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Friday 24th - 31st July 2020

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Algarve Beach

This holiday is now not available however it will be back in 2021

Single Parent Holidays in Portugal

Portugal has all the ingredients for the perfect family holiday – endless, golden sandy beaches;  beautiful scenery; quaint fishing villages; and good quality hotels.

We’re staying in a fabulous lovely all inclusive 4 star holiday resort hotel, perched in a spectacular cliff top position overlooking Falesia Beach and close to the towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura.

Throughout the complex there is a good range of facilities and activities that are ideal for all ages.

Where We're Staying

Our hotel is in a peaceful spot yet close to the Algarve towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura on the southern coast of Portugal. Away from the overcrowded hustle and bustle of Albufeira and something more of the real Algarve than Vilamoura, but not far from either, we’re staying close to Olhos D’Agua, a popular fishing village located in-between the two.With it’s long sandy beaches and  he Algarve – the perfect destination for families and couples of all ages.

The weather in this part of the Algarve hits the 30Cs in the summer holiday months – with a light breeze that ensures you don’t over heat! .

The Beaches

Our hotel has direct access to Praia d’Agua,  the long, golden, local beach, nestled amongst pine trees and cliffs with their rocky outcrops. The beach is usually uncrowded, but well used by local fisherman, whose boats are often scattered on the beach.

Praia da Falesia beach is nearby and can easily rank as one of the most beautiful beaches in this part of the Algarve. Over 8km long it stretches all the way to Vilamoura and is edged by by red cliffs. Another beach, Santa Eulalia is a gentle beach, ideal for young children.

Olhos D’Agua is famed for its fresh water springs which can be seen amongst the rocks when the tide is out.


This is a 7 night holiday

Friday 24th – Friday 31st July 2020

It may be possible to extend your holiday further should you wish, the earlier you contact us on this the better as this hotel always sells out quickly. Please email us at to discuss.


The holiday price is based on flights from London Gatwick  however most regional airports fly to Faro. There may be a  supplement for a regional departure although the earlier you book the more chance of you have of avoiding these, flight prices increase closer to the holiday.

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Friday 24th - 31st July 2020

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Our lovely 4 star hotel is an ideal base for a family holiday in the Algarve, and with all inclusive board and excellent facilities making it an easy and very enjoyable holiday.

The hotel is nestled in lovely gardens in a large area of pine forests and greenery . A wide range of shops and restaurants are available at nearby Ohlos D’Agua or the lovely harbour town of Vilamoura. There are steps down to the golden, sandy beach of Praia da Falesia, with the area also boasting a number of more intimate coves. (Because of these steps we wouldn’t recommend this hotel for babies in buggies or anyone who would struggle with steps)

Albufeira is just 3km away, the hotel has a regular free shuttle bus that runs 6 days a week.

The hotel is ideal for families – with a wide selection of sports activities or spa treatments for relaxation.   The children’s club is also a popular appeal for families.

The bedrooms are simply but tastefully decorated and all have private balconies, there is also a great choice of food served.

All Inclusive Package

All inclusive is a great option for families, not only in limiting the amount of spending money needed for a holiday, but the free access to drinks and snacks helps reduce pestering by the kids!

The following meals are included in your holiday:

Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Local wine and beer, soft drinks, water and coffee are available with meals.

For anyone feeling peckish in between, free snacks are available between 11am and 5pm from the snack bar.


The bars offer all inclusive drinks from 11am to 11pm and serve soft drinks,  hot and cold drinks, local alcohol including beer, wine, spirits and liqueurs


All the rooms are equipped with a balcony, air conditioning, TV, telephone, fridge, hairdryer and a safe for rental.

Animation team with activities for adults and children. Evening entertainment.

Two outdoor free-form swimming pools and an indoor pool for anyone wanting a break from the sun.

For anyone wanting a active break there are sports courts, a beach volley ball court, tennis courts, outdoor area for aerobics, gymnasium, room for yoga or dance, table tennis, Mini-Golf.

Spa and beauty treatments are also available at the hotel, with Sauna and Turkish Baths, massages, stone therapy, as well as a number of other face and body treatments, and a hairdressing salon.

A choice of restaurants and bars .The main restaurant is buffet style and serves international and Portuguese dishes, with occasional themed buffets. There is also a poolside snack bar, lounge bar with terrace, and a cocktail bar overlooking the resort.There is a resident pianist and entertaining shows.

