Martinhal Sagres Beach Family ResortSagres, Algarve / Portugal
Set within a protected natural park and located on Portugal’s unspoiled Western Algarve, the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort faces picturesque beauty in every direction. Built on a sunny coastal landscape with lush, wild gardens, every luxury suite guarantees a panoramic backdrop, with plenty for guests to explore. All accommodation has been elegantly furnished by a leading British architect, and ensures maximum comfort whether your stay is in the hotel complex itself or one of the lavish private villas.
What to love
- With a fantastic family friendly ethos, Martinhal has a creche and number of different supervised kids clubs with ages ranging from 6 months to late teens.
- The Martinhal resort is home to three gastronomic restaurants. O Terraco serves contemporary Portuguese dishes, As Dunas fresh seafood and Os Gambozinnos authentic Italian.
- Built with its very own sports club, the Martinhal resort has two full-sized tennis courts, five luxurious swimming pools and a large sports field.
What to know
- The Martinhal Village houses and villas are ideal for families: each has from two or five bedrooms, with the villas boasting fully quipped kitchens.
- Just a stone’s throw away from the beachfront and the North Atlantic Ocean, neighbouring a National Park.
- Martinhal features Football and Tennis academies where boys and girls learn new techniques from the fully trained and experienced instructors.
Located on the sun drenched coast of Portugal’s Western Algarve, not only is the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort home to an unspoiled stretch of coastal beaches, it’s also something of a cultural hub. Sitting in the middle of a protected natural park, the resort is just a short walk to the historic town of Sagres, home to vibrant markets and a picturesque harbour.
Inspired by the local beauty and architecture that surrounds the resort, Martinhal’s accommodation has been designed with a hint of Western Algarve charm. Each suite features a chic, mellow colour scheme, offset by the timber and wicker furnishings created by British furniture designer Michael Sodeau. Every en-suite room inside the Martinhal hotel is styled with an open plan design and large, French windows, letting the colours of the private gardens surrounding the resort burst into the room.
Each suite has a private wooden terrace and lawn area, perfectly suited for long afternoons under the sun. Guests may alternatively opt for one of Martinhal’s luxury houses or villas. Designed with intentional ocean, garden or forest views, each small house has been created ‘upside down’, allowing the living areas to receive the most of the surrounding scenery. Visitors staying at these lavish houses still receive full access to the resort’s facilities.
Purpose built for rejuvenation, the Martinhal resort features its own sports club, which consists of two tennis courts, two PADEL courts and a full sized sports field for guests to use. Five large swimming pools are also spread throughout the outdoor concourse, supported by a collection of fresh juice bars. Those seeking further indulgence will find a fondness for the resort’s Finisterra spa area. Designed with six treatment rooms, trained therapists provide a selective list of massages, rituals and treatments, made from 100 per cent organic ingredients.
Each of Martinhal’s premier gastronomic restaurants offers a sophisticated, fine dining experience. O Terraco, with its ocean views, introduces its diners to Portuguese delicacies alongside a contemporary menu. Alternatively, As Dunas and Os Gambozinos serve a fresh fish medley and Italian a la carte menu, respectively.
When to travel
Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the Algarve is a super year round warm destination. Outside of the peak travel months it can be a little chilly in the evenings and summer afternoons can get breezy. Rain is unlikely. Best times to visit: May - August Good times to visit: September, October and April.
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is located in the south of Portugal near the town of Sagres, in the western Algarve.
Faro International airport (FAO) is 1 hour 15 minutes on a private or shared transfer to the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort.
Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is an oasis for families, with childcare, academies and activities to keep every child more than happy, whatever their interest. The beautiful beach is also a winner!
Club Crèche (6 - 30 months)
The Crèche has lots of toys, games and puzzles to keep tiny minds occupied. It caters for children from 6 to 30 months and is open all year round.
Baby Concierge: Hassle free travelling with babies and small children is their specialty. Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort offers you the opportunity to pre-book baby equipment - from small items like door protectors, thermometers, potties, bottle sterilisers & warmers, to bigger items like safety gates, baby cots, baby baths and even pushchairs. They also offer a wide variety of lotions, nappies, baby food and other items in their shop, Mercado, located on the Village Square.
Baby sitting: Baby sitting is also available on request.
Raposhinos Kids Club (2.5 to 5 years)
“Raposinhos” means “little fox” and children there are encouraged to be the same – active and inquisitive. Children can try their hand at face painting or join an outdoor treasure hunt. Simple arts and crafts using everyday materials works wonders for the imagination, and youngsters can spend hours making all sorts of colourful items to show proud parents. The Kids Club caters for children from 2.5 to 5 years and is open all year round.
