Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel, Sagres, Portugal

The kind of holiday that might appeal to anyone under 12 is likely to leave most honeymooners colder than a weekend in Bognor. But Martinhal - near the quiet seaside town of Sagres - ensures that 'accompanying adults' are catered for in five-star style.

Plotted like a village around a 'town square', accommodation varies from terraced rooms in the main hotel to three-bedroom houses with slick, Scandi-esque interiors and private gardens. Situated in a verdant national park, the resort offers endless activities, the most obvious being the vast golden beach a few metres from the hotel. Kite surf, wind surf, kayak, dive or just chill out while the kids get knee-deep in the Algarve's finest.

Check out the Bike Station - which has wheels for all ages and abilities - or one of the five pools dotted around the resort. For really little ones, there's a drop-off crèche, while the supervised Raposinhos Kids Club entertains children from two-and-a-half to five years old. A short stroll from the kids' clubs, you'll find yourself a million miles away in the Finisterra Spa. Sink into a deep, child-free state of relaxation with 100% organic products and serene surroundings.


WOW FACTOR: Dinner in O Terraço, facing the ocean. The view, the decor… Okay, it's the kids' menu! The joy of eating a delicious à la carte meal, knowing your boisterous children are definitely welcome (and catered for), is parental nirvana.

GO: A Beach Room costs from £165 per night, B&B;

FLIGHT TIME: 2 hours, 30 Minutes