Areias do Seixo

From €315
Per Night & Includes Breakfast

Located on a secluded stretch of shoreline, on Portugals Silver Coast, Areias do Seixo combines bohemian-chic ambience with a techno-eco experience.

The magical Areias do Seixo, surrounded by pine trees, sand dunes and rugged coastlines is luxury eco-living at its finest. Located on a secluded stretch of shoreline, on Portugals Silver Coast, Areias do Seixo combines bohemian-chic ambience with a techno-eco experience.

With the Atlantic always as the backdrop, get lost in the magic of Areias do Seixo; a place where time seems to stop. Enjoy the harmonious contrast between rustic and sophisticated, appreciate daily freshly-baked cakes and homemade teas; and cherish the star-gazing evenings around romantic bonfires, acoustic sounds and local wines.

Each of the 14 romantic rooms and 1 charm tent are admirably creative, drawing on Indian and African aesthetics while blending them with modern minimalism and creativity, to fashion gorgeous colour schemes and innovative design. Think of olive trees inside bathrooms, secluded landscaped rooftops, and large windows to gaze over the sandy dunes. The ultra-modern concrete-and-glass exterior is an architectural delight, while the interior amenities such as suspended fireplaces, sheepskin throws, and sea-facing terraces promise to take your breath away.

Throughout your stay, make the most of the outdoor swimming pool, the on-site restaurant which features organic produce sourced from the hotels organic vegetable garden, and the decked path leading to the sand dunes and private beaches. Finally, the Ayurvedic spa is a world of unique sensations - a place for you to let go, rediscover balance, awaken your inner wisdom and relax as you've never done before.

Areias do Seixo is less of a 'perfect holiday getaways' but more of a once-in-a-lifetime world travel experience.

Fact Sheet

Highlights:

  • Restaurant / Bar / Grocery store
  • SPA, Sauna and Turkish Bath
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • 7th Art Room (cinema room)
  • Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Greenhouse for Events and Celebrations
  • Concierge Service
  • Bicycles

Restaurant:

Gastronomy based on seasonal and largely Portuguese produce, the majority of which is local. Inspired cuisine that harnesses flowers, bulbs, veggies, and herbs from the in-house garden, the chef carefully selects ingredients as he strolls about with a wicker basket in hand, selecting the meal of the day.

Bar:

Chilled music sets the ambiance for discussions over rum-drenched, herb-soaked cocktails. The gardens and the sea beyond are visible from panoramic windows; and offer the perfect place to curl up by the firepit with a warming glass of Port in your hand.

Spa & Wellness:

A world of unique sensations awaits you behind the enigmatic oak doors that lead to the SPA; a realm of seclusion, enlightenment and possibilities. Allow yourself to let go, rediscover your balance, quieten your mind and awaken your inner buddah at Areias do Seixo. Guests must be 16 or over.

Pool:

Flanked on three sides by four-poster daybeds and sun loungers, the swimming pool allows you to escape the sun and enjoy views of the gardens where grapes, tea, fennel, cabbage, and beans are grown. The pool is heated by solar power throughout the year. Only children 10 and up are permitted in the pool between 9am and 12 noon with adult supervision.

Sustainability:

The hotel's sustainability problems are the focus, not a side issue. The hotel instead relies on geothermal energy and solar power (rather than using air conditioning) and recycles as much as possible. Green 'experiences' may be added to a stay, such as a tour of the organic garden or an informal agricultural lesson with local farmers.

A Little Extra:

Areias do Seixo was designed and fashioned in perfect harmony with the sea, dunes and pine trees. As dusk falls, watch the magnificent sunset over the Atlantic, soaking up the fiery colours reflected on the azure ocean.

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Sustainability:

A charming hotel with a strong environmental awareness!

The hotel was inspired by a vision: to create a place that looked out over the sea and could welcome people from all over the world, that evoked emotions and touched people's souls.

The site and the concept were designed with a great deal of environmental consciousness in mind, as they wanted to ensure harmonious integration. The main issue was - and will continue to be - to create the smallest possible ecological impact while also promoting environmental understanding among visitors.

