Bem-Vindo to Panoptic’s picks for the top hotels and incentives in Cascais! Cascais is one of the most stunning areas of Portugal! It is near the sea, near the mountains and it’s the home of the gorgeous Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, one of Portugal’s 13 national parks. If you’re a fan of a dramatic backdrop, then Cascais is for you! Read ahead to hear some of our advice on the best incentives and hotels that Cascais has to offer.
Luxury Hotels in Cascais – Top 3
The recently renovated Onyria Quinta da Marinha is an amazing luxury resort situated in the most stunning Sintra-Cascais national park. We guarantee it holds some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world, but that’s to be expected from Portugal (check out our blog on top travel incentives in Portugal here!). Overlooking the Atlantic, the hotel boasts many luxuries like an 18-hole golf course, two trendy restaurants, a number of relaxing pools and a glorious spa. Not to mention that all of the generously proportioned rooms offer sweeping views of either the perfectly manicured golf course or the Sintra mountains! Whatever you have in mind Onyria Quinta da Marinha has it covered.
If that all sounds like heaven, the hotel doesn’t only offer rooms to accommodate short stays, the resort is also home to several gorgeous villas that can be acquired for longer stays, although they’re available for short breaks too! These villas can give your stay at the Onyria a completely different vibe. These authentic terracotta villas have been recently renovated and feature gorgeous airy interiors. The villas come with spacious terraces for you to enjoy the sun in either one or two bedrooms, a fireplace in the living room, and their own kitchenettes which can be restocked by concierge service, so you never have to leave.
If you fancy venturing out from the resort and taking in the local culture, the hotel is handily situated a stones throw from Cascais town centre so you can take in the culture of the area, however, if you’re thinking of venturing further afield then there are excellent transport links to the nearby Lisbon. This is the perfect tranquil escape that allows you to take in the hustle and bustle of busy Lisbon as you please!
The Palacio completely oozes glamour. If this beautiful hotel really feels like it’s something straight out of a Hollywood movie to you, then you’d be right! The Palacio Estoril featured in the 1969 James Bond film “On Her Majesties Secret Service” so you’re guaranteed glitz and glamour here. If you’re not a James Bond fan, then another testament to the razmataz of this hotel is that it’s a frequent haunt of numerous European Royals, and if it’s good enough for royalty then it’s good enough for us!
The Palacio Estoril has some astoundingly beautiful events space, with beautiful sprawling gardens and terraces which would be perfect for food and drink receptions under the shining Portuguese sun. The hotel also has a number of gorgeously outfitted indoor spaces ranging from dramatic banquet rooms with long oak tables for gourmet sit-down meals to function rooms that are suited to host functions that range from 12 guests to 700 guests. From understated function rooms perfect for presentations and business meetings to grand marble ballrooms, there’s such a wonderful variety of spaces.
This hotel brings a touch of Italian glamour to the beautful Portuguese coast. One of our favouirte features of this hotel is the number of decadent bar and restaurant options offered! Specalising in medeteranian cusine and offering every kind of view from pool, to sea, to the beautiful bay of Cascais.
If sampling all of the treats offered to you by the hotels bars and restaurants has tired you out then maybe its time to head to their glorious spa. The spa is absolutely sprawling, 1000 square meters of sheer luxury for you to enjoy. Indulge in a massage, try their thalassotherapy circuit or lounge around by the pool in the gorgeous spa itself – modelled after authentic roman bathhouses.
Things to do in Cascais – Top 3 Incentives
We’ve given you some ideas of where to stay, now you’re wondering what there is to do! Not to worry Cascais is absolutely teeming with life and were here to show you what are (in our opinions) the must-not-miss experiences in this stunning part of the world.
Paddleboard Yoga – Sup com Alma
Fancy yourself a yogi? Then you absolutely have to give this a go. Taking yoga to another level, unwind and find your centre out on the glistening blue sea. Feel the rhythm of the waves as you stretch under the sun. Once you’ve tried yoga like this, you’ll never want to do it another way!
Don’t worry if you’re not a seasoned yogi – simply try something new! There are one to one lessons and group lessons offered daily that can be tailored to any level of skill making this unique experience all the more accessible!
The Tasting Room – Wine and Tapas bar
Fan of wine and good food? Who isn’t! The tasting room is a trendy little spot in Cascais that offers over 300 different types of wine for you to sample, served by professionals to guide you on your tasting journey! It really is possible to spend hours here sampling the best wines! From local Portuguese varieties to Italian and French, the tasting room has everything.
To pair with the massive variety of wine, the tasting room also specialises in Portuguese delicacies to snack on as you drink. There’s a vast variety of local food to pair with every possible kind of wine. Cod fritters, charcuterie boards, pica pau do lombo and fried petinga are just a few of the possible delicacies for you to pair with your wines!
Eco-louge – Palaphita Cascais
This eco-louge is a seriously cool space in Cascais, it absolutely had to be on our list. Fully integrated with nature, the concept started off in Rio de Janeiro and made its way over to Portugal but kept its Amazonian roots at the core of its concept. You can find it in Cascais just tucked into a large, wooded area overlooking the picturesque sea and cliffs – what a place to party through the sunset.
The menu here is an enticing mix of foods, from acai bowls to cheese fondue to the steaks Portugal is so famous for there is so much to choose from! There is also a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options to cater to every need. The expansive drinks list also ensures you’ll never say no to one more drink. Expect good food and drinks, a carnival atmosphere and quirky geo-domes.
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