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First class resorts in Portugal

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Clara Campos

There are many first class resorts in Portugal Either by the beach, by golf courses or at the countryside, they offer wonderful conditions for your holidays.

First class resorts in Portugal are synonym of elegance. Either by the beach, by a golf course or at the countryside, they are perfect for your holidays.

My 6 favourite first class resorts in Portugal

Portugal offers a wide range of first class resorts. Many of them are concentrated in the Algarve, the most touristic region of the country; however, no matter if you are heading north, south or even the Portuguese archipelagos, namely Madeira and Azores, you will find the perfect first class resort for you.
Bellow are listed some of my favorite ones. I choose them mostly for the wonderful time I spend in all of them. Hope they provide you as good memories as they did to me.

Douro Palace Hotel

Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA

Address: Lugar do Carrapatelo

Santa Cruz do Douro

4640-423 Baião

Phone: + 351 254 880 000

Fax: +351 254 880 008



The views over Douro River are an highlight of this hotel. Another one is the open-air spa. Douro Palace is one of the most charming first class resorts in Portugal. Besides a magnificent restaurant, the hotel offers three bars. My favourite is the one by the pool. When the weather permits this is the perfect place for a drink.

Penha Longa Hotel

Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort

Address: Estrada da Lagoa Azul
Sintra – Linhó 2714 – 511

Phone: +351 21 924 9011

Fax: +351 21 924 9007


This is one of the most exclusive first class resorts in Portugal. It is nestled on the foothills of Sintra Mountains. It is situated amongst lush gardens and crystal lakes. Set on an estate dating back to the 14th century, the hotel is known for the luxury it offers.

The resort’s golf course is famed all over the world. Penha Longa is also known for its gastronomy. It offers three top restaurants. The il mercato serves exquisite Italian food; Midori offers all the best from the Japanese food; and the Arola, owned by the prestigious chef Sergi Arola.

Troia ResortTroia Resort – Aqualuz Suite Hotel Apartamentos Troia Mar & Rio

Address: Tróia – Carvalhal GDL

7570-789 Portugal

Phone: +351 265 499 000


This is one of the best beach first class resorts in Portugal. It allows you to enjoy 17km of sandy beaches. Besides the apartments, the 4 star resort also has an hotel. The services and facilities available are endless. This is the perfect spot for unforgettable holidays.

martinhal beach resort

Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel

Address: Quinta do Martinhal, Apartado 54

8650-908 Sagres – Portugal

Phone: +351 282 240 200

Fax: +351 282 240 260



This is one of the best first class resorts in Portugal. It is a five-star beachfront hotel. It is situated in the Sagres area. Its privileged position between the land and the sea makes it unique. All rooms have private balconies or terraces with ocean views.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the resort’s restaurant O Terraço. Every morning they serve a full buffet breakfast. At dinner indulge yourself with a meal prepared with Portuguese ingredients.

Pestana Porto Santo Resort

Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort & Spa

Address: Estrada Regional 120, Sitio do Campo de Baixo

9400-242 Porto Santo

Phone: +351 291 144 000

Fax: +351 291 144 099



The Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort & Spa is set on the breath taking Porto Santo beach. This hotel is surrounded by a huge garden. It offers two magnificent outdoor pools.
This is the right place for holidays without a care as the hotel is one of the first class resorts in Portugal operating under an “All inclusive” regime.

Porto Santo beach is an amazing sandy beach with 9km. It has therapeutic properties that help those who suffer from rheumatic problems.

Terra do Mar hotel

Terra do Mar Hotel – Azores Paradise Resort

Address: Hotel Terra do Mar


9700-355 Feteira

Terceira – Azores

Phone: +351 295 33 36 41


I just love the amazing rooms of this resort. They are distributed by the small coloured buildings. The hotel has two restaurants. They both serve absolutely delicious food. The resort is the ideal starting point to discover all that Terceira Island has to offer. Whale watching, diving, golf, fishing and trekking are some of the things you should not miss.

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