• All Private Pools Barriered
  • FREE 20+ Items Of Baby & Toddler Kit
  • 30 Point Child Safety Check
A physical barrier in place at every private pool, guaranteed.
We include extensive kit for Under 5s at no extra cost so you can travel light.
Tots carry out a special child safety check during an on the ground inspection for your peace of mind.
  • Peaceful countryside retreat
  • In room play corners
  • Super spacious apartments
  • 10 minute drive to beaches
  • Playground and kids’ pool
  • Fabulous views
  • Summers Family, October 2019

    We had an amazing experience dealing with Tots to Travel. It was our daughters first holiday abroad and it couldn’t have been better. Vale da Ribeira was about 10 minutes drive from the beach and the nearest town so a hire car was a must for trips to the shop or the beach, but we spent a lot of time by the pool and play area which our daughter loved. The staff were all friendly and welcoming and the apartment was cleaned every couple of days.

  • Summersgill Family, October 2019

    Very enjoyable holiday. The toys supplied made a massive difference and we'd book with you again.

  • Leith Family, October 2019

    Excellent holiday; made all the more pleasurable by best in class service from Tots to Travel with all their attention to detail.

  • Moody Family, October 2019

    Fantastic holiday, the apartment had a lovely large enclosed balcony/terrace and felt very safe for my toddler. It was great to have toys and books all provided so we didn’t have to pack too much stuff. The villas are a drive away from the nearest supermarket, beach or restaurants but with a hire car that fitted in well with our plans for the holiday as we prefer to get out and about anyway.

  • Hughes Family, October 2019

    The apartment was fantastic. Perfect size for the whole family and the pool area was a welcome break from the apartment without having to leave the resort. Our little boy loved the play area and all the toys in the apartment.

  • Mills Family, September 2019

    Absolutely beautiful in every respect. The perfect family getaway with lots to do in surrounding areas, friendly staff, fabulous accommodation and great facilities for the kids. We will be returning for sure. Thank you Team Tots!

  • Family stayed September 2019

    Great villa, everything needed to make the holiday experience a good one.

  • Thirlwall Family, September 2019

    We had a fantastic holiday. It was the first time we had taken our 17 month old daughter abroad. She loved splashing about in the pool and going to the beach! The property was lovely and clean, and really well kitted out with everything we needed.

  • Antony Family, September 2019

    The holiday was absolutely lovely. Essential kit had everything that was needed . Only downfall would be not having any options for meals within the resort after 4 pm, considering how remote the resort was.

  • Cross Family, September 2019

    The property was perfect for our two children, 3 and 1.

  • Gordon Family, September 2019

    We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and it was made so much easier by Tots to Travel providing all the toys and equipment for our son to play with in the apartment!

  • Watson Family, September 2019

    It was the first time using Tots to Travel and I can’t recommend them enough. From start to finish, their service was brilliant. Taking out all the stress of going away for the first time with a toddler. There was so many toys and books for our daughter to play with. She loved it all and meant we could unpack I’m peace. The apartment was very spacious and felt like home from home. We would definitely book with them again and can’t wait for our next holiday now.

  • Higman Family, September 2019

    A perfect holiday and the villa was very well equipped both for the adults and our 2 year old grandson. The villa was very spacious and it was really beneficial to have breakfast included. You definitely need a car, but it is very easy to get around with big supermarkets about 10 minutes drive away. Would highly recommend the accommodation and the experience Tots to Travel offer - our grandson loved all the toys he had to play with.

  • Gaffney Family, September 2019

    Another lovely time had on a Tots to Travel holiday... it’s just such an easy way to travel with our 3 year old son.

  • Luxton Family, September 2019

    We had a wonderful holiday. The apartment was spotless and the facilities were great. We’d have loved to have had somewhere to walk to as the villas are quite isolated but if you’re happy to jump in the car to go out or just chill out by the pool all day, it’s perfect.

  • Watkins Family, September 2019

    Our Tots holiday was truly amazing! We were unsure about going away with 2 young children but it was better than we expected. The villa was spacious and clean. Our children felt at home and were so happy there! I was so relaxed there as we had everything we needed and the location was perfect. We will definitely be booking again for next year!

  • Macarthur Family, September 2019

    We had a fantastic time at Vale da Ribeira made all the more amazing by the facilities available to us through Tots to Travel. I would certainly recommend booking through Tots to Travel if you have young children. They honestly think of everything. It made the holiday so relaxing for us as a family of 4 with 2 boys (5 and 3). Customer service was second to none.

