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Praia D'el Rey Golf & Beach Resort

Set along a beautiful sandy beach less than one hour from Lisbon, in an area of protected rural landscape of rolling sand dunes and pine tree forests, Praia D'El Rey Golf & Beach Resort is an oasis of relaxed style and world-class comforts created to reflect the unspoiled natural beauty of its location. Literally translated as 'Beach of the King', you will be amazed by how close the beach is to the properties on the resort and by all of the fantastic facilities that are on offer! Praia D'El Rey is the perfect resort for couples, families and groups of friends!

  • 1hr fromLisbon

out of 10


Praia d'el Rey golf course opened in June 1997 and it is certainly one of the most picturesque layouts in Europe, set in extensive grounds of pine forest and undulating dunes with spectacular views over the Atlantic and the Berlenga Islands beyond. Cabell B. Robinson has designed the course to be the complete golfing challenge with bold deep bunkers, undulating greens, and natural sand border areas contrasting sharply with the lush green fairways. With an academy, short game and driving range facilities available, you can fine tune your skills as well!

Praia d'el Rey

Praia d'el Rey


  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Open to non-residents


  • Golf academy
  • Driving range
  • Short game area
  • Putting green
  • Club house
  • Equipment hire
  • Golf shop
  • Golf buggy hire
  • Tuition

    The Praia D’el Rey Golf Academy offers a wide range of short and long-game lesson packages available through PGA-qualified teaching professionals, including the latest V1 teaching software, with on course lessons also available, as well as junior golf schools.

Course details

  • Course type: 18 hole golf course
  • Course signature: Cabell. B. Robinson
  • Course par: 73
  • Course yards: 7052
  • Male handicap: 36
  • Female handicap: 36
  • Handicap certificate required
  • Dress code

    Soft-spikes required. Jeans, tennis shorts, swimming trunks and t-shirts are not allowed on the golf course and/or Driving Range Academy.



Praia d'el Rey boasts seven excellent all weather tennis courts, perfect for a family activity together or for a budding tennis player. The courts can be played on at any time of year, allowing you to enjoy a game whenever you like!


  • Racket hire
  • Hard courts: 7
  • Equipment hire
  • Tennis academy
  • Tennis shop

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 10am - 5pm, and 9am - 8pm during July & August.


  • Open to non-residents


Charges may be applicable. Prices are approximately €7.70 per person, per hour for court rental. A tennis clinic to help improve your skills is also available from approximately €21 per person, per day.

Gym and Fitness

Gym and fitness

The Atlantic Coast Health Club features a state of the art gym, offering the latest fitness equipment. With a personal trainer on hand, you will easily be able to get into shape! There are also a wide range of fitness classes available, allowing you to keep up with your weekly keep fit routine!


  • Fitness studio
  • Full gym
  • Manned gym
  • Gym instructors available
  • Personal trainers available

Opening Hours

Health Club open all year round, 7 days a week, from 8am - 8pm.
Indoor pool, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi open until 11pm.


  • Open to non-residents
  • Pass required


Charges may be applicable. Approximately €15 per day, per person.

Other Activities

Other activities

There are plenty of other sporting activities to keep you occuppied on your holiday and why not visit the Adventure Club, which is a professional and qualified team of supervisors who provide a safe and healthy environment combining education and fun for children, enabling parents the chance to enjoy a relaxing holiday!

Activities and facilities include games, toys and computers for all ages and daily outdoor activities for children up to 16 years old.

Plus there's regular culture and discovery tours to Óbidos, Peniche, and Berlengas and, with prior warning, birthday parties and a full activity programme during main school holidays.


  • Basketball
  • Cycling / Mountain biking
  • Multi purpose court
  • Running
  • Walking / Hiking trails
  • Childrens playground
  • Table tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Playground

Kids Club

Kids' club

Club Aventura offers a wide range of half-day sportive, recreational and art related activities suitable for age groups of 3 - 5 years olds, such as
decorative and dance workshops, face painting workshops, sculpture balloon, recreative games, beach games, Olympic team games and break dancing. For a range of sports activities the Summer Camp is also available for children aged 6 – 18 years old. Whilst the children are off having fun, so can the adults.

Club Aventura

Opening Hours

Open during July and August, subject to demand.


  • Ages 3 years to 5 years


Charges applicable. Pre-booking recommended. Approximately €22.50 for a half day, and €40 for the full day without lunch

Summer Camp

Opening Hours

Open during July and August, subject to demand.


  • Ages 6 years to 18 years


Charges applicable. Pre-booking recommended. Approximately €25 for a half day and €45 for a full day



The Kalyan Spa offers the latest in relaxing treatments, perfect to help you unwind and de-stress whilst on holiday. Choose from tempting massages, such as Thai or Shiatsu, to completely invigorate the mind and body. Facial treatments and body treatments including wine baths, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy are also available, perfect for unwinding and getting away from it all!


