Featuring an exclusive five star hotel and touristic village with a collection of luxurious spacious family homes and hotel rooms, the essence of the resort is one of understated luxury and genuine hospitality. Stylish, contemporary architecture complements the organic personality of the resort, which has been shaped to blend effortlessly into the surrounding Natural Park.
The facilities at Martinhal include a choice of heated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gym, the Finisterra Spa, a multi-purpose court, Tennis and Padel tennis courts, a number of kids clubs and village stores. Leisure options are plentiful and cater for different tastes, different ages and different needs.
Martinhal also offers some of the freshest, tastiest and most interesting food and wine in Portugal. Based on a philosophy of using genuine Portuguese produce of the highest quality and following time-honored methods of preparation, the resort is one of the best in the Algarve to appreciate delicious national and regional cuisine.
Traditional recipes have been re-invented with flair and imagination at O Terraço, Hotel Martinhal’s elegant dining restaurant. The freshest fish and seafood can be savoured at As Dunas, a stylish beachfront eatery with the resort’s lively beach club next door. And Os Gambozinos, the informal bistro-style café in the Village Square offers wood-fired pizzas, pasta, and salads.
There are a number of investment opportunities in the houses at Martinhal and some with guaranteed rental returns. With so much to see and to do at Martinhal you might wonder if you will ever find the time to venture out into the nearby area.
When you do you will be rewarded by finding 26 golf courses within a one hour drive (the nearest only 10 minutes away). There are 22 beaches in a 30 minute drive; ranging from exquisite pebbly coves to long sweeping stretches of sand where you will only find fabulous waves from the Atlantic Ocean occupying the beach.
Swimming, snorkelling, diving, fishing, surfing, body boarding (a local speciality), wind surfing - these are all close at hand as are a wide range of activities including horse riding, trekking, mountain biking.
For those with shopping in mind, Sagres offers a good range of local shops including a large supermarket and banks. There is a local market just 10 minutes down the road at Vila do Bispo. The bustling and historic town of Lagos is 30 minutes away and offers a complete range of local and tourist shopping as well as traditional markets.
Food and wine are an important part of Portuguese culture and there is plenty of variety in what is on offer nearby ranging from simple home cooked food to regional specialities to gourmet standard. Wine from the Algarve region, as well as the nearby Alentejo region, is now attracting burgeoning support from international wine critics.