Less than an hour from Lisbon, the beach-side haven of Areias do Seixo is set amongst pine trees, sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. A boutique hotel, the fourteen rooms provide a stylish and comfortable retreat in which to relax and enjoy the view.
The fourteen rooms are individually styled with a combination of Scandinavian minimalism alongside Turkish and Moroccan influences
Townhouses and Villas are the perfect retreat for families or groups of friends, each offering its own private pool
Pay a visit to the spa for an Ayurvedic massage or relaxing aromatherapy treatment
Enjoy a truly local meal at the restaurant, made using herbs from the garden and fish from the nearby market
Overlooking Mexilhoeira beach and the Atlantic Ocean, Areias do Seixo is a charming boutique hotel located just 45 minutes north of Lisbon. With log fireplaces, sea views and chich design-driven rooms, Areias do Seixo is as sophisticated an eco-friendly hotel as you could ever hope to find.
Taking its inspiration from Scandinavian minimalism, combined perfectly with Turkish and Moroccan influences, guests are drawn in by the rooms at Areias do Seixo, each of which has a warm and welcoming atmosphere. All are individually designed, offering style and character thanks to natural, repurposed materials and fabrics. The majority of rooms offer uninterrupted sea views and a terrace for complete privacy while genuinely friendly staff cater to your ever need.
The restaurant at Areias do Seixo is eco-friendly and sustainable with a focus on having a low environmental impact. Using local ingredients, the restaurant produces contemporary Portuguese meals that are fresh and organic. With herbs and vegetables from the hotel garden, and fish caught in the nearby Atlantic Ocean, it doesn't get any fresher than this!
For those looking to relax, Areias do Seixo's spa is the perfect location. Hidden away, peace and tranquillity await here thanks to the rejuvenating treatments on offer. Choose between aromatherapy, phytotherapy or Ayurvedic massage, and unwind in the Turkish bath. Alternatively, start the day with a yoga class followed by a dip in the outdoor pool. In the afternoon, take one of the hotel's bicycles with a packed picnic or go surfing with gear from the hotel's partner on the beach. After only a couple of nights here, you'll feel relaxed and rejuvenated with a renewed appreciation of and connection with the ocean - Portuguese style.
When to visit
The rooms here are beyond romantic with spectacular bathrooms and views.
Areias do Seixo is only 45 minutes north of central Lisbon and set on the golden sands of Portugal's west coast.
British Airways, Air Portugal and Easyjet fly direct to Lisbon with several flights a day. The flight time is about 2 hours 40 minutes and Areias do Seixo is a 50-minute drive from the airport.
A gastronomic tour of Lisbon
Discover Lisbon through its flavours with a walk through the city, sampling the gastronomic highlights from Ginginha to Pastel de Nata. Strolling the streets, you’ll experience the lively soul of the city with its cafe culture and vibrant heart.
The rolling hills north of Lisbon are home to the medieval town of Obidos, a treasure trove of art and architecture, and a half-day tour with your private guide brings this exquisite wealth to life.
Discover Aveiro and Coimbra
Venture south of Porto, travelling along the coast to the enchanting town of Aveiro. Here you'll admire the picturesque canals before continuing south to Coimbra, the charming, medieval capital of Portugal and an ancient university town.
Discover the charming and UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra with your private guide, strolling the historic streets and soaking in the delightful character of the old city.
Evora walking tour
This tour invites you to know Évora, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage City, due to its excellent preservation along the centuries. We can even tell you that little difference exists between walking in Évora today or some centuries ago.
Exclusive Access to Jeronimos Monastery
The Jeronimos Monastery is one of the most decorative churches in Portugal, a highly ornate monastery that is situated in the Belem district of Lisbon.
Exclusive private wine tasting at Dona Maria Winery
Situated in the Portuguese region of Alentejo, this palace-like 18th century house has become a landmark, not only for its beauty but also for its history and the quality of the wine produced there.
Estremoz is a small town surrounded by abundant marble quarries and famous for its handcrafted small charming clay figurines.
