My last visit to Portugal was during the winter – not exactly a time you think about heading to the beach. Which is why, since then, I’ve always wanted to return to this beautiful country and explore the Algarve. The bright white buildings and blue sea and sky make it an ideal escape! And if I had to pick where to stay? My top choice would be Casa Mãe.explore casa mae in lagos portugal | wanderlust design destination on coco kelley-1casa mae patio | hotel tour on coco kelley

Blocks from the beach, the hotel welcomes visitors with terracotta floors, a palette of blue and white, and a mix of historic and modern. The main house – renovated from the ground up – hosts larger suites, while a newly-constructed building offers more minimal rooms. Three cabana rooms offer larger patios.

Casa Mae comes from an environmental and sustainable mentality. The hotel cooks with locally sourced items from its own gardens and surrounding farms, feeds scraps from the kitchen to their chickens, and even offers its own organic skincare line guests. casa mae restaurantblue palm print bed | casa mae on coco kelleya living room space at casa mae hotel in portugal | coco kelley

I’m obsessed with the blue and white palm prints located throughout the different rooms, but this is my favorite!

Sunshine seems to filter through every square inch of this property, and the images alone have me craving a summer getaway!a view of the patio at casa mae from above | coco kelley palm leaf upholstered bed | casa mae portugal on coco kelleycasa mae bed and tile bath | wanderlust design tour on coco kelley

With Portugal being known for its tiled facades, it’s no surprise that the tile in the bathrooms plays a huge design role – so stunning!! tiled bath in casa mae in portugal | hotel tour on coco kelleytiled bath in all white | casa mae tour on coco kelley

The modern building houses rooms like this one: a little smaller but just as luxurious in their own way. Can we please note that each room comes with a balcony and a hammock!!?casa mae guest room | hotel tour on coco kelleycasa mae modern hotel design algarve portugalexplore casa mae in lagos portugal | wanderlust design destination on coco kelley-4

The main lounge spaces are just a lovely, with fantastic attention to detail (hello perforated ceiling!)the lounge in casa mae hotel portugal | tour on coco kelleycasa mae living room lounge | hotel tour on coco kelley

And finally, the cabana rooms (of which there are only three!) have a serious beach vibe to them with their own large ground-level patios that open up to the gardens. blue and white bedroom casa mae portugal | coco kelleypatio and cabana room at casa mae in portugal | coco kelley

Who wants to throw on a bikini and join me here!?? the pool at casa mae hotel in portugal | coco kelleyview of the algarve | casa mae hotel in portugal on coco kelley

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