Taking a trip to a place where the winters are soft and breezy is quite a treat. Add the comfort and hospitality of Tripadvisor Certified Excellence 2012 Award winner Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel to that, and you’re in heaven.
Located at the most Southwestern part of Europe near the small town of Sagres, surrounded by the Costa Vincentina National Park, and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Martinhal offers a hotel with 38 luxury rooms with private balconies or terraces (Digi K stayed in a room with private terrace), the Martinhal village which consists of: 55 ocean houses with sea view, 28 Bay houses with views of the Natural park and the ocean, 39 garden houses centered around the Oasis pool (ideal for families) and 10 Pinewood houses in a separate ‘close’, with their own private pool. Last but not least, there are the 45 luxury three -or four bedroom villas featuring different layouts, views and interiors to suit every requirement.
The architecture of the 5-star resort was in the hands of Conran & Partners (from king of British design Sir Terence Conran), and British furniture and interiors designer Michael Sodeau was appointed for the interiors design. About the style of the spaces he says: “Our goal was to create living spaces that would be strong, embracing yet transparent, and layered in form. Completely modern yet saturated with Portuguese traditions.”
The Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel offers complete privacy; set against a backdrop of delightful seclusion and natural wild beauty. Inspired by Portuguese architecture, the design centres on giving the feeling of a village. The indigenous materials and details used in the interiors reflect a real sense of place.
Having experienced a stay at Martinhal Beach Resort and hotel ourselves, we can sincerely say it is the ideal hideaway for those seeking comfort and relaxation mixed with outdoor activities. What makes Martinhal refreshing and unique in it’s kind, is that you can have a family holiday here without making concessions on service and luxury.
Also read about Martinhal’s activities, and stay tuned for the food and spa!