  • Family stayed September 2019

    A lovely relaxing break for the whole family. A beautiful setting and well equipped. Watch out - the pool is chilly!

  • Swartland Family, August 2019

    Villa was perfect for us! Good size for a family of 4. Immaculately clean when we arrived with everything we needed ready and waiting for us. Toys kit was brilliant! Children loved it! Resort was the right size for us.....not overly big and as a result the kids all got to know each other. Note everything closes at 7.30pm but with small kids this was fine for us. Staff very helpful and friendly. Would definitely come back and longer next time. Thank you for a great family holiday.

  • Henry Family, August 2019

    We had a fabulous time at Vale de Ribeira. The accommodation was wonderful and extremely toddler friendly. Facilities and staff were fantastic.

  • Davies Family, August 2019

    Location and property stunning with great staff. Really felt safe. However, Vale Da Ribeira closes down at 7.30pm and tired parents don't always feel like cooking. It would be great if they opened the pool bar of an evening!

  • Ousby Family, August 2019

    We had a fantastic time here and would definitely recommend it. Everything we could need was provided and the staff were very friendly. Some of the big stones the outside paths were made of were broken making it slightly unsafe in places but no faults apart from that

  • York Family, August 2019

    Completely stress-free and relaxing holiday. Beautiful resort and excellent service from Tots to Travel which made our holiday easy and enjoyable for all of us.

  • Sutton Family, August 2019

    We returned to Vale da Ribeira this year having spent our holiday there last year. The apartments were well equipped and comfortable and the pool area was great for the children.

  • Family stayed August 2019

    We had the best time at Vale da Ribeira. My 6 year old and 14 month old loved our villa, especially the play area corner. The Tots essential kit was a huge hit for us as a family. Everyone at Vale da Ribeira Residences were so lovely and gracious, always ready to help. Thank you Tots to Travel for such a fantastic holiday.

  • Cash Family, July 2019

    The apartment was fab! We were hoping it would live up to its pictures and it did that and more! Like a home away from home. Great toys and books and such a great sized apartment and balcony area! I was recommending Tots to Travel after day 1 of staying in the apartment!

  • Smith Family, July 2019

    Lovely property and very child-friendly. Will definitely book again!

  • Hutchins Family, July 2019

    We had a lovely holiday at the Vale da Ribeira. The resort was just what we wanted. Well located but away from the hustle and bustle, it was great for the kids and parents alike.

  • Hall Family, July 2019

    We have just got back from a fabulous holiday in Portugal with Tots to Travel. The villa was perfect. It was spacious, clean and had everything that we needed. The ‘essential kit’ was great. Our son loved the books and toys. The swimming pool and play park were fantastic. Wish we could have stayed for longer!

  • Scovell Family, July 2019

    Wonderful place to take a toddler on holiday. The villas were spacious, clean and well equipped. Lots of things to do in the surrounding area and a nice environment to just stay and relax.

  • Haddock Family, June 2019

    The property was spacious, well set out and clean. Plenty of toys for kids and pool an ideal size. Loved the toys in the room. So nice to be in a resort with kids same age as ours.

  • Mackie Family, June 2019

    Holiday was perfect, Tots to Travel made it so enjoyable, they had thought of everything required for small children. Lots of toys to keep the children occupied, helping parents to relax!

  • Hooper Family, June 2019

    This was a brilliant holiday. All the kit we needed and friendly and helpful staff. Villa was huge and very reasonably priced. Met some other nice families and just generally had a great time. We'll definitely be booking with Tots again.

  • Davie Family, June 2019

    Everything was great. The accommodation is really spacious, clean and modern with toys and all equipment needed for kids. You definitely need a car as the location is remote, and the pool snack bar shuts early so we didn’t eat there, but those were the only drawbacks. Overall it was a great family holiday and we’d definitely recommend the resort and tots to travel

  • McKibbin Family, June 2019

    When my daughter saw all the toys in the villa, she declared it “the best holiday ever”! It was perfect for what we wanted-the huge terrace, the quiet location, and all centred around the kids. If they’re happy, so too are the adults.

  • Mills Family, June 2019

    We had a brilliant time! It was great value for money. We were very impressed with the the apartment, so clean and had everything we needed. The pool and play area is wonderful for kids and the staff were very friendly. The only negative would be not having a restaurant on the complex open in the evening.

