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5 Sustainable Luxury Eco Resorts In Portugal

Check out our favourite eco resorts in Portugal. They’re good for the mind, body and soul (and also good for the planet)

Experience the very best during your getaway with our top five eco resorts in Portugal. Blending luxury with sustainability, these places offer the best of both worlds. Because nothing says relaxation quite like being surrounded by nature, but with all of the comforts of modern day living. 

Craveiral, São Teotónio

Craveiral

São Teotónio

This luxurious home away from home offers guests the best of both worlds in so many ways. Aptly described as ‘between luxury and simplicity’, Craveiral Farmhouse by Belong holds a strong connection to nature whilst offering all of the comforts of modern day living. It is ideally located on 9 hectares of land, half way between the countryside and the sea. A nature interpretation centre, an orchard, and a farm with animals are housed within the land, creating an authentic location to reconnect with nature. Fresh, organic produce is used in family favourite recipes to create the very best Portuguese cuisine. Beaches and nature trails span in every direction, offering endless places to explore. Back at Craveiral, a relaxing wellness centre awaits, complete with an indoor heated pool for cooler months. The team are passionate about creating experiences and environments that enhance well-being. Craveiral is definitely one of our favourite eco resorts in Portugal.

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Features & Amenities

• A collection of charming studios, 1 bedroom houses, 2 bedroom houses, and unique farmhouse lofts
• Portuguese delicacies at the farm-to-table restaurant
• Gardens and terrace
• BBQ
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Indoor heated swimming pool
• Sauna
• Hammam
• Jacuzzi
• Massages
• Yoga
• Bikes
• Family friendly, with children’s services and entertainment
• Pet friendly

White Exclusive Suites & Villas, Ponta Delgada

WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Perfectly placed atop the cliff edge, WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas offers unbeatable sea views from every corner of the property. Surrounded by rugged natural landscapes, this idyllic eco resort in Portugal is the perfect place to disconnect. Explore by foot, bike or horseback, or take to the water to discover the islands most incredible hidden coves. Take time to unwind in the wellness hut, as you sink into a treatment with the sound of the waves and the feel of the sea breeze on your skin. A wooden deck overlooking the sea is the ideal spot to practice yoga, or perhaps get the blood pumping with a personal trainer. At the end of the day, sit back and relax with a cocktail in hand, as you soak up the incredible views with the open fire pit setting the scene. Do as much or as little as you like at WHITE – your time is yours to enjoy.

Features & Amenities

• “Tailor of Experiences” – let us plan and guide your excursions
• Boat tours
• Farm-to-table restaurant
•  “Freestyle kitchen” concept – a la carte, based on chefs recommendations
• Outdoor swimming pool overlooking the sea
• Bar and garden
• Fire pit – perfect setting for evening drinks
• Only 12 steps from the hotel to the sea
• Yoga hut
• WiFi throughout the property
• Family rooms available

Author: Al MacDonald Editor: Fritz Lekschas License: CC BY-SA 3.0 ID: ISO 3166-1 or "_[a-zA-Z]" if an ISO code is not available

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort, Azores

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort

São Miguel, Azores

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort is located in Ribeira Grande, along the north coast of São Miguel Island. It was the first eco-beach resort in the Azores, born from a passion for nature, hospitality and the sea. Built using local materials and a sustainable design, this beautiful eco resort lives in harmony with its surroundings, whilst actively striving to become ever more sustainable. The farm-to-table restaurant concept makes dining here an absolute pleasure. Fresh, homegrown produce and locally sourced ingredients are used to create seasonal dishes, whilst unbeatably fresh sushi and sashimi is made with fish from the Azores. Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort invites you to relax, slow your pace, and reconnect with nature. Enjoy activities such as hiking, snorkelling, whale watching and horseback riding, as well as yoga practices and massages to soothe the mind and body.

Author: Al MacDonald Editor: Fritz Lekschas License: CC BY-SA 3.0 ID: ISO 3166-1 or "_[a-zA-Z]" if an ISO code is not available

Features & Amenities

• Comfortable one bed or two bedroom villas offering views of the gardens, mountains or sea 
• A la carte breakfast at the restaurant
• Access to Wellness Retreat with indoor relaxation pool and gym
• Independent air conditioning
• Wi-Fi
• LCD TV with cable
• VOYA Amenities
• Hair dryer
• Bathrobes
• Electronic safe
• Kitchenette equipped with microwave, fridge and utensils
• Coffee machine with capsules
• Snacks Table for meals
• Room service (fee included)

Noah Surf House, Santa Cruz

Noah Surf House 

Santa Cruz, Portugal

The team at Noah Surf House are all about creativity, comfort, hospitality and sustainability, and they really do excel in every aspect. Cosy rooms are designed with contemporary wooden interiors and expansive sea views. The property is designed and run using sustainable practices, including aerothermal energy to heat the floors, and by favouring fresh sea air over air conditioning units. There’s a sense of community at Noah’s that really makes it feel like home. Spend the day making new friends at surf school or hitting up the skate park, then chill out with a beer and share stories around the fire pit as the sun goes down. The whole family can get the most out the holiday at Noah Surf House. Surf, bike, skate, or practice yoga on a stand up paddle board! There truly is something for everyone, no matter your age, interests or abilities. That’s why Noah’s is one of the best eco resorts in Portugal.

Features & Amenities

• 8 rooms and 13 bungalows
• Family rooms available
• Buffet breakfast
• Restaurant & cocktail bar on site
• Noah Beach House, a second restaurant, located on the beach
• Outdoor infinity pool heated by solar panels
• Outdoor jacuzzi
• Organic vegetable garden
• Sun terrace
• Surf School
Gym
• Skate park
• Bike hire
• Fully equipped kitchen to share with other travellers

Author: Al MacDonald Editor: Fritz Lekschas License: CC BY-SA 3.0 ID: ISO 3166-1 or "_[a-zA-Z]" if an ISO code is not available

Areias do Seixo, Portugal

Areias do Seixo

Portugal

Planning a romantic getaway at an eco resort in Portugal? Look no further. Areias do Seixo is a charming boutique hotel designed specifically for couples. The rooms are perfect for two, with a magical ambience and the utmost privacy. Simple yet elegant designs connect guests with nature whilst creating a cosy and relaxed atmosphere for you and your loved one. Think deep bathtubs, cosy corners and glasses of wine by an open fire. The indulgent spa offers the perfect couples experience, whilst yoga, and bike rides are just a few of the activities available. The hotel has a strong environmental awareness; it’s made using local materials and utilizes natural heating and cooling systems, and the sustainable practices don’t end there. The large organic gardens are lovingly tended, bringing fresh produce to the kitchen and natural products to the spa, creating an ever deeper connection with nature.

Author: Al MacDonald Editor: Fritz Lekschas License: CC BY-SA 3.0 ID: ISO 3166-1 or "_[a-zA-Z]" if an ISO code is not available

Features & Amenities

• 15 rooms, including two tented hideaways
• Hotel is for adults only
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Spa facilities including sauna and Turkish bath
• Massages & treatments
• Yoga
• Bicycles to explore the area
• Organic gardens
• 3 restaurants
• Picnic baskets to enjoy on your day out
• Dinner and a movie under the stars
• Families are welcome to stay in one of the villas or townhouses nearby
• Family activities include baking, crafts, and surfing

At a Glance

Craveiral

For luxury & simplicity

WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas

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Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort

Discover the beauty of the Azores

Noah Surf House

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Areias do Seixo

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