With an eco-conscious hotel and world-class golf course designed by Arthur Hills, Oitavos Dunes is Portugal’s premier golfing destination, located just 30 minutes from the capital Lisbon. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, The Oitavos hotel delivers the finest Portuguese hospitality with breathtaking ocean views throughout the Resort. The Oitavos has a contemporary design, featuring a simplistic beauty that combines the atmosphere of indulgence and total relaxation that only authenticity can offer. Enjoy a luxurious spa experience or indulge in gastronomic delights at one of the Oitavos’ various dining outlets. Nearby golf destinations include Quinta da Marinha Resort and the famous Penha Longa Resort, all within 30 minutes of Lisbon.
Portuguese architect José Anahory collaborated with The Oitavos to create minimalist spaces for you to get the most out of your visit. For the golfers, Oitavos Dunes features 18 holes of coastal links golf, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Blending seamlessly with nature, the Oitavos Dunes hotel and golf course bask in brilliant sand dunes with a unique coastal atmosphere, all just 30 minutes from Lisbon’s’ city centre.
The 18-hole links golf course, designed by the late American Arthur Hills, is named Oitavos Dunes. Drawing inspiration from the wild, undulating dunes bordering the Atlantic, Hills created one of Europe’s best golf courses. With signature umbrella pines dotting the course, and characteristic scrub lacing the dune-scape, Oitavos Dunes is a thrill to play and wonder to behold. With a par of 71, the oceanside Portuguese golf course measures just over 6,300 kilometres from the competition tees. When the wind is up, you will feel every inch of distance!
The course features a splendid mix of woodland and open links-like holes that utilise the natural landscape to the fullest. For those who enjoy Portuguese landscape with umbrella pines, rolling hills and ocean views, Oitavos Dunes is the picture-perfect Iberian golf course. The course features a mix of challenging holes that are intriguingly playable by high and low handicappers alike, creating a fantastic resort course with ample Portuguese flair. The golf course opened in September 2001, and is considered a modern links.
With an eclectic mix of architecturally-designed rooms, the Oitavos Hotel is laid out in a unique way with three wings conjoining in the middle. Enjoy informal luxury with contemporary designs in each room, with room sizing amongst the largest in Lisbon. With 142 rooms, The Oitavos Hotel is not as large as to be obtrusive, but big enough to have everything you could need and want. Rooms vary from standard bedrooms to lofts, suites and the Forte.
Rooms at The Oitavos
Considered entry-level, these traditionally-designed rooms are at least 40 sq-metres and are located on the first floor of the hotel. They feature a separate enclosed bathroom area, small living area and separate bedroom with a large TV. All rooms have sunny private balconies with views of the natural landscape, with the Atlantic Ocean or golf course views.
Lofts at The Oitavos
Lofts at The Oitavos Dunes are a minimum of 64 square metres in size, which is more than double a standard London hotel room. Designed with space and comfort in mind, these contemporarily-designed loft rooms are laid out as open-plan suites with integrated bathrooms. They are located on the first, second and third floors facing various angles. All you need to do is take your pick!
Suites at The Oitavos
Measuring 120 square metres, the suites at The Oitavos are enormous. Varying in size, style and location, all suites offer spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, the golf course or Cape Raso (Cabo Raso). The suites are individually designed so contact us for more information to book your travel today.
The Forte at The Oitavos
A private villa at The Oitavos, measuring 120 square metres, The Forte is an isolated paradise overlooking The Atlantic. With a king-sized bedroom suite, complemented with a whirlpool bath, large living room, fully equipped kitchen and private outdoor heated swimming pool and sundeck, The Forte at The Oitavos is a two-story haven fit for James Bond. It overlooks the golf course, Atlantic and landscape to the north and south with luxury amenities for you to enjoy.
One of the finest culinary delights in the Cascais is The Oitavos’ Ipsylon Restaurant. Featuring a journey where culinary influences of the Atlantic Coast, Portugal and France blend to perfection, prepare to be dazzled with a year-round Bistro menu, best shared with family and friends. From tapas to snacks, to salads, pasta, fisherman section, butcher section and sweet treats, you will find a favourite.
Offering fresh and light Portuguese cuisine, the Verbasco Restaurant is the perfect choice for a lunch immersed in nature or a drink in the afternoon with beautiful ocean views throughout. Verbasco is located in the golf clubhouse and is surrounded by tall pine trees and golf course views. Open from 12pm to 19.30 Tuesday to Sunday, the cuisine offered at Verbasco Restaurant is light, fresh and seasonal.
Offering light and fresh poolside cuisine, Terraço is a casual and relaxed open-air poolside restaurant. Enjoy the vibrant energy of the Oitavos estate with a selection of poolside classics, inspired by all-time comfort foods.
Meet the executive chef in this wonderful culinary journey. The Chef’s table is a unique experience inside Ipsylon’s kitchen. Settle into the kitchen table for a dining experience featuring the executive chef’s speciality cuisines. The courses on the tasting menu change to reflect products in season and each person’s preferences.
At The Hotel
The Oitavos is located within the natural surroundings of the Sintra National Park with an extensive to-do list for your visit. During your stay, plan for cycling (complimentary bikes and e-bikes), a helicopter tour, spa treatments, yoga lessons and horseback riding.
The Spa at Oitavos Dunes reinvigorates your body and soul. Bask in the luxury Balneotherapy area to relax and unwind through the medicinal effects of heated seawater, or work out a little by swimming or use the powerful jets of the pool to relieve stress points. There is a sauna, Turkish bath and ice fountain to detoxify. There are also various treatments in private rooms that focus on a completely natural approach to well-being.
Quinta Da Marinha Health Club
For those looking to break a sweat, look no further than the Quinta da Marinha estate, located 5 minutes by car from the hotel. The Health Club offers a wide range of activities and facilities including synthetic & clay tennis courts, Padel or Squash courts, two indoor swimming pools, a large fully-quipped fitness room and a range of aerobic, relaxation or stretching lessons.
The Oitavos Resort has one of the largest and most well-equipped equestrian centres on the Iberian Peninsulas. There are 250 stables, a large indoor arena, six enclosed patios, a grassed competition showground, and a vast area of forest and sand dunes to enjoy guided horseback tours. The equestrian heritage of The Oitavos extends back to 1924, predating the golf course by 77 years!
If you are not into horse riding, perhaps you will ride a bike. Cycling in The Oitavos property and the natural surroundings of the Sintra National Park is breathtaking. You can choose from a range of road bikes, city bikes, family e-bikes and other bicycle models. Ride towards Guincho along the stunning coastline or simply ride your bike around the Oitavos estate and through the golf course. There are bookable bike tours available if you feel like being guided around the Cascais, Cabo da Roca and Sintra areas.
How to Get There
The Oitavos is located just 30-minutes west of Portugal’s capital city: Lisbon. The Resort lies on the north side of the might Tagus River. You can fly from any European destination and many international destinations directly into Lisbon. From the airport, take the E1 highway before getting on the IC15 south-west, bypassing Lisbon’s centre. From there, take the N247 to your destination in Cascais. Alternatively, find the waterfront in Lisbon and head along winding coastal roads westwards until you pass Cascais and you will reach The Oitavos.