Fado - Portugal's national music
The national song style of Portugal, Fado, can be found in many restaurants across Lisbon. This moving song is part of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, and you can enjoy some of the best at ‘O Faia’.
Lisbon by private tram
Lisbon's bright yellow trams are real icons of the city, having been in use since the late 19th century. For an exclusive tour of the city, board your very own private tram and wind your way through Lisbon's vibrant neighbourhoods.
Lisbon by private yacht
Appreciate Lisbon from the sea, gaining a different view of the city’s sights while relaxing on board a private yacht. Discover the maritime history of the city that transformed Portugal into a colonial power with Lisbon at the heart of its empire.
Lisbon cooking class
Live like a local with a walk through one of Lisbon’s historic markets, followed by a hands-on cooking class with a local foodie. Ideal for couples and families alike, this is a chance to explore the city’s culinary delights.
Pastel de Nata workshop
One of Portugal's most celebrated treats, the Pastel de Nata, or custard tart, is a true local delicacy. Join a local foodie and learn how to make these delicious bites.
Porto's traditions - a foodie walking tour
Discover Porto's delicious specialities as you explore this beautiful city. Visit bakeries, markets and cafes with your private guide, sampling local favourites on the way.
Pottery Workshop at Sao Pedro do Corval
A fascinating experience taking you in the ancient world of Portuguese pottery.
Private After Hours Visit to Taylor's Port Cellars
Enjoy an exclusive after-hours private visit to the Taylor’s wine cellars in Porto. Here you will indulge in a premium wine tasting session, also including a traditional opening of Taylor’s Vintage Ports with hot tongs.
Private Half-day Tour of Porto & Visit to Stock Exchange Palace
Fascinating half-day tour of Porto with private driver and tour guide along with an exclusive after hours visit to the Stock Exchange Palace.
Private Stargazing at Observatorio do Lago Alqueva
Let the astronomers and astrophotographers of the Alqueva Lake Observatory show you this hidden wealth that the magnificent sky of the Dark Sky Reserve offers.
Private tram ride with access to the Church of Sao Roque
A wonderful tour combining a private tour on the famous traditional trams of Lisbon that will bring you back to Lisbon city centre to explore Lisbon downtown with an exclusive visit to the Church of São Roque.
Private visit and lunch at Cadaval Palace
The Cadaval Palace has been the home and the property of the Dukes of Cadaval family since its foundation in the 14th century until today.
Private wine tasting and lunch at Quinta de Santana
Nestled in rolling green hills between the breathtakingly beautiful Atlantic coastline and the vibrant cultural life of Lisbon, Quinta de Sant’Ana is a place to have an unforgettable experience.
Stargazing at Sao Lourenco do Barrocal
Experience a night sky like no other at Sao Lourenco do Barrocal. Within the Dark Sky Alqueva Reserve, here you'll have the opportunity to stargaze far from the light pollution of large cities.
Surfing in Portugal
Thanks to its position on the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal offers fantastic surfing opportunities suitable for both experts and beginners alike. Close to Lisbon you'll find some of the best beaches for an exhilarating surfing lesson.
Tasting Menu at Euskalduna
Indulge in a special gourmet tasting menu with wine pairing at the Euskalduna Studio restaurant, created by Chef Vasco Coelho Santos.
Tour of Taylor's Port Cellar
Considered by most wine authorities to hold the title of greatest port shippers in the world, Taylor's Winery is the ideal place to visit if you have an interest in wine. Learn about the history of Port and of course the process, from picking to bottling.
Walking tour of Lisbon
Wandering the streets of Lisbon is an ideal way to soak in its history and the lifestyle of its inhabitants, passing people chatting on patios, drinking coffee in pavement cafes and enjoying the conviviality of the city.
Walking tour of Porto
Soak up the culture and vibrant atmosphere of Porto as you explore the city on foot with your private guide. Wind your way through Porto's historical centre to admire its picturesque architecture and get under the skin of the city.
Wine tasting and lunch at Quinta do Casal Branco
Quinta do Casal Branco has been in the family Cruz Sobral since the year of 1775. Even in those days, it was already a reference in Portugal providing unique working conditions for their workers.