We’ve said it before and we'll say it again, flexibility is key to taking a cheap holiday, but a week in the Algarve, self-catering can come in at just £100 per person…
Based on two adults sharing a studio apartment, if you can manage to take hand luggage only, including transfers, you could stay at the three-star Bayside Salgados Apartments along the popular Algarve coast of Portugal for only £100 each. For a February break and an early flight out of Stansted Airport, the whole holiday is booked on a self-catering basis with On The Beach.
Accommodation: Each apartment has a small kitchenette, a staple of any self-catering accommodation. The resort does have a restaurant and bar but if you venture out, there are a number of other places to eat and drink. Each room is clean and comfortable and the owners have recently been renovating the accommodation.
Facilities: The restaurant has a good menu and bar offers a large screen TV, popular for sporting events. The swimming pool is open in Summer but covered in winter and for children, a small playground is also on site. The nearby Salgados golf course is also available to use at an additional charge.
Location: The apartments are about six miles from Albufeira town centre, and the resorts shuttle bus can take you there for about €3-4, but just 800 metres away lies the long stretch of sandy Salgados Beach with a number of bars and restaurants to enjoy. The airport is about 30 miles away.
An hour’s walk along the coast will take you to Armacao de Pera (pictured), a small coastal village, perfect for exploring when you want a bit of culture.
Winter is naturally the low seasons for European resorts and as such, offers the best discounts. This holiday for £100 each was found travelling late February for a week at On The Beach.