Why book Sublime Comporta?
To experience Portugal’s most talked-about destination in absolute peace and quiet, with the ultimate in hospitality at your fingertips. From morning sunrise on your private deck to chef’s table dinners, everything here has been delicately thought-out – and you’ll remember the utter relaxation you felt long after you return home.
Set the scene
Set amongst the pine forests and sand dunes of Comporta is Sublime; a boutique hotel known for its idyllic setting, first-class hospitality and away-from-it-all atmosphere. The property’s 17 acres of land includes three pools, a spa, three restaurants (plus another by the beach, but we’ll come to that later), and even a bio pool, surrounded by special suites based on fisherman’s huts in the nearby village of Carrasqueira. The feeling here is one of gratitude, at finding a place so peaceful you’ll will time to slow down so you can take it all in.
What started as a private project, owned by former TAP Air pilot Gonçalo Pessoa and wife Patrícia Trigo, has expanded over the years to become arguably the most talked about resort in Portugal. When, back in 2004, the couple purchased 42 acres of woodland, it was initially with a view to build a beach house for their family. But as interest in the area grew, the pair began to see a business opportunity. Sublime started small, with just a handful of rooms and a spa, and what is now the lobby and restaurant came later, along with more rooms. The brand continues to grow, opening a Lisbon hotel in 2022, and its popularity shows no signs of waning.
People – understandably – associate Comporta with the scorched-earth, late-sunset beauty of summer, but Sublime is welcoming in all seasons; in fact, the heated floors, free-standing bathtubs and private terraces feel utterly blissful during the colder months, should you wish to visit off-season. When it comes to choosing a room, suite or villa, there’s an impressive amount of options to choose from; from the owner’s house, to the guest suites, stunning bio-pool suites and even several two, three, four and five bedroom cabana style villas which can cater to larger groups. Decor is what you’d expect from a Comporta property; whitewashed walls, wood and clever geometry, with straw bags available for guests to use during their stay as the finishing touch.