You and the Sea
Holiday spirits are ever hopeful, merry and bright, while dreams of sugarplums were long ago replaced by visions of fashion and frills, video games and tech toys, and a sleigh-ful of bucket list travel wishes. Time to begin to make plans to make those travel dreams come true.
Discovering the many natural and historic wonders of Portugal has become a goal of seasoned and savvy travelers, adventurers, sun and surf lovers. Lured by the astounding renowned waves of Europe’s only surf destination to deserve the distinction of World Surfing Reserve, picturesque whitewashed villages dotting hillsides and beachsides, sunny slopes with vineyards and orchards, beach coves harboring colorful fishing boats, trekking trails with stunning vistas and historic sites tucked away, and intriguing diverse islands. Portugal’s pride is revealed in its beautiful metropolitan cities, led by stunning Lisbon and Porto, embracing and displaying a rich heritage and modern sophistication.
Western Portugal boasts the optimal charming village of Ericeira which has captured the hearts of many, including Modeliste, welcoming the worldwide surf community with waves for all skill levels, a beautiful ocean beach setting, stunning sunsets and a thriving coastal energy. Families and friends and couples seeking a relaxed beachside retreat will discover the delightful experience of You and the Sea, an airy apartment hotel with exceptional accommodations, outstanding dining, beach access, activities and amenities that combine to create the ultimate pleasurable getaway adventure amidst spellbinding scenery. Moments of pleasure to treasure together.
From the couple’s studio retreat to the one and two bedroom apartments stylishly furnished, the 35 accommodations feature fully equipped kitchens and dining area, spacious living areas, fireplace, modern baths, and all the cozy comforts of sleep and relaxation, guests will feel at home in the casual friendly ambience and hospitality. Enjoy all that is offered by You and the Sea, which is part of the diversified portfolio of hotel management company Amazing Evolution. The heated indoor pool is a year round invitation to fun splashes and sun lounging, refreshing while sipping regional wines and craft cocktails. Playful family get togethers at the La Barraque outdoor skateboard park and playground; fully equipped gym; luxuriating spa experiences including traditional massage and body treatments, Turkish bath, sauna, aromatherapy steam room, contrast shower; beach fun activities, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, bike riding and guided hikes in the diverse natural surroundings, local markets, and sea excursions.
The new outdoor swimming pools, resulting from the reuse of cargo containers, are another attraction and say a lot about the sustainability practices of this hotel passionate about the sea and its preservation. The furniture made with wood brought to the coast, the artistic shirts – signed by local artisans and artists – and the staff uniforms made with textile waste from the hotel itself (sheets and towels) reveal the environmental commitment and the strong involvement with Nature and the local communities, which define the entire philosophy of the hotel.
Dining is an outstanding indulgence at the realm of the Jangada Restaurant and Chef André Rebelo’s curated cuisine, notably featuring delectable fresh local ingredients, premier seafood, regional dishes, and handmade wood fired pizzas created for your pleasure. Beginning with superlative breakfasts, mid-day lunches and snacks, and palate pleasing dinners served in-room or in the enchanting garden setting, those who consider themselves foodies will find authentic culinary perfection.
Each day engages and inspires guests while connecting with the rich culture, natural beauty, and history of Portugal, promising your stay at You and the Sea will be a getaway filled with memorable adventures, immersed in the pleasures of contented relaxation, amazing surf, golden sands, stunning sunsets and ocean vistas.