Located in the heart of Portugal’s Silver Coast and sat on the pristine white sands of Santa Cruz, sits Noah Surf House; a boutique surf hotel that celebrates the perfect disconnect from city life.
Located in the heart of Portugal’s Silver Coast and sat on the pristine sands of Santa Cruz, sits Noah Surf House. This bohemian beach hotel, with its eyes on the sea, lives in total respect and consonance with Mother Nature.
All 13 bungalows and 8 rooms were created using only recycled material and boast an authentic, natural and minimalist design. Its use of renewable energies is an essential part of the hotels environmental and sustainability policies and its laid-back vibe is a real invitation to rekindle your love with nature.
This bohemian boutique surf hotel was designed to celebrate the ecological diversity of the coastline and offers the perfect disconnect from city life. After a tranquil nights sleep, wake up too early morning yoga sessions before heading over to the beach to feel the sand between your toes and the waves beneath your surfboard.
Noah Surf House is a hotel with two distinct areas and services: the Noah Beach House, a restaurant on the beach that specialises in a variety of diverse Asian infused Mediterranean cuisines; and the Noah Surf House, the main hotel.
At the Surf House, guests can enjoy a restaurant, cocktail bar, a terrace with a fire-pit, sunsets views, branded Ocean Store, outdoor infinity pool and jacuzzi heated by solar panels, organic vegetable garden, Surf School, state-of-the-art gym, a skate park and a fully equipped kitchen to share with your fellow travellers.
With Lisbon being a short 50 minutes drive, guests can book a luxury transfer from the airport to Noah Surf House's arrival point upon request.
- Surf School offing some of Europe's best Surfing opportunities.
- 2 Restaurants
- Organic Garden
- Gym with Functional, H.I.I.T & GAP training
- Environmental & Sustainability Policies in Place to Reduce Ecological Impact
13 Bungalows & 8 Rooms
The beautiful Física beach is where to go if you're looking for the Noah Beach House. There's a terrace, a restaurant, a bar, and a surf school at this location. The second dining option is located inside the well-known Noah Surf House.
The west coast of Portugal is an unparalleled location offering unique conditions for surfing. Santa Cruz is at the centre of this coast with deserted beaches and crowdless waves, reserved just for you.
A stunning rooftop bar where guests can watch the seas beyond. On one side there is an open-air hot tub and on the other, parasols that provide shade. Sip tart pisco sours as the sun sets over the horizon in the sea-facing lounge chairs.
Noah Surf House boasts a state-of-the-art gym, where each training session is unique and tailored to the specific needs of each individual. A safe place with both the physical and mental activities combining to help one achieve their goals.
Body & Mind:
The search for balance will be the objective in the Body & Mind studio, were yoga and pilates are practiced daily. Explore your body, clear your mind, and cultivate internal calm while breathing and sharing moments of tranquility in the working studio, in the garden, by the pool, or on the beach.
The infinity pool looks out over the sea and is open from 8am to 10pm. This pool is also heated by solar panels from April to September.
Solar panels provide the electricity, and the hotel does not use air-conditioning (the cooling sea breeze works a charm). Rainwater and grey water are recycled, and there's an organic garden on site. Many of the furniture and construction materials were also upcycled.
A Little Extra:
The organic gardens house 12 chickens who help with the composting, while Green beans, chioggia beets, parsley, basil, kale and tagete are used in the hotel restaurants.
Portugal's Western Region is renowned for its natural splendor and gorgeous beaches. Located on the sandy shores of Santa Cruz , guests are offered the best vantage point to explore the regions 11 stunning beaches, which all boast large surface areas and towering cliffs.
The rocky outcroppings provide you a sense of security while also conveying a sense of vigour owing to the clay deposits that have been formed over the years.
Surfers from all over the world dream of visiting Portugal's West Coast, where the waves are known to be particularly spectacular. Over the years, this region has been chosen for the World Surf League competition's stages due to its epic surf and unparalleled beauty.
Aside from surfing, there are several alternatives along 20 kilometers of coast line that may be used to unwind on the beach or have a picnic while sampling local cuisines.
It's the small acts compounded over time that make the real difference and contribute to preserve the Planet.
Noah Beach House and Noah Surf House are aware of the fact that both hotel and restaurant operations use a lot of resources, as well as generate waste, so they have environmental and sustainability policies in place to reduce the ecological impact through an approach of environmental and social performance improvement.
To minimise the amount of waste generated, Noah Surf House has already implemented certain actions intended to improve energy efficiency and water/waste management. The following are some of the most significant steps taken:
- Solar panels that generate 70% of the water heating needs (showers and taps).