  • Spa
  • Indoor pool


  • Facial

    Oxygenating, Control lift, Renovateur lift firming - carita, Anti-age, Atlantic repair facial, Rénovateur extreme - carita, Refirming concept, Essential soothing, Essential purification, Essential hydration

  • Massage

    Revitalizing body, Silhouette, Holistic hot stone therapy, 4 hands, Ayus lomi, Aromasoul, Energizer, Detox, Smooth, Sport massage

  • Other treatments

    Hands & feet, Beautician's service, Waxing, Hair salon, Truly package, Body and mind cleansers, Harmony package, Sweet love package, Active package, Escape package, Vitality package, Release package

Opening Hours

Open all year round, 7 days a week, from 10am - 7pm.


  • Minimum age is 16 years

    (unless accompanied by an adult)

  • Open to non-residents


Charges applicable. Pre-booking required. Treatments start from approximately €10 and must be booked 2 days in advance to ensure of availability. Cancellations will be charged if not advised 12 hours before appointment.

Communal Pools

Communal pool(s)

Praia D'el Rey is the ideal resort if you wish to spend lots of time soaking up the sunshine beside the pool during your stay.

The beautiful beachfront and residence properties at Praia D'el Rey enjoy access to one of the fantastic communal pools on resort, with the villas enjoying their very own private pool. The hotel and spa boasts a popular indoor and outdoor pool, with access available at an extra charge.


Restaurants and bars

There are an array of restaurants and bars on the resort, offering a range of cuisine from snacks to a la carte dining. The Clubhouse has panoramic views over the golf course and the ocean and offers lunch and dinner with an à la carte menu, as well as snacks, pizzas and a take-away menu all day.

Restaurants & Bars - Price Rating Guide

  • £10 per head
  • £20 per head
  • £30 per head
  • £40 per head
  • £50 per head

Links RestaurantInternational

Open daily for lunch and dinner, the Links Restaurant serves an a la carte menu of delicious traditional Portuguese dishes and international cuisine, with a children’s menu also available. If you would rather relax in the comfort of your accommodation the restaurant also offers a takeaway service!

The Club HouseInternational

The Clubhouse offers panoramic views overlooking the golf course and the Atlantic Ocean, serving lunch and dinner, offering an a la carte menu, as well as snacks and a takeaway menu.

Zanzibar Bar

Located in the heart of Praia D'El Rey beneath the Clubhouse, Zanzibar is the perfect place to wind down at the end of a the day. Choose from their large selection of beers and cocktails while relaxing to the music. Open seasonally.


Romy offers a new dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere - it's the best way to spend an evening with friends or family in a sophisticated and welcoming environment. Open for dinner, serving a choice of delicious food, from salads, pastas and risottos, to fish and meat, prices range from approximately €17.50-€28.50.

Atlantico GrillBuffet

Try the locally-inspired delicacies and international dishes at the Atlantico Grill buffet restaurant, whilst enjoying magnificent Atlantic views. Open for breakfast and dinner.

Ocean BarBar

In a modern and relaxing atmosphere, The Ocean Bar serves a vast selection of cocktails made by professional bartenders, plus a range of carefully prepared small dishes and snacks. Seasonally opening.

The Cliffs Lobby BarLounge bar

The Cliffs, the hotel's lobby bar is the ideal spot for a rendezvous or the perfect place to relax. Sample the tasty coffee creations, pastries and snacks - served all day long whilst you enjoy fantastic views of the Atlantic.



Praia d'el Rey is located right on the coastline, offering miles of fantastic sandy beach, that is private to the resort. With a natural family feel to the resort, the beach is the ideal place for children to mix and play with others!


  • Sandy beach
  • Private beach - on-site
  • Sunloungers
  • Watersports available

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If you have a late departure the resort offers a storage area at reception where you can leave you luggage.


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Internet access

Free WiFi internet is available at the clubhouse. A router can also be hired at the resort reception for a daily fee of approximately €15, subject to availability.


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Praia D'el Rey Golf & Beach Resort Reviews

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Scores 8.5 out of 10 based on 61 reviews
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10 out of 10


Haverfordwest Family and extended Family
This spacious villa provided excellent accommodation for our large family holiday. It was clean and well presented. Directions are good and enabled us to find the rental place and the villa easily after a long day travelling. The owner has provided some great choices on shopping and places to eat out. Overall we were all very impressed and would highly recommend the villa to future users.

We had a fantastic time and even used the pool in October!!
Confirmed guest: 07 October 2016
Published on: 16 October 2016

Villa da Margarida

5 out of 10


Cambridge Couple
This is a difficult review to do. First impressions are great. The villa is modern, clean, well decorated and very large. The garden is small and dominated by a very nice swimming pool.

When we were there there was a real problem with noise from the property behind. At odd hours (20 to 10 on the Sunday morning, 6pm on the Wednesday evening and 10 past 8 on the Thursday morning for example), some sort of mechanical equipment was being used on the adjoining property. It was so loud we could not sit outside. It did not always last that long but you never knew when it was going to happen.

The property also had a musty smell which got worse as the week progressed (and the weather got more humid). The clothes kept in the downstairs rooms also became damp.

