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PORTUGAL: Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel, Lagos

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Just a year after its launch, the five-star Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel, in Lagos, Portugal, has been named the top hotel in Portugal and the 11th best in Europe, by readers of Luxury Lifestyle magazine.

Located adjacent to the multi-award-winning Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort, on Portugal’s Algarve, the boutique hotel has been acclaimed ever since, gaining very high rankings on booking websites such as Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor – and has been running at an average annual occupancy rate of 85 per cent.

 

 

The resort’s operations director, António Pinto Coelho, is delighted with the hotel’s first year and its subsequent acclaim by around 65,000 Luxury Lifestyle readers.

He said: “It’s always very rewarding to be acclaimed by actual travelers – an experience we’ve had previously with the golf course. To have the same recognition now for the hotel – and just a year after it opened – is really exciting and very rewarding for our team at the resort.

“Our aim is to establish Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort as one of the very best golf resorts in Europe. And I believe we’ve made excellent progress in that ambition.”

 

 

The Onyria Palmares Beach House Hotel has 18 rooms and two suites, each with a panoramic sea view and a balcony or terrace, and is within easy walking distance of the tees and practice area of the ever-popular golf course. The hotel also enjoys an outdoor swimming pool and a 180° bar and restaurant, with an expansive ocean vista – and all just 700m from the beach.

Palmares is ranked in Portugal’s top three courses, by the world’s best-known golf title, Golf Digest, at 26 in Golf World’s benchmark Top 100 Golf Courses in Continental Europe 2017/18, and is expected to be a new entry from the same magazine in its next Top 100 Golf Resorts rankings, following the opening of the on-site boutique hotel.

What’s more, Palmares recently claimed a sixth successive Publituris Portugal Travel Award – created by the country’s leading travel trade magazine to reward the best in Portuguese tourism – for Portugal’s best golf course.

 

 

The 27-hole Robert Trent Jones Jnr golf course – comprising three loops of nine holes: the Alvor, Lagos and Praia courses – enjoys expansive panoramic views across the Bay of Lagos, with each lay-out offering a different kind of golfing challenge in a glorious and natural environment.

 

 

The Onyria Golf Resorts group is part of the natural evolution of a project that began around 25 years ago. The group was created to undertake the integrated management of resorts, villas, hotels, golf courses and restaurants.

Onyria Golf Resorts is a family enterprise and began in 1985, with the acquisition of a plot of land in the Quinta da Marinha, Cascais.

Current and future touristic investments include various projects which are always situated in the most privileged locales: exquisite locations devoted to relaxation, but with the added advantage of always being close by to urban centers.

Onyria Golf Resorts has developed golf, business and pure leisure oriented projects at Cascais (Hotel Quinta da Marinha Resort) and the Algarve (Onyria Palmares Beach & Golf Resort).

 

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AFRICA

MAURITIUS GOLF HOLIDAY

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10 NIGHTS FROM £1,895pp

C Mauritius by Constance Golf Holiday

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
• Flights from the UK
• 10 nights All Inclusive
• Private return airport transfers
• Enjoy the brand new Resort!
• 10 nights All Inclusive from £1,895

 

About the resort . . .

C Mauritius is an exciting new addition to Mauritius from Constance Hotels, Resorts & Golf. C Mauritius opened in November 2017 and the resort is on a superb beach on the east coast of Mauritius not far from Constance Belle Mare Plage Golf and Spa Resort. C Mauritius Hotel by Constance is ideally located for guests looking for a smaller, boutique style resort whilst enjoying golf on the Constance Belle Mare Plage’s two Championship golf courses, The Links & The Legend.

The resort has been designed to be elegant but yet casual and relaxed with a rustic beach-house style. C Mauritius provides a superb all-inclusive offering with a fine selection of foods and refreshments at welcoming outlets where you can relax. Enjoy the warm ambience created by raw materials, local furniture and crafts. Let the senses take over and provide unforgettable moments, whilst enjoying one of the delicious signatory Constance cocktails. C Mauritius is ideally placed for you to enjoy golf on two amazing Mauritian golf courses; the Links Golf Course and the Legend Golf Course at Constance Belle Mare Plage. Guests can also play the nearby courses of Ile Aux Cerfs, Anahita & Avalon.

C Mauritius Hotel by Constance has been designed with nature in mind, with a vibrancy that epitomises island life. A fine selection of foods and beverages are on offer, with a choice of locations to rest and relax. Relish the present and seek the future in a social and vivid atmosphere.

