Moita Mar — An Alentejo refuge in Vila Nova de Milfontes
The sign on the road that leads from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Almograve, Portugal, marks the place to enter the path that leads us to Moita Mar.
The rural hotel, where I chose to spend some nights during my trip in this part of the Alentejo, lies between cultivated fields and pastures. The donkeys that roam there are the first to appear on the fences and welcome those who arrive.
The Alentejo feeling is all here. In the whitewashed single-story houses, in the small pond where the sheep graze in the early hours of the morning.
A look at Moita Mar
The Moita Mar area is vast, and more accommodation could easily fit, but, for now, the primacy is given to the creation of lawned and well-maintained spaces. Great for kids to run and play, for short walks or for yoga classes and wellness activities.
The central house, where excellent breakfasts and small meals are served, is the largest building on the property, with large windows overlooking the lake and the pool. And what a pool! It’s the perfect place if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the beaches within walking distance.
Even having visited Moita Mar on a hot weekend and with the accommodation quite full, the calm that we feel here seems to live also by the pool. Guests chat, read books, and have fun without the usual noise that we sometimes find in these spaces.
The room where I stayed was spacious, clean, and with all the necessary amenities. It had a high wooden ceiling and a private terrace that allowed me to do some work and enjoy the late afternoon feeling the Alentejo breeze on my body.
For a visit to the Alentejo coast region and Vila Nova de Milfontes, in particular, Moita Mar entered my top of preferences, and I’ll certainly be returning on my next trips to this region.
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A Note From Marlene…I stayed at the invitation of Moita Mar, and I can’t help but thank them for all the sympathy and hospitality I received. But, as always, all the photos and opinions are mine, honestly reflecting the whole experience.