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Vila Bicuda Resort

Vila Bicuda Resort, Rua dos Faisões, 2750-689 Cascais , Cascais, Portugal
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Vila Bicuda Resort
Reviews (10)
4.5 out of 5

80 luxury villa apartments. Free WIFI In Villas & Entire complex. 2 swimming pools. Very spacious. Restaurant, Café & Shop on site

Location

Exclusive location within Cascais to Sintra Natural Park, 3 minutes drive from Guincho surf beach. 3 minute drive to Cascais town centre. Within walking distance of 2 golf courses.

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10 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Sioned
Sioned
United Kingdom
August 2019
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Fantastic resort -
We had a lovely Villa at Vila Bicuda Resort, thank you to all the staff- at reception, house keeping, at the pool, bakery, supermarket and restaurant and everyone!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Great surf lessons at Moana Surf School .....Gaby was really helpful and friendly.

Review from David
David
Colchester,UK
August 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Vila Bicuda was perfect for us. The interior was cool and modern, all amenities in great working order. Lovely outside space just a few steps from the pool which was excellent, well kept and with a lifeguard on duty at all times. On site supermarket and cafe along with posh restaurant was all very convenient.

The location was also perfect for us and just a 5-10 euro cab ride in to Cascais town centre which has lots of restaurants and fun things going on.


How were the surf lessons with Moana Surf School?

     

Surf lessons were amazing... the guys were very cool, worked brilliantly with the kids and were very patient with us adults! Also very fun before after and during lessons. We were made to feel very welcome to hang out at the surf school base all day if we wanted and they took care of us transporting us at any time we wanted to leave.

The beach at Guincho is of course amazing and we stayed there most of the day! And they have a great bar/restaurant there where we had lunch every day.

And we all got up on the boards eventually!

Review from Hugh
Hugh
London, UK
August 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was great and well serviced. very spacious too.


How were the surf lessons with Moana Surf School?

     

Surf lessons were good although a little shorter than expected however time was made up. it was very busy - maybe a bit too overcrowded but then it was August!
Alex was doing a good job and instructors were good. Felt safe in the water.
Beaches were very good and clean.

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Review from Jane
Jane
Chester
July 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a great holiday thanks. The apartments are great and we really loved staying there. There were lots of cool little touches and great relaxed feeling. We were very impressed with Cascais itself.
Our favourite restaurant was Lucullus in the old town. We went there a few times. We didn't leave the town during the week. just got into lazy relaxed mode. Overall really enjoyable and I have already been recommending this holiday to friends.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were great too. We really liked the smaller groups and it made it a bit more interesting. The pick up in the morning was great and it gave us the whole day at the beach. We also enjoyed walking it quite a few times. Guincho beaches was great, we didn’t explore the others but will next time.

Review from Geraldine
Geraldine
Waterford, Ireland
July 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

This was our second time staying at Vila Bicuda with our young children (6, 3, 1 years old). We really like the accommodation as the living area is very spacious and opens out onto private patio area which leads to the swimming pool. The bedroom (1 bed duplex) is very large and we all fitted comfortably, though next time we will need a 2 bedroom when our baby is out of a cot.

The pool is well laid out for small children as it has a huge shallow end ... about 6 inches to one foot deep but still has plenty of normal depth up to 2.28m for adults and more experienced swimmers. There were always plenty of sun loungers available...we spent mornings by the pool and took the local bus down to cascais to spend the afternoon on the beach and evening in one of the restaurants and soaking up the atmosphere. We either took last bus home or got a taxi...bus was handy with baby in buggy but taxi would cost the same if you had more than 3 paying bus fare.

The beach was clean and sandy, quite busy, accessible for buggies, had toilet facilities and snack shop and bar if you needed anything.... restaurants that we liked with young children were Giordinni at the Marina, Porto di mare in centre of Cascais, O Poeta (who got pizza for children from neighbouring restaurant) and we loved cafe bar bijou de cascais for drinks and pastries. the park is lovely for a walk through and has a large playground and green area which is lovely for a picnic too.

The bakery/pastry shop at Vila Bicuda was lovely and great to get fresh bread every morning and the mini market on site had lots but there is a lidl about 15 min walk from vila bicuda.

We felt v safe and the children loved the pool, playground and cascais in general. ...we didn't go surfing though did go for many runs out to guincho beach early some mornings.....perhaps when the kids are older!! transfers were organised by Sonia for us and they provided car seats for children as we requested.

We also took a day trip to lisbon and went to zoo which is v good...a great dolphin show, cable car around the zoo...we previously went to aquarium and city is lovely to wander around and have a coffee..its only 40 mins on train from cascais .

Review from Jeff
Jeff
Italy
June 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Vila Bicuda was perfect. Just a couple minute drive to the coast in the morning for a session, then back to enjoy coffee in front a fireplace with real wood! We enjoyed watching some classic VH-1 while lounging on the comfortable couches, which was a treat since we live in Italy without TV. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. We would definitely stay there again

Review from Elana
Elana
Croyde
June 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a great holiday. The area was very nice and not overrun with tourists. Guincho beach was really lovely – we spent the morning surfing and most afternoons came back and sat by the pool.
We went to Sintra and Lisbon for a day – Lisbon science museum is really recommended for kids.
The villa apartments were very nice, extremely well equipped and very comfortable; we loved eating on the terrace in the evening and the kids loved the pool area. We would definitely consider a surfing holiday again, and visiting Cascais again.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were also great – my husband and son were standing up by the end although I was still struggling, but did not give up. The surf instructors were very nice.

