Penha Longa Resort (Sintra), Portugal

This sprawling grand palazzo can be found deep within the beautiful seclusion of the Sintra Cascais Nature Reserve. Luxury oozes out of the Penha Longa Resort and you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to activities – for starters, there’s a whopping 27 hole golf course to try your hand at, as well as a 1500m2 spa utopia.

The hotel’s outdoor infinity pool is nestled high above ground, providing unparalleled views across the nature reserve. The pool deck is a sun trap during the day, making it a popular spot to pull up a sun lounger and unwind after taking a dip.

The foodies amongst you will not be disappointed with the Penha Longa Resort’s eight restaurants, including Portugal’s first Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant. For breakfast with a view head to the Mercatto restaurant for an early morning buffet that offers staggering views across the Sintra mountains.