Sublime Comporta

Grandola, Alentejo, Portugal

The beauty of the natural environment, the simplicity of the architecture and the rhythm of the "slow life": Sublime Comporta pays homage to the best that Portugal has to offer. The resort opened in 2014. Gonçalo Pessoa, the owner, wanted to build a family holiday home on the 17 hectares of beautiful, gently undulating terrain with umbrella pines, cork oaks and sand dunes. But then he decided to show more people this wonderful side of Portugal.

Today the Sublime Comporta is a much acclaimed boutique hotel. "We want to offer unforgettable experiences that are sustainable and help to emphasize the local atmosphere and culture - the splendor of simplicity", explains the resort manager.

The guest apartments are a modern, luxurious and comfortable version of the cabanas in which fishermen and farmers used to sleep. Minimalist architecture with lots of wood and glass, surrounded by a breathtaking natural environment - this is how the atmosphere can be described. Just looking in the morning through the large windows into the beautiful nature makes your heart leap.

Another specialty is the organic restaurant: there is an open kitchen in the center of the garden. There is space for 12 people at the counter who experience something unforgettable here - direct contact with the chefs, dining under the stars surrounded by the wonderful aromas of the garden. Only old cooking methods are used here and fire plays an essential role.

Possible activities in the area include horse riding on the sand dunes, in the rice fields and over the beaches of Comporta, picnics on one of the many lonely beaches or swimming in a private lagoon. Excursions with a local fisherman offer a special experience. Wine tastings are also offered, after all, the region is considered one of the best wine destinations in the world. Nearby is Portugal's only local dolphin community.

If you want to have a good time, treat yourself to a massage or a private yoga session. The therapists take the time to put together just the right wellness and relaxation program for each guest.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom225 €
Suitefrom285 €
Apartmentfrom620 €


ArchitectureThe hotel's unique architecture reflects the desire to preserve the Comporta spirit in a sophisticated yet relaxed atmosphere. The operators wanted to create a very minimalist environment in which the main actor is not the construction itself, but the nature that surrounds it. The inspiration for the main building comes from old Portuguese rice storage stables. Fishermen and farmers used to live here in houses made of natural materials and thatched roofs. If a child was added, more houses were built around it - but the main house remained where the family came together. The Sublime Comporta accommodations are a modern, luxurious and comfortable version of these Comporta cabanas. They blend in with the surrounding nature in a sublime way and thereby achieve a good balance between design, comfort and respect for nature. Open spaces are connected by glass and wood; the large windows let a lot of light into the interior. You feel connected to nature outside, but still have your privacy. The interior is characterized by white paint, wood, leather and metal and soft fabrics. The decor consists of a successful mix of contemporary design brands and carefully selected local artifacts such as old olive oil barrels, stools made of cork, vases with Portuguese patterns and objects that Gonçalo brought with him from his travels.

FoodIn the restaurant we cook according to the seasons; Local Portuguese recipes are prepared. Vegetarian options are available. The chef works with local fishermen and wineries and uses regional products, with priority given to organic products where possible. The organic restaurant with an open kitchen is located in the center of the garden. At the counter you are in direct contact with the chefs and dine under the stars, surrounded by the wonderful aromas of the garden. Only old cooking methods are used here.

EnvironmentNature is at the forefront of the resort, nothing should affect its beauty. This goes hand in hand with consistent nature conservation. Solar panels are used for heating - for underfloor heating and also for heating the water and the swimming pool. There is also a small waste treatment plant. Sustainability also means that all interest groups in the region are included. All suppliers and products come from the region, just like a large part of the employees. In addition, an organic vegetable garden is maintained, from which some products for the restaurant come.

Well-BeingThe spa offers a wide range of treatments. It includes three treatment rooms, a sauna, a steam bath, a heated indoor pool and a gym. Massages and yoga sessions as well as detoxification, Pilates and meditation and nutritional advice are offered. The hotel's therapists provide intensive advice in order to adapt the treatment to the needs of the guest. Sublime has decided to work with the renowned spa brand "The Organic Pharmacy". All products promote well-being and environmental protection.


  • Boutique hotel with exceptional architecture
  • Beautifully situated on a 17 hectare property
  • Very tastefully furnished rooms and suites
  • Great pools and gardens
  • Main house for adults only
  • Especially a kitchen experience with seasonal dishes made from regional products
  • Extensive spa with various treatments on offer
  • Organic cosmetics line of organic cosmetics
  • Regular yoga and pilates retreats
  • Many activities possible in the area (horse riding, hiking, wine tasting, etc.)
  • Only 10 km from the beach

Boutique hotel34 rooms, suites & villasRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessPoolno pets


  • Villas with their own cooking facilities
  • All rooms with their own terrace
  • Some villas with private pools
  • Restaurant and pool bar
  • Indoor spa pool and outdoor pool (adults only)
  • Another outdoor pool especially for children
  • Spa with sauna and steam bath
  • Deck chairs and towels by the pool
  • Tennis court
  • Free parking
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Rooms + Rates

per night
Double roomfrom225 €
Suitefrom285 €
Apartmentfrom620 €

Location + Directions

By plane

The Sublime Comporta is just over an hour from Lisbon (128 km). Car hire is recommended, but airport pickup can also be arranged. You will receive the exact address and route description when booking.