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.
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.
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.
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, 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.