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Casa Do Rio: if you’re into getting away from it all, are a fan of sleek architecture, vintage décor, and properties that feel like you’re staying in someone’s home vs. a hotel – then this is heaven on earth. With just six rooms and two villas off the main lodge, and yet three pools, personal space is abundant here. There are open living rooms and dining areas surrounded by nature. When you’re not lounging around the chicly decorated spaces, you can make use of kayaks, paddle boards, fishing rods, and bikes for your athletic adventures. The hotel also offers boat trips and spa treatments. It’s not easy to reach – about three hours inland from Porto at the far end of Douro Valley, but it’s well worth the nausea-inducing windy road. This is isolation bliss, where living like a hermit is pure luxury. There is no sound or light pollution here, just peace and quiet with star-filled skies. By the way, the free mini-bar is stocked with the winery's own bottles of reds and whites, refilled each morning. The set-course dinner features two pairing options, with delicious meals of farm-to-table cuisine and free-flowing wine. After you’ve tried the winery’s variety of options, you can purchase bottles in the reception-cum-shop to ship home.
Six Senses Douro Valley: a world-class property, with all the amenities. If you need the reassurance of a luxury chain, this full-service resort provides everything at your fingertips. It's location is also not too far from Porto, on the Eastern side of Douro Valley close to the big wineries.
DOM: a gastronomic experience combined with stellar dining design. Star chef Rui Paula serves creative yet traditional plates in a dreamy setting along the river. Major wow factor.