Onyria Marinha Edition Hotel & Thalasso is a luxurious five star boutique hotel in Cascais, just a 20 minutes’ drive East of Lisbon. The hotel stands out for its spectacular architecture and dreams (with Onyria meaning “dreams” in Greek).
Portugal is well known for its stellar golf courses. The wide range of golf resorts in Portugal will appeal to all golfers. Most of the renowned courses are in the South of Portugal, in the Algarve. However, Portugal’s centre, and the Lisbon coast offer some exceptional places, too! We had a close look…
Located near Cascais, one of the most richest municipalities in Portugal, The Oitavos Hotel is only a 20 minute drive from Lisbon. One reads, on the hotel website, that the Oitavos seeks to “embrace rather than compete with nature,” and it succeeds in doing just that — the ambiance of the hotel seamlessly merges ultra modern interior design with the wild natural surroundings, including the lush Oitavos Dunes golf course and the rippling Atlantic oceanfront.
The luxurious Finca Cortesin Hotel & Golf Club is located on the Mediterranean coast of Spain known as the Costa del Sol (The Sun Coast). It can, however, just as easily be referred to as the Costa del ‘Golf’ for its abundance of golfing options. The hotel’s palatial design is inspired by traditional Andalusian architecture — big, bright and spacious.
After spending some days in vibrant Granada we were looking forward to relaxing a few days on the countryside. Hacienda La Boticaria is a splendid Andalusian-style farmhouse located only a 20 minutes drive from vivid Seville. Enjoy their lavish setup with numerous patios, a driving range and the nearby golf club Real Club de Golf de Sevilla!
Autumn in Spain’s southern region of Andalusia is among the best travel seasons. It’s not so hot anymore and not rainy just yet. Golfers enjoy of a very mild Mediterranean climate and spectacular golf courses.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Acaya Golf Resort is located near Lecce, in the splendid Salento district of Southern Italy in Puglia. The golf resort stretches across almost 300 acres of pristine countryside and offers 18 holes of challenging golf play! Check out some of our golf photography!
Built next to the famed San Domenico Golf Course and a few steps away from the Adriatic sea, the Borgo Egnazia Resort’s inviting rural village style stands out. The stone architecture, the stylish decoration and the special atmosphere created by the surrounding scenery — olive and lemon trees, fragrant flower and prickly pears — all contribute to create an extraordinary experience.
Masseria Cimino is an 18th century farmhouse that has been transformed into a very stylish boutique hotel. The hotel is situated in Savelletri di Fasano, on the Puglian coast between the cities of Bari and Brindisi. The rooms offer authentic rural design whereas the bar and lounge boast romantic light effects.
Beginning of October 2011 we went on a two week roundtrip in Puglia, the region which forms “the heel of Italy’s boot”.
The focus during our trip was on bucolic landscapes, golf courses, typical italian food and stellar accomodation. Thanks to all those who gave us some good recommendations on what to see and where to go.