Situated 2 minutes walk from the 1st tee at Praia Dï¿½El 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 again been voted by Golf World as one of the best (13th) golf courses in Continental Europe and was the IAGTO European Golf Resort for 2007. 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
Accommodation Summary : Sleeps 4 adults in 2 twin bedded rooms, 1 bath/shower, 1 WC. Large living / dining room and modern kitchen and bathroom with luxury specification. Winner of Homes Overseas magazine Gold Award in 2004 for Best Portuguese apartment
Other Activities Seven all weather tennis courts. Children's playground a short walk away. Clube Aventura offers surfing lessons, bike riding, paintballing, quad biking, a football academy and other activities for children during Spring & Summer.
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, less than a third of the residents / owners of properties 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 boats from nearby Peniche during the summer months.
There are fantastic surfing beaches at Baleal (15 minutes drive) and south of Peniche (25 minutes).
Peniche also has a waterpark and there is a go-karting track a few kilometres further on.
Cultural / Sight seeing / Shopping / Restaurants Obidos (20 minutes drive) is a World Heritage site and a "must-see". It also hosts a famous annual Chocolate Festival in March and there is also a Medieval festival that lasts for eleven days in July and an Opera festival in August.
Further afield are the monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha.
There are also interesting caves at Mira de Aire.
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 re
Golf The golf course at Praia D'El Rey (PDR) is nothing short of stunning in terms of the layout, the views and its condition. Golf can be booked direct with the PDR Pro Shop or (more reasonably) using internet-based booking services which the owner can recommend. However, the course is not suitable for beginners although lessons can be booked with 2 British golf pros on site.
There are 3 other first class 18 hole courses within 15-45 minutes drive: The closest is the new course at Bom Successo (15 minutes) which is excellent, Quinta do Brincal (Golden Eagle) at Rio Maior and Campo Real near Torres Vedras. Further afield (75 mins) are several courses around Estoril and Sintra.