Sublime, Comporta, Portugal

Comporta, located in the Alentejo province of Portugal and just one hour drive from Lisbon, is a magical, unspoiled place, frequently compared to the “Hamptons” of the 70´s that has become somewhat of a "creative hub" frequented by many artists, designers and architects...there you can find Sublime, the creation of Gonçalo and Patricia Pessoa, nestled on a stunning 17-hectare estate, surrounded by undulating umbrella pines and cork trees, sand dunes, vineyards, rice fields and over 60km of pristine, white-sand beaches.

The rooms, suites in the main and guest houses (14 of them in total) and the “Comporta Style” Villas (2,3,4 and 5 bedrooms) are spread around the estate adding intimacy to each guest, being the Villas the more popular accommodation with private pools, indoor/outdoor wood fireplaces, 3 decks  up to 7.300 m2 of outdoor private area and all are fully serviced by the hotel.

The hotel iconic outdoor pool and fire-pit area is and ideal set up for a refreshing swim or gather with your family and friends for a glass of Portugal’s best wines or cocktails at sunset, then, head to the magical restaurant Sem Porta, who finds its inspiration in the old rice storing facilities of the region, where the local products and producers are the stars and a seasonal cuisine of communion and respect for nature is practised; and there is one more surprise in the heart of the biological garden, where some of the ingredients that are part of the menu come from, the Food Club, Sublime's outdoor organic restaurant, where 12 fortunate guests will have direct contact with the chefs, the earth and dine under the stars with the aromas of the garden and ancestral cooking methods, as fire has a leading role.

For those seeking relaxation, the serene Spa astounds in its calmness and simplicity including 3 treatment rooms, a sauna, steam bath,  heated indoor pool and outdoor Yoga pavilion in addition to a fully equipped gym and tennis courts for those more active.

A must

Horse-back riding on the sand dunes, rice fields and beaches of Comporta

Favorite accommodation

The two bedroom Villas a.k.a. 'Comporta Cabanas' with its own private pool and fire place 

Best kept secret

The Food Club, where the organic gardens meet open fire cooking for an unforgettable experience

Atmosphere

Natural chic and understated with contemporary touches in the rooms, suites and Villas

Seasons

All year round but I would prefer the months of April, May, June, September and October

In love with

The blend of seaside and countryside within the same destination

Favorite local activity

A visit to Sr. Julio is worth the adventure: he sells old farm materials and antiques on the side of the road where you find all sorts of treasures. 

Combines with

Definitely with Lisbon and São Lourenço do Barrocal, our property in inland Alentejo

Nearest airport

Lisbon (LIS) - 60 minutes