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  • About this holiday

    A family holiday to the five star Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel near Sagres offers a fantastic family experience. With a children's club catering for children from 6 months old, the Martinhal Resort offers a wealth of experiences and activities for all the family. Adults can enjoy the spa, gym, and water sports whilst the children are entertained with a variety of games at the children's club. Set in a national park, the Martinhal Beach Resort combines fun family holidays with breathtaking views of the Atlantic. Find out more about family activity holidays to the Martinhal Beach Resort.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Faro. Distance from the airport 120kms from Faro Airport, approximately 1hr 15 mins drive. Hire car or private transfer can be arranged with child seats on request.


    Complimentary sports swimming pools and beach.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways London Gatwick to Faro, private transfers and room only accommodation.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a family holiday at the Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel are for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under twelve for seven nights sharing Villas Mimosa. 

    Low Season £3,990
    High Season £5,450
    Many other room types are available on request from us. The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel near Sagres is a luxury five star resort perched on gently sloping cliffs above the spectacular Martinhal beach.

    Hotel description

    The Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel blends modern luxury with nature in a village-like atmosphere, set in a protected National Park a kilometre from Sagres, the Algarve’s most westerly harbour. This part of the Algarvian coastline is relatively unknown and the land slopes away gently into the sea until you reach the mainland’s most westerly point at the Cabo São Vicente. Here the dramatic cliffs fall away into the Atlantic and the views out to sea are truly breathtaking.
    The Martinhal Beach Resort offers accommodation in different styles, from the small but beautifully designed Martinhal Hotel to large luxury villas and smaller more intimate town houses. Spread out across the rural landscape of the nature reserve, there is plenty of room for all guests and the focal point is the village square where the children’s club, the gymnasium and two of the resort’s five swimming pools and reception are situated.
    Club 98 is the magnificent sports club, with two indoor tennis courts and ‘padel’ courts, a multi-purpose outdoor playing field and its own swimming pool. Numerous activities can be booked at the Martinhal Beach Resort including windsurfing, kayaking and skimming. Equipment for all the watersports can be hired from the Beach Club, which is set just above Martinhal beach. There are numerous world class golf courses within a stone’s throw of the resort. Find out more about the fantastic activities available at Martinhal Beach Resort.
    There are three restaurants at the Martinhal Beach Resort, from the fine-dining O Terraço situated in the Hotel to the lively bistro-style O Gambozinhos in the village square and the As Dunas family restaurant, with a spectacular position over looking the beach.
    The Finisterra Spa is situated in its own secluded grounds, offering a wide selection of treatments and massages using the exclusive Terraké brand and Voya range which is 100% organic. The emphasis is on relaxation and well being and the muted décor and luxury comfort blend in seamlessly with the natural surrounding environment.

    The Martinhal's Raposinhos Club, which caters for babies from 6 – 23 months has a wide range of books, toys and games for the children to enjoy throughout the day and older children from 2-9 years old are entertained in two different clubs which organise both indoor and outdoor activities.
    In the summer months evening entertainment is organized for children in the Village Square while the parents enjoy their supper at the bistro restaurant.


    Near Sagres, the Algarve

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    1 hour 15 minutes

    Closest airport

    Faro Airport

    Room types

    Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel has 37 luxury rooms and suites which have tea making facilities, a Nespresso coffee machine, mini bar, telephone, a safe, Wi-fi, Satellite TV and a bose iPod docking station.
    Terrace rooms are situated in the main hotel building, have their own terrace and lawn area for relaxing outdoors and the Beach rooms are in clusters of four, overlooking the beach, just a short walk from the hotel.
    Beach Suites there are only 2 beach suites, which have an impressive mezzanine lay out, with a living room downstairs opening to a private terrace and a large open-plan bedroom upstairs with a large private terrace. The Beach Suites can interconnect with a beach room, which is perfect for older children.

    Martinhal Village
    Ocean Houses
    Carefully arranged in small terraced groups just behind the Hotel Martinhal, there are 49 Grand Deluxe 2 bedroom houses and 6 Master Deluxe 3 bedroom houses.
    The houses either have 2 or 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living and dining room, 2 bathrooms, one with bath and one with shower, hairdryer, safe and balcony or terrace with full or partial sea views.

    Bay Houses
    The Bay Houses (16 Grand Deluxe 2 bedroom and 12 Master Deluxe 3 bedroom) are located on the eastern side of the resort and are the most spacious and secluded properties. Each house has a garden area, which is perfect for children.
    All houses have either 2 or 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, one with bath and one with shower, hairdryer and safe and living/dining area and kitchen.

