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#1 Best European Beachfront Family Resort - Sagres Overall rating: 5 out of 5 based on 5 reviews.

Characterized by its relaxing, contemporary atmosphere of design, this5-start luxury family hotel has everything you need for a weekend break from your daily routine or for a few days of holiday retreat in the relaxing and beautiful town of Sagres, in the Algarve.


The resort’s 144 rooms and family friendly suites, with views over the sea and over the Baleeira harbor, provide you with all the comfort of an unforgettable bed and are fully equipped.

The hotel’s facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool with magnificent ocean views and an area for spa treatments and massages also equipped with a sauna, gym, heated indoor pool. Meanwhile, the children can enjoy themselves with the many activities available, such as the playroom and even surf classes.


The Hotel has its own surf center and also offers many outdoor activities: the Guests can rent a bicycle to tour the region, arrange jeep trips and water sports like surfing lessons, windsurfing or diving. You can reserve a round at one of the nearby golf courses. The hotel provides free wi-fi to all its guests. In addition, we provide excellent conditions for your company’s meetings and events with various rooms with capacity to hold up to 120 people.


Situated in Costa Vicentina Natural Park, the hotel is surrounded by stunning deserted beaches and the wild nature of an unforgettable beauty. The town of Sagres offers you a chance to sample the renowned gastronomy of the region, with several restaurants near the hotel serving excellent fresh fish. Finally there are various points of historical interest to visit, such as Sagres Fortress, the world’s first nautical school, and Cape St. Vincente, topped by one Europe’s largest lighthouses.



This luxury beachfront hotel sits confortably between the land and the sea, with protected natural park as its neighbour. The architecture combines a natural simplicity with contemporary style to create a building that appears organic, as if born to Nature. The 37 rooms, including two duplex Beach Suites, all have private balconies or terraces that afford impressive ocean views.


The hotel´s restaurant, with one of the best views in the Algarve, serves a full buffet breakfast and offers a tempting dinner menu based on Portuguese and seasonal produce, prepared with a modern flourish. Hotel guests have full acess to all the other resort facilities. There are 9 Terrace Rooms in the main hotel building, 26 Beach Rooms in the cuboid clusters right next to the main hotel building and 2 duplex Beach Suites for those special stays.


Newspapers are delivered daily, all rooms are non-smoking, fully air-conditioned and benefit from a daily maid service with an additional evening turn down and the hotel offers 24 hours room service, valet service car parking provided.



Situated whithin the main building and surrounded by private gardens. The Architecture draws on the austere beauty of the unspoiled western Algarve, a design signature that is effortlessly carried through to the living spaces. The use by British furnish the rooms lend the accommodation a minimalist, organic quality that is as appealing as it is innovative.


Likewise, the muted pastel tones used to decorate the interior create a wonderfully mellow atmosphere that is easy on the mind, and on the soul. Each ensuite room has its own private wood deck terrace and anarea of lawn where guests can louge and soak in the sun and memorable sea views.



Clusters of four near the beach and are just a short walk from the main building. Positioned to take full advantage of an outstanding coastal panorama, these rooms are flat roofed and wrapped entirely in natural timber to blend effortlessly into the landscape. Inside, the clour palette is deliberately subdued and living spaces fashionably understated: the mood is cool and refined.


Natural wood, stone, cork and other locally sourced materials have been employed by British furniture and interiors designer Michael Sodeau to decorate the interior. The impression is one of function and continuity. Rooms open on to private balconies or terraces where glorious ocean views and sunsets can be fully appreciated.



The Beach Suites are just two and are visually stunning in their appearance. Clad in natural timber and positioned overlooking the ocean, the Suites incorporate loft-style double height living spaces, with the open-plan bedroom situated on the mezzanine level. Outside, a private veranda has been carefully orientated to take advantage of the setting sun. Floorspace is deceptively generous, and the enormous floo-to-ceiling bay windows greatly enhance the sense of proportion.


A private ground floor terrace estends on to a modest laws. A soft pastel colour scheme complements to eco-friendly materials and fibres that British furniture and interiors designer Michael Shodeau has used to furnish the rooms, and the mood is one of refinement and understated luxury. The Beach Suites interconnect with Adjacent Beach Room – perfect for families with older children. The design, however, still allows for privacy without losing the feeling of continuity.



