quarta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2014

We have a new blog! :)

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to announced that our DDBC blog has been redesigned and moved here. This blog will soon be  joined by a brand new website (yes, you can start counting down!).
If you are one of our blog subscribers and read the blog posts via email notifications, don’t worry! Like our Facebook or follow our Twitter page and we will always remind you and provide you with a link to a new post once it’s been published!
Please do continue reading our posts on the new blog as we appreciate you loyal readers and it would be a real shame to lose you! The link to the home page of the new blog is: www.ddbc.pt/blog
We hope to see you on our new beautifully designed blog very soon and we would love to hear your what you think. 
Best Wishes,

The Dunas Douradas Beach Club Team

quarta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2014

Nature in the Algarve at Spring time

The Algarve is known for many things including beautiful beaches, great resorts and a fantastic nightlife, but what everyone seems to forget to mention, is the beauty that surrounds us in the spring.

January and February are truly amazing times to be in the Algarve. Nature  springs from everywhere, transforming the landscape into a blanket of green. Then, towards the end of February you have colour outbursts popping out all around. The number of both wild  and planted flowers really is breathtaking, and more and more appear  as you go through to March and May.

The first sign of spring in the Algarve is always the Almond tree blossoming. Depending on the temperature, this usually happens in February, however, this year it has been very early and it is already in full bloom. They are truly beautiful with their wild pink colouring contrasting with the deep brown branches and clear blue sky in the background.

So far this year, we have also had oranges and lemons turning those green and brown trees a much brighter hue.   An interesting quirk is the fact that a lot of people may not know that the tree in their garden is in fact an orange or lemon tree.  There is something really special about picking your own food and just grabbing an orange off one of those trees to eat is just great! 

The flowers and fruit trees blossoming all over create a truly picturesque landscape that really ought to be seen by everyone. No matter where you stay in the Algarve, you will not have to travel to experience these wondrous spring moments as there will be flowers blooming right on your doorstep!

When the spring begins to come to an end, you start seeing that there are people stripping the bark off trees; this is the cork being taken off the Cork Oak tree to produce cork objects.  Cork is a very big thing in the Algarve, and by ‘big thing’ we mean that is respected and the trees are not harmed or chopped down just simply undressed to then re-grow the layer for next time. Cork in the Algarve is used for everything from bottle corks to creating great shoes and bags and is an amazingly versatile sustainable source. If you want to learn more about this there are tours that you can go on to find out more click here.

If you thought spring in the Algarve was a dull time, you were very wrong! The spring time here is blissful.  It’s not too hot, but hot enough to wear a t-shirt (most the time anyway). It is less busy in comparison with the peak season and the perfect time to take some truly beautiful photographs! We are very eco-conscious at the Beach Club and we try our best to appreciate and preserve the beautiful nature which surrounds us. 

quarta-feira, 15 de janeiro de 2014

10 reasons why Dunas Douradas Beach Club is the perfect place to celebrate your wedding

There are many places that are very good to celebrate your special day, but here are our top 10 reasons why the Beach Club could be the perfect match for you and your guests.

1. We have space enough for up to 140 guests and they all have the opportunity to stay in the same resort during your celebration.

2. The restaurant where you could have your special meal has a great outdoor space, but also plenty of space inside. This includes space to make a dance floor for your live band and DJ, so you don’t have to go anywhere else to enjoy a nice dance with your friends and family.

3. The resort will be transformed into your own private cocktail bar and restaurant for the day/evening!

4. We have a beautiful green lawn where you can have your ceremony, with a beautiful view of the sea in the background.

5. We are right next to the beach, meaning that you do not have to travel anywhere to get those perfect beach shots.

6. Our master chef is ready to prepare a menu to suit any taste, so no need to feel as if you have to go for a certain menu, you decide what you would like to eat!

7. We have a special spa package for the couple to enjoy (this can be enjoyed before or after the wedding day).

8. We can arrange the cake, the flowers, make-up, hair, photographer, music, transportation and even your dress; nothing will be left to chance when you have your wedding party at the Beach Club!

9. We host several weddings a year, meaning that after 5 years of the resort being open, our team has gained a lot of experience in ensuring that your day is as flawless as possible.

10. At the end of the day, when the newlyweds want to retire from the party, they have a very short walk to get back to their lovely romantic apartment or villa where we can provide a fridge filled with all the luxuries that you may desire on your first evening as a married couple.

We hope that you have enjoyed reading and seeing some of the best things about celebrating your wedding day with us! If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact the reception on:  +351 289 351 300 and ask to speak with someone about organising your dream wedding.

Here are some pictures from a couple of our previous weddings that we have hosted here: http://www.ddbc.pt/our-photo-galleries/wedding-gallery/

If you have any photos from your wedding day spent here at the resort that you would like to share with us, we would love to see them! Please do not hesitate to send this to us on our Facebook page!

quarta-feira, 8 de janeiro de 2014

Top 5 events worth attending at Dunas Douradas Beach Club in 2014.

It is now a new year and, of course, everyone is wondering what is happening this year and when the best time to come to the resort is. We have put together a list of the top five events that we think would be the most fun for you to travel over to attend!

1.Cycling If you are a keen cycling fan and want to meet some pretty important characters within the cycling scene, then we would definitely recommend coming to the resort in February. The resort will be filled with cyclists and we predict that this will be a very eventful month.

2.Norwegian national dayIn May, as usual, we have our great 17th of May celebration, which is definitely an experience worth going to. It is the Norwegian national day and we celebrate this with great Norwegian food, drinks and great company! Several people will be in traditional costumes, and there will most definitely be a lot of bad Norwegian jokes told! ;) 

3.Norwegian Jazz band - In the last week of March we will have a Norwegian Jazz band over again, which means there will be a Jazz evening during this time! The weather is also picking up by this point so hopefully you will be able to sunbathe! J

4.Easter holiday Easter is a great holiday to celebrate with your children, and of course a great time to bring the family over to the Beach Club! We have several events going on with the Kids Club at the resort during this holiday period. These include: Easter egg hunts, face painting and lots of fun activities for the children to enjoy!  

5.High season Last, but not least, July and August are our busiest months with constant events and live music twice a week as well as a pool party, buffet evenings, Kids Club open every day and much more! We would recommend booking in advance for these months as we are always fully booked during the high season. 

Those are our top 5 events at the beach club this year, however, we would also like to mention that we will start with themed nights on selected dates which we can inform you more about at a later stage. We also have a special surprise to those of you who are staying with us for the fifth year as a thank you for having spent these wonderful five years with the resort!