“The apartment was superb, great for a family holiday and providing everything needed ,lovely pool area which was taken advantage of ,Very short walk to to the clubhouse which served lovely meals,including a very good breakfast buffet,The bar/lounge area was great for a coffee and very friendly bar staff who engaged with the customers The location proved a bonus ,the beach at the resort was beautiful for an early morning jog or a late evening stroll to watch the sun go down.A short drive to Obidos lagoon where we hired kayak,s and bikes, very good beach front bar/restaurant there,The beach at Balreal was very good for surfing and body boarding about 15 min drive. . Cant recommend Cathryn,s apartment enough,.Excellent communication with Cathryn pre visit, And the wonderful help and advice from Priscilla was much appreciated who made our visit go without a hitch. Mike.&Karen”
Cathryn's reviewsAs a host (3)
“Our stay in Portugal was great. Great apartment, welcome pack and within minutes of marriot golf club bar and restaurant. What more could u want. We explored the local area with our hire car and our favourite place was Obidos lake. Which we found by chance. Obidos village was lovely, there are various villages locally unspoilt by tourism. I would thoroughly recommend the silver coast of Portugal and the apartment. Thanks once again.”
“We stayed in the house of Cathryn for 2 weeks in august with our two daughters and with our son. We had a wonderful stay: indeed the house is in an area plenty of places to visit (we went to Lisbona, Coimbra, Sintra, Nazarè, Alcobaca...) We had also a beautiful time on the beach and we had fantastic dinners in the fish restaurants of the area. The house was very clean, confortable and well equipped. We swimmed a lot in the swimming pool of the residence and we had a very good comunication with Cathryn, who was very helpful with us. Cathryn and Pascal were perfect guests in our home. We recommend to exchange home with their beautiful home in Portugal.”
Where is it?
Praya D'el Rey Golf and Beach Resort is an award winning resort spreading across 230 hectares on the stunning unspoilt, Silver Coast in Portugal.
It is a very tranquil resort and is ideal for a family holiday, a week end in the sun playing golf or tennis or for a short, relaxing break. At Praia D'El Rey Golf Resort and the surrounding area you will sample the wonderful warm hospitality of the Portuguese people, who go out of their way to help you relax and enjoy your stay in Portugal.
The area has numerous restaurants offering excellent cuisine and selections of wine. You won't be disappointed if you like food. Apart from the fabulous 5* Marriott Hotel and its facilities, there is a local shop by the tennis courts which offers a limited range of provisions, if you run out of supplies. The golf club also has a restaurant, as well as serving barfood and has a takeaway menu. The views from both the terrace of the Golf Club, and from the Marriott Hotel are truly stunning!
All the towns have large supermarkets for those kitchen stock ups. Wine lovers will be amazed at the cost and selection. This is a holiday to relax and soak up, not just the sun but the kind hospitality of the Portuguese people.
This famous resort offers our award-winning 18-hole, par-73 golf course but also professional tennis and football coaching.
That's not it, other activities include cycling, surfing, paint balling or kayaking, not to forget the wonderful spa and health club if you are looking for a pamper.
The beach is close by if you are looking for a nice tan and beautiful sand.
Places of interest which are local and not too far afield are:
-Obidos - 15mins. A Medieval town full of historic interest.
- Peniche - 10mins. Fishing village, idylic lifestyle with lots of restaurants providing fresh caught fish, daily. Shops and market.
- Caldas Da Rainha - 25mins. Best for shopping with its daily markets, as well as its large and small variety of interesting shops.
- Worth visiting if you have time is Lisbon. A mixture of old and modern cultures fused together.
The Costa de Prata is located between Lisbon and Oporto, with the country's largest motorway (the A1) crossing it in the north-south direction is Central Portugal and its Silver Coast. 2 of the most appreciated aspects of the area are the mild temperatures and the white sandy beaches which offer the choice between practicing water sports and the calm life of the seaside.
The curative springs and the lush vegetation of secular forests have preserved all the rewards of their unspoilt nature. The convents, monasteries, castle, museums and churches witness the historic and artistic heritage of renowned universal value. As one of the most economically developed regions in the country, Costa de Prata is also home for famous traditional art treasures, such as its porcelain and crystal, as well as its gastronomy, strongly influenced by the sea and counterbalanced by its tasty Bairrada wines and mouth-watering sweets. In the fishing villages or urban historic centres, the kindness of the people is but another asset to add to this bountiful area's vast list of qualities.
Praia D'el Rey Golf Course is one of the best courses in Europe. 18 hole, Par 72 championship, part links, part pineland course. It is set amongst extensive pine forests and its spectacular Atlantic sea coast. Holes of all varing degrees of difficulty, for all handicaps, making it the complete golfing challenge. With lush fairways, deep bunkers and lighting fast greens. What golfer could ask for anything more! Designed by famous American architect Cabell B. Robinson and rated 80th Best Golf Course in the World just recently. Extensively stocked Pro Shop with two full time professionals. Plenty of buggies. Clubs available for hire. Fully fitted driving range with two putting greens, sand bunker, short game green with two sand bunkers for variation. After your round relax in the luxurious clubhouse. Showers if required with towels provided. Wide range of beers and snacks or use the restaurant during the day or evening if you prefer. Handicap certificate required - men 28, women
The cooling Atlantic breeze means that even in the height of summer (July and August)temperatures never get too high for golfing!
Nearest airport is Lisbon (approx 50 min drive. Porto approx 2.5 hours.
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