  • Amenities (bath gel+shampoo+body milk+soap)
  • Bath with Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated towel rail
  • Magnifying mirror
  • Sewing kit
  • Robe and slippers
  • Bose ipod docking station
  • Satellite TV
  • Video on demand
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Mini bar
  • Nespresso coffe machine
  • Tea making facilities
  • Daliçy Cleaning service
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace with 2 chairs



The Ocean Houses are right at the heart of the resort, carefully arrange in small terraced groups at the front the Village, Ocean Houses are singular in their character and form. The accommodation is upside down, with living spaces created upstairs to take full advantage of the incredible views. British furniture and interiors designer Michael Sodeau has created an exclusive range of furniture that is modern, attractive and functional. A natural, organic quality prevails with the use of materials like stone timber and cork.

Ocean Houses have their own private verandas where guests can enjoy al fresco meals overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and watch the sunset in splendour. It is an outstanding location: the beach is on the doorstep as are all the resort´s leisure and entertainment facilities.


A total of 55 Ocean Houses available.



The Bay Houses are located on the eastern margin of the resort and are the most spacious and secluded properties. Furnished throughout to the highest standards by British designer Michael Soudeau, the Bay House character is shophisticated and functional but pleasantly understated. The use of traditional materials such as timber, cork and wicker as a natural dimension to the modern perspective. The houses have been designed upside down, with living areas on the first floor to make the most of the unspoiled location.

Furthermore, they have an east-west orientation and allow the best views from both sides – with beautiful sunrises and spectacular sunsets. The stunning natural park is on the doorstep, but so is the hospitality and amenities of a luxury five-star resort.


A total of 12 Bay Houses are available to rent, with 6 two-bedroom Grand Deluxe and 6 three-bedroom Master Deluxe options.



10 Pinewoods Houses positioned in their own separate close. Arranged along the edge of a pine forest, these linked villas enjoy a select location but remain within easy access of the main resort facilities. Contemporary in appearance, the use of clean forms and lines underline a stylish simplicity that is also adopted inside. Interior decor is sophisticated yet functional. It´s unhurried and imaginative. British furniture and interiors designer Michael Sodeau has insisted on high quality materials throughout, and has used natural timber, local stone and other products like cork and wicker to stamp the living spaces with an environmentally sound label. Each house has its own small, private swimming pool that enhances a garden planted with wild, indigenous flora. Pinewoods Houses appeal to families who appreciate a degree of seclusion but still like to be near the resort´s leisure and entertainment attractions.


There are 10 Pinewoods Houses available, with 6 two-bedroom Grand Deluxe and 4 three- bedroom Master Deluxe options.



Arranged around an area of indigenous parkland, the Garden Houses are substantial semi- detached villas set whithin the perimeter of a large walled garden. The living spaces are all about comfortable luxury: function and form in harmony with elegance and sophistication. British furtiture and iterior designer Michael Sodeau has triumphed with a combination of furnishings that are practical but stylish. Natural materials have been used throughout: timber, wicker and cork, and local stone. The effect is homely and organic. Private verandas overlook a central feature of the garden – the Oasis Pool, a heated free-form swimming pool. The views also take in the surroundings of the resort and the countryside of the unspoiled western Algarve.


A total of 39 Houses are available, with 10 one-bedroom Deluxe, 20 two-bedroom Grand Deluxe and 9 three-bedroom Master Deluxe options.

Vila Mimosa

All are independently owned and feature 2 or 3 large bedrooms and a parking space in front of the house. Their position affords impressive views across the resort, the Sagres peninsula and the Natural Park. Cosmopolitan in character yet maintaining an important sense of tradition, the townhouses have been designed upside down: bedrooms and bathrooms are situated on the ground floor while a large open plan lounge and state-of-the-art kitchen occupy the second level. The interior speaks in a comtemporary manner but the tone is measured. Comfort an quality are the central themes. Furnishings are stylish but functional. All townhouses have central heating, ar-conditioning, satellite TV and DVD player. Exclusive Club house with an adjacent heated swimming pool and baby pool, both enclosed in a beautiful private garden during the summer months. Full access to all the resort facilities.

