Images property of Estalagem da Ponta do Sol
Estalagem da Ponta do Sol is a cliffside design hotel on Madeira, the main island of the Portuguese archipelago comprised of four islands off the coast of Africa. Enter the hotel by taking an elevator from ground-level to the lobby up on a cliff. Estalagem da Ponta do Sol has been converted from an old quinta and incorporates traditional architecture with modern minimalist design. Choose one of 54 seaview and gardenview rooms. Enjoy big panoramic glass windows. Take in the spectacular views from the infinity pool - with the village of Ponta do Sol below, and terrace hills, mountains and banana plantations in the distance. Stroll through the property’s gardens where you can enjoy live concerts. Relax at the spa in a panoramic hydro massage bath. Try volcanic clay massage. Fall asleep to the wind and the ocean.
Images property of Furnas Lake Villas
Furnas Lake Villas is a boutique retreat in São Miguel, the biggest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago, surrounded by gardens, mountains, and forests in a volcanic basin that is Furnas. The 13 modern villas are built with local Japanese cedar wood, and sit on low concrete pillars over a man-made pond. The minimal Scandinavian design is complimented with neutral colours, floor-to-ceiling windows, a self-catering kitchen, and a fireplace. Stay in one of four Oak Studios or one of eight Japanese Villas, covered with locally grown wood called ‘cryptomeria’ (meaning ´hidden parts´). Alternatively, choose the Chestnut House - a traditional house with a large private porch. Furnas Lake Villas are the perfect base to start and end your Azores adventure. Enjoy the property’s many hiking trails, the lake, fruit gardens, and the swimming pool. Fall asleep to complete silence.
Images property of Areias do Seixo
Areias do Seixo is a destination hotel an hour outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Design, nature, and sustainability describe it best. The hotel is surrounded by pine trees and sand dunes, with the Atlantic in the distance, and is a perfect retreat for those looking to escape the world. Each room is different and tells a story. Choose one of Gold, Tree, Land or Love rooms, built with minimum impact to the environment and complete with log fireplaces, wooden patios, and views to the ocean, the dunes or the garden. Families and groups will love the villas and the townhouses available on the premises, with barbecues and outdoor swimming pools. Visit the spa for a dry sauna, or a turkish bath or therelaxation room and outdoor pool.
Images property of Sobreiras
Sobreiras is a rural contemporary hotel in Alentejo, Portugal, perfect for peace, privacy, and uninterrupted nature time. All rooms have private terraces and views of the beautiful countryside, filled with pine and cork oak trees, inviting the landscape to be a part of your experience. Enjoy the clean raw timber design, the refreshing infinity pool, and the clearest starry nights. Wander the orchard. Take a nap in the hammock. Live simply.
Images property of Pedras Salgadas
Become part of history as you stay at Pedras Salgadas - a 100 year old park, which used to be a holiday destination for royalty. Today the fashionable spa town is an intriguing mix of old world glamour revitalized with modern and sustainable design. Larger groups and family reunions will feel at home at one of the seven Eco Houses, built with nature as their foundation. A more adventurous traveler can choose to stay at the Tree House - a lightweight, self-supporting structure, designed with landscape integration in mind. Wander the premises, discovering the power of water in the hot springs and the lake.