Internet access (free in public areas – get the code from reception)

Babysitting service available (chargeable)

What's included

The holiday is all inclusive. Flights and transfers are included in the price.

Included in the all inclusive package are the following:

  • Buffet-style meals, plus dinner in one of the a la carte restaurants.
  • Snacks are served  in the afternoon, these include afternoon tea and ice cream
  • An unlimited amount of hot; soft and alcoholic drinks (including some international drinks and cocktails) served for a minimum of 12 hours per day

The holiday will be accompanied by a Single With Kids coordinator who will arrange group get-togethers and events – please feel free to dip in and out of these as you wish.
Please note any admission prices are not included in the price

Things To Do

Zoomarine is perfect for a family day out and offers the once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins – every child’s dream!  The Slide and Splash Aqua Park is another family holiday opportunity. It has around 20 slides, plus a green area for a spot of sun-bathing, and of course, jacuzzis and saunas for the mums!

A visit to Albufeira for sight seeing and shopping . Once a quaint fishing village, Albufeira has retained its original charm whilst providing a wide range of tourist facilities. There are various stalls and small shops dotted around the old town streets, selling local crafts, such as knitted dolls, wooden toys and hand-made jewellery.The old town with cobbled streets and white painted houses has a very traditional feel, whilst the east of the town boasts a wide range of restaurants, shops and new hotels.

For anyone wishing to travel further afield, the magical, Spanish town of Seville is easily accessible for a day’s excursion.

Boat trips and markets and local markets also abound.

Sample Itinerary

Please note all trips and events on the itinerary may be subject to change and is a guide to what will be on offer. Entrance fees to attractions and trips are not included.

Friday:  Arrivals

Saturday: Welcome Meeting place then beach

Sunday: Boat Trip

Monday: Water Park

Tuesday: Loule Market then Beach party!

Wednesday: Albuferia & Beach Inflatables

Thursday: Zoo Marine

Friday: Departures

As ever, we will organise a group activity each day but this isn’t boot camp – you’re free to dip in and out as you like or make your own agenda.

Family Ages

Fabulous for all ages!

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Prices & Booking

The prices are based on 7 or 10 nights all inclusive package in a lovely 4 star hotel in Ohlos d’Agua. The price includes flights from London Gatwick, we can offer flights from other airports in the UK although these may be at a small supplement depending on location – please email us at for information. Please note – the earlier you book, the more likely there will be availability from other airports without a supplement.

Children’s Ages

The first child in any family is classed as a child as long as they are 17 or under. Additional children must be 11 or under for children’s prices, there is a small supplement should they be older than this.


Book now and pay in low monthly instalments for your 2020 holiday (valid for bookings up to the end of March 2020)

The price of your holiday is simply divided equally, with the last monthly payment to be made 6 weeks before your holiday at the very latest. The first instalment will be taken at time of booking, with further monthly instalments on the 1st of each subsequent month.  Please do email us if you would like further information.

Early Booking Discounts

The earlier you book, the cheaper your holiday will be:

Early Bird Price: Book before 30th Nov 2019

Slow Bird Price: Book from 1st Dec 2019 and 31st Jan 2020

Late Bird Price: Any bookings from 1st February 2020


We have rooms available for 2 and 3 person families for this holiday, please contact us for options if your family is larger than this.

This is a 7 night holiday

Friday 24th – Friday 31st July 2020

It may be possible to extend your holiday further should you wish, the earlier you contact us on this the better as this hotel always sells out quickly. Please email us at to discuss.

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What the Parents Say…

Izzy 11 - (Algarve 2019)

" Thank you so much for a fabulous holiday. "

Rachel, Florence 13 and Izzy 11 - (Algarve 2019)

" Thank you very much for making our holiday great. We enjoyed our stay at the hotel and all the outings that were organised were fab. "

Rebecca and Rosie 9 - (Algarve 2019)

" Thank you so much for coordinating the best holiday to have ever had with my daughter. We have had so much fun and have loved every minute. I never expected to meet so many inspirational people. I have had the best time and would recommend this holiday to anyone who is a single parent. My only complaint is I wished I had booked 10 days as I don’t want to go home. Thanks again Jo the holiday would not have been the same without you. Rosie said to me “She can’t wait to come back again and she had the best holiday ever!” Absolutely fantastic. "

Kate, Alex 10 and Sam 8 - (Algarve 2019)

" We all had an amazing time on our first overseas holiday. Great resort, great facilities and fabulous company. Jo did a fantastic job keeping it all together and arranging excursions. Thanks again for the birthday surprises. Would definitely recommend. "

