The Maldives islands are home to some of the very best scuba diving in the world. Even if you’re not a diver, snorkelling in the warm waters offers wonderful opportunities to spot a wide variety of marine life. Some resorts have their own diving schools, whilst others have their own reefs and you may even see whale sharks.
Located in the unspoilt western Algarve, 15 minutes walk from the historic port of Sagres, Martinhal occupies a stunning position overlooking the beach. This is a luxury hotel situated in a protected national park, surrounded by sand dunes and overlooking a wonderful bay. Of contemporary and stylish design, with great facilities and activities, it is no wonder couples and families return here time and again.
There are several room types varying from “Terraces & Beach Rooms” to “Family Houses” sleeping up to 6 people. There is also a private collection of villas which sleep up to 10 people. Whether staying in the hotel or self-catering houses, guests can use all the resort facilities including the restaurants.
Martinhal prides itself on serving genuine, authentic Portuguese produce. There are 3 restaurants to choose from, all of which are child friendly with kids menus and play areas supervised by a member of the Kids Club. “O Terraco” is an authentic Portuguese eatery, “As Dunas” is a beachfront seafood restaurant and “Os Gambozinos” a popular Italian in the “Square”.
Kids Clubs & Childcare
The kids clubs and facilities are vast with 3300 sqm purely dedicated to children’s play areas and meeting points. There is a creche for 6-30 months and clubs aimed at 2-16 years old. Depending on the age, there is a varied programme including arts & crafts, games and sports activities. For older kids, there is a sports academy where they can learn new skills such as windsurfing, surfing, tennis, football and swimming. Other activities include biking, dolphin watching, t.shirt painting and mocktail contests amongst many.
Pools & Beaches
A 3 minute walk takes you down to the beautiful sandy beach. There are also 5 pools to choose from which are spread around the grounds, 2 of which are ideal for families.
Finistera SPA – an oasis of calm with 6 treatment rooms
5 swimming pools
Creche & clubs from 6 months to 16 years (payable in peak season)
Bike tours & bikes to hire
Watersports station for surfing, body boarding, stand up paddle, kitesurfing, kayaking, windsurfing and swimming
Fishing & dolphin watching
Walking & bike tours
Pilates, yoga & zumba classes
Map and travel information
Direct UK flights to Faro in 3 hours
Transfers to Martinhal
Private transfers from Faro airport to Martinhal in approximately 1 hour 30 minutes