Sleek and Stylish Design Hotel – The Oitavos in Cascais Peninsula


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.


5* Finca Cortesin Hotel & Golf Club in Andalusia, Spain

    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.


Seville: Giralda, Golf & lavish Hacienda La Boticaria

Hacienda La Boticaria Sevilla

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!


Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel’s Posh Wedding Venue: Borgo Egnazia Resort Hotel, Puglia

Borgo Egnazia Puglia Italy

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, Boutique Hotel in Savelletri, Puglia Region, Southern Italy

Masseria Cimino Puglia Italy

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.


Puglia, Italy: Travel Itinerary for a Two Week Tour


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.