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Martinhal Beach Resort

This luxury beachfront hotel – the first five-star property in the Sagres region of Portugal – sits comfortably between the land and the surf, with a 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 O Terraço restaurant 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 access to all the other resort facilities. Children and babies are completely welcome at Hotel Martinhal and at O Terraço restaurant as well.

Terrace Rooms

Terrace Rooms at are situated within the main building and surrounded by private gardens. The architecture draws on the austere beauty of the unspoiled western Algarve, a design signature that’s effortlessly carried through to the living spaces. The use by British furniture and interiors designer Michael Sodeau of natural materials like timber, cork and wicker to 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 en-suite room has its own private wood deck terrace and an area of lawn where guests can lounge and soak in the sun and memorable sea views.

Beach Rooms

Beach Rooms are arranged in 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 colour 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

The Beach Suites number 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 floor-to-ceiling bay windows greatly enhance the sense of proportion. A private ground floor terrace extends on to a modest lawn. A soft pastel colour scheme complements the eco-friendly materials and fibres that British furniture and interiors designer Michael Sodeau has used to furnish the rooms, and the mood is one of refinement and understated luxury. Uniquely, Beach Suites interconnect with the adjacent Beach Room – perfect for families with older children. The design, however, still allows for privacy without losing the feeling of continuity.

Garden Houses

Arranged around an area of indigenous parkland, the Garden Houses at the Resort are substantial semi-detached villas set within the perimeter of a large walled garden. The living spaces are all about comfortable luxury: function and form in harmony with elegance and sophistication. 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 Garden Houses are available, with 10 one-bedroom Deluxe, 20 two-bedroom Grand Deluxe and 9 three-bedroom Master Deluxe options. There are also 'Ocean' 'Bay' and 'Pinewood' House available. 

Pinewood Houses

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 décor 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. Pinewood 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 Pinewood Houses available, with 6 two-bedroom Grand Deluxe and 4 three-bedroom Master Deluxe options.


A stay in a Terrace Room, Beach Room or Beach Suite at this Resort is inclusive of breakfast. 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-hour room service. Minibars with wide range of beverages and snacks. Valuables and other personal belongings can be deposited in a safe. All rooms have telephone, satellite television and Bose ipod docking stations. The hotel also offers complimentary wireless internet access. Beach sojourns can be made wearing the complimentary robes and slippers left in each room and guests can take full advantage of the resort’s wide range of leisure and entertainment facilities. O Terraço, the Luxury Resort's restaurant is located on the first floor, where there is also a cocktail bar and lounge. Hotel guests are also reminded that valet service car parking is provided.

Prices fluctuate throughout the year. Send us an enquiry with your ideal dates, and size of your party and we will provide some tailored quotes.

Food and Drink

The Luxury Sagres Beach Resort offers some of the freshest, tastiest and most interesting food and wine in Portugal. Based on a philosophy of using genuine and authentic Portuguese produce of the highest quality and following time-honoured methods of preparation, the resort is one of the best places in the Algarve to appreciate delicious international and national cuisine.

Unpretentious but beautifully prepared Portuguese cuisine is served for dinner at O Terraço, the hotel's restaurant. O Terraço is also the venue where a full buffet breakfast is served, catering for all tastes. Children especially will love the kids’ corner with small tables, colouring pencils and games supervised by a member of the Kids Club, while parents can relax and enjoy their breakfast. The freshest fish and seafood can be savoured at As Dunas, a stylish beachfront eatery with the resort’s lively Beach Club next door. Children will love the trampoline and sand pit which are just in front of the terrace deck of the restaurant!

And Os Gambozinos, located on the Village Square, is the ideal venue for young and old, offering a tempting Italian a la carte dinner menu featuring hot and cold antipasti, fresh salads, delicious pasta dishes and a wide range of pizzas. Os Gambozinos also offers an extensive range of hot take-away dishes for dining in the sophisticated surroundings of your own house. 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. Here you will also find fresh fruit and vegetables, high quality deli items and a wide range of drinks. A full range of cold take-away dishes are also available through the day.

Surfing at Martinhal Beach Resort

There are 22 beaches within a 30 min drive, ranging from monumental cliffs and exquisite pebbly coves to long sweeping stretches of sand where you will only find amazing Atlantic rollers for company. Sagres is only just now becoming recognized as one of the best surf spots in Europe, offering both south and west-facing coastlines and therefore providing fine surf conditions all year round for surfers of all levels regardless of the swell and wind direction. Some of the best beaches for beginners are Castelejo, Amado, Carrapateira and Arrifana and for more experienced surfers we highly recommend Ponta Ruiva, Cordoama and Vale Figueiras

Prices and Packages at Martinhal Beach Resort

Sea View Beach/Terrace Rooms 7 Nights for 2 People

  • Private Room with en suite
  • Sea-Views
  • Access to Resort facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Maid service

(Prices from £1,258 to £3,395)

£1258 Per Room

Partial Sea-View Beach Room 7 Nights for 2 People

  • Private Room with en suite
  • Partial Sea-Views
  • Access to Resort facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Maid service

(Prices from £1,134 to £2,828)

£1134 Per Room

Sea View Beach Suite 7 Nights for 2 People

  • Private Room with en suite
  • Sea-Views
  • Access to Resort facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Maid service

(Prices range from £1,702 - £4,242)

£1702 Per Room

More Information

Prices fluctuate throughout the year. Send us an enquiry with your ideal dates, and size of your party and we will provide some tailored quotes.

We suggest flying into Faro airport (FAO) which is 1h 15min away, Lisbon (LIS) is only 2h 30min away and Seville (SVQ) 3h away.

What's Included?

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Access to all resort facilities
  • Wifi
  • Satellite TV and other gadgets
  • Maid service and 24 hour room service
  • Valet parking available

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These reviews are all written by customers of Errant Surf who have been to Martinhal Beach Resort. If you'd like to leave a review please contact us!

Reviews of Martinhal Beach Resort

Our second stay at Martinhal was even beter than the first! This time we were there with two kids (2,5 and 4 mths) and we love how the resort is really designed with the family in mind. Service issues in the restaurants have been largely resolved and the food was again fresh and delicious. We love the kids' menu selection of fresh interesting dishes. The houses are really top quality, and all the baby stuff we ordered was all there and had been installed (stair gates, bed rails etc). The housekeeping and cleaning staff are amazing! Only two small gripes we have: wifi in the house was really slow and they've stopped giving out towels at the pools, meaning that you have to cart four beach towels up and down for the duration of your stay, but really these are small things and did not get in the way of our wonderful holiday. Thank you Martinhal for a wonderful time! We Will be back soon!

Laure -

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Martinhal Beach Resort Location

We suggest flying into Faro airport (FAO) which is 1h 15min away, Lisbon (LIS) is only 2h 30min away and Seville (SVQ) 3h away. 

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