At the westernmost point of Europe, in a protected natural park, sitting on some of the most pristine beaches in Portugal, is Hotel Martinhal. This 38-room boutique hotel offers luxury accommodations and relaxing experiences amongst a backdrop of natural beauty.
Martinhal Bay is literally at the south-westernmost point of Europe. It is one of the least developed areas of the Algarve. Nearby is the quaint town of Sagres, known for its historic fortress, amazing seafood and surfers paradise. It is a part of the Algarve still accessible to most tourist areas, but just far enough away to enjoy the solitude of the natural environment.
Hotel Martinhal is a part of the Martinhal Beach Resort. Every amenity is here, from a selection of restaurants and bars, to your choice of five swimming pools. The Beach Club Pool is located just above the beach and is sunk into a stylish wooden terrace. Ocean water activities are abundant, including kayaking, skimming and windsurfing. On land, go horseback riding, hiking or mountain biking. Or, workout and relax at the facilities gym and spa.
With such a small number of rooms to manage (compared to other resort hotels), Martinhal can pay attention to detail. Every room is situated for optimal views and includes a terrace or balcony. Stay in rooms close to the facilities of the main building, or enjoy something more romantic near the beach:
Terrace Rooms – Situated in the main building close to hotel facilities, Terrace rooms are surrounded by private gardens. Each room has its own private terrace for lounging and enjoying the sun. Natural materials and muted pastels provide a sense of earthy, minimalist luxury.
Beach Rooms – Separate from the main building, Beach Rooms are arranged in clusters and situated for optimal panoramic views of the sea. Enveloped with natural timber on the outside, and decorated with stone, cork and wood on the inside, Beach Rooms provide an ambiance that blends seamlessly with environment. Balconies and terraces offer the opportunity to enjoy the seaside location within the privacy of your own retreat.
Beach Suites – Be sure to reserve ahead for one of Martinhal’s two beach suites. The loft-like units extend to two floors with an open-plan bedroom on the mezzanine. A wall of glass floods the units with sunshine and the views to the beach are to die for!
All rooms come with complimentary breakfast. Lots of other complimentary amenities too!…including, complementary morning paper, twice-daily maid service, well stocked minibar with complimentary soft drinks and water and complimentary wireless Internet. Rooms also have satellite TV and Bose Ipod docking stations
After your day in the sun, slip into some resortwear and make your way to the sophisticated O Terraço (The Terrace) restaurant. Floor-to-ceiling glass wall provides a picturesque view out to the Martinhal Bay. The cuisine here is Portuguese by tradition but 21st century by innovation. After dinner, grab your glass of wine and take a stroll along the generous wooden terrace to further appreciate the romantic vista. Continue your low-key evening in the adjoining lounge and cocktail bar.
If the beach and solitude of western Algarve isn’t relaxing enough, check out the Finisterra Spa. Finisterra (“end of the earth”) is aptly named for its location on the western-most tip of Europe, but also for the extraordinary pleasure you’ll enjoy. A wide range of massages and treatments are available in natural-motif rooms mirror the landscape.
For more information, visit the Martinhal Beach Resort website.
Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel
Quinta do Martinhal
Phone: +351 282 240 200
Fax: +351 282 240 260