domingo, 30 de dezembro de 2012

New Year's Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve 2012/2013 

The Olympic Games 2012 will be remembered as the year of the greatest Olympic Games. But, as London hands over to Rio de Janeiro, the Dunas Douradas Beach Club is having its own Olympics celebration to round off the year.
We will be toasting the achievements of the best athletes at the London games, finishing off with a little bit of Brazilian flavour and Rio style fireworks. The wine, though, will definitely be Portuguese. 

Band “The 4 Covers” - Special programme (starting at 7.00pm) - Dress Code: - Smart Casual 

30% deposit on Reservation - No refund 

  •  - 90,00€ p/p (adults) 
  •  - 45,00€ p/p (from 10 to 16 years old) 
  •  - Special Children Menu available (until 10 years old) 
*Drinks not included. A tempting selection of wines and champagne, at special prices, will be available. ** No discounts.  

7pm / 8pm Welcome Drinks and Canapes 

 Soup: Pea Soup 
Velvety-smooth Pea Soup served with Slow Cooked Bacon and Fried Bread 

Starter: Land & Sea Raclette 

Fish course: Salmon & Grouper
Salmon and Grouper Medallion with Two Flavors Shrimp, served with Saffron Risotto and Refreshing Foam 

Meat course: Wild Boar
Wild Boar “Involtini” served over Sweet Potato Mousse, Boletus Mushrooms and Cherry Tomatoes filled with Liver Pate 

Dessert: Podium 
Carrot Cake, Chocolate Cone, Chocolate Pie with Strawberries & Peanuts and “Caipirinha” Sorbet. 

Vegetarian options available

terça-feira, 27 de novembro de 2012

Beach Club Restaurant - new Winter Menu

The new Winter Menu has been released with some exciting new dishes! Newcomers on the "starters" include Tempura Prawns, Mozzarella au Gratin and Liver Paté.  The latter is a homemade Duck & Pork Liver Pate served with Plums in Port Wine sauce and Crackers. Also on the starters menu are two inovative dishes, the "Dunas Antipasti" and "Dunas Tapas", both for two people. On the "Fish & Seafood" section we now have a Portuguese Fish Casserole, Sea Bass in the Oven and Seafood Rice (for two) just to mention a few.
The Winter Menu still includes some old favourites like our "Prawns Al Guillho" and our "Chicken Piri-piri" with fries, salad and spicy sauce.

We proudly serve an excellent choice of Portuguese and international wines.

Enjoy a calm lunch with the children, or bring some friends to dine and have an enjoyable evening at the Beach Club Restaurant.

Consult here our  new Winter Lunch Menu and our new Winter Dinner Menu.

For bookings, please call + 351 289 351300 or send us a request filling in the form "make a reservation"

quinta-feira, 22 de novembro de 2012

Visit & "Like" DDBC facebook page

There are some exciting new features on the Dunas Douradas Beach Club facebook page.
Without leaving facebook you can now enter into our online booking system, make a reservation in our restaurant, read the Beach Club reviews on "tripadvisor" or see our latest videos.

Come and "like" us on facebook

domingo, 18 de novembro de 2012

Gala dinner at the Beach Club

On 15th November, Dunas Douradas Beach Club hosted a gala dinner on behalf of the Portuguese Chamber in the UK. The Chamber works closely with the Portuguese and British governments and leading business associations to promote bi-lateral trade between Portugal and the UK.

The dinner hosted by Dunas Douradas Beach Club followed a golf tournament at the Quinta do Lago South course was truly a success. The event was attended by many prominent members from the local Algarve community, Lisbon and the UK.

Pictured here with the Dunas Douradas Beach Club CEO, Evy Ougendal, is the event organisor and presenter, Simon Perks.

domingo, 11 de novembro de 2012

Charity Bridge tournament at the Beach Club

Dunas Douradas Beach Club CEO, Evy Ougendal, presented the Quinta Jacintina Cup to the winners of the 3rd annual Charity Swiss Teams Event to be held at the Beach Club, at the end of a week-long "Bridge" extravaganza held throughout the week at Quinta Jacintina with the final day in the beautiful setting of the facilities at the Dunas Douradas Beach Club.

The event was attended by 76 participants, forming 19 teams of four in a duplicate tournament held over six rounds with scoring in the "Swiss Teams" format.

The event was in aid of the ACCA Children's Charity, that included a raffle and games organised by ACCA representative, Gwenda Daud.  Gwenda explained that the proceeds will be used to provide speech therapy sessions to local children in the Algarve.  

Dunas Douradas Beach Club also provided the lunch, coffee breaks and offered the first prize of bottles of champagne to the winning team.  Congratulations are due to the winners, to Marc the efficient and informed tournament director and to Sally Roberts and all of the team of organisers. 

We are looking forward keenly to next year's event.

quarta-feira, 7 de novembro de 2012

Company parties - December 2012

The winter season is a perfect time for companies to gather all their employees to celebrate and acknowledge the past year's hard work and achievements! 

