An hour south of Lisbon, amid rolling dunes and rice paddies, the small fishing village of Comporta is fast becoming the destination of choice for the capital's elite. Privately owned by the Espirito Santo banking dynasty, the peninsula, which is being carefully developed, will see a host of luxury hotels open over the next few years. First up is Sublime, a 14-room boutique hotel by husband-and-wife team Patrícia and Gonçalo Pessoa, who turned a dream holiday home into a dream hotel, with the help of local architect Alberto Charrua. Comprising ten suites and four double rooms, the sleek villa features furniture by Gervasoni along with sturdy Moroccan doors. The restaurant serves up a light Mediterranean menu, and there's a bar, small spa with an indoor pool, sauna and steam room, and an elegant outdoor pool set in an organic garden.