Da Balaia

4 Tridents

A breathtaking golf resort on the lofty Algarve cliffs of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Algarve is an ideal destination for vacations in Portugal. Perched on a red clifftop in the south of the country, Da Balaia Club Med looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. A great destination for a wellness experience for families and couples.

The Resort has 389 rooms divided between 3 buildings connected by glass walkways.


The Club Rooms in the BELEM and FADO Hotels have furnished terraces, with a panoramic view over the sea or gardens.

Surface 58 m², 624 sqft
Guests 1 - 4 persons


A spacious and elegant Deluxe Room with generous comfort and a pleasant, furnished terrace. Located in the FADO Hotels.

Surface 50 m² - 50 m², 538 - 538 sqft
Guests 1 - 2 persons


A spacious and elegant Suite with furnished terrace in the FADO Hotels, where you can savour top class comfort with view over the gardens.

Or treat yourself to a unique, exclusive Sea View Suite in the heart of the Resort with a panoramic sea view from your balcony, in the BELEM or FADO Hotels.

Surface 42 m² - 61 m², 452 - 657 sqft
Guests 1 - 3 persons

Our chefs push themselves to the limit and let their creative juices flow in order to cook you up unforgettable dishes. As you sit at your table and admire the impeccable table art, you will smell and taste delicious food all night long. It's safe to say that you won't go to bed hungry.

Le Balaïa

With breath-taking views over the Atlantic ocean, the terrace at The Balaia restaurant is a wonderful location to dine. What better way to start your day than with a hearty breakfast from our fresh and tempting buffet selection. Make lunch long and luxurious and linger over dinner, enjoying those precious vacation moments. With an international buffet, there something to satisfy the whole family. The Baby Corner allows parents to prepare food for their little ones.

Vasco de Gamma

A restaurant with a cosy lounge atmosphere to discover and share with partner or friends. This restaurant welcomes you for a late lunch, on your return from an excursion or after a round of golf.

For information: open certain evenings, booking required, at Reception. Waiter service.

Price includes

Included in your offer are a selection of refreshing drinks and sweet and savory snacks, so you don't have to worry about carrying your wallet around with you. Choose from a selection of sodas, cocktails with and without alcohol, water and local wines or spirits. Staff are on hand to make you a nice hot drink if you’re feeling a little chilly.

With supplement

Certain drinks are not included in your offer. VSOP, XO spirits and luxury champagne are all available. If you’re in a hurry then certain Resort vending machines offer bottled and canned drinks which can also be acquired from the Club Med Boutique. A la carte wines can be found in the Resort restaurants and bars, as well as a selection of drinks from super-premium brands.

Amalia bar

This cosy bar, in the centre of the resort is a fantastic place to meet up with family and friends at the end of a long day's sporting activities. Perfect for an early evening soiree, it is also a great place to stop off in the afternoon to cool off and recharge, ready for the second half of the day.

Falesia Bar

The Falesia is ideally located near the swimming pool, in the centre if the resort. Its sleek appearance make cooling off after a jaunt in the sun a great experience, as you can order classic cocktails from the bar, so you can lounge by the pool and sip cocktails to your hearts's content.

The quiet pool bar (new)

This bar serves a variety of alcoholic and soft drinks.

Relax with friends or family in a comfy, Zen space by the quiet pool.

With the benefit of over 40 years' Club Med experience behind it, our Resort offers innovative clubs for children:

- Dedicated areas specifically designed for their needs, and equipment designed with a view to comfort and safety

- G.O®s with a passion for their job(1)

- Numerous activities for all ages: sport, creative activities and games for the different age groups

- Opening hours that allow parents to make the most of their stay, and respect the children's desires and sleeping patterns

NEW: Da Balaia Club Med has now a new Mini Club Med® and Juniors' Club Med.

For information: the children's clubs are open all week, except Sunday.

(1)In France, G.O®s with a BAFA (State diploma for youth group leaders) or childcare qualification, depending on the age of the children; in other countries, an equivalent local diploma or relevant experience.