Review from Sandra and Joe
Sandra and Joe
Dublin
May 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We loved our time at Vila Bicuda. Cascais is a beautiful town. The restaurants in the town and at the beach were very good and very good value. The custom of restaurants opening after 7pm took some getting used to. We had lunch on the cliffs in Casa da Guia on the way to Guincho beach.
Chilling out in the Bar da Guincho in the afternoon was so relaxing and felt like a million miles away! We went to Sintra palace and national park - and to Lisbon (did a tour and I got dragged to a Benfica match)


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf was great, Alex was very patient with us :)

Review from Simon
Simon
North London
April 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I have to say we had a fantastic time. Everything was either as good as, or better than, we expected. When we arrived at the place our jaws dropped. It is one of the coolest place I have ever been. The relaxed atmosphere was great. The pool were particularly enjoyable.
The villa apartment itself was perfect for four people. The transfer service to and from the beach was excellent. Bar do Guincho is easily the best beach bar we have ever been to.
All in all, I had a fantastic holiday and hope to stay with surfholidays.com again in the future.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were just what I wanted; simple, effective instructions and the freedom to practice them. The fact that I got a smaller board when I started to progress was really great, something I wish surf schools I've been to in Ireland did. After the weeks lessons I feel confident about getting my own gear and exploring the west.

Review from Melissa
Melissa
Liverpool
March 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Cascais really is an absolutely fantastic spot and we will definitely be back!!! We didn’t actually do an awful lot of surfing as it happened, but wetsuits were purchased and we will definitely be making further attempts to get ourselves surfing over the winter!!!
The apartments were very luxurious, much better than we expected for the price we got them. The bars in town was buzzing every night, it was a great laugh. It really was a great holiday.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Alex and his gang were very relaxed and helpful with the surf.

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Number of people: 200
Bath Towels
Parking (free)
WIFI (free)
Laundry
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Surfboard Storage Area
Pool bar
Restaurant
Snack bar
Bicycle rental
Studio Apartment
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

T0 Holiday Apartments (Sleeping 3 people)
A single living room and bedroom area with air conditioning, bathroom, fitted kitchen and small balcony including garden furniture.
Area of approximately 45 m² excluding balcony.
Ideal as: Holiday Apartment, Home away, long to term rentals

One Bedroom Villa
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

T1 Holiday Apartments (Sleeping 3 people)
1 Bedroom with air conditioning, living room with fireplace and air conditioning, bathroom, fitted kitchen and terrace with garden furniture.
Area of approximately 80 to 90 m² excluding terrace.
Ideal as: Holiday Apartment, Home away, long to term rentals

One Bedroom Deluxe Villa
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

T1 Duplex Holiday Apartments (Sleeping 4 people)
1 Bedroom with air conditioning, living room with fireplace and air conditioning, bathroom and fitted kitchen, set out over two separate floors, with additional terrace and garden furniture.
Area of approximately 80 to 90 m² excluding terrace.
Ideal as: Holiday Apartment, Home away, long to term rentals

Two bedroom Villa
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 5

T2 Holiday Apartments (Sleeping 5 people)
2 Bedrooms with air conditioning, living room with fireplace and air conditioning, bathroom, fitted kitchen and terrace with garden furniture.
Area of approximately 100 to 110 m² excluding terrace.
Ideal as: Holiday Apartment, Home away, long to term rentals

Three Bedroom Villa
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 7

T3 Holiday Apartments (Sleeping 7 people)
3 Bedrooms with air conditioning, living room with fireplace and air conditioning, bathroom, fitted kitchen and terrace with garden furniture.
Area of approximately 100 to 110 m² excluding terrace.
Ideal as: Holiday Apartment, Home away, long to term rentals

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We don't provide airport transfers but you can book one easily here: Airport Transfers

  • - Nearest Airport: Cascais
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 25
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 25
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

In the booking steps you can add surf lessons from any of our certified surf school partners below.

  • The surf school will either pick you up at your accommodation or meet you at the nearest beach as detail in their profile below.
  • The surf school will always contact you the day before to arrange the exact time of your lesson and meet up details.
  • Due to changing tides & conditions exact surf lesson times are not decided until the day before.
  • The full contact details of our surf school partners are included in your confirmation voucher
  • All our surf school partners are certified with their countries National Surfing Association
Tip: If you are staying for 7 nights we always recommend 5 days of surf lessons. Start the day after you arrive so you don't miss any good waves! You can choose your surf days in the checkout.

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Cascais is the perfect place to learn how to surf. The town is surrounded by many different types of beaches. The best beginners/intermediate surf beach is Guincho (pronounced Ginchu) 5 km's north west of Cascias town. It's a beautiful kilometre long stretch of beach.

Further north are two excellent beginners beaches Praia das Macas & Praia Grande. They are well worth the trip as they will take you past Cabo da Roca, mainland Europes most Western Point with a pretty impressive cliff top view.

A few hundred metres East of Cascais is Monte Estoril beach which has a small righthand wave that breaks regularly. There is a car park at its base accessed from a slip road above.

Follow the road east of Cascais along the Tagus river (Tejo in Portuguese) towards Lisbon and you will come across beach after beach offering a vast amount of surf: Bica is a great longboarders break on Sao Pedro beach. The beach has a few surf bars and restaurants and is a great place to spend the day.

Closer to Lisbon is Carcavelos beach - as the Stormriders surf guide call it: "the original and still one of the best Portuguese surf spots". Its a very consistent beach break and home to some of Portugals best surfers.

Its also worth taking the trip across the river Tagus to Costa Caparica - driving over the spectacular Ponte 25 de Abril bridge leaving Lisbon behind you. Costa Caprica is a 30 km strip of coast with some of the most consistent surf in Portugal.

Come Surf Cascais with us....

PAYMENT

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • You can cancel anytime up to 30 days before travelling you will not be charged the balance.

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