The beautiful 5-star Martinhal Beach Resort set within a protected natural park close to the historic town of Sagres on the unspoiled western Algarve, exudes an atmosphere of understated luxury and genuine hospitality. It occupies a stunning position overlooking Martinhal Beach and is made up of a selection of houses and villas that vary in size from one to three-bedrooms, for an emphasis on family breaks. Getting here is an easy 1.5-hour drive from Faro airport, or 2.5 hours from Lisbon airport.
The resort’s Finisterra Spa is located in its own secluded grounds, and offers a range of carefully designed therapies that can be enjoyed in its six treatment rooms, decorated in muted tones with natural timber features. There’s also a sauna and steam room to compliment the range of treatments on offer.
As well as two and three-bedroom villas, guests can choose to stay in either ocean, bay, garden or pinewoods houses. All are furnished by designer Michael Sodeau, using traditional materials such as timber, cork and wicker to add a natural dimension to the modern properties. They are also designed upside down, with living areas on the first floor and all of them have private terraces. Garden houses are arranged around an area of indigenous greenery; while the parklands houses are bigger and positioned in their own separate close, but within easy reach of the main resort facilities. All are contemporary in style with each house benefitting from its own pool. The villas make a better choice for bigger group holidays.
The activity choices are endless in the natural park surrounding the hotel, all of which can be arranged at the hotel, along with dolphin spotting excursions. Water sports are available at the nearby Martinhal Beach, or perhaps you’d prefer to tee off at one of the many superb golf courses the area is famous for? The resort also offers plenty of opportunities to relax, including Pilates and yoga classes, or the chance to lounge around the pool while your kids are entertained at Kids’ Club.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast and delicious Portuguese dishes for dinner at O Terraço, dine on fresh seafood at As Dunas, a stylish beachfront eatery, while Os Gambozinos serves a tempting Italian a la carte dinner menu. All restaurants are family friendly, featuring a special children’s menu and a dedicated children’s play area. For those looking to self-cater, Mercado offers a wide variety of take-away breakfast options with freshly baked bread, croissants and pastries, coffees, teas and natural orange juice.
Quinta do Martinhal,Apartado 54,Sagres,Algarve,8650-908