clean. They were really well-equipped with everything we needed including a dishwasher and washing machine. The terrace was lovely and gave great views across the countryside towards the sea and the city lights of Lagos. The staff at Vale da Ribeira could not have been more helpful and welcoming and the activities they offered were great. The children were kept entertained during the day with mini-disco, junior archery and bowls and a swimming pool obstacle course. The pool and adjoining café were fabulous with a lovely location and great views. The children’s pool is right next to the adult pool as is the playground. Other than that the reception area has a grocery shop and café which are very useful for the occasional pastry treat or essential groceries when you arrive. So all in all we had a great holiday and can’t wait to go back next year!
Traxson Family, July 2018
A great family friendly resort with a lovely pool and well equipped apartments/ villas. Activities going on too if you want to take part in archery, baby disco, Zumba or aqua fit amongst others! Easy driving distance to some nice beaches and Lagos centre.
McMillen Family, July 2018
Having seen Tots to Travel on Facebook, and heard from our neighbours that they had booked and it sounded great, I took the plunge, called and booked a villa in Portugal on a complex that was just refurbished. From the moment we arrived, we felt so at home. I can honestly say I have not met such a lovely team and been so looked after as we were in Vale da Ribeira Residences in the Algarve. Our two bedroom villa was spacious, light, spotless and the only issue we had with our fridge was dealt with quickly and did not impact our trip. The wrap around balcony was amazing, the view spectacular and the entire experience just fabulous. I would not hesitate in going back! There is a small "shop" in the reception which was useful - mostly for the freshly cooked croissants every morning! It was not cheap, but it was useful. The pool was lovely, not deep so pretty good for the kids. Nice area. Pool bar not really used as we had beers and cold wine in our fridge! I have no complaints at all - we had a fabulous 2 weeks in Portugal and Vale da Ribeira was the ideal base from which to explore!!! LOVED IT.
Family stayed July 2018
The whole apartment was clean, fresh and spacious and could not fault it in any way. The pool was the perfect place to relax as well as being particularly child friendly with its graduated steps leading in to it and two shallower areas for our toddler to play. It was also surprisingly never too busy despite the number of apartments on site. Staff were helpful and friendly.
Pool protected by enclosed terrace separate to communal pool
|Double bedrooms||One (can be made in to twin)|
|Twin bedrooms||One (can be made in to double)|
|Single bedrooms||A sofa bed can be added for an additional cost|
|Bathrooms||One en suite shower room and one family bathroom|
|Living room||Open plan living and dining area|
|Nearest village/town||Odiaxere - 3.5 km|
|Nearest supermarket||Deli & supermarket on resort|
|Nearest A&E||Hospital Particular do Algarve (partnered private hospital) - 77 km|
|Nearest beach||Meia Praia beach - 7.7km|
|Nearest airport||Faro Airport - 78 km|
|Nearest restaurant||Poolside bar on resort|
|Babysitting||Can be booked in advance with an external agency|
|Swimming Towels available||Provided in your villa every 3 days|
|Internet access||Complimentary WiFi|
|Air Con or Cooling System||Air conditioning provided in your villa|
|Walking Distance to Village/Restaurant||Yes|
|Suitable for Multiples||Yes|
|Less than 1 hour from Nearest Airport||Yes|
|Air Con or Cooling System||Yes|
|Driving distance to beach||Yes|
|Non slip bath mat||Yes|
|Indoor toys and books||Yes|
|Food blender (hand held)||Yes|
|DVD player||No, as movies and children's channels are provided on demand. These items are therefore excluded from the Essential Kit Guarantee at this property|
|Children's DVDs||No, as movies and children's channels are provided on demand. These items are therefore excluded from the Essential Kit Guarantee at this property|
|Child's loo seat||Yes|
|Blackout blinds or curtains/shutters||Yes|
|UK satellite TV channels||Yes|
Tots Exclusive Experience two bed apartments have sleek interiors and fabulous countryside views.
Single storey and super spacious with great outdoor space, our apartments are either ground or first floor. A floorplan is available to view in our image gallery. Inside you'll find:
All Tots apartments have fantastic private outdoor space for you to enjoy during your stay. We've kitted these out with all sorts of fun outdoor toys and games to ensure little holiday-makers are super happy.
On the ground floor a dining terrace opens on to your enclosed lawned garden while first floor apartments have a huge terrace and balcony. There are shaded spots, dining spots, relaxation areas and of course, plenty of space to play.
Shared parking is available close to the apartments.
You are only a short stroll from the main swimming pool and play area. To find out about all the facilities on offer, follow the link below.
Before booking, please read our Terms and Conditions.
3 Night Dinner Package
Three themed evenings served in the resort restaurant for bookings of 7 nights or more. Available at an additional cost when you book.
Tots Playmaker Activities
Our Playmakers host a range of fun activities and games exclusively for Tots to Travel families. These parent accompanied sessions are free of charge and run throughout the year.
Babysitting is available with an external agency and can be arranged in advance with the resort.
Cleaning and linen change twice a week.
The swimming pools are not heated, therefore temperture will depend on prevailing weather conditions.
Check In and Check Out:
Check In from 16:00
Check Out by 11:00
If cancelled up to 15:00, 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, 100 percent of the total stay will be charged.
Early Departure Fee - in case of early departure, 100 percent of the total price of the reservation will be charged.
It is strongly advised that you hire a car, however transfers can be arranged directly with the resort. Contact details will be provided when you book.
A security deposit of €250 is payable on arrival and will be returned at the end of your stay.
|Faro Airport||77 km, 50 minutes|
|Faro Airport||77 km, 50 minutes|
|Faro Airport||77 km, 50 minutes|
|Faro Airpoert||77 km, 50 minutes|
Last Minute Booking Offer!
Book a stay for 7 nights for the price of 6!
Book by 31/01/2019
Applicable for stays between 1st November 2018 - 30th March 2019
Not combinable with any other offers. Subject to availability.
Promising the ultimate fun-in-the-sun experience, this fantastic resort has all the right ingredients for the perfect family holiday – there’s something for everyone!
Early Booking Discount!
Up to 15% off your stay!
Book by 31/01/2019
Applicable to stays between 01/04/2019 - 31/10/2019.
Excludes dates between 15/07/2019 - 24/08/2019.
There’s so much to love about this ground floor Aphrodite Hills apartment – a private garden, contemporary interiors and free kids’ club sessions included.
To celebrate the arrival of our new Tots Exclusive resort -
Up to £400 discount on Spring and Early Summer sunshine
Now from only £595 per villa per week including breakfast!
Book by 31 January – very limited availability
The ideal spot to savour the magic of time together as a family – discover play zones designed by us and flexible self-catering apartments perfectly suited to your needs.
Picture perfect family beach retreat, with incredible sea views and huge self-catering villas. A dreamy setting for a family escape in a beautiful part of the Algarve.