Oksana and Zoya 13 - (Algarve 2019)

" We had a fantastic holiday and Jo is a great coordinator. I feel we were very lucky to have an amazing group of people. Kids formed a group and successfully terrorised the whole resort wearing identical Ronaldo masks. Even a rainy boat trip could not spoil it. This is our fifth SWK trip and one of our best ones. "

Amira, Mariam 14 and Adam 9 - (Algarve 2019)

" Jo truly made this holiday something extra special. The kids and I had (and I quote here) “The best holiday ever!” "

- (Algarve 2019)

" This holiday has been memorable and enjoyable, everything we could have hoped for. It was a wonderful mixture of fun and relaxation. I loved meeting new people and going on adventures. Thanks for everything. "

Adam 9 - (Algarve 2019)

" Thank you so much for this holiday. The best one. Jo, you made the holiday wonderful. "

Zarina and Alfie 5 - (Algarve 2018)

" This was our first SWK holiday and we loved it. Elaine was an amazing host and we met so many lovely people and Alfie had the best time. Will definitely recommend SWK. "

Emily and Michael 9 - (Algarve 2018)

" Thanks for a great week and for looking after us at the hospital. It was good to have good company for the week in a beautiful place. "

Katie and Amy 7 - (Algarve 2018)

" This was our first SWK holiday and I can say it will not be our last. Elaine was fantastic. She was always approachable and made sure everyone was catered for. My nerves soon went away. It was a great experience for my daughter who made friends on day one and has had the best holiday ever. It was lovely to be in the company of mums in the same boat as me and on the same wavelength. The hotel was very well equipped and even though the weather was changeable it didn’t stop us from having a great time. I will be looking at next year’s trips when I get home. "

Elizabeth and Alfie7 - (Algarve 2018)

" Elaine, thank you for all your hard work. You are a super duper coordinator who works very hard at making sure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. We have enjoyed ourselves and have met some great mums with their children. I would be happy booking another SWK holiday again. "

Anita, Max 8 and Oscar 4 - (Algarve 2018)

" Thank you for a truly lovely holiday surrounded by like-minded single mums and a troupe of energetic boys. We will absolutely be back. It was a fabulous experience and many friendships forged. "

Laura and Maisie 6 - (Algarve 2018)

" A first for us but I am sure not the last SWK holiday. Really well organised. Elaine thought of everything and made everyone feel welcome and included. A great choice of resort too. Couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you so much. "

Neil & Thomas 8, Lily 8 - (Algarve 2016)

" Good support and company from the rest of the group. Easy to dip in and out of activities. Really good time, great company for both children and adults. "

Russ & Caitlin 12 - (Algarve 2016)

" Good organisation and fun time for kids and adults. "

Charlotte & Jake 9, Ella 6 - (Algarve 2016)

" I was very nervous about this holiday - booking it, travelling for it and being on it and it has been a wonderful process from start to finish. Your team are brilliant - its all so efficient and the communication is spot on. It was a proper family holiday (day trips, time around the pool, meals and drinks out and the kids met new friends and played and played and played...) I didn't once feel out of place as 'one parent' with the children because other families were in the same position - we were each others safety net. I've met new friends, had great chats and laughs and have thoroughly had a brilliant time. What a memory hey! My son gave the holiday 9 1/2 out of ten - the full marks were pipped at the post by the sun being too hot! I knew the holiday would be okay....I hoped that it would be good but honestly it was more than excellent! The accommodation, food, staff, atmosphere was perfect and sharing a holiday miles away from home with 15 other families that we have never met couldn't have worked out more relaxed, happy and fun than in my wildest dreams. Excellent coordination from start to finish. My children have thanked me for the 'best holiday ever' which says it all. Thanks so much. "

Melanie & Max 14, Dominic 9 - (Algarve 2016)

" It was our first SWK hols and we loved it and would definitely do it again. Cath our coordinator was brilliant ...she did a brilliant job as host. "

Ali & Beatrix 18, Theodore 16, Frederick 12 - (Algarve 2016)

" It's the best way to get a holiday with kids - if they are happy so are the grown ups. "

Alison & Dominic 14 - (Algarve 2016)

" This was my first SWK event and I would highly recommend it. Highlights - My son having the opportunity to swim with dolphins. Starting - and finishing - a book, the first time tho year I've been able to do that!! Accommodation great, hotel lovely with great grounds. "

Matthew & Felix 9, Frederick 7, Gabriel 4 - (Algarve 2016)

