Disclosure: This post is part of a hosted stay that was provided at no cost to me. All opinions are my own.
Once believed to be the “end of the world”, Sagres, Portugal is a quaint village located in the Algarve region of Portugal. Approximately a three-hour drive from Lisbon, Sagres is home to a stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. During my recent visit to Portugal with Martinhal Resorts, we spent a night at the Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort. It’s a great place for the entire family – with activities that adults and kids of all ages can enjoy.
Review of the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel in Sagres Portugal
The Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is the original Martinhal resort. This five-star family resort opened in 2010 within a National Park, and the beautiful surroundings are a big part of the resort’s charm. It’s the type of resort where families can enjoy individual activities if they choose, but can also spend the whole vacation together. The atmosphere is casual and relaxed, and all of the families we saw really seemed to be enjoying their stay. Like the Martinhal resort in Cascais, the Martinhal Sagres caters to families, and children are welcome throughout the resort.
The Family Amenities at the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
I was so impressed with all of the family amenities at the resort. The highlight is the Village Square, which is where you’ll find the kids clubs including the creche (a nursery). Children are permitted at the kids’ clubs from age 6 months, and it’s recommended that families reserve in advance. Morning and afternoon sessions are offered, and an additional fee applies. Kids are separated by ages, and there are a number of programs offered each day. A schedule is provided so families can decide which programs would work best for their kids.
In the Village Square, you’ll also find the M Bar (which has a little “kids’ bar” area), Os Gambazinos (the Italian restaurant), a small market, a kids’ play area with trampolines and a bounce house, a real estate office, and the bike rental shop.
For those adventurous families, bike rentals and bike tours are offered. Helmets are included with a rental, and families can also choose to add on a GPS device to guide them on their bike ride. The rental shop has a variety of products including bike trailers, mountain bikes, and balance bikes. Kids can also choose to take their bikes to one of the two “pump tracks” for a little adventure.
Family concierges are available to help families get anything they may need during their stay, including high chairs, bottle warmers, and baby gates. The restaurants were always filled with children, and each has a special supervised kids’ corner where children can play while their parents finish their meals.
The Activities at the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
As a beach resort, there are lots of family activities offered on the beach, including stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing, and kayaking. There are also a number of activities taking place throughout the resort, like a baby disco party, mocktail creation, and art creation. Families receive a schedule of activities when checking in. Tennis and PADEL courts, sports fields, a fitness room, and multiple swimming pools are also offered at the resort. There’s also a full-service spa on property.
The Rooms at the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
The Martinhal Sagres Beach Resort almost appears to be multiple resorts in one. The hotel section of the resort has 37 rooms, including 2 duplex suites. Room amenities include free WiFi, towel warmers, cable television, balconies/patios, and Voya toiletries.
In addition to the hotel rooms, there are small “houses” within the Martinhal Village, including Ocean Houses, Bay Houses, Garden Houses, and the Pinewoods. These all offer a kitchen, washer/dryer, and multiple bedrooms. Some have private pools. The resort also has 45 luxury villas.
Restaurants at the Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort
While families in the villages or villas can prepare their own meals, there are also numerous family-friendly restaurants on property. Os Gambozinos is the pizza and pasta restaurant located in the village. For seafood lovers, As Dunas offers fresh seafood with gorgeous views of the Atlantic Ocean. O Terraço, located in the main building, serves traditional Portuguese cuisine for breakfast and dinner. We dined at all three restaurants, and the meals were all fantastic. I could easier have eaten all of my meal at those three restaurants.
The Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort is such a relaxing, fun place for a family to visit. It would be great to combine a visit to the Algarve with stays in Cascais and Lisbon. To learn more, visit their website.
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