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Hotel Review: Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel – in Portugal’s Algarve

Have you ever been anywhere that seems surreal?

Like such a perfect place that you both want to tell everybody you know about it and nobody at all so you can keep it your own little secret?

That’s how we feel about Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in the Algarve, near Sagres, Portugal.

Located about half an hour from Lagos, Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel sprawls across over a hundred acres of beachfront property, with views of coastal bluffs, small islands, and the best sunsets we’ve seen in Europe.

Hotel Martinhal Beach Rooms - Exterior (2)

The perfect place for a family vacation, Martinhal has the full set up for traveling with children. From high chairs and kid-friendly furniture in the rooms to playgrounds and care centers on the property, parents with children will be able to get some serious rest and relaxation at Martinhal.

While the main hotel portion of the resort only has a dozen rooms, there are villas and village houses for your accommodation depending on your needs.

It’s hard to imagine running out of things to do at the resort. From the beach to fitness classes, activities, shopping, and the beautiful pools, you could stay busy for days. And if you crave the pampering that only a spa can provide, Martinhal has a beautiful spa on site as well.

Hotel Martinhal view onto Martinhal beach

With eight restaurants and snack bars on the property, all with amazing local ingredients and delicious food, you certainly won’t go hungry, and the restaurants are child-friendly as well. Your kids will love the children’s menus.

The staff at Martinhal are wonderful. Between entertaining children at mealtimes to ensuring you have everything you need, they’re friendly and accommodating. If you need recommendations of where to go in Sagres if you want to explore the tiny town, or need a car to be called, they are happy to help you.

Hotel Martinhal front view

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Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel is a hidden gem, and it’s not hard to imagine why they are Europe’s leading villa resort.


ADDRESS: Quinta do Martinhal 8650-908 Sagres, Portugal

AMENITIES:  Free WIFI, TV, Hair dryer,  Toiletries, Fitness Facilities, Beach, Pool, Breakfast, Restaurants, Spa, Daycare, Cafes, Juice bars, supermarket, shops


YOU CAN WALK TO: All over the resort.


OVERALL IMPRESSION: Perfect family vacation spot, luxurious while being child friendly.