What's more, a lovingly maintained garden has also been created with love! An organically cultivated garden packed with fruits, veggies, eggs, fragrant herbs, flowers, and a variety of natural goods that is all used at the hotel - including fibrous plants for bindings; leaves and stalks for decoration; and essential oils for massages.

This space uses principles of sustainable tourism, including:

  • Use of renewable energies and use of natural resources.
  • Reducing Waste management by reducing, then reusing and finally recycling.
  • In the kitchen they try to buy large and returnable packaging. Also, to privilege local suppliers.
  • The organic waste is sent back to the composting center to produce a natural fertilizer to feed the farmland healthily.
  • In the Garden, they use clean and chemical-free fruits, vegetables and herbs grow daily, giving a unique and healthy flavor to the dishes created in the restaurant.

Overview:

These Rooms do not have air-conditioning. The attitude towards sustainability makes you appreciate pure and fresh air, hence, giving preference to different climatisation systems.

Areias do Seixo makes use of geothermal energy, which takes advantage of the Earth's internal temperature, to heat up rooms and the main building. As such, these rooms also have fireplaces and wood stoves for added ambience. Each home is cooled via fans and large windows that allow the Atlantic wind inside.

Shelter:

Take time to appreciate everything around you with all of your senses. There are no walls between you and the world anymore. Soak up the ocean's song, feel the sand beneath your feet, breathe in the lavender scents mixed with salty air, or gaze hypnotically at lush pinewood beyond. Enjoy a unique sensory experience in a charming tent where everything is turned off (just about) but the sounds of nature. The Shelter is a sanctuary to share genuine experiences and get away from it all. Thereafter, it lacks both internet and air conditioning. This room, as a way of life, values fresh, clean air and interpersonal interactions.

The Shelter offers a distinct acclimatization method in its dedication to sustainability policies: solar energy is utilized in the domestic water heating process, aided by heat pumps; there's a fireplace and a fan heater for heating the tent; and to cool down, the same fan may be used, although it is suggested that you open the windows and allow the Atlantic wind in.

Beds

1x Queen-size bed

Views

Pinewood View

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite With Rain Shower & Free Standing Bathtub

Something Unique

Charm tent, Firewood stove, Outdoor wooden deck and Cocoon-hammock

Love Rooms:

Every guest is given a distinctive experience of the senses in each of the four Love Rooms at Areias do Seixo.

Each of the rooms has its own narrative, which is enlivened by the scents, sights, and hues that surround it. Each one of them promises to transport you to a different world. Fireplaces, jacuzzis, and spectacular sea and dune views are some of their shared features. The Love Rooms include private terraces as well.

In the Oxalá Room, you may breathe in the colours of fire and water, inspired by North Africa; here you can also observe the beautiful blazing hues of sunset meld with those of the twirling bonfire from your balcony at nightfall. Ouro and Mi Ma Bô are ideal places to unwind in a hot tub under the stars or luxuriate in a lovely rain shower in Nha Cretcheu. This last room also contains a gorgeous sunken bath for two.

Beds

1x Queen-size bed

Views

Beach and Dune Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite With Rain Shower, Free Standing Bathtubs and/or Jacuzzi Tubs

Something Unique

Log fireplace, Private terrace and Bathtub with indoor or outdoor jacuzzi.

Gold Rooms:

With the dunes and the sea as a backdrop, the five GOLD Rooms will transport you to a secret world of colour, texture, and sensation.

The interiors are bathed in an ethereal glow that affects the heart and stimulates the senses, thanks to their seductive design. Common features include log fireplaces, baths, sprinkler showers, and wooden terraces from which you may enjoy magnificent sunsets or look up at the starry skies with the garden at your feet.

Prata has a Jacuzzi bath tub; Três Desejos has twin beds and a rainfall shower and separate bath tub in the bathroom; Que Voa has a shower in the bathroom and a Jacuzzi bath tub in the bedroom; Sete Sentidos has two rainfall showers and a bath tub in the bathroom and Ainda has a shower and separate Jacuzzi bath tub.

Beds

1x Queen-size bed

Views

Beach and Dune Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite With Rain Shower, Free Standing Bathtubs and/or Jacuzzi Tubs

Something Unique

Log fireplace, Wooden terrace and Bathtub.

