Tour de PDR

Tour de PDRNever mind ‘Mamil’s’ the girls were out in force to set the challenge! A 10km early morning cycle up towards the lagoon and back proved to be a great way to blow off those cob webs in style. Gym gear needs an upgrade to more suitable attire, but watch this space as the Tour de PDR gets more style. Somehow there is a feeling that Tour de PDR sponsorship is required.

Juicy Oasis Boutique Health Retreat & Spa

The PDR girls were on a one-day detox ! They were on a mission to enjoy themselves away from their husbands and children (golf and beers at the clubhouse for them!). It did not disappoint. The stunning surroundings were a real treat. MuchJason Vale to their amazement they had the added pleasure of meeting Jason Vale, the founder. He is well known for his juice diet books and described as a complete gentleman, who posed for photographs before jetting off to the states.




Beverley Knight
Beverley Knight of the Westend smash hit ‘The Bodyguard’ fame, was staying at the retreat, chatted freely, a natural girl in a natural location.






The sauna which is built on the edge of the river has the most stunning view! Try it just once, it promises to be a divine experience. watch out Juicy they will be back!!!!

Yoga Time

It seems that although Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years, it has only now found its way to the gardens of Vila dos Principes. No longer is it necessary to walk to the Marriott Hotel, this activity turned out to be a very successful bit of fun for the ladies.



Come dine with me

How times have changed! Once upon a time, the most that students could cook was ‘beans on toast’. Well the Princes and Princesses from put that myth to rest. With Conor as the host, gourmet cooking was the challenge.

We believe that the food lived up to expectations, scoring a straight ten for each course. However, judging by the ‘only’ photo, there was not much evidence of food! We now need more evidence guys!

Bolt is Max’d out

Usain Bolt has declared himself “the greatest athlete”, to have lived, having sealed an Olympic sprint double.

In response, Principes has started the development process for their very own Usain Bolt. Well, we started with the competition for the greatest “pose”, which was easily won by the two Maxs in less than Bolt’s 9.62s 100 metre final. He may have a height advantage at 1.9 metres but these two champions are certainly up for it! goes medieval


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The medieval town of Óbidos travelled back in time to recreate the customs and spirit of medieval Europe. Flowing vibrant banners and heraldic flags, wizards, jugglers, court jesters, wandering minstrels, musicians and mimes provided the vivacious merriment. Craft demonstrators and … Continue reading

Royal Obidos

Royal Obidos has opened and what a fantastic addition to the area it is. Designed by the late great Seve Ballesteros, it is more complimentary than challenger to the magnificent Praia del Rey. With its contrasting layout of generous fairways and mouth-watering unforgiving greens, this course is a must. Not too difficult a front 9, but that’s just the warm up for the back 9.

The highlight of the back nine is certainly the 18th; a 490 metre Par 5, off the yellow tees. With a panoramic view over the back nine, the clubhouse and the Ocean beyond and a fresh wind off the ocean, this is a cracker of a finish!