Pine Cliffs Resort
Set in over 70 hectares of beautiful cliff-top gardens, overlooking the Atlantic and a fabulous, pine-fringed sandy beach, this exceptional location is the perfect balance of luxury and child-friendliness. Throughout your stay resort personnel go out of their way to make you comfortable; little wonder, then, that Pine Cliffs has been a consistent World Travel Award Winner for many years.
Designed to reflect Arab-influenced local architecture, Pine Cliffs features whitewashed and elegant buildings housing a wide range of luxury accommodation, each awash with lavish fabrics, plants, carved wood and exotic tiling. The Sheraton hotel’s rooms and suites each have a balcony or terrace overlooking the sea or gardens - with a large number of interconnecting rooms. All rooms have broadband and an interactive TV. The Residences offers 2 and 3-bedroom, 2-bathrooms, a spacious living room and kitchenette (including, deep joy, washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board).
The Pine Cliffs Vacation Club has a number of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom family apartments overlooking the cliff-top golf course, all furnished and equipped to the very highest standards.
Guests are welcomed with cocktails and canapés. 14 restaurants and bars cater to every taste including the popular, pool-side Corda Café, O Pescador for a romantic sea-food dinner and the Moroccan-themed Aldar with its weekly belly-dancing exhibition.
5 outdoor and one indoor pool are all child-friendly. The beach is accessed by lift (with your own key). Loungers and towels are free with your resort ‘pass’, which also gets you access to the pushchair-friendly resort train. There is no buggy service here, but everything in the resort is within a ten-minute walk - or you can rent a bike with child seat!
A spectacular 9-hole, links course runs along the cliffs and includes the challenging Devil’s Parlour tee, a par 3 crossing the cliffs. A tennis Academy offers qualified coaching and 5 floodlit courts. Two health clubs, a beauty centre and a number of boutiques and shops complete your luxury holiday experience.
The Family Travel Experience
Accommodation: Duplex Suites in the main hotel and the 2 and 3-bedroom Residences offer ideal family accommodation. High chairs, cots, baby baths, sterilisers and safety gates are all available.
For the children: Children of all ages love Pine Cliffs. Porta Pirata, the Kid’s Club ‘village’ caters for 6 month to 12 year olds. In addition to a shaded and secure crèche, children are spoiled for choice in terms of activities, from mini golf to paint-balling. A bouncy castle, cycle track, children’s pool and host of other facilities, including open air cinema and organised videogame nights, keep all children thoroughly entertained.
Most restaurants have children’s menus, and a Kid’s Corner. Children receive a ‘Culinary Map’, by getting their ‘passport’ stamped in participating restaurants they earn points to exchange for prizes. Special rates are available to families eating in participating restaurants during Kids Happy Hour.
Flight duration: 2 hours 50 min
Transfer from airport: 30 min
Time difference: none
Best time to travel: March - Oct
Child friendly restaurant
Child friendly pool