" I think SWK is a great idea, especially for newly single parents like me and I will be going on more of your holidays over the coming years. Thank you very much! Great for parents and great for kids - can't say more than that. Brilliant time from start to finish and very well organised indeed by Claire who made us feel very welcome, sorted out any issues that we had and made sure that we were in the right place at the right time for the brilliant activities on offer. "

Teresa & Sophie 12 - (Algarve 2016)

" Good standard of hotel that felt safe to allow my daughter to have a bit of freedom within the hotel complex. Claire was excellent as a coordinator - she went above and beyond on many occasions and was always helpful and knowledgeable. "

Lisa & Aida 15, Dominic 13 - (Algarve 2016)

" You're not on your own, isolated and struggling to entertain children on your own. It takes the pressure off and I had a very relaxing time (for a change!). Thank you. The hotel, seeing my daughter happy and laughing, spending time with nice people in the group, not being on my own of an evening and sharing meals and social times together whilst my children disappeared! Not having to think about sorting out food and meals and not having to carry money around with me for drinks etc. My children loved the independence of choosing their own food and drinks. Our coordinator Claire was absolutely fantastic and made the holiday trouble free and I didn't have to think too much! In fact without Claire it wouldn't have been half as good a holiday. Many thanks Claire, you're a star! "

Emma-Jane & & George 11 - (Algarve 2016)

" The children all got on brilliantly from the start which provided the adults peace and relaxation as well as a great comradery and solidarity. It felt like one big happy family! "

Sarah & Asher 11 - (Algarve 2015)

" Great company, unpressured environment, opt in /opt out much or little as I wanted to do. "

Josette & Maisie 12 - (Algarve 2013)

" Out of all the wonderful SWK holidays Maisie and I have been on abroad. This has been top of the list. A superb hotel, lovely staff and we have been blessed with a great set of singletons and their kids! So relaxing – even for just a week and a good choice of activities and excursions. It has been an absolute joy of a holiday. Much needed by us all. Another SWK triumph. It would be totally remiss of me not to give special mention to Sarah Gray – our wonderful coordinator/ Organised, calm, unflappable, one step ahead and brilliant. Oh and lovely too…. A special coordinator (and person)
Bravo Sarah. Bravo SWK
We’ve had a superb holiday "

Sue & Safia 14 - (Algarve 2015)

" Great resort, friendly staff, it was good to have a pool which was quiet and a separate one where the activities took place. "

Marie & Maisie 13, Tegan 11 - (Algarve 2013)

" Memories of Portugal 2013
• G&T; club
• Mandy mounting a horse in the dining room and other holiday makers taking photos
• The aqua – aerobics instructor making 3 old ladies very happy
• After dark activities in the tennis courts
• Tarot readings
• Gangham style (groan…)
• 24 hour eating frenzy
• Swimming with dolphins
• Very drinkable rose wine
• Great hotel with helpful staff
• Catching up with old friends and making new ones
• A great coordinator in Sarah
• Sun, sun, sun!
• A fabulous holiday
Thanks everyone!! "

Becky & Rosa 11, Louis 8 - (Algarve 2013)

" It was a lovely group and ticked the boxes I needed. "

Sam & Ben 14 - (Algarve 2013)

" What a wonderful SWK trip.
Fantastic hotel and staff, fab trips, especially the zoo marina, Ben absolutely loved swimming with the dolphins.
Having Sarah as our coordinator last year in Turkey I knew I could come away safe in the knowledge that the trips would be organised, and I wasn’t disappointed! Sarah works so hard to accommodate the whole group and I feel her easy going and approachable manner is appreciated by all.
The group I feel have bonded well and I have to say all the children have been a real delight to be around
The only negative id say is I wish is booked 10 days!!! "

Lucy & Chloe 6 - (Algarve 2013)

" Wow 7 years of no holiday and its been worth the wait. Have had an amazing time, made friends and been abroad! Portugal is fantastic, hotel resort has been beautiful, so big and plenty to do. Good food, company and fun.
Sarah has been an amazing ‘group mum’ and it has been lovely talking to adults (supposed to just kids) and finding out their individual stories. Kids have been great have bonded.
Thank you "

Chloe 6 - (Algarve 2013)

" I like swimming. "

Sarah & Ben 7 - (Algarve 2013)

