Situated 2 minutes walk from the 1st tee at Praia D’El Rey, the apartment enjoys a premier position on the resort with views over the 1st and 18th fairways as well as the Atlantic Ocean. Comfortably furnished and there are large balconies on both the front and back, giving access to all day sunshine. Praia D'El Rey has once again been voted by Golf Monthly as one of the best golf courses in Continental Europe. Less than five minutes walk away is the luxurious club house/restaurant/bar and the resort's own Children's Club (Clube Aventura) which operates in the Spring & Summer months. Due to its seaside location, air conditioning is not necessary even in the hottest months. Full gas central heating is provided for chillier evenings. The apartment has the use of a communal pool, sun deck and barbeque area and is also located close to a stunning, unspoiled beach which stretches for several miles.
Flights / Car Hire: The closest airport is Lisbon and is serviced by scheduled flights from Heathrow and Gatwick London by British Airways and TAP. EASYJET now have daily flights to Lisbon from London Luton & Gatwick Airport (as well as Paris CDG) . Other airlines fly from UK provincial airports and other airports throughout Europe. Booking as early as possible will usually get you the best rates. For car hire, it is best to book before arrival. The drive to Praia d'El Rey from the airport is relatively simple and takes about an hour, nearly all of it on the A8 motorway. We have the telephone number of an English speaking taxi driver and he can meet at the airport to pick you up, if necessary, but car hire is recommended to make the most of your stay.
Other activities / information: Seven all weather tennis courts. Children's playground a short walk away. Clube Aventura offers a surf school, body boarding, mountain biking, quad biking, paintball, archery, kayaking, orientation games,beach games, a football academy and other activities for children up to the age of 16 during Spring & Summer.Peniche also has a waterpark.
There is a fabulous spa offering treatments and massages for adults who prefer being pampered to more active pursuits.
Although the resort is famous for its golf, only c.30% of the owners are golfers. This reflects the wide range of other activities available in the area and the natural beauty of the resort and the surrounding countryside. You can visit the bird and wildlife sanctuary on the Berlengas Islands, which can be reached by boat from nearby Peniche.
There are fantastic surfing beaches at Baleal (15 minutes drive) and south of Peniche (25 minutes).
At Obidos Lagoon (10 mins drive), there is shallow sea water bathing and a new walking and cycle path around the picturesque lagoon with many varieties of wild birds to see.
Shopping / Eating Out: As well as a small grocery shop at the resort, there is a small supermarket in the village of Serra D'El Rei (less than 10 minutes away) and several large supermarkets in Peniche (15 minutes) and Caldas da Rainha (25 minutes). Caldas has a colourful daily market for fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, cheese, olives and other local produce. Caldas also boasts many shops to suit any pocket.
In the 8 years that we have been coming to the area we have seen the number and quality of restaurants steadily increase. Bon viveurs will not be disappointed. There is also an abundance of very inexpensive local style restaurants. We will be happy to share recommendations.