Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

Santa and sandcastles? Spend Christmas and New Year on the beach at Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel in the Western Algarve

Press Release   •   Nov 01, 2011 15:08 GMT

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel,  the all new luxury resort in Portugal's sunny Western Algarve, has created a pair of unique festive packages that temptingly combine the traditional excitement of the season for all the family, with less than three hours travelling time from the UK and in temperatures above 20 degrees with an average of six hours sunshine each day.  

Both the four-night Christmas Package and three-night New Year's Package offer exceptional value for money and contain a full programme of fine dining and festive events (there's even an ice rink!) as well as accommodation in a choice of either a luxurious village house or at the stylish, 5 star 38-bedroom beach front hotel - and with a special 10% discount available for guests who book by Friday 5 November, 2010, this is the perfect opportunity for those looking to tuck into their mince pies under sunnier skies to enjoy the holiday season with a twist. 

Although it only opened in July this year, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is already being recognised as one of the finest luxury resorts in Europe. With a stunning location overlooking the sands of Martinhal Beach and a pristine backdrop of a protected national park, Martinhal is the perfect place for a get-away-from-it-all escape without leaving behind life’s little luxuries.  Designed to reflect the ethos of affordable, understated ‘barefoot luxury’, the resort boasts excellent environmental credentials combined with stunning contemporary design (courtesy of the acclaimed Conran&Partners) and world-class hospitality.  Add in a huge range of sporting facilities stretching from tennis, wind surfing and swimming to horse-riding, kite-surfing and mountain biking; a full-service spa; and incredible food and wines with a distinct Portuguese accent and it's clear that Martinhal offers all the necessary ingredients for a festive family break. 

Contrasting sunny skies and sandy shores Martinhal will be transformed into a winter wonderland, with a Christmas Market in the Village Square, and an ice-skating rink free for all guests to dance a figure of eight in the sunshine. On Christmas Eve guests can take delivery of their own potted Christmas tree which they can decorate in their own style and for those seeking inspiration a series of tree decorating workshops will be held throughout the day. (Guests staying until after the New Year can join in the fun as they replant their Christmas trees in the pinewood area of the resort on 2nd January). A comprehensive package of special events and happenings will have guests warming to the wintery theme with a world-renowned clairvoyant predicting fortunes for the coming year, a Christmas concert with a children’s choir, mulled wine, a Christmas stocking for each party and a visit from Santa on Christmas day bearing gifts for the children.  There will also be circus skills workshops, puppet shows and football, tennis and padel tennis tournaments for the whole family. Alternatively guests can unwind with daily yoga on the beach, a Tai Chi session at Finisterra Spa, book a spa treatment at 50% off the usual rates or have a lazy afternoon in the hotel’s movie theatre with a classic movie. For the ‘grown ups’ Martinhal offers a ‘Casino Royal’ on 24th, 26th and 30th December and 1st January and tutored Portuguese wine tasting.  

With so much being included in the price, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel continues to set the standard for affordable luxury with both festive packages offering excellent value for money at prices starting from just €250 per person per night, with considerable discounts available for children.  The Christmas Package, for example, includes full-board accommodation and return transfers from Faro Airport, plus full use of all the regular and seasonal facilities.  The price for this four-night package costs from €1,000 per person in a two bedroom Grand Deluxe House, which can accommodate up to four adults.  For accommodation in Hotel Martinhal, the price is from €1,164 (based on two sharing), with arrival on 23rd December and departure on 27th December.  These packages can be extended on a B&B basis for just €85 per person in the Grand Deluxe House and €115 per person at Hotel Martinhal.  Children receive substantial discounts according to their age; so there's 25% off the adult rate for children aged 11-16 years; 50% off for those aged 4-10 years; and 75% off for those aged up to 3 years.

The three night New Year's Package, from 30th December to 2nd January, also includes full-board accommodation and return transfers from Faro Airport, plus full use of all the regular and seasonal facilities as well as a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner followed by a party in the Village Square with open bar.  The package costs from €825 per person in a two bedroom Grand Deluxe House for up to four adults, or from €960 per person at Hotel Martinhal (based on two sharing).  Extra nights are available on B&B basis for just €85 per person in the Grand Deluxe House and €115 per person at Hotel Martinhal.  The same child discounts (outlined above) apply.  Please note that prices quoted above do not include the 10% early booking discount.

To book call Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel 00351 282 240 200 or email


For further press information contact Anthea Yabsley at IDeal PR on 0208 578 6777 or email or Judith Watson on 0207 372 7732 or email


In a stunning position overlooking Martinhal Beach and set within a protected natural park, Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel is located close to the historic town of Sagres on the unspoiled Western Algarve. Featuring a 38 bedroom five star hotel and a selection of spacious family houses, the essence of the resort is one of affordable, understated luxury and genuine hospitality.