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* Infinity pool with panoramic sea views
* Fantastic location, close to Funchal old town and harbour
* All rooms open to balconies offering views of the sea or the beautiful landscaped gardens
Madeira’s capital city spills down the hillside in a sea of terracotta rooftops, fronted by the Atlantic Ocean below. A popular destination for cruise liners, most passengers head up from the port and along the seafront promenade, which ticks off open-air cafes and bars, and comes with a string of street performers and market sellers. It’s also where you’ll find a statue and museum dedicated to Cristiano Ronaldo, the star footballer native to the island.
In the town itself, Funchal flaunts traditional Portuguese architecture and a cosmopolitan wining and dining scene. You’ll also notice a strong arty influence, with the painted doors in the Old Town and artwork adorning the sides of buildings. To watch local life play out, take a trip to the much-loved Farmers’ Market. It’s been in operation since 1940, and its stalls are an explosion of colour, overflowing with fruit, veg and blooms unique to the island. As for Funchal’s outskirts, the region’s countryside was made for exploring. Take a tour of the Levadas – a network of canal-side walking trails – to experience the lush flora and fauna. Or journey into the hills for superb views over the forested hills.
Set on a hillside overlooking the most southerly tip of the island, this popular seaside resort captures two of the best things about Madeira: lush gardens and striking sea views.
The hotel takes its name from the promenade directly behind it that winds along the coastline – leading to the Lido Beach Club in one direction and Praia Formosa in the other. It’s about a 15-minute drive to the centre of Funchal, where you’ll find plenty of bars, cafés and restaurants.
If you’re eating in, you’ll find the à la carte restaurant serves local and international dishes. Indoor and outdoor bars offer regular live music to help you relax into the evening, and when you’re ready to retire, you can return to your swish modern room with its quality furnishings, hardwood floors and colourful accents.
There are several swimming pools, both indoor and out, including an infinity pool with an incredible sea-view panorama. You’ll also find Jacuzzi and sauna facilities in the spa, as well as a wonderful light-filled space where couples can enjoy a massage together.
* Price is from per person and is subject to change. Based on 2 adults sharing a double or twin superior sea view room. Prices correct at time of publishing.