Fox Club (6 to 8 years)
During the school holidays, the 6 to 8 year olds are catered for in the Fox Club, which has a program with indoor and outdoor supervised activities that will spark the interest of this age group. Activities like T-Shirt printing and cookery classes are always popular. Furthermore there is the Blue Room and a creatively designed children’s playground – featuring a “helicopter” as its centrepiece!
During high season, there is also a Sunset Club available to 3 to 9 year olds in the evenings including dinner. Please note that for all Children’s Clubs there is a limited number of spaces available. To guarantee a space for your child, they recommend you pre-book your sessions. All Clubs are centrally located at the Village Square and are run by an experienced and enthusiastic team who will ensure your child has a holiday to remember. Rates are indicative and subject to change. Limited availability, advanced booking required.
Explorers and Adventure Club (9 to 16 years)
During the holiday season, your 9 to 12 year olds will enjoy themselves at the Explorers Club while teenagers between 13 and 16 years old will find their thing at the Adventure Club. These Clubs are the ideal meeting point for your tweens and teens and offer a special activity program with active outdoor activities like windsurfing, dolphin watching, junior lifeguard courses, bike trips and other fun and more relaxed activities, like for example a cocktail contest accompanied by the fully trained and experienced leisure team. Some activities are free of charge but there is a charge for other activities.
The Martinhal cinema, at the Blue Room will show evening movies to suit this age group. Martinhal also features Football and Tennis academies where boys and girls can polish their skills or learn new techniques from the fully trained and experienced instructors.
Tennis Academy: Youngsters from the age of 6 can give tennis a go at Martinhal’s Tennis Academy. The Martinhal Tennis academy is open from Monday to Friday during the main school holiday periods and is open to boys and girls of all abilities. Absolute beginners can try their hand at the Roger Federer Academy, while the Novak Djokovic Academy caters for experienced junior players up to the age of 18. The fully trained and experienced instructors encourage children of all ages to develop their interest in tennis and help polish techniques and teach essential skills such as shot selection and serving. Friendly tournaments are also organized for participants.
Football Academy: Children and youngsters up to 18 year olds with a passion for football can take the first steps to becoming the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo at Martinhal’s Football Academy. Football courses are available for ages 6 to 12 and intermediate and advanced courses run for 13 to 18-year-olds, with fully trained and experienced staff catering for any age and skill level. As well as basic fitness and technique work, the Martinhal Football Academy includes mini tournaments. The Martinhal Academies run during the main school holiday periods. As both Academies are very popular and places are limited, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
The Blue Room: The Blue Room, named after the tube created by a breaking wave that surfers try and ride in, is a self-contained space located in the Village Square. Stylishly designed with a futuristic look, this is where older children can absorb themselves in the latest video games, or team up and indulge in more traditional pastimes such as table football. There’s also a great selection of board games to choose from. The Blue Room at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is free to enter and is an unsupervised leisure facility for all children – it is especially suitable for ages eight and above.
Family Spa: In order to be able to share the healthful benefits of the Spa experience with your kids, Finisterra Spa has created some specially designed family treatments. Enjoy a day of spa pampering together with a relaxing parent/child massage, a nourishing manicure or a soothing facial. Young mums and dads can also bring their baby to watch and learn adequate baby massage techniques which they can apply at home, strengthening the bonds between parent and baby. The baby massage is a set of movements designed to help eliminate the usual cramps and soothe the baby, contributing to a more restful sleep. Finisterra Spa designed a range of Tween and Teen treatments that introduces younger guests to the joys and benefits of spa therapies like massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, and pedicures. All teen treatments are specifically designed and tailored to meet the needs of young skins. Youngsters will also receive useful advice on how to take good care of young skins and will be taught adequate beauty routines.
Swimming Pools Two swimming pools grace the Village Square and are ideal for families. One generously sized pool spans indoors and outdoors. Adjacent is another smaller pool designed for toddlers. A juice and snack bar offers poolside service.
Youngsters in particular are drawn to the Oasis Pool, an imaginatively designed beach entry free-form swimming pool that forms the centre piece of the Garden Houses area.
Another generously sized pool forms part of Club 98, Martinhal’s tennis and sports centre, and is popular with teenaged guests. Also at Club 98 you will find a smaller sized pool ideal for toddlers. A dedicated bar offers a range of food and drink options. Martinhal’s fifth pool area is located at the entrance of the Resort. The 18m pool and adjacent baby pool are open during the summer months for the exclusive use of the Vilas Mimosa guests.
Watersports Centre The Water Sports Centre, located on the Martinhal Beach, is where guests can hire equipment for windsurfing and other watersports. Martinhal Bay is renowned for its off-shore breeze and is a perfect place to polish technique or learn new skills. Windsurfing, skimming and kayaking activities are available.