Sublime Comporta

Design-forward, contemporary, sprawling grounds

Sublime Comporta, Grândola, Portugal

351 269 449 376

See Website

At a Glance

Located within a peaceful grove of pine, cork and olive trees, the sleek boutique Sublime Comporta is located near Carvalhal village and is Comporta’s only luxury hotel.

Indagare Loves

  • The gorgeously designed outdoor infinity pool, destined to grace many an Instagram feed
  • How every meal at Celeiro restaurant starts with pickled carrots and homemade whipped butter, flavored with herbs from the on-site garden
  • The spacious Two-Bedroom Cabana Villas, perfect for families or groups of friends traveling together

Review

With its rustic-chic allure and unexpected landscape — an enchanted forest to use as a home base for exploring some of Portugal’s best beaches — Sublime Comporta makes perfect sense as the destination’s first luxury hotel.

Owned by husband-and-wife team Gonçalo and Patricia Pessoa, the property is comprised of 14 rooms in its main peach-colored building and nearby annex. On the smaller side, these stylish accommodation are perfect for young couples; each one features floor-to-ceiling windows, knotty wood accents, private terraces and polished concrete floors.

The minimalist all-white decor is jazzed up with pops of blue, recalling Portugal’s signature azulejo tiles. Families and those seeking a bit more space to spread out should book one of Sublime’s recently added 19 free-standing cabanas, which are scattered throughout the property’s 42 acres. These eye-catching structures, designed by Portuguese architect José Alberto Charrua, offer private plunge pools, fireplaces, and spacious decks to take in the landscape.

The grounds feature a massive fire pit, a tennis court shaded by cork trees, an artfully designed swimming pool with the forest as background, and a stylish spa with its own indoor pool. The common spaces are breezy and chic, with comfy white sofas that wouldn’t be out of the place in the Hamptons. On-site restaurant Celeiro, in an elegant space conceived to resemble a rice-storage facilities, serves sophisticated takes on regional cuisine highlighting ingredients from the on-property organic garden, grilled fish from the Atlantic, and local wines. Don’t miss the delicious grilled Alentejo black pork.

Tucked away a few miles from the village of Carvahal, Sublime is a short drive from Carhaval and Pego beaches, and about 15 minutes from the village of Comporta. While Sublime offers bicycles to guests, a rental car is required to get around to the various beaches and restaurants off-property.

Who Should Stay

Travelers with an eye for design will love the property’s compelling architectural choices — even the storage shed in the garden is a thought-provoking structure built from mirrored panels, which reflect the pine trees and purple flowers. That said, sometimes it is clear that aesthetics were prioritized over practicality and user-friendliness.

Primarily a peaceful oasis for couples, Sublime Comporta has become more family-friendly since the addition of its 19 two-bedroom cabanas. Consistent with the region, the hotel takes a hands-off approach to service, and the property is best suited to those who don’t require round-the-clock attention. Anyone in search of full-on pampering should head to more established resorts in France or Italy.

Written by Indagare

What's Nearby

More Inspiration

Indagare employees walking up stiars

Enjoy 30 Days On Us!

Start your Self Planner
membership trial today.

Unlock access to 2,000+ first-hand hotel reviews, 300+ Destination Guides and the most up-to-date travel news and inspiration.

Already a member?

Welcome back,
log in to Indagare

Not a member?

Forgot Password

Enter your email and we’ll send you a link to reset your password.

Type the first 3 letters to begin