Comporta, Alentejo, Portugal
At a Glance
Within easy reach of some of Portugal's best beaches
A peaceful and relatively undiscovered area, perfect for getting away from it all
The nnovative and delicious cuisine focuses on organic produce and locally-sourced ingredients
Unique hotel with a stylish décor and warm, personal service
The spa boasts a range of treatments incorporating ingredients sourced from the hotel's organic garden
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The south of Portugal has a mild climate with more that 300 days of sunshine a year. The weather generally warm and sunny in May with the risk of the odd shower of rain. Sometimes it can be cool in the evenings. By June the weather generally settles in a pattern of long hot sunny days and balmy evenings especially in July and August. Rain is unlikely but it can happen from time to time. Throughout the summer months it can be windy especially during the afternoon. June and September are particularly pleasurable months.
To start planning your holiday to Sublime Comporta
Set amid a pine forest just moments from some of Portugal's best beaches, this beautifully designed boutique hotel is the perfect escape from urban life. Great food, a relaxing spa and a warm welcome all contribute to the get-away-from-it-all ambience.
It is easy to miss Sublime Comporta, set back as it is from the road amongst peaceful swathes of pine trees. Yet this hidden gem with its stylish rooms and relaxed atmosphere is not to be overlooked, and this charming hotel is a firm favourite among those looking to escape the more crowded beach destinations of the south coast. It's not hard to see why; this undiscovered part of Portugal is home to 30 miles of unspoilt white sandy beaches, yet is only around an hour and a half drive from Lisbon.
Surrounded by 42 acres of pine and cork tree forest, Sublime Comporta's rooms and suites are spread across the property, each one featuring a private terrace. The décor is all-white minimalist but warmed with natural wood furniture and comfortable linens. Floor-to-ceiling windows make the most of the natural light and beautiful setting. The luxury cabana villas offer fully-detached accommodation, ranging from two to five bedrooms, each with a private pool, ideal for families.
The restaurant and bar is a focal point of the hotel and again high windows place the wooded landscape centre-stage. The hotel's own organic garden provides the inspiration for most dishes at Sem Porta restaurant, along with the fresh catch of the day from the local fisherman. Next to the restaurant a delightful terrace is perfect for sunny days and balmy evenings, while at night torches line the garden creating a magical atmosphere.
Sublime Comporta's spa is tucked below the restaurant but still with lots of natural light. The small indoor pool is surrounded by comfortable loungers, perfect for relaxing after your treatment or whiling away a quiet afternoon.
As the hotel is set by itself a hire car is recommended, however you have much to explore in just a short drive. The beaches of Pego and Carvalhal are only five minutes' drive from the hotel, while the expansive sands of Comporta are also well worth a visit.
The rooms and suites at Sublime Comporta are spread throughout the grounds, offering guests ample privacy and plenty of space. There are 22 villas at Sublime Comporta which range from two to five bedrooms, creating the perfect space for families or groups of friends. All rooms have a private terrace, while each villa also boasts a private pool.
Children are welcome at the Sublime Comporta, although outside of the main summer season the property is more suited towards couples.
The property offers a kids club and a children's swimming pool during the main summer months, babysitters can be arranged on request but note that no baby cots are available.
The Sem Porta restaurant is the centrepiece of the hotel, with high windows making the most of the lovely view over the pool and pine forest beyond. The head chef creates innovative Portuguese dishes, many of which focus on ingredients from the hotel's own organic garden or the local fishermen's catch. During the summer months, Sublime Comporta boasts a second restaurant, the Food Circle, which is surrounded by the hotel's organic garden. This outdoor restaurant is inspired by organic ingredients and sustainable production, and puts the chef at the centre of the dining experience - up to 12 guests can dine at a counter surrounding the chefs who are cooking in the centre.
There are two swimming pools: a small indoor pool within the spa and an outdoor pool, which is overlooked by the restaurant. Both are solar heated. The spa uses natural products from The Organic Pharmacy and offers treatments ranging from massages to aromatherapy. The hotel's signature treatment uses local ingredients such as rice and salt, along with herbs from the organic garden.
Sublime Comporta is a beach-lover's paradise, with some of Portugal's best beaches within easy reach by car. Carvalhal and Pego are less than a ten-minute drive from the hotel, while Comporta and Soltroia beaches are about 20 minutes away. Activities in the local area include surfing, horse riding, cycling (the hotel has bicycles you can borrow) and bird watching in Estuário nature reserve. It is also possible to do cooking classes at the hotel and Troia's golf course is just 28km away.
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 Sintra and Cascais
Discover the charming Estoril Coast and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sintra with your private guide, strolling the historic streets and soaking in the delightful character of the old city.
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 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.
Private bike tour of Sintra
Explore the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra by bike, admiring the unique palces and intriguing landscapes as you travel through the National Park. You'll then visit Cascais and explore this charming coastal town with your private guide.
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.
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.
Location & directions
Comporta, Alentejo, Portugal
Sublime Comporta is 13km from the tranquil fishing village of Comporta, in the Alentejo region of Portugal.
How to get there
British Airways, Air Portugal and Easyjet fly direct to Lisbon with several flights a day. Flight time is about 2 hours 40 minutes and Sublime Comporta is an hour's drive south of Lisbon.
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