From December 15th 2018 golfers will be charged approx. £15 for 18 holes and this will be payable at the golf courses

 

Golf Courses:

BELLE MARE PLAGE THE LEGEND

BELLE MARE PLAGE THE LINKS

 

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The Buenaventura Golf and Beach Resort joins Marriott’s Autograph Collection

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The luxury resort on Panama’s Pacific Coast becomes the destination’s second Autograph Collection Hotel

Rio Hato, Panama – The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort, the centerpiece of the destination’s family-friendly Buenaventura resort community, joins Marriott International’s distinctive portfolio of one-of-a-kind Autograph Collection Hotels. The announcement comes as the resort completes a renovation to enhance its guestrooms, restaurants and meeting spaces, as well as the addition of the Buenaventura Zoo.

Autograph Collection Hotels celebrate the independence and individually of each location, incorporating the personality of the destination. The Buenaventura fits perfectly into the collection with its bold design and warm Panamanian hospitality. Built around a majestic 100 year old Corotu tree, the Buenaventura incorporates classic Panamanian elements into its modern design through art, cuisine, and activities, enriching guests with meaningful experiences throughout their stay.

“Being an Autograph Collection Hotel is an honor,” said Víctor Concepción Perén, Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort general manager. “Panama is the epicenter of Latin America where so many of the region’s cultural treasures come together, giving the destination a colorful personality that we explore throughout our property. We’re perfectly positioned to represent the Autograph Collection with our independent take on an authentic Panamanian vacation experience.”

To meet the demands of today’s discerning explorer, the Buenaventura’s unique design includes carefully curated décor accents meant to serve as conversation starters and foster a connection to the destination’s culture. The renovation enhances that important element of the Buenaventura experience with a refresh to its 118 guestrooms, suites and villas with a stylish makeover including new handcrafted pillows and handwoven traditional chunga baskets influenced by the country’s central provinces.

The resort’s five main restaurants were upgraded to bring a current look to the culinary offerings as well as the menus. As a destination resort, Buenaventura features numerous dining options so guests never have to dine at the same restaurant twice. Guests can start their day with a traditional breakfast buffet in Criollo Restaurant, enjoy fresh seafood and prime cuts at Asa’o & Pesca’o or indulge in a handcrafted cocktail at Palapa Bar.

A destination setting for group events, the resort recently added two new meeting spaces for a total of 2,056 square feet of functional space. Created as an extension of the meetings facilities, the new rooms feature floor to ceiling windows to bring the outside in and can accommodate a maximum of 150 people.

Also new with the conversion is the addition of the Buenaventura Zoo, which debuted this fall, bringing an added amenity to the long list of activities the resort offers guests. Home to monkeys, parrots, deer and much more, the zoo is a conservation and rehabilitation center that offers a one-of-a-kind learning experience for families.

Unique to the resort are custom-curated tours and activities created to immerse guests in the destination’s ecosystem, cultural sites and gastronomic offerings including bird watching at Valle de Anton, discovering archeological sites at El Caño and Sitio Conte, rum tasting at Hacienda San Isidro, rainforest canopy tours as well as on-site art and cooking classes. Meanwhile, it’s The Buenaventura’s private golf course that is the main guest attraction. Developed by the Nicklaus Design team and managed by the world’s largest golf management company, Troon, the 18-hole, 72 par championship golf course is designed around hundreds of mature Corotu trees and features vast fairways, beach bunkers and a lush native landscape.

Stay up to date about what’s happening at the hotel by visiting The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or http://www.thebuenaventurahotel.com/.

 

About Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort
Located in the heart of Panama in Rio Hato, Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort is surrounded by tropical gardens and lagoons and just walking distance from Buenaventura Beach. The family-friendly resort is just 80 minutes from Panama City by car, but provides a sense of exclusivity beyond the walls of its main entrance. Within the community of Buenaventura, guests can enjoy on-site water sports such as kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, Jet skiing and boating as well as land sports like tennis, volleyball, biking, jogging on the fitness trail, and horseback riding throughout the property’s nature trails. The 118-key resort provides guests with nine restaurants and bars, the Corotu Spa, seven swimming pools and two Jacuzzis, four plunge pools, a kids and teen club, 11 event spaces, the Buenaventura Zoo, and a Nicklaus Design, 18-hole championship golf course.

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