Luxury Villas

The exclusive collection of independently owned luxury villas are located on the western margin of the resort. The villas have won a number of prestigious accolades including the Homes Overseas Award for “Best Portuguese Villa! and “Best Interior Design”. Each property enjoys sea views and is positioned in its own landscape grounds overlooking a private garden and swimming pool, some of which are fenced for child safety. The properties are distinguished by interior decor that unites a regional artisan look with contemporary function and form. Furnishings are of exceptional quality, and stylish modern conviniences abound – many villas have under-floor heating and most have air-conditioning. With all rentals, linen and towels are included. Full access to all the resort facilities.


For Kids

The whole culture surrounding the resort is family friendly and children are especially welcome.

Wide variety of services and creative activity programmes, adapted to the needs of the different age groups.

Creche 6 to 23 months old 

From ‘Story Time’ to ‘Let’s Make Music’, the Crèche will keep little ones entertained. Relax and enjoy your holiday, as our smallest guests are taken care of by the resort’s trained and experienced teams.

Little Fox 2 to 5 years old
Toys, games and puzzles will keep little minds occupied via a programme of indoor and outdoor supervised activities.

Fox Club 6 to 9 years old

Like Raposinhos, Fox Club is supervised by dedicated and experienced Kids Club team. Activities are carefully chosen to spark the interest of this age group – toys, games and puzzles will have little ones reluctant to leave!

Teens and Tweens. The Explorer Club 10 to 14 years old

There is plenty to keep your 10 to 14 year olds entertained at the family resort in Sagres. Explorer Club runs a special activity programme with active outdoor activities like windsurfing, surfing, dolphin watching, diving experiences and biking, alongside indoor fun like mocktail contests and t-shirt painting.

Blast Club 14 to 17 Years old

Older teens will love the chance to try something new on their holiday and meet new friends! Go surfing with a surf lesson, go diving or explore by bike – Blast Club is sure to create lasting holiday memories for teens.


We have a full range of leisure activities to ensure you make good use of all those hours of sunshine. Our own Surf Centre, where you can enjoy all of the surf emotions with the help of a professional and experienced Surf School. In a village surrounded by sea and considered one of the best surf places in Europe, you could never leave without having a surf experience.


Combine the exceptional conditions of this spot with the coaching from our pro-level team of surf coaches, qualified by the Portuguese Surf Federation, and leaded by João Mealha’s Professional Surfer, former top 16 national Surf ranking – and you’ll find that your surfing progresses beyond recognition, whether you’re trying to catch your first wave, building on an already solid surfing foundation or being an experienced and adventurous surfer looking for some hardcore breaks with the help of a local guide.


The Hotel is within easy access of the excellent breaks of the region and, when there are not classical waves breaking at the Sagres beach in front of our backyard- they move to the beach with the best surfing conditions of the day.


Here the options run from easy, slow breaking beach breaks to fast and strong point breaks. These are the qualities that make this destination ideal both for beginners as to experienced surfers. Prepare yourself for total enjoyment on this unforgettable surf vacations in the Algarve!


Services available:

Surf lessons and courses



Surf Guides

Dolphin Watching

Marine biologists will accompany you on this stunning trip to discover the amazing life of these marine mammals and their natural habitat. But dolphins are just a part of this adventure: depending on the season, we might find the Blue shark, Hammerhead-Shark, Sun-fish or even Sea-turtles.

Usefull information:
• Suitable for small children from 3 years on;
• Several trips per day;
• Departing from Sagres Harbour;
• Private charters available upon request.

Wind Surfing

MARTINHAL BEACH: South coast (next to hotel) – the predominately north winds during the summer months and crystal clear water make this beach one of the favourite spots for European windsurfers. In summer the beach is the perfect place for slalom, freeride and freestyle with strong winds and calm waters. In winter this spot is more suited to waveriding.


TONEL BEACH: West coast (5 minutes from hotel) – July and August are the best months for windsurfing on this beach. During this time, the north winds blow offshore at Martinhal beach. If you are in the mood for waveriding, try out Tonel beach since the winds here are pretty good and the waves break regularly. But be careful: the small size of the beach area and the existence of rock outcrops make this place suitable only for experienced windsurfers.


