Roca Mar Hotel

The Roca Mar Hotel is built into the side of a cliff, so no matter where you are, you’re treated to sea views.

The rooms here are simple and stylish, with dark-wood furniture and fabrics the colour of the sand and the sea. All the rooms come with mod-cons like flat-screen TVs and air conditioning. After a day in the sun, you’ll also have a balcony to relax on.

The saltwater pool here sits on a jetty that sticks out into the sea. Sunbathing space spreads out over the mountainside, making it a unique place to catch some rays.

In the evening, a cracking steakhouse offers up meat-based dishes and a comprehensive list of regional wines. And after dinner, two bars set you up for evening drinks.

Overview of Canico De Baixo

Holidays to Madeira provide a mixture of outdoor experiences and cosmopolitan twists. Plus, due to the small size of the island, everything’s within easy reach of the Roca Mar Hotel.

Madeira is a lush island that’s known for its spectacular scenery on the coast. But, if you head inland, you’ll find mountain trails that allow you to explore an untouched paradise.

If you’d rather stay on the coast, the waters are great for surfing, scuba diving and big-game fishing. For something a little more leisurely, take a boat out to spot whales and dolphins.

Things to do in Madeira

It’s easy to get out and explore the best of Madeira from the Roca Mar Hotel – a hotel-run shuttle bus takes guests three times a day, Monday to Friday.

Closer to home, Canico village is only a short stroll away. Here, the sprawling Quinta Splendida Botanical Garden has hundreds of different plant species. Plus, the towering statue of Christ the King stands atop Cristo Rei Viewpoint, which offers sweeping ocean views.

Active holidaymakers can learn to scuba-dive or rent snorkelling equipment from the diving centre at the Hotel Royal Orchid next door. If you’d rather stay on dry land, then Palheiro Golf Course is only a 20-minute drive away.

Madeira is a treat for relaxation seekers and adventurers alike. It’s a real away-from-it-all location, so you’ll never feel crowded or interrupted.

Resort Summary

Canico de Baixo, also just known as Canico, is a melding together of the old village of Canico, and its newer neighbour, Baixo that mainly comprises of All Inclusive Madeiran hotels and holiday complexes. Access to the sea is via a hilly walk, but there