Luxury hotel holiday Martinhal Cascais Cascais

Martinhal has drawn on the experience of luxury family holidays to create the Martinhal Cascais Family Resort. Situated about 10 minutes’ drive from a beach and about 30 minutes from the centre of Lisbon, the hotel’s location balances beach relaxation and the potential for city and cultural exploration. A children’s club and guestrooms designed for families of three or more offer an ideal solution to holidaying with children.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Lisbon
  • Private car transfer airport to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to Martinhal Cascais, Portugal

A fantastic new family resort on the southern coast of Portugal in greater Lisbon.

Facts in brief

Location Cascais

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Lisbon Airport

Distance from airport About 40 minutes' by car

Hotel facilities and services

2 Restaurants, 1 Snack bar open throughout the day, 3 swimming pools, Spa with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

Land sports

Pilates, Yoga.

Out and about nearby

The Praia do Guincho beach is around 8km away, in Cascais there is the 19th Century whimsical stately home-turned-museum of Muse Condes de Castro Guimaraes, the gardens of Parque Marechal Carmona. In Lisbon there is an array of thing to do for families, from the Castle of Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon Zoo to taking the tram down historic streets and the National Museum of ancient art.

Sports nearby

Two championship golf courses 3km away, walking, cycling along coastal routes, bodyboarding, windsurfing. Diving and boat trips on nearby beaches. Praia Guincho Beach lies around 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel, however it must be noted that due to strong currents, swimming is unadvisable for beginners or weak swimmers.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Deluxe superior room with bunkbeds for 7 nights

From about

£3,990 low season

£5,490 high season

Holiday Code EXH1804

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Martinhal Cascais, Portugal

Room descriptions

Marthinal Cascais Family Resort has 72 rooms and suites and 12 Grand Deluxe Villas

Deluxe Room may interconnect
Deluxe Superior Room with bunkbed
Deluxe Family Connecting Room
Deluxe Suite
Grand Deluxe Villa with 2 bedrooms
Grand Deluxe Villa with 2 bedrooms and bunkbed

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Deluxe superior room with bunkbeds for 7 nights

From about

£3,990 low season

£5,490 high season

Holiday Code EXH1804

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Martinhal Cascais, Portugal

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Martinhal Lisbon Cascais Family Hotel, Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Lisbon. The hotel is about 30 minutes’ drive from the airport and we recommend that we book a private car transfer for you, or include the use of a hire-car for the duration of your holiday.

Additional information

Children: Children are very welcome at the resort and there is a range of children’s and family facilities including a children’s club, hangout and children’s swimming pool. Your first cot is provided for free, and an exra bed can be added for a charge. Maximum of 1 cot and 1 extra bed per unit. Children up to 8 years eat free of charge if their parents acquire a meal supplement, and children 9 to 12 years receive 50% off.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are for two adults and two children under the age of 12 based on sharing a Deluxe superior room with bunkbeds for 7 nights

From about

£3,990 low season

£5,490 high season

Holiday Code EXH1804

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to Martinhal Cascais, Portugal

Highlights of Lisbon

The area close to the city of Lisbon is known for its variety of attractions. Moorish architecture left over from Arabic rule can be seen in the Castelo de Sao Jorge in the Alfama. Collections of Portuguese art are on display in the Museu Gulbenkian, the Museu de Arte Antiga, and the Berardo Collection. For a taste of Portugal's maritime history, visit the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. Sintra, the favourite haunt of Lord Byron, is home to twin-peak-top castles and royal palaces. Beautiful, golden sandy beaches can be found in Cascais to the west of Lisbon, or on the Costa da Caparica to the south; particularly idyllic are the coves between Setubal and Sesimbra. Peniche is a picturesque seaside town renowned for being one of Europe's best surfing spots. You can explore all that the area around the city of Lisbon has to offer with our Tour of the City and Countryside of the Lisboa Region.

Highlights of the Algarve

Known for having some of Portugal's most scenic beaches, the Algarve is a popular destination for those looking for a beach or water sports holiday enjoying the Portuguese sunshine. Sagres and Tavira are recognised as the best places for this. In Albufeira, Armacao de Pera, and Lagos you will find an abundance of the light-catching rocky outcrops and peaceful coves that the Algarve is so well known for. Salema, Burgau, and Sagres were once busy little fishing villages, and now still stand as testament to this important aspect of Portuguese culture. The Reserva Natural da Ria Formosa lies just off the southern coastline, the islands of which can be accessed from many towns, including Faro, Olhao, Fuseta, Cabanas, and Tavira; most of which are also ideal starting points from which to try a little surfing. White-washed and serene Alcoutim is an example of the less-developed Portuguese towns, with a hint of Andalucia in its appearance, and Loule is the perfect place to wander around a bustling market. You may also wish to visit the Roman ruins at Milreu, the Moorish town of Silves, or the Spa town of Caldas de Monchique. For outdoor pursuits, head into the Serra de Monchique Mountain Range.

Highlights of Porto and the Douro Valley

At the mouth of the Rio Douro lies Porto, an atmospheric town with a dramatic aspect and almost Parisian lifestyle. Its streets are lined with historic buildings and wine lodges serving the best of Portuguese wines. The nearby wine towns of Penafiel, Peso da Regua, Pinhao, and Amarante are also recommended for wine-tasting, but have a much more rural location. Amarante, in particular, is believed to be the most attractive wine town in the area, with a central triple-arched bridge, tall stone red-roofed houses interspersed with verdant trees, and a gently flowing river. To witness a sample of Portuguese Baroque architecture, visit the pilgrimage town of Lamego. The main attraction of this town, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Remedios, lies at the top of an elaborate and intricately decorated set of zig-zagged stairways that pass through archways and across viewing balconies. In Porto, some of the greatest artistic triumphs of 17th century Portugal reside, the Se Cathedral in particular, in which every inch of the columns, archways, and altar have been adorned in golden floral and religious motifs, in true Baroque style. For something even more historic, visit the Palaeolithic rock formations of Vila Nova de Foz Coa, the largest outdoor gallery of stone age remains in the world, which have since been neighboured by flourishing vineyards. Along the rocky gorges of the river, you will find a number of castle-towns, including the Medieval walled town of Trancoso and the fortress town of Almeida.

Highlights of Madeira

A green and fertile island in the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is situated off the coast of Morocco. Its coastline combines beautiful sandy beaches with rocky cliffs, the latter of which can be best appreciated at Cabo Girao. The island's capital, Funchal, is packed full with historic buildings, including 15th century churches and convents and a Se Cathedral as ornate as the one in Porto. Enjoy the relentless joviality of the street markets, or visit more peaceful attractions, such as the basalt cave of Capela de Sao Vicente or the island's protected nature reserves. Rare Laurissilva forests can be walked, trekked, or hiked through, affording guests sensational views; and the crystal clear waters off the coast can be swam through, perhaps below the water's surface so the ecosystems that live in the reefs can be appreciated. One of the greatest pleasures of Madeira, however, is wandering over the beaches, surveying the rock pools, and taking in the sights from the clifftops. Aside from the key regions that our Portuguese programme focuses on, there is much to find and see in Portugal. Those willing to drive a little further during the day will enjoy a much more diverse touring holiday.

Facts in brief

Capital Lisbon
Airport There are international airports at Lisbon, Porto and Faro, served by a variety of airlines from the UK, including British Airways, EasyJet, bmibaby, TAP, Jet2.
Size 35,000 sq. miles
Population 10 million
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