  • Bycicles for rent so you can enjoy the best Sagres and our beautiful coast has to offer.
  • Unforgetable and unique bike tours on our beautiful Vicentina Coast, with trails and circuits specially designed by our partner with different lenghts and difficulties.


A different Algarve will uncover before your eyes. Wild and magical it will fill you with an incredible energy along the Vicentina Coast Natural Park. Located in the Southwestern Portugal, this region is the perfect refuge for a variety of marine life and land-dwelling birds that depend on the sea as a source of nutrition. It is the sea which helps to make the coastal vegetation so unique.


Come and explore this preserved region and you will never forget it. Rota Vicentina is a long distance path along the Sw coast of Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape of St. Vincent, in Sagres, totalling more than 340 km to walk along one of the most beautiful and best preserved coast lines of southern Europe.


To walk along Rota Vicentina is to embark on an unforgettable personal journey. There are two ways to discover the Rota Vicentina:

Historical Way: Its runs through the main towns and villages in a rural itinerary with several centuries of history.

Fisherman’s Trail: Always running along the coastline, it follows the trails used by locals to get to the beaches and hot fishing spot


Sagres is known for its inspiring landscapes and bright light. In addition to being a great place for surfing, hiking and cycling, it is also perfect for running.


The hotel has the perfect location for those guests that wish to have a healthy and active pristine getaway with a close contact with a pure and lively nature.We have designed three different itineraries for running with a distance of 4, 7 and 13 km from an easy to medium level of difficulty. Bring your running shoes, ask for the running mat at the reception, and try the 3 different running paths.


A different Algarve will uncover before your eyes. Wild and magical, it will fill you with an incredible energy along the Vicentina Coast Natural Park. The region’s spectacular beauty promises great dive sites, considered some of the most magnificent on mainland Portugal. In summer, the prevailing wind is from the north, ensuring a calm sea and favorable diving conditions.

Divers will be amazed by the variety of local species, both fauna and flora. From shoals of fish to sub-aquatic plants, there is a lot for divers to see. Local fish such as bodiões and judias, black and white sea bream, moray eels and octopus swim in and out of the many crags and hollows that are typical of this region. But there is much more to explore here than simply crags and caves; there are also plenty of shipwrecks at depths of between 10 and 30 metres, with many located in fairly shallow waters and thus ideal for beginners. The temperature of the water varies between 13ºC and 22ºC.


Located in the Southwestern Portugal, this region is the perfect refuge for a variety of marine life and land-dwelling birds that depend on the sea as a source of nutrition. It is the sea which helps to make the coastal vegetation so unique. Mountains, cliffs and the ocean that embraces the secrets of the Portuguese discoveries of the 15th and the 16th centuries. Explore all this through fabulous pedestrian and biking trails or diving spots with professional guidance and different difficulty levels and enjoy your accommodation in Sagres. Come and explore this preserved region and you will never forget it.

Boat Trips

You can find all you need to explore the magnificent seas around Sagres. You can discover all the local marine life on fast and safe boats. The deep blues of the Ocean and the aroma of the sea captivate our imagination. This is a trip not to be missed, as the impressive cliffs and seas around Sagres will remain forever etched in your memory. Should you prefer something more traditional, you can also take a family fishing trip on an original wooden fishing boat designed for group tours.


Daily yoga classes with Michaël Bijker . Whether you are already practicing yoga or a complete beginner, these yoga classes will give you a deeper understanding about yoga and it’s benefits of the different techniques it has to offer. Through several relaxing, strengthening, and opening poses connecting with a deeper sense of self, training mind and body for a healthier and better life. The classes will be in a mixed style of Hatha yoga, shivananda, Iyengar and vinyasa flow. During the sessions Pranayama practice and through explanation about the techniques will be given.


About the teacher: Michaël is a certified 800hr YA certified teacher with a yoga therapy certification from the Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science & Research in Indore, India. The yoga he teaches is Raja Yoga in the style of Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin and Shivananda Hatha yoga and integrates mindfullnes excercises in his sessions.


