Named the best island destination in 2016 by the World Travel Awards, Madeira Island also offers the best of luxury tourism for its visitors. Renowned brand hotels, upscale resorts and fine dining await those who do not lack a five star service.
One of the highlights of luxury accommodations is the imposing Belmond Reid’s Palace, perched on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic. This blend of hotel, resort and spa has over 100 years of history, has already housed celebrities and international authorities and captivates for its comfort and elegance.
Quinta da Bela Vista, located in Funchal, is a five-star hotel, winner of the ‘Portugal Leading Boutique Hotels’ of the World Travel Awards. It offers elegant rooms with private balconies and views of its magnificent gardens, mountains or the Atlantic.
Casa Velha do Palheiro is another option that deserves special mention. Also with five stars, it is a member of the Relais & Châteaux and has served as a hunting lodge and summer residence. Built by the first Count of Carvalhal in 1801, it is situated on a hill surrounded by the Palheiro Golf Course, with an amazing view of Funchal and its surroundings.
With two Michelin stars, the Il Gallo D’Oro restaurant is the perfect choice to taste the Mediterranean and Iberian gastronomy. Under the command of the French chef Benoit Sinthon, their dishes combine local ingredients and surprise mainly by the presentation, colors and freshness of the food. Located in the five star hotel The Cliff Bay in Funchal, it has become a key part of a charming itinerary through Madeira.
If you prefer moments outdoors, Santo da Serra Golf Club impresses with its stunning landscape, a characteristic that has contributed to be considered a must stop during the European Golf Circuit. Redesigned in 1991 by Robert Trent Junior, the course features 27 holes and was once visited by Prince Andrew of Britain, son of Queen Elizabeth II.
For those who like to bet, how about a night of fun at the Casino in Madeira? The elegant complex was developed from a project of the architect Oscar Niemeyer and provides entertainment to its visitors, with games rooms, panoramic bars and nightclub.
In Porto Santo, the other inhabited island of the archipelago, revitalize the energies with the Therapy of Hot Sands in the spa of the Hotel Porto Santo. The innovative method that uses the golden sands of the destination has scientifically proven results, allowing improvements in various physical conditions such as body aches, dermatological treatments and general well-being.
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