- Heat pumps with high energetic efficiency, used for radiant pavement (first heating option, being the solar panels a complement);
- Rainwater harvesting system that redirects water to a well, to be used in toilet flushing, garden watering and washing;
- We hand over a Noah’s Welcoming Kit to every Guest, which contains a 24 Bottle made out of stainless-steel, which can be refillable with filtered water in different hotel areas.
- The plants chosen for our Garden are autochthonous (local) and do not need watering.
- Composting station that allows the usage of organic waste, produced internally, transformed into organic compost without pesticides used as a natural fertilizer on our organic garden. The same garden will grow vegetables and aromatic herbs for both Noah’s restaurant and surf house kitchens;
- Abolishment of every disposable plastic object, for instance, the straws;
- Seasonal menus with local and organic ingredients whenever possible;
- Encouragement next to our guests to do hiking trails and go preferentially on foot or by bicycle, around Santa Cruz. - Development of activities related with sustainability, like beach clean ups, with our guests.
The Organic Garden
Here you will find 12 on-site chickens, who play a leading roles in the Composting process. During your stay at Noah Surf House, you're invited to pay a visit to the hen house and organic Gardens. Green beans, chioggia beets, parsley, basil, kale and tagete are just some of the cultures found here.
All bookings include breakfast and free access to yoga classes, stretching, liquid balance, trekking, functional training, skate and skate equipment, bicycles, skate park, trampoline, jacuzzi and pool (heated through solar panels from Apr. to Oct.).
An incredible and alluring balcony outside, ideal for enjoying a spectacular sunset over the sea while listening to the sound of waves as you fall asleep or honoring the starry sky. A fireplace and a personal bathroom with two showers are available to you.
1x Queen Size Bed or Twin Bed (2x extra bed at extra charge)
Maximum of 4 Guests
Ensuite bathroom with dual shower heads
Balcony sea view with 10m2 & Working Stove/ Fireplace
This is when simplicity and creativity combine to create something unique. While a terrace / garden options on the second floor do not offer a views of the sea, it does allow you to enjoy a spectacular sunrise each morning.
1x Queen Size Bed + 4/6x Twin Bed
Terrace / organic garden view
Maximum of 8 Guests
Ensuite bathroom with dual shower heads
Private terrace with 30spm, equipped with shower and surfboard racks
Bungalow Mar & Cook:
The view of the sea beyond is now on display! This beach house comes with a fully equipped kitchen for those guests who want to prepare their own food! With original furnishings, this home is ideal for a romantic getaway with family or friends. This room features a fireplace, kitchen, secluded bathroom, and private balcony.
1x Queen Size Bed or Twin Bed (2x extra bed at extra charge)
Maximum of 4 Guests
Ensuite bathroom with dual shower heads
Fully equipped kitchen, Fireplace, Outdoor Shower & Surf Board Racks
The ocean serves as a backdrop to this scene. This is a beach bungalow with an incredible view and a distinctive design. Ideal for a romantic getaway with family or friends, it has typical elements such as fireplace, secluded bathroom, and balcony where you can watch the sun set or fall asleep listening to the waves.
1x Queen Size Bed or Twin Bed (1x extra bed at extra charge)
Maximum of 3 Guests
Ensuite bathroom with dual shower heads
Balcony With Sea View, Fireplace, Outdoor Shower & Surf Board Racks
Eat & Drink:
The Noah Beach House, as the name suggests, is located on Física Beach. A terrace with a restaurant, bar, and surf school is included. The Menu's beginnings are drawn from items only produced within the region.
The second restaurant may be found inside the well-known Noah Surf House. By its broad range of exciting meals, it distinguishes itself from its 'restaurant brother,' the Noah Beach House. The cuisine here provides a journey as you enjoy distinct tastes of the Mediterranean, Asian and even fragrant South American cuisine.
Only local and fresh ingredients are used to prepare the meals on the menu, which can cater for any formal or less formal occasion such as group lunches or dinners as well as team building activities and weddings.
Mind & Body:
Yoga Sámkhya: is a highly practical Indian belief that encourages us to live in the present and better our best qualities in each practice (sadhanas). The many technical disciplines (anga) - Pujá, Pránayama (breathing), Asana, Bandha, Krya, mantra (kiranam), Yoganidra (relaxation), Dhyana (meditation), among others - are tailored to each practitioner's level of expertise in order to enable them to achieve a good, healthy, and happy development.