The benefits of Yoga:

  • Yoga helps you tune in, shape up, get more flexible, chill out, having a more flexible and strong healthy body and mind.
  • Improves muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina
  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Boosts self esteem
  • Improves concentration and creativity
  • Lowers fat
  • Improves circulation
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Creates sense of well being and calm



Monday – Friday 8:00 – 9:30Am


Yoga classes under availability.



Sagres is one of Portugal’s most historic towns. Set on a headland overlooking a picturesque harbour, the port lies at the south-western most point of continental Europe within the boundaries of a protected Natural Park.


The park lends the area a wild, untamed character that helps personify Sagres as a destination steeped in myth and legend. Inexorably linked with the sea, Prince Henry the Navigator, who helped finance Portugal’s Voyages of Discovery during the 15th century, established a school of navigation near the town.


This is one of the Algarve’s least developed regions, and in Sagres a friendly and informal atmosphere prevails, unhurried and quite charming. The area enjoys comfortable temperatures all year round and can expect a yearly average of 300 sunny days, with fresh Atlantic breezes taming the heat of high summer.

Getting Here

Directions by car

We are located in the south of Portugal near the town of Sagres, in the western Algarve.


Much of the Algarve is served by the A22 dual carriageway called the Via do Infante – a fast motorway. Note that a toll is charged to use the A22.


To access the A22 from Faro airport follow the N125-10 dual carriageway north out of the terminal. Directions to the A22 are clearly indicated along the way. After approximately 4 km’s, take the exit for the Ic4 signposted Loule, Lisboa, Portimão and Albufeira. After a further 7 km’s, take exit for the A22 – signposted Lisboa, A22 – Portimão – Albufeira. Once on the A22 motorway,

head west towards Portimão and Lagos.


Motorists should exit the A22 at the junction marked Lagos/V. do Bispo. Follow the feeder road over the first roundabout. At the second roundabout, take the first right on the EN125 towards Vila do Bispo and Sagres, which is clearly signposted.


At Vila do Bispo the road becomes the N268 and continues uninterrupted into Sagres.


The Beach Resort & Hotel is situated on the left-hand side of the N268, approximately 1 km before Sagres. The resort is clearly signposted.


From Lisbon head south towards the Algarve on the A2 motorway to meet the A22 Via do Infante. Note that a toll is charged to use the A2.


Flight connections

Access to Sagres is fantastic from European airports especially. Guests can fly into Faro (FAO) which is 1h 15min away. Lisbon (LIS) is only 2h 30min away and Seville (SVQ) is 3h away.


Here you can find an overview of flights to Faro and Lisbon and compare prices of major airlines.


The latest connections to Faro are outlined in the ANA timetable or Low cost flights.


Flights and destinations to and from these airports are constantly improving so please do check the latest timetables.


Taxi Transfer

We are located in the south of Portugal near the town of Sagres, in the western Algarve.


If you plan to travel without a car, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is very pleased to organize your taxi transfer from and to the Airport. It is easy and comfortable travelling. Car seats for your little ones are available on request.

Car Hire

If you plan to hire a car during your holiday, we are very pleased to assist you with this. Let us know what type of car you are looking for and we will speak to our car hire partner to get you the best suitable solution.


Pick-up and drop-off of your rental car can be done directly at Faro Airport, or if you prefer, at the Beach Resort & Hotel.


Disclaimer: Prices to be reconfirmed by our reservation department



From 215 € to 585 €



Garden Deluxe – From 141€ to 549€

Garden Grand Delux – From 188€ to 540€

Garden Master Deluxe – From 263€ to 756€

Ocean Grand – From 206€ to 713€

Ocean Master – From 289€ to 998€

Bay Grand – From 206€ to 683€

Bay Master – From 289€ to 832€

Pinewood Grand – From 297€ to 855€

Pinewood Master – From 416€ to 1198€


Town Houses

From 150€ to 722€



From 216€ to 1.302€

Villa Mimosa From 188€ to 1.008€

Luxury Villas From 302€ to 2.156€



Breakfast Adult 15€

Breakfast children(9-12y.o.) 7,50€

Extra Bed 60€

1st Cot Free

2nd Cot 20€


Disclaimer: Prices to be reconfirmed by our reservation department


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