Baby Club Med® (from 4 months to 23 months old)

A gentle haven for little ones, safe in the experienced hands of their dedicated G.O®s. Focus on early learning activities and motor skills:
Movement: exploring motor skills, Baby Gym, walks in the fresh air
Making things: starting to make and create
Expression: musical awareness, stories and fairy stories
Games: early learning games, developing dexterity
Time to eat and sleep: lunch, tea and siesta

From 9 am to 5.30 pm, 6 days out of 7

Petit Club Med® (from age 2 to 3 years old)

Fun and spacious premises with plenty of outdoor space. Your toddlers will have a great time with their friends, and explore a wide range of activities designed to introduce them to new experiences:
Sport: walks, gym sessions, water games, etc
Making things: painting, collage, colored stickers, herbariums
Expression: dressing up, make up, fashion shows, listening to music, puppets
Play: outdoor games and board games
Rest time and siesta, lunch and tea
Evening: songs, games, nursery rhymes, shows

From 9 am to 5.30 pm and from 7.30 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week

New, Mini Club Med® (4 to 10)

In this new generation Mini Club Med®, your children will be treated to a great new experience full of fun, laughter and thrills, with three dedicated spaces for creation, expression and games.
We've thought of everything possible to ensure your children have a unique, adventure-packed vacation, with discovery, sports and activities for each age group:
Sport: golf, tennis, mini-football, table tennis, archery, etc

Making things: nature activities, art and crafts

Expression: dance, preparing and taking part in shows, crazy signs
Play: group games and activities
Lunch and tea
Evening: after dinner with their friends, the children enjoy specially devised evening activities

From 9 am to 5.30 pm and from 7 pm to 9 pm, 6 days a week

New, Juniors' Club Med (11 to 17)

Teenagers can meet up and take part in the activities that interest them most, in the company of their G.O®: Sports activities: golf, tennis, archery, table tennis, beach volleyball, etc Artistic activities: shows, crazy signs, etc Evening: entertainment, films, shows

6 days out of 7


To enjoy a moment of total freedom, take advantage of the babysitting service.

Club Med Baby Welcome® (from birth to 23 months old)

Until 23 months

The little darlings feel right at home thanks to this service, included in your Package. Everything has been thought of as concerns the babies' comfort and the parents' well-being. Available in the room: baby bed, baby bath, changing table , high chair ( on request)bottle warmer, strollers.

A baby corner is also available in the main restaurant to prepare the baby's food.

Pyjamas Club®

From 4 months to 7 years

The Pyjamas Club® is a group babysitting service (no specific activities).
It enables parents to leave their children with a team of experienced and qualified G.O®s in a dedicated area with all the necessary comforts (beds, couches, video area, etc).

Baby Restaurant

From 4 months to 3 years

The meals are devised by the team of specialist chefs at the Baby Restaurant ("L'Atelier"), to satisfy babies' specific needs.

At the Baby Restaurant, the G.O®s are in charge of lunch, but parents can share it with their children if they wish.

Baby Corner

From 4 to 23 months

An area devoted entirely to small children in the La Balaia restaurant.
This Baby corner has savoury and sweet baby foods, but also proposes a buffet with starters, meats, fish, vegetables, purées, soups, and even cheese and desserts! Plus all the equipment necessary for preparing babies' meals: microwave, bottle-warmer, mixer.

Highchairs are also available. At Baby Club Med, the G.O®s are totally in charge of lunch, but parents can share it with their children if they wish.

Baby Feeding Room

Until 23 months

Open 24 hours a day, it provides all the utensils necessary for preparing meals: mixer, steriliser (provided upon request), microwave, fridge, bottle warmer (systematically provided in the room for the G.Ms® who have reserved a Baby Club Med® or Club Med Baby Welcome® service) and additional products such as mineral water, fruit, full-fat and semi-skimmed long-life milk (formula not provided), biscuits,cereals, jam and butter.


The playgrounds are right next to the childrens structures and are accessible to the little ones accompanied by their parents.

Baby Gym

From 4 months to 3 years

Babies explore movement - crawling, climbing and sliding - on this fun circuit created specially for them.
For information: this activity is run by GOs, at the Petit Club Med® only.


The largest Sports School in the world is all yours!
Exceptional sports and group lessons for all levels of skill. Beginners and experienced sportsmen enjoy state-of-the-art equipment and exclusive, fun teaching from G.O®s trained in their discipline. Indulge yourself to the extreme and discover new emotions.

  • Archery school
  • Flying Trapeze School with circus activities
  • Fitness School
  • Golf School
  • Tennis School


  • Volleyball
  • Mini soccer
  • Fitness walking
  • Cardio-training room
  • Aquadynamic
  • Pilates


  • Golf


The Algarve is a province in the South of Portugal, on the Atlantic coast. This region is very attractive for tourists : nicely indented coast, beautiful beaches or cliffs with a red soil sheltering white sandy creeks.There are numerous golf courses throughout the region. Arabic and Iberian traditions have come across each other in the region and can be found in pretty nice cities and villages such as "Olhao" and "Albufeira" among others.

