No Solo Agua Beach Club

October 11, 2011

This is the sister restaurant/beach of the place I blogged yesterday, they are linked but are two separate places.

The beach venue is more of a casual party place I think.

It’s a great beach, very quiet.

Again there is a mix of tables, cabanas and sunloungers.

The menu is pretty much the same, but they also do more snacks and it is all a little more relaxed.

This was where we spent our last day in Portugal, and as I was driving to the airport there were no cocktails for me but I wasn’t left out as they made delicious smoothies here.

There so amazing.

Burgers!

We had to have another Caprese salad!

The chicken satay was amazing.

I loved it here too, burger and fries and smoothies. Delicious!

I had to try another flavour!

One again the club promoter in me so wanted to take it all up again and throw a party here, the dj booth was right in the middle of the tables with a small dance floor; what could me better than a party on the beach? Shall I do it?!

More profiteroles…

It was a great way to spend our last day, although because we were right on the beach with the sea breeze I fully got sunburnt, I was so careful all holiday and then on the last day fried my bottom!

No Solo Agua Club

We found this amazing  beach club on a day trip out that went quite badly at first!

We headed out to check out Portimão, a big town with beaches and shops. On arriving we realised it was a heavy tourist area, all high-rise hotels and apartments and tacky shops and bars.

We had a little walk along the main strip then headed back to the car and decided to try to find the marina.

I am so glad we did!

It was a world away from the main town, with all kinds of yachts! We all picked out our favourite.

Here is mine, an old fishing baot made up all pretty!

So we decided to stop for some lunch and spotted the No Solo Agua Club, we all immediately decided this was the place.

Anywhere with cabana’s is immediately a favourite of mine, there is just something about the idea of spending a day on one of this big beds in the sun by the sea that I love.

Unfortunately we didn’t have time to use the pool on this day, but I could have happily spent the whole day and night here.

The club promoter in me so wanted to throw a party here, or at least go to one.

The food was pretty great too.

We had calamari… with a fresh tomato sauce

A Caprese salad; a huge stack of the juiciest tomatoes and the most amazing mozzarella I have had in a long time.

I ordered a sushi place, and I am not sure if it was the setting and the sunshine but this sushi was the best I have ever had (bearing in mind I have never been to Japan!) I think the freshness of the fish did it.

A seafood stew, in a kind of taco!

Roasted salmon…

Seabass (we’re all about the fish today)

We also made room for pudding, even in the heat.

Crème brûlée

A huge slab of tiramisu…

Massive profiteroles!

A very modern apple tart.

And a beautiful pannacotta.

We loved it here so much we decided to return on our last day, and sadly for us it was closed for a wedding (what a spot for it!), however they also have a more casual restaurant next door on the beach so we went there… and I’ll share that with you tomorrow!

If you are in the area go and spend a day here, it’s lovely. I imagine in high season it is the place to be but it was dead quiet in the pool when we were there, I am booking my ticket for next September now!

No Solo Agua Club