A striking new property in the heart of “Europe’s Hamptons” just a 10-minute walk from beautifully preserved and pristine beaches - a unique offering in an incomparable destination opening in November 2022Contact Mason Rose
Why Stay Here?
Launching in November 2022, AlmaLusa Comporta is situated in the heart of the casually cool village of Comporta, just 80 minutes outside of Lisbon. It is a serene oasis offering stylish surfers and holidaymakers a laid-back luxury escape on Portugal’s chicest coastline, oft-cited as ‘Europe’s Hamptons’. Being the only hotel in Comporta within walking distance from one of the area’s secluded golden beaches, it is a prime location for beach enthusiasts. The village’s treasure trove of fashionable shopping boutiques, excellent cafes and restaurants, as well as scenic trails to explore on foot or bike can be found nearby.
Like its first boutique abode in the centre of Lisbon (AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado), AlmaLusa Comporta is imbued with the spirit of its surrounding locale – from natural fibres inspired by shoreline flora and fauna to neutral furnishings that pay homage to sandy dunes nearby. All 22 rooms – many of which offer beautiful balconies, private gardens and spacious terraces – are individually designed with coastal chic interiors and colour palettes, in harmony with the property’s natural surroundings. To ensure the utmost comfort and ease for guests, each room is equipped with indulgent, goose down bedding, luxurious Castelbel bathroom amenities, and a Samsung Smartphone. The 31 Suites are the perfect option for guests looking for a more intimate, private holiday but with the advantage of being able to access the hotel’s dining and leisure facilities.
AlmaLusa Comporta’s dedicated team are a champion of the local community and cherish their deep relationships with their neighbours. The concierge ensure guests experience the very best of the region with tailor made experiences – from Alentejo wine tastings and guided dolphin and bird watching experiences, to trekking in the Serra of Grandola. There is no shortage of active adventures – surfing or exploring the beaches and rice paddies by bike – or one of the e-bikes available at AlmaLusa. For nature enthusiasts, Sado estuary is a nature reserve encompassing sandbanks, rice paddies and woodland, where visitors can see several bird species including flamingos, as well as pods of dolphins. The neighbouring village of Melides welcomes guests with its beautiful, secluded beach, art galleries, sandstone cliffs and a deep blue lagoon which locals swim in all year round.
Headed up by Alentejo local Miguel Lopes, AlmaLusa Comporta debuts a low-key, yet equally indulgent offering that encourages guests to make the most of the region. By day, guests can sample locally inspired light bites from the AlmaLusa Café or on the Pool Terrace when the weather is warmer, whilst enjoying the stunning views. By night The Rooftop Bar will be ‘the’ place for late night nibbles and cocktails, best enjoyed whilst listening to soulful sounds courtesy of the resident DJ. Each morning the Duna Room will serve a fantastic healthy breakfast, with fresh seasonal produce and home-made pastries, whilst picnics to go are also available. To encourage guests to experience nearby restaurants, the hotel has curated a list of local culinary establishments – from Nuno Mendes’ celebrated Restaurantes Cavalariça to O Dinis – Restaurante dos Pescadres, with AlmaLusa Comporta’s team on hand to help secure a table.
During the day The Rooftop Wellness terrace is where fitness enthusiasts can train with local HiiT and yoga instructors – with a myriad of classes and private personal training sessions available. These are complemented by the surrounding beaches and dunes that make the ultimate off-site running track. A soothing Spa Suite offers Elemental Herbology treatments all year round, with outdoor spa cabanas available on sunnier days.
Mindful of its carbon footprint and surrounding natural environment, AlmaLusa is seeking to be as sustainable as possible. The building itself is a careful conversion of a pre-existing building whilst solar panel generators aim to power much of the building’s electricity. Car-free visits are encouraged with collections from rail and ferry terminals, with e-bikes and e-scooters on site for local travel needs, whilst Chef Miguel and team seek out produce that is seasonal and with nearby provenance. Complementing this sensibility is the fact that all suppliers have been carefully chosen based on their own commitments to the environment – AlmaLusa’s laundry partner adopts a specific washing method that uses 80% less water than traditional machines.