Tree Rooms:

In these four TREE rooms, the primary design concept is African motifs, while boasting ethnic and recycled elements. Find an array of recycled materials, such as bricks and timber from the restaurant; grandparents' houses for lamps and bedspreads; refurbished steel drums that were once wine barrels; and decorative items from Morocco.

Each chamber has its own distinctive appeal to the senses. Once you've entered, a sense of elegant calmness surrounds you! Outside, there is a wooden terrace with an unobstructed view of the sea and dunes, bathed in marine light. Log fireplaces, rainfall showers, and luxury bathtubs with Jacuzzi are among the common amenities. Some of the rooms have rain showers with a separate jacuzzi bath tub, while others feature fireplaces in the bathroom and additional patio space.

Beds

1x Queen-size bed

Views

Beach and Dune Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite With Rain Shower, Free Standing Bathtubs and/or Jacuzzi Tubs

Something Unique

Log fireplace, Wooden terrace and Bathtubs with Jacuzzis

Land Rooms:

Here you will find Love, Beauty and Simplicity.

The rooms do not have a view of the sea, but instead look out onto a tiny private garden with olive trees and, every morning, an amazing new sunrise. Surprising and alluring, this is a room that will simply blow your mind!

Beds

1x Queen-size bed

Views

Private Garden Views

Occupancy

Maximum of 2 Guests

Bathroom

En-Suite With Rain Shower, Free Standing Bathtubs and/or Jacuzzi Tubs

Something Unique

Log fireplace, Wooden terrace and Bathtubs with Jacuzzis

Villas Blue:

There's something incredibly special about seeing all of this beauty against a backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. The Villas “Blue” include an outdoor pool and barbeque area. They also have large living rooms with fireplaces on the ground floor, as well as fully equipped kitchens.

Beds

3x Queen Sized or Twin Beds

Views

Sea View or Garden/Pool View

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 Guests

Bathroom

3x En-Suite Bathrooms With Walk-In Shower

Something Unique

Living room with the fireplace, full equipped kitchen, terraces, barbecue area and outdoor swimming pool

Villas Blue Superior:

The spacious and airy room may be yours. Feel the comforts, allure, and magic of its element with the Atlantic Ocean as the backdrop. The juxtaposition between rusticness and urbanity, with wood, stone, glass, copper, and burnt brick act as the dominant materials.

Villas Blue Superior also boast large rooms, an outdoor swimming pool (heated by solar panels between May and September), and a rooftop with a spectacular view over the sea, sand dunes and pine trees. On the interior, a living room with fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen.

Beds

3x Queen Sized or Twin Beds (2x extra beds can be added on request for €80 a person)

Views

Sea View or Garden/Pool View

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 Guests

Bathroom

3x En-Suite Bathrooms With Walk-In Shower

Something Unique

Roof top terrace and Living room with fireplace with access to both terrace and pool (heated by solar panels between May and September)

Villas Green:

Slow down and enjoy life! The Villas Green have an outside pool (25-30 m2) and a barbecue area. They also feature spacious living areas with fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, and three bedrooms with private bathrooms. Maximum occupancy is 6 people.

The Villas Green are twinned houses located across the street from the Hotel’s main building, and are the best choice for family or group stays.

Beds

3x Queen Sized or Twin Beds

Views

Sea View OR Garden/Pool View

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 Guests

Bathroom

3x En-Suite Bathrooms With Walk-In Shower

Something Unique

Living room with the fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, terraces, barbecue area and outdoor swimming pool - Lot area: 250-300m2 (approximately)

Villas Green Superior:

Stunning views of the sea and dunes beyond provide a peaceful sanctuary for even the most discerning guests. These Villas include an outdoor pool (25-30 m2) and barbeque area, and boast large living rooms with fireplaces on the ground floor, as well as fully-equipped kitchens.

Beds

3x Queen Sized or Twin Beds

Views

Sea View or Garden/Pool View

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 Guests

Bathroom

3x En-Suite Bathrooms With Walk-In Shower

Something Unique

Living room with the fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, terraces, barbecue area and outdoor swimming pool

The Townhouses:

The Townhouses include a swimming pool (8.35 m2) and barbecue area. They also have a large living space with fireplace, fully equipped kitchen, and three bedrooms with private bathrooms. Maximum occupancy is six people; minimum stay is two nights.