  • Bell Family, May 2019

    Great holiday. Suited our little boy fantastically. Only a couple of very very minor issues and a little bit of language barrier. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Family stayed May 2019

    Fabulous, stress free holiday - couldn’t recommend Tots to Travel enough if holidaying with little ones.

  • McNamee Family, May 2019

    We had a perfect holiday at Vale da Ribeira. Accommodation was spacious and safe and (while rural) was perfectly located between Lagos and Portimao. Definitely a holiday where you want to be comfortable heading out in the car to get places which we are so we thoroughly enjoyed.

  • Doherty Family, May 2019

    I really can't recommend Vale da Ribiera and Tots to Travel enough! We had such a brilliant family holiday. From the second we walked into our apartment and saw all the space we had aswell as the amazing kids corner we were in awe of the place and it just kept getting better. Every single thing you could need for travelling with children has been thought of right down to a comfy mattress in the travel cot. The decor of the apartment is clean, modern and tasteful, the beds are fabulous, the location is beautiful, the staff are so friendly and everything is focused on comfort for all the family. Tots to Travel offer a home-like experience but this was even better than home!

  • Family stayed, May 2019

    Clean and well-kitted out apartments.- set in a lovely hillside location. The staff were very friendly and helpful. It’s about a 50 min motorway drive form Faro ( hire car recommended) . Lots of children’s toys in the apartment. The essential kit had everything we needed. I recommend a bit of research into location of supermarkets and restaurants before you go ( pool bar/ food closed quite early).

  • Harding Family, May 2019

    Lovely setting away from the hustle and bustle. A car is definitely needed though.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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We know that happy children equals happy, relaxed parents so we've added our Tots touches at Vale da Ribeira Residences to ensure families with under fives really can reconnect and recharge.

Children's Pool

Perfectly placed right next to the main pool and playground so that Mum and Dad can keep an eye out, and with a gently sloping entry, little ones will love popping into the kids’ pool for a paddle or a splash.

Playground

The colourful kids’ play area is sure to be a hit with your tots. Shaded and safely fenced and gated for parent peace of mind, little ones can enjoy clambering, sliding and exploring to their heart’s content.

Play Corners

Each Tots apartment has an area dedicated to play. We've handpicked a range of indoor toys, books and games that little ones will love. From sensory baby toys to role play and construction, there's something for everyone.

Fun Children's Rooms

We’ve designed these to make sure the most important family members feel special at all times.

Baby & Toddler Kit

Tots apartment come fully equipped with our unique kit, including 20+ key baby and toddler items such as baby monitors, cots, potties and sterilisers, meaning you can pack light.

Babysitting

If you fancy an evening out without kids in tow make use of the excellent babysitting service and enjoy some time together.

With fully-equipped kitchens in your accommodation, you have complete flexibility to eat what and when suits your family.  

Eating In

Enjoy the flexibility of cooking whenever you like, using your fully-equipped apartment kitchen. Visit the handy on site shop for picking up essentials, or the local supermarket, just 10 minutes' away.

Pool Snack Bar

Fancy cooling down with a refreshing drink? The relaxed pool bar offers a great selection of light meals, juices, smoothies and colourful cocktails, many made from locally sourced ingredients.

Eating Out

If you’d prefer to eat out, head to one of the many beautiful nearby local villages or towns, where you’ll find plenty of family friendly restaurants and cafés to choose from.

Choose to stay on-site and enjoy the resort’s fabulous pool, play park and grounds, or head further afield to explore the beautiful nearby beaches and fun family day trips, all available within the local area.

Main Swimming Pool

With breathtaking countryside views, the inviting pool is the perfect spot for reclining and relaxing. With the kids’ pool just next door, it’s also easy to keep an eye on your little ones.

Beaches

There are lots of great family friendly beaches nearby, including ‘Meia Praia’ - just a 10 minute drive away, this 4km sandy sanctuary, with warm shallow waters, has plenty of room for beachy fun.

Day Trips

Jump in the car to discover the Algarve with the family, ideal days out for young kids – include ‘Zoomarine’, Lagos Zoo, The Science Centre, dolphin watching trips and much more.

Apartments have all the space and flexibility you could ask for and are all located in one area, meaning you will be holidaying alongside like minded families. 

From blackout blinds to blenders, and a stack of toys, we've made sure every Tots apartment is fully equipped with all the key kit you want for your under fives, so you can travel light and settle straight in.

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  • Zoomarine and a variety of waterparks
  • Selection of family friendly beaches
  • Lagos nature reserve and Science Centre
  • Dolphin watching and cave tours
  • Lagos Zoo and much more!
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