    Garden Houses
    The 39 Garden Houses are the ideal choice for parents with younger children and offer 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms. Arranged around an attractive parkland area, the houses are substantial semi-detached villas set within a walled, private garden. The children’s Oasis pool is situated at the centre of the parkland.
    All houses feature a living/dining area, fully fitted kitchen and either one or two bathrooms with bath or shower.

    Pinewoods Houses
    Positioned along the edge of a pine forest, each house has its own private swimming pool (4m x 8 m), and a garden. There are two or three bedroom houses available.

    Facilities All villas in the Martinhal Resort have Voya amenities (75ml bath gel + shampoo + body milk + soap), 32” satellite television with multi-channel selection and video on demand, wireless internet access and telephone. Fully equipped kitchens and daily maid service.

    Independently owned villas on request
    Villas Mimosa
    These are independently owned townhouses on the edge of the resort and are either two or three bedroomed houses, with a parking bay at the front of the house. Use of the resort’s facilities is complimentary when staying in one of the townhouses.
    Luxury Private Villas
    There are also 3 and 4 bedroomed luxury private villas for rent, which are also privately owned, so vary in décor and layout, but all have a private swimming pool. Guests in the luxury villas have full use of the resort’s facilities.

    Hotel facilities and services

    3 restaurants, 2 snack bars, an ice cream shop, 5 swimming pools, tennis, sports club and gym, spa, beach, watersports, BMX Pump track. Find out more about leisure facilities at the Martinhal Beach Resort.
    There are the following pools at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel: 1 outdoor swimming pool at the Sports Club which is popular with teenagers, 1 indoor/outdoor pool in the Village Square and a separate toddler pool, the Beach Club pool over looking the beach and the Oasis pool, which has a ‘beach entry’ slope, popular with youngsters.

    Water sports

    Chargeable watersports available.

    Land sports

     Chargeable sports include Tennis, ‘Padel’ courts, bike hire and gym are available.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

     Championship Penina Golf course, near Lagos (20 mins drive away), the Parque de Floresta Golf Club (about 10 minutes drive away), jeep safaris into the Monchique Mountains, Birdwatching and photography. Shopping in Lagos. Cabo Sao Vicente lighthouse and the town of Sagres, with Henry the Navigator’s Maritime school and fortress.

    Highlights for families are Aqualand near Lagoa, about 45 minutes drive away, numerous beaches on the Algarve coast and the Atlantic coast.

    Sports nearby


    Children under 16 may not use the Spa. Children require supervision at all times when swimming or near the pools and on the beach. Children over 10 years old may use the watersports facilities. Interconnecting rooms available on request. First cot is complimentary. Children up to 8 years eat free of charge if parents acquire the meal supplement, and children 9-12 receive 50% off.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 2 nights applies year-round in Martinhal Village and Villas, minimum stay of 7 nights throughout July & August in Martinhal Village and Villas.

    Other information

    Children's Club: The Raposinhos Club’ creche is for 6 to 23 months, pre-bookable two hour slots, payable per session at about Euros 29 per 2-hourly session. The Kids club is for 2 to 5 years old, two hourly sessions, payable per session at about Euros 14 to Euros 24 per 2-hourly session. The Fox Club is for 6 to 9 years old, two hourly sessions, payable per session at about Euros 12 to 22 per 2-hourly session .There are plenty of activities on offer for all ages in the clubs, including books, games and outdoor activities in the summer months. Older children aged 10 to 17 are catered for in the Explorer and Blast Club with numerous facilities from tennis to watersports. Evening entertainment in the summer months for children.
    Babysitting: Available on request. Book at least 24 hours in advance. Maximum 3 children per baby-sitter. Cost is from Euros 14 to Euros 22 per hour depending on numbers and time of day.
    Children's entertainment: DVDs, books and games. The Blue Room is a self-contained games room in the Village Square with video games, table tennis and table football.
    Medical services: There is a nurse on site everyday and on call during the night. The nearest hospital is in Portimao, about 20 minutes drive away.
    Family dining: The As Dunas Family Restaurant and the Gambozinhos bistro style restaurant.
    Family rooms: Beach Suites can interconnect with a Beach Room to sleep 4. One, Two and Three Bedroom Houses are available, sleeping from 2 to 6 people according to size. Independently owned villas are available on request, sleeping from 4 to 8 people according to size.
    Children's amenities: Cots and highchairs available on request. A pre-bookable baby pack, including bottle sterilise and potty. Safety gates, baby baths and pushchairs can also be booked.


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