A Portugese Paradise – Martinhal, Portugal


You’ve worked hard all year and feel you have earned a luxury break for yourself and your family, consider a trip to the beautiful and unspoilt Western Algarve.The area features some of the most beautiful beaches imaginable and a rugged, cliff-framed coastline that is distinctively Algarve in appearance. Famously, the iconic Cape St Vincent, with its landmark lighthouse perched atop the headland, is the most south-westerly point of mainland Europe.

And for accommodation, look no further than Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel – situated overlooking Martinhal beach. This award winning resort is located in Sagres – only 1-hour from Faro Airport – which is a quaint little Algarvian town that has kept its authentic Portuguese feel.
The center-piece of the resort is the hotel, featuring 38 luxury rooms, but there is also a huge choice of luxury houses and villas – each seemingly more luxurious than the last one.

Spending a holiday in the area is also about taking a culinary journey through the freshest, tastiest and most interesting food and wine in Portugal. For instance, at Martinhal you can opt for beautifully prepared Portuguese cuisine in O Terraço, or try the delicious seafood in As Dunas – both of which command stunning views over Martinhal Beach and the Atlantic – to the Italian restaurant in Os Gambozinos, all of whom feature a dedicated children’s play area.

So, after all that delicious food you might be feeling a little guilty and want to burn it off. Well, if an activity-filled couple of days are your thing you are truly in the right spot – as the sporty Club 98 can offer an array of sporting pursuits.
It offers four generously-sized swimming pools, tennis courts, padel tennis courts and a multi-purpose sports field. Or how about windsurfing, surf and bodyboarding, kayaking, diving, biking, climbing, trekking, parasailing, horse riding, boating and the more leisurely pursuit of fishing? If all of this is too exhilarating, why not spoil yourself at the resort’s famous Finisterra Spa.

There is so much on offer in Martinhal, a perfect retreat for a family of all ages.
Web: www.martinhal.com

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