With beautiful beaches, magnificent mountains and an uplifting year-round climate, Portugal provides the perfect place to indulge your senses and revive your mind, body and spirit. So sit back, relax and enjoy this roundup of some of the country’s most desirable retreats.
100km east of Lisbon, in the hills near the delightful town of Évora, the Imani country house provides the perfect place to unwind and enjoy peace and quiet as well as first-rate facilities and hospitality. Whether you want to lie back in a hammock against a backdrop of a thick cedar forest, chill out in one of the two swimming pools, or enjoy the artworks and antiques that adorn the property, the Imani country house offers an oasis of luxurious laid-back comfort.
Vila Joya, Albufeira
Travel 25 miles from Faro airport and you arrive at a tranquil cliff-top paradise overlooking the ocean. Surrounded by serene gardens and superb sea views, Villa Joya offers its patrons a two-star Michelin restaurant, a variety of spa treatments, steam room, Jacuzzi, two outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts and a gym. Villa Joya is as renowned for the quality of its food as for its relaxing facilities.
Areias do Seixo, Santa Cruz
This stylish eco-conscious boutique hotel is just 50km north of Portugal’s capital, Lisbon. Nestled behind the sand dunes that border the gorgeous Praia do Seixo beach, Areias do Seixo is a welcoming retreat where you can rest and rejuvenate in idyllic surroundings. From the Ayurvedic spa to the delicious locally sourced food and the nightly bonfires and free wine, this stand-out sanctuary offers a range of enjoyable ways to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.
The rustic Muxima farmhouse-turned-guesthouse stands on the border of the Costa Vicentina National Park, south-east Portugal. Enveloped in the relaxing scent of lavender, eucalyptus and jasmine from the property’s substantial grounds, Muxima is inescapably relaxing. It is also environmentally-friendly – and indulgent too, especially where food is concerned. With a natural swimming pool in the garden, hammocks in the trees and sleeping beds on the veranda, this blissfully serene spot is the perfect place to re-charge your batteries.
Casa do Rio, Vila Nova de Foz Côa
This elegant wooden lodge overlooks the Douro Valley. Swimmers can take advantage of the infinity pool, the natural lagoons and the crystal-clear water of the Douro river, which runs through the Casa do Rio gardens. There’s also a boat available on which guests can take trips along the river. With personalised service and outstanding food, guests can enjoy first-class comfort and care in this tranquil haven.
Fazenda Nova, Tavira
A beautifully renovated 19th-century house, Fazenda Nova provides a tranquil hideaway in the heart of the Algarve’s lush countryside. The small size of Fazenda Nova means guests can receive personal attention to their every need. The owners also grow a wide variety of organic fruit, vegetables and herbs, which their Portuguese chef puts to very good use. Guests can even help to harvest the gardens’ produce, if they wish to.
For thousands of years, Portugal has helped people let go of their tensions and truly unwind. And now, with One Select Properties, you can enjoy your own Portuguese luxury retreat. Our wide range of properties offer comfortable living and a chance to soak up the heavenly ambience that only the Algarve can offer. We have lots of luxurious properties to choose from. Take a look, and discover your personal Portuguese paradise.