The Oitavos, Portugal

Just 30 minutes from the historical city of Lisbon, and flanked by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, hotel guests can immerse themselves in the nature, history and culture of the area with an array of experiencesThursday, March 16, 2017

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

Set among rippling sand dunes and umbrella pines, the bold design, sleek lines and minimalist interiors of The Oitavos focus attention outwards — on the natural beauty of the unspoiled coastline and panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Just 30 minutes from the historical city of Lisbon, and flanked by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, hotel guests can immerse themselves in the nature, history and culture of the area with an array of experiences.

For the wellness traveller, the hotel offers a range of tailor-made packages combining outdoor activities, such as surfing, yoga classes and horse-riding, with a tempting selection of luxurious spa treatments. Alternatively, intrepid types can head off the beaten track and explore this wild, untamed pocket of Portugal on foot or by bike. Must-dos include trekking to Cabo
da Roca, mainland Europe’s most westerly point, or cycling the 10km path that meanders along the rugged coastline to the unsullied Guincho Beach.

Golfers won’t have to venture far: the 18-hole Oitavos Dunes golf course wraps around the hotel, weaving through pine forests and along the coastline, combining ocean views with fast, firm greens and challenging hazards. Located in the Sintra-Cascais National park, set against the backdrop of the Sintra Mountains, the beautiful surroundings and ocean views are just two of the reasons the par-71 course is ranked by Golf Magazine US as the best course in Portugal and one of the top 100 in the world.

For downtime, the spa is home to an indoor heated seawater pool, sauna, Turkish bath and ice fountain circuit, plus a vast menu of ocean-inspired treatments, from a coral and lemon-based body exfoliation to an algae-rich bath. Refuel at one of The Oitavos’ four restaurants: sample Portuguese-French cuisine at Ipsylon Restaurant; tuck into sushi and sashimi at the Japanese Bar; try local delicacies at Verbasco; or join the Chef’s Table experience, accompanied with wines from The Oitavos’ very own private vineyards.

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Feast your eyes on the wild beauty of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park while experiencing balneotherapy at The Oitavos Spa

Need to know

Key Treatments

• Balneotherapy
• Sea salt and essential oils body scrub
• Seaweed bath
• Personalised yoga and Pilates sessions

Key Facilities

• 142 rooms with private balcony
• Spa with balneotherapy circuit
• 2 seawater pools
• 24-hour gym
• Yoga and meditation areas
• Pilates room
• Riding centre
• Tennis courts
• Oitavos Dunes golf course
• 4 restaurants and 1 pool bar

Contact Information

theoitavos.com
T: +351 21 486 00 20
E: info@theoitavos.com

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