" Our first SWK trip….
Well our family was one of three newbies on this trip and I, pleased to say it will be the first of many.
The group is fantastic you don’t need to explain why you are on your own and single – everyone gets it.
My 7 year old has told me he feels like a grown up getting to eat with the older kids who have been brilliant with him. He was never made to feel too little to join in.
The hotel is fantastic and amazing resort and I may even return one day.
Finally a big thank you to our coordinator Sarah and her some Alex who have gone out of their way to ensure everyone feels welcome. "

Ben 7 - (Algarve 2013)

" I think the trips were nice. "

Chris & Harvey 12 - (Algarve 2013)

" We already knew what a fantastic time we would have on our second SWK holiday.
The 2 years in between our holidays has not dimmed the friendships Harvey and I made last time – we now have a new set of fabulous people to call friends.
The mixture of ages and boys and girls has been perfect, with the little uns, pre-teens and teens all enjoying their company and happily mixing – especially on the tennis courts every evening, away from prying eyes!
Sarah has been the perfect host for all of us this holiday – great communicator and totally unfazed at whatever has been thrown her way. Thank you Sarah!
This is, sadly, our last day – and normality returns tomorrow – but the memories will last – as will the photographic evidence he he he!! "

Stephen & Rhiannon 11 and Gregory 8 - (Algarve 2013)

" We have all had a great holiday. Greg and Rhiannon have made nice friends and left daddy in the evening with the SWK around! Sarah has done a grand job at organising us all and dealing with any problems. Can’t wait to see the photos.
Until next time. "

Sue & Joe 16 - (Algarve 2013)

" Although this has been our fourth SWK trip abroad and we knew what to expect, no 2 holidays are ever the same.
We have had a fantastic holiday, not only with our existing friends but with the many new friends we have made.
The highlight of our holiday has to be Joe swimming with dolphins… definitely an amazing experience for the memory bank.
The hotel and resort have been perfect and the ever helpful staff have made the holiday complete.
Thank you to Sarah for being a great host and haven patience in abundance.
It may have only been a week in Portugal but it has left us with a lifetime of memories… thank you everyone. "

Melanie & Rosie 13 - (Algarve 2013)

" Another wonderful holiday with SWK. AS we do each holiday abroad we say this has been the best one but this defiantly has. The organisation has been brilliant, the hotel has been fabulous leaving nothing to be desired. An absolutely beautiful location with a perfect mix of entertainment or peace and quiet. Much as I want to visit different places I would certainly come back to this hotel.
Sarah as coordinator has been superb and been there to sort out our every need. I have watched SWK develop over the past 4 years and look forward to after Christmas to see what is in the pipeline for next year to come. Well done. Keep up the high standards! "

Katherine & Connie 15, Will 11 - (Algarve 2013)

" This has been our first SWK experience and we have loved every minute of it. The resort is fabulous with helpful, polite and friendly staff. Entertainment is fun but you can also find quieter places and moments of calm.
We love the beach with its exciting waves. We have met lovely people and that is the highlight of the holiday. Sarah has been a brilliant coordinator we felt totally relaxed as she took care of everything. Thank you Sarah!
My favourite trip was to the markets at Loule where we had a taste of real Portugal.
I will be remembering this holiday over the long winter months and cherishing the memories and friendships made
Thank you SWK "

Candia & Peter 14, Julia 11 and Andrew 11 - (Algarve 2013)

" A brilliant holiday for all of us.
Having been to Turkey last year it was great to see both Sarah and Alex and Sam and Ben again and make and meeting new friends. What has been absolutely great is seeing my 3 children, who tend to be a group already, join in and play with a wonderful group of youngsters of all ages. Although no water park all the children have become great frinds over the week and have had a wonderful time – from truth or dare to simply all disappearing to the smaller pool or games room to making friends while jumping in the waves.
Sarah has been a great coordinator so I knew we would be well looked after. Also the first hotel where a ‘family room’ didn't feel squashed and we had space.
This was a holiday that will be hard to beat! "

Mandy & Izzy 13, Billy 11 and Ralf 8 - (Algarve 2013)

" Wow Chrissie – What a find! This place is AMAZING!!! My three have all said that this has been their best holiday so for – and I have to say, I agree with them!!
Everything has been absolutely spot on! A fab group of people, some of whom we’d met before, but also some new and special people, have made this an extra special holiday.
So many happy memories some of which I will cringe at when I see the photographic evidence – but very special – I will never be able to look at a horse in the same way again – enough said!!!
Thanks to Sarah – what an absolute love! So chilled and happy to help… she’s been a star!!
All in all a fab holiday – thanks to everyone for making that happen! "