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga: is a type of yoga developed and popularized by K. Pattabhi Jois in the 20th century, which many people claim to be a current form of classic Indian yoga. Ashtanga means "eight limb" in Sanskrit, with asana (physical pose) being just one branch, and breathing or pranayama being another. It is renowned for its vivacious qualities and high degrees of physical activity, having been designed to meet the needs of all its students in order to achieve personal and physical growth for everyone.
Liquid Balance (YOGA ON STAND UP PADDLE UNSTABLE PLATFORMS): From 12 years old, at different levels.The sessions are conducted by a qualified instructor. When it comes to balance, strength, focus, and perseverance, this is a real - but also fun - test. The practice of yoga on an unsteady floating board with a breathtaking vista of the main beach.
Pilates: From 16 years old, for different levels. The sessions are led by a specialized instructor.A low-impact workout performed on the ground. It improves postural alignment and flexibility while strengthening muscles. As a result, it restores, promotes, and enhances life quality.
Surfing & SUP Lessons:
Surf: For people from the age of 8, at three different levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced. Groups are organised according with age and level.Surf lessons are led by experienced surf instructors. It is also possible to have 1-on-1 or 2-person lessons. Sessions take place on Santa Cruz Beach, Portugal. They may be given in various locations along the West Coast, such as Praia da Calada, Peniche, or Foz do Arelho, depending on the requirements of each level. Depending on where the lesson is held, participants will either walk or use a van to get to the beach.
Surf Tours: The search for the perfect wave inspires surfers from all over the world. Poets have been inspired by Santa Cruz's authenticity and simplicity, which will continue to inspire many surfers seeking genuine contact with waves that defy body and mind. You go out looking for the greatest waves in the area while celebrating the sea with special people in locations that will make the experience memorable. Time will stop as we face the horizon, facing away from the cliffs that separate us from the noisy, busy world left behind.
Paddle Boarding: From 12 years old, at distinct levels. Each group - formed based on the age and level of the participant - is guided by an instructor. It is also possible to hold private sessions for 1 or 2 people. According with the needs of each level, as well as sea / weather conditions, the sessions can happen at Santa Cruz beach, Óbidos lagoon, São Domingos dam or Arnóia river dam. The trip to the beach is made in a van.
For different levels of expertise, children can practice for 8 years old. In these sessions, participants will be provided with a bowl and a wood wave where they may learn how to slide and carve.
A qualified instructor leads each group, which is comprised of people of various ages and skill levels. It is also possible to schedule one-on-one lessons.
The strolls along the coast's pathways and cliffs are ideal for nature enthusiasts. Some paths are steeper than others, but each of them has a distinct energy and a spectacular view of Santa Cruz's beaches.
This secluded magic place may be discovered by visiting. Guided tour by a local also available.
Functioning Training: At Noah’s Surf House studios, the trainers will take into consideration the fitness levels of every visitor. Concentrating on core strengthening - abdominal and lumbar area – both parts of our bodies responsible and important for stabilizing posture, based on natural human movements. Sessions happen in circuits and aim at improving fitness and performance in general The sessions are led by a specialised instructor. It is possible to hold group or private sessions.
Highly Intensity Interval Training (H.I.I.T): This type of training focuses on increasing physical fitness and sports performance in general. Simultaneous activation of numerous motor abilities and muscle groups results in a significant energy expenditure - both during and after training - that is ideal for weight reduction, muscular toning, or improvement of physical condition.
GAP: sessions last 30 minutes. Work various motor skills, such as cardiovascular strength and endurance, with special focus on the gluteal, abdominal and leg muscle groups. Help improve toning, endurance and muscle definition.
Visit Shaper's Workshop:
Visitors will be able to watch a local shaper and his technique for making a surfboard in groups of up to 8 people.
Firewire, Slater Designs and Lost surfboards, available in various sizes, for advanced surfers who want to try out different models.
Full List of Services:
- Restaurant Noah Surf House (in-house)
- Noah Beach House (on the Beach | 2 min. away on foot) » Restaurant, Terrace, Surf School and Beach huts.
- Rooftop, cocktail bar, outdoor jacuzzi, sunset deck with fire pit and solar deck
- Infinity swimming pool heated by solar panels from April to October -- Width 6 m | Length: 19,5 m | Depth 1,4 m
- Shared kitchen
- Dynamic Lab | Meeting and leisure room with Silver screen 3 m x 2 m, Projector Lumens 5.000 (HDMI) and sound system, full equipped for meetings, training and seminars
- Skate Park » wood wave & skate bowl
- Noah Sport Centre
- Functional Training and Yoga Studios
- Noah Ocean Store
- Organic vegetable garden
- Babysitting on request
- Accessible toilets and facilities
- Electric vehicles charger (1 min. away)
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