The ultimate Tots holiday designed and created by us
A peaceful countryside family escape with luxury apartments and sensational views.
Part of our Tots Exclusive Experience collection, we have added a bunch of extras to guarantee family holiday happiness. Children's activities run by Tots Playmakers, in room play corners bursting with fun stuff to play with, daily breakfast, specially designed children's bedrooms and all the key kit you want for your under fives will be ready and waiting for you.
It is the ideal base for discovering pristine sandy beaches and picture-perfect villages close by. Or simply letting time stand still and savouring family time at this luxury holiday retreat.
Exclusive Tots to Travel Baby & Toddler Essential Kit included FREE with every booking.
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.
Ferguson Family, May 2019
Where do I begin, the first impressions of us arriving was beautiful the entrance the apartments the pool etc, so much so the photos do not give it justice. The staff were amazing with the kids 4 and 19 month old. They were interactive with the kids and the kids felt comfortable with them. We were very sad to leave and my wife and I will be 100% booking again. If you haven’t booked Tots to Travel before don’t waste anymore time and get it booked! I can’t recommend it anymore because it was just amazing!
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 pool area and books etc 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). Great breakfast. .
Lipscombe Family, May 2019
We stayed in the second week of May for a week with a 4 year old and 9 month old. The apartment was fantastic; very clean and family friendly. You definitely don't need to take any toys or books as there were plenty! Pool area was lovely. Most families spent time around the pool in the afternoon when the water was a little warmer. Great selection of toys around the pool too. Breakfast served each morning had a good choice and the staff were very friendly. You definitely need to hire a car if you want to stay here. There was an excellent supermarket within a 10 minute drive as well as a beach. We went out on several day trips and this was a great base from which to go. I would stay here again.
Masters Family, May 2019
Lovely apartments, kids equipment is brilliant and the toys supplied kept them entertained. Toy wagons and fast free WiFi also fab. Breakfast included was great. Definitely need to hire a car as that makes it possible to explore the lovely beaches nearby. Lovely family holiday.
Webster Family, May 2019
Could not fault Tots to Travel customer service team and resort we stayed at - thank you for such an amazing holiday! Looking forward to travelling with Tots to Travel again - impressed at how you have thought of everything to make our stay such a fantastic one.
Harding Family, May 2019
Lovely setting away from the hustle and bustle. A car is definitely needed though.
Worgan Family, May 2019
An absolutely fantastic family holiday. The staff at the resort were fantastic and brilliant with the children, including our son that has food allergies. The apartment was amazing, so well equipped and lovely toys and set up. Loved home massive balcony! Wonderful pool and park. Couldn’t have asked for a better family holiday!
Family stayed April 2019
We had a very enjoyable stay here and loved every minute. The children loved all the toys and games that were available for them.
Jones Family, May 2019
Beautiful apartment and resort. A bit out of town which I didn’t mind but you definitely need a car. On site, the shop was not well stocked but the breakfast was excellent and plentiful. Everything was very clean and new including all the toys and baby equipment. Our daughter had a wonderful time playing by the pool with all the toys.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
With fully-equipped kitchens in your accommodation, you have complete flexibility to eat what and when suits your family. But there are plenty of other options too, including the Tots breakfast which is included in the price of your stay.
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.
Tots Exclusive Experience apartments have all the space and flexibility your 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.
|Faro Airport||77 km, 50 minutes|
|Faro Airport||77 km, 50 minutes|
|Faro Airport||77 km, 50 minutes|
|Faro Airport||77 km, 50 minutes|