Vaccinations, preventative treatments against diseases...
It is essential that you check the required procedure before your departure.

Recommended vaccinations:
Hepatitis A and B

A nurse is available in the Resort

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Da Balaia

The Algarve is an ideal destination for vacations in Portugal. Perched on a red clifftop in the south of the country, Da Balaia Club Med looks out over the Atlantic Ocean. A great destination for a wellness experience for families and couples.

  • Perfecting your swing at the Golf School or on one of the Algarve's prestigious courses
  • Enjoying elegant comfort and fine food
  • Relaxing at Club Med Spa by CINQ MONDES
  • Leaving your children in the capable hands of our G.O®s, from 4 months old
  • Enjoying the wonderful nature and culture of the Algarve thanks to our excursions
  • Experiencing the thrill of our new flying trapeze

Trip Advisor award: Traveler's Choice 2017
Trip Advisor award: GreenLeader

Well-being activities

The best treatments and massage techniques from around the world.

CINQ MONDES invites you to a journey of discovery, quite simply the best beauty rituals in the world.

To help you organize your Spa sessions, consult the Wellness center on the relevant Club Med Resort page.


  • Individual treatment rooms
  • Loan of bathrobe
  • Locker room
  • Relaxation area and tea room

Duo Escapade - 2 days 2 days

Age : adults only

A privileged break, a unique sensory journey for two (for two people in a duo treatment room)
4 treatments
For each partner
1 Sublime Smoothing Skin Scrub with Noni and Tahiti Monoi (20')
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20')
1 Five Flowers Ritual® (50')

Relaxation and Beauty Escapade 4 days

Age : adults only

All the expertise of CINQ MONDES at the service of your beauty, from top to toe.
10 treatments
1 Sublime Smoothing Skin Scrub® with Noni and Tahiti Monoi (20')
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')
2 Relaxing Baths (20')
1 Global Anti-Age Precious KO BI DO® Massage treatment (80')
1 Relaxing Traditional Oriental Massage (50')
1 Relaxing Foot Treatment (35')
1 Flowers of Bali Ritual® Radiant Facial Massage treatment (20')
1 Relaxing Back Ritual (20')
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual® (20')

Spa & Vitality Escapade 2 days

Age : adults only

A customized sensory journey to satisfy men's specific needs for relaxation and efficiency.
4 treatments
1 Energising Aromatic Body Scrub with Rare and Precious Spices (20')
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')
1 Relaxing Bath (20')
1 Club Med by CINQ MONDES Energy Massage (50')

Sun and Energy Escapade - 4 days 4 days

Age : adults only

An ideal program for recuperating and restoring energy and vitality.
7 treatments
1 Aromatic Energising Skin Scrub with Rare and Precious Spices (20')
1 Club Med by CINQ MONDES Energy Massage (50')
1 Relaxing Bath (20')
1 Sublime Relaxing Polynesian Massage (50')
1 Five Flowers Ritual® Radiant Facial Massage treatment (50')
1 Relaxing Leg Ritual (20')
1 Toning Indian Ayurvedic Massage (50')

Personalized Wellness Escapade 2 hours 2 days

Age : adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 2 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.
Must be pre-booked.
Your program
2 treatments (50') of your choice and 1 Skin Scrub (20') or Facial (20') of your choice.

Personalized Wellness Escapade 4 hours 3 days

Age : adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 4 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.
Must be booked with your vacation reservation.
Your program
2 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice, 3 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub, and 1 treatment (80') of your choice.

Personalized Wellness Escapade 6 hours 5 days

Age : adults only

Enjoy your Spa in total freedom: 6 hours of treatment to be chosen from the CINQ MONDES treatments proposed in this Spa.
Must be booked with your vacation reservation.
Your program
4 treatments (50') including 1 Facial Massage treatment of your choice, 4 treatments (20') including 1 Skin Scrub of your choice and 1 Bath, and 1 treatment (80') of your choice.

For information:
The term massage implies a superficial manipulation of the face or body, solely for aesthetic purposes, sometimes to ensure optimal penetration of a cosmetic product, or for comfort. The massage referred to is an external massage of the skin, with no medical or therapeutic aim. It may be done manually or with mechanical aids, exclusively by qualified, trained professionals.

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