Lose your mind and find your soul
The Eastern Algarve is one of Portugal’s best kept secrets. Its picturesque towns and quaint harbours offer endless possibilities to enjoy the region’s unique architecture, unspoilt nature and laid-back lifestyle.
Follow the footsteps of the Enlightenment, taste local delicacies, swim with tuna swarms, harvest your own Flor de Sal or go on a big sailing tour. We offer unique and tailor made experiences to enjoy Grand Moments.
GUIDE VISIT TO HISTORIC CENTER
May your Grand journey begin with a visit through time and the beautiful city centre of Vila Real de Santo António. Learn more about this royal city’s origins, history, and even some insider secrets! You will feel like a local in no time…
COCKTAIL WORKSHOP & DEGUSTATION
Our barman’s are strong storytellers! They will welcome you in our Grand Salon Bar and present some classic cocktails from the 20’, do one-to-one classes or let you try our portuguese wine selection for a great time with your family & friends!
Algarve Olive Oil
Guide visit to a local farm
Olive trees have been present in the Algarve for thousands of years but in modern times the tradition of making olive oil has almost been lost. Discover the olive tree culture, the olive oil production process and participate in an olive oil tasting, the best way to compare olive oils and chose the ones you enjoy most.
Painting courses with locals artists
Our idylic waterfront location is perfect to feel inspired and paint your own piece of art, together with a local artist (at our Grand Beach Club).
Take a bold step and allow yourself to create your own souvenir!
Tuna Observation Diving Experience
Have you ever though of swimming with…tuna?
This is a new concept of diving, including the possibility to enjoy watching large schools of tuna and other fish in their natural habitat.
Are you feeling brave enough?
From Portugal to Spain by Zip Line
You probably get here by plain, car or train, but you never imagined yourself crossing the boarder doing Zip slide and flight above the river, right?
Our sky through a telescope
During the day we invite you to explore this region, to discover the shades of blue from river, sea and sky, to taste new flavours and meet new people, however, by night we invite you to turn off your phones and look up!
Part of being in a remote location is the possibility to be near places where sky is the darkest and clearest, steering clear of lightpolluted tourist hubs or urban areas and allowing “darkness seekers” to look at the sky and be amazed by how beautiful it can be!
A journey with a gyrocopter
Live your dream and fly on board of a gyrocopter, enjoy the thrill of a memorable safe flight. See this region from above and let your spirit became free. Discover three breathtaking protected areas: Reserve of Sapal de Castro Marim and VRSA; National Matas of Montegordo and Santa Rita, and the inexplicably beautiful Ria Formosa, in its wildest part, between Cacela Velha and the fishing villages of Santa Luzia and Fuseta. Rich in natural heritage, it is an adventure in the architecture of Forts and Castles that protected the coast, or in the old anchors of the tuna old fishing frames lined in the dunes of the beach.
A visit to a outdoor mineral SPA
A natural, outdoor, mineral-rich water spa is a new therapy centre set up in the salt ponds of Castro Marim. Our portuguese dead sea is a must and the idea is to combine traditional salt production with an innovative open air spa. Ready to apply clay all over your body, which moisturizes the skin and absorbs all impurities, and after “float” in the 30º salt ponds?