Also a word of warning there are a number of places in the villa where there are steps that are not easy to see.

All in all whilst we had a good week (admittedly by going out to avoid the noise) I was glad to be leaving by the end of the week.
Confirmed guest: 01 October 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016

Villa Fregenal

4 out of 10


Southampton Family (the eldest child is at school)
Not sure about location, miles from anywhere. Lots of rooms smelt damp, along with general damp smells around the villa exterior. Plumbing issues in the kitchen. Very noisy interior with no rugs. Not child friendly around the pool/upstairs bedrooms. Travel cot was not set-up for our arrival and how much would it cost to invest in a few safety gates for guest piece of mind? No info in the villa regarding our resort facilities...perhaps this was a slight hint that everything was closed...you can imagine how upset our kids were. No access to various resort pools allowed (gated & only entry via code unknown by us!) kids clubs closed. One day in our apparently PRIVATE villa, we had a visit from the gardeners who proceeded to mow the lawn while the kids played in the pool...not sure why this routine maintenance was scheduled during our stay? There was no warning or announcement when they arrived...I could have been sunning myself in my birthday suit! Then another day we had hassle from a sales rep who approached us whilst parking our hire car in the drive. He thought we owned the villa to tried to sell us security. That was a joke after the rude visit from the groundsmen.
Overall misleading information on your website re resort facilities. Not child friendly...you have been warned!
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 14 October 2016


9 out of 10


Suffolk Family (with only pre-school children)
We had a very lovely stay at the villa it is very spacious inside and out. The kitchen is very well equipped as is the rest of the house. The only downside is the state of the pool floor with allot of missing tiles causing a few cut feet.

We had a couple of problems with some plumbing but was very impressed with the efficiency of the handyman who came out within a couple of hours.
Confirmed guest: 24 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016

Casa Azul

10 out of 10


Aylesbury Family (with only pre-school children)
A very spacious accommodation with everything you will need. Garden is very private, pool is very well maintained and the outside space catches the sun. A nice roar of the sea in the background.
Confirmed guest: 17 September 2016
Published on: 12 October 2016

Villa Fregenal

10 out of 10


I was very impressed with the villa. Extremeley well equipped, spacious. Cleaning service every other day was more than I expected too.
Confirmed guest: 10 September 2016
Published on: 12 October 2016

Vila da Praia II

9 out of 10


London Family but all adults
The Villa was incredible, you could very comfortably have 6 people staying there without feeling like you didn't have any space or privacy.

Cleanliness was great on arrival and the cleaners came every other day to change the towels, make the beds and empty the bins but there were a few things they clearly didn't do like sweep the floors or wipe down the tables (I don't know if they were meant to or not and we are a fairly clean family anyway so it wasn't a big deal).

Location of the villa was great, we were right next to the mini supermarket and the Argento restaurant (which was fabulous!) and had easy access to the beach, our pool and the activity centre where we rented bikes (also great fun as we cycled to the lagoon!). The only problem was that you really do need a car to go anywhere else, I'm sure if we had asked they would have provided a taxi but eating out of the resort meant that one person always had to drive.

The restaurants at Argento and the club house were lovely but the club house was incredibly expensive. We found some lovely restaurants in peniche, baleal and obidos, plus some lovely cafe type places at the lagoon and the cove (cannot remember the name of it).

Overall it was a fantastic trip but one or two additions might have been welcomed such as an evening shuttle service to baleal. There was however an internal shuttle service between the area we were, the club house and the Marriott hotel so if you only wanted to stay at the resort you were well looked after.

Would definitely recommend this place. Such a beautiful part of Portugal as well!
Confirmed guest: 10 September 2016
Published on: 15 September 2016

Vila da Praia III.

8 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Villa was spacious but not as luxurious as the pictures.
Confirmed guest: 04 September 2016
Published on: 08 September 2016

Vila da Praia II

9 out of 10


Basingstoke Family (the eldest child is at school)
The villa was very nice - well furnished, reasonably well equipped, clean, quiet and well maintained. We were a smaller party but I am sure it could comfortably have accommodated 8 people as advertised.
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2016
Published on: 08 September 2016

Villa Lisa

3 out of 10


Caerphilly Family (with only pre-school children)
Compared to other villas we've stayed at around the world there were a lot of missing basics.

One threadbare bath and hand towel per adult - not enough
No phone
TV didn't work
Smelled of damp
Welcome pack very poor value
Flies drove us crazy !
Would benefit from a few very basic things like salt and pepper that have always been provided in other villas
Grandson enjoyed the pool
BBQ was nice
Confirmed guest: 03 September 2016
Published on: 05 September 2016

Villa Azure

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with aspects of your stay at villa Azure. Although a phone is not advertised at the property, the television has now been fixed. The owner will check the condition of the towels to ensure they are of a good quality and replace where necessary. We're pleased your grandson enjoyed the pool and you took advantage of the barbecue during your holiday and hope to welcome you back on another holiday with us soon.

Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.
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