Beds

3x Queen Sized or Twin Beds

Views

Sea View or Garden/Pool View

Occupancy

Maximum of 6 Guests

Bathroom

3x En-Suite Bathrooms With Walk-In Shower

Something Unique

Living room with fireplace, full equipped kitchen, terrace, barbecue area and outdoor splash pool

Areias Do Seixo Restaurant:

A gastronomy based on seasonal and largely Portuguese produce, the majority of which is local. A cuisine that harnesses flowers, bulbs, veggies, and herbs from the in-house garden, the chef carefully selects ingredients as he strolls about with a wicker basket in hand, selecting the meal of the day.

The hotel restaurant was developed with great environmental awareness, to achieve harmonious integration. As such, guests can now enjoy a creative, organic, authentic and lovingly made menu, using only what Mother Earth - naturally - gives us.

Spa & Wellness:

A world of unique sensations awaits you behind the enigmatic oak doors that lead to the SPA; a realm of seclusion, enlightenment and possibilities. Allow yourself to let go, rediscover your balance, quieten your mind and awaken your inner buddah at Areias do Seixo.

Take a break from the action at the spa (for persons aged 16 and over only). There are two massage rooms, a sauna, Turkish bath, and relaxation room. Expect carefully scented essential oils, wonderfully hot stones, and meticulously performed Asian techniques.

Yoga:

Yoga is derived from Sanskrit and means "to connect/unite." The techniques assist in the creation of a physical and spiritual sense of well-being by combining mental and bodily balance. Yoga will help you improve your flexibility as well as your posture.

N.B.: Subject to prior reservation and availability of the instructor.

Surf:

For children aged eight, the course is divided into three levels - beginner, intermediate, and expert. Adult groups are organised by age and skill level. Surf instructors with verified qualifications provide lessons. It's also possible to get one-on-one coaching for one or two people.

The most popular placement of the pick-up is Santa Cruz Beach. However, owing to the varying levels of instruction, they may be taught in a variety of locations along the West Coast, such as Praia da Calada, Peniche, or Foz do Arelho. Depending on where the lesson takes place, transportation will be provided by foot or in a van.

Duration: Each session lasts 4 hours, from setting off to coming back. When it is necessary to travel to another beach outside Santa Cruz, the activity can last up to 5 hours.

SUP (Stand Up Paddle)

From the age of 12 onwards. An instructor leads each group, which is based on the age and skill of the participant. Individual sessions are also available for 1 or 2 people.

The sessions may take place at Santa Cruz beach, Óbidos lagoon, São Domingos dam, or Arnóia river dam depending on the demands of each level as well as sea/weather conditions. The trip to the beach is made in a van.

Duration: The session lasts 4 hours, from setting off to coming back. If travel to Óbidos lagoon is needed, the activity can last up to 6 hours.

Bike Rides:

The bicycles are prepared and waiting for you on the premises. Grab one and go on a bike ride around the area while peddling side by side with the sea.

Functional Training:

Hit the gym and keep up with your fitness routine. Sessions happen in circuits and aim at improving fitness and performance in general.

Essential Information

Visa:

At the time of writing, you do not need a Visa to visit Portugal if you are from the UK or US for less than 90 days. However, please check the full guidelines on the embassy website before you travel. For UK citizens this is the Foreign Travel Advice section of https://www.gov.uk

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is an important part of any booking. We recommend everyone who travels with us has taken out adequate travel insurance which includes cover for the full value of your holiday with us.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Covid-19:

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Additionally, you can email: info@gokotravels.com and a GoKo Travel Manager will get back to you as soon as possible with all the relevant information.

Travel With Confidence:

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

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Giving Back

As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

Rainforest canopy viewed from above with river in the centre

Securing A Rainforest Reserve

Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

Giant sea turtle swimming under water

Assisting Marine Conservation

With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

Jaguar big cat looking at the camera

Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

Carbon Offsetting as Standard

Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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