The Beach Club is the perfect place for a night of celebration. We have prepared exciting Menus at attractive prices so you can join us and celebrate another successful year for your company. Make this night even more special and add to your party one of our resident entertainers or, if you prefer, we can organize a DJ or a Karaoke night. 

For more information or bookings, please call: 289 351 300 or visit us on:

quinta-feira, 18 de outubro de 2012

First ever quiz night at the Beach Club

On 13th October, the first ever quiz night was held at the Dunas Douradas BeachClub. 
The event was a special quiz for owners, with a theme of “How much do you know about the Beach Club, the Algarve and Portugal”.  About 70% of the questions were theme related, with a particularly difficult general knowledge round at the end to test the best.
A small but enthusiastic group of owners took part, giving a thrilling competition between two good-spirited rival teams.  The photograph above, taken at the end of the competition, shows that the rivalry did not come between the great friendship that exists among them.
The experiment showed that the Beach Club is an excellent location for a quiz evening event and it is hoped that it will be repeated again in the future.

terça-feira, 9 de outubro de 2012

Dunas Douradas Beach Club wins at World Travel Awards

Dunas Douradas Beach Club triumphs with top honours at the 19th World Travel Awards ceremony, held at the new Conrad Algarve on Saturday 6th October 2012
A packed delegation of VIPs, senior tourism figures and international media travelled from 35 nations to attend the event, which was held in partnership with Conrad Algarve and Turismo do Algarve

It was an evening of sweet success for tourism related businesses across the Algarve, and indeed for the Algarve itself (Europe's Leading Beach Destination) and Portugal as a whole (Europe's Leading Golf Destination) fending off strong competition from other European contenders. The WTA awards programme, founded in 1993 and hailed as the ‘Oscars of the travel industry' by the global media, highlights and rewards those travel brands that have made the greatest contribution to the industry over the past year.

Evy Ougendal, CEO Dunas Douradas Beach Club, was proud to receive yet another bench mark Award, Europe's Leading Villa & Apartment Residences 2012, after having won the Bloomberg Best Development Europe, less than 2 years ago, “To receive another award of such prestige, voted by travel professionals from all over the World, is indeed a unique achievement and goes to show that perseverance and meeting our clients’ needs are primordial to success”.
Graham E. Cooke, President & Founder, underlined the depth and quality of the travel and tourism sector across Europe. He says: “During times of economic austerity world-class brands come into their own, and the winners at our Europe Ceremony represent the cream of the continent. He adds: “The ceremony has also served as a fitting spotlight for the Algarve, reflecting the vital role of tourism in the region and its overall contribution to the Portuguese economy. The Algarve is also one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world, and the new Conrad Algarve has set a new precedent for luxury.”

António Pina, President, Algarve Promotion Bureau & Algarve Tourism Board, says: “It was with enormous pride that Algarve hosted such a prestigious event as World Travel Awards. This was a unique opportunity to promote the region as a first-class destination, with exceptional facilities and an enviable climate like no other country in Europe. We are delighted and grateful to the organisation to have chosen Algarve for such a memorable event.”

Note; WTA serves to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry and the awards are voted by travel agents worldwide.

quinta-feira, 6 de setembro de 2012

Bridge tournament - 10th November 2012

 In conjunction with Quinta Jacintina and the ACCA Children's charity, we are proud to announce that once again a Swiss Teams Bridge Tournament wil be held at the Beach Club on Saturday, 10th November 2012. 
All levels, except beginners, are welcome. You can see details here.

If you would like to participate, please contact the organizers by e-mail.

quarta-feira, 1 de agosto de 2012

September promotion

September is a wonderful month in the Algarve, with the summer sunshine still pouring down over the rolling dunes of some of Europe's finest beaches.  Here at the Dunas Douradas Beach Club, we are in a priviliged position, looking right over the wonderful "Praia do Garrão" - a 10 km stretch of pure sand alongside the beautiful blue Atlantic Ocean.

For a limited period, we are offering a special discount of 20% on all accommodation for the first week of September.  This promotion only applies to bookings of exactly one week from Saturday 1st September to Saturday 8th September and cannot be combined with any other promotion.

In order to obtain the benefit of this promotion, go to the booking engine on our website that will apply the discount directly - no code is needed.

terça-feira, 3 de julho de 2012

Summer parties at the Beach Club

To animate the warm summer nights, Dunas Douradas Beach Club is organising two parties, a pool party and a beach party.
The pool party will take place on the evening of Sunday 15th July and the beach party on Saturday 28th July.
They promise to be nights with lots of fun, entertainment and great music.  Bring your friends and join us for these unforgettable occasions.

segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2012

Dunas Beach is already open


Clients will be delighted to know that the Dunas Douradas beach concession is already open, offering sunbeds and shades on one of the Europe's most beautiful beaches.  We also have a range of soft drinks and snacks available.

Daily use of the sunbeds can be made directly with the lifeguards on duty, or you can reserve a weekly spot at a discounted price through the reception.  If you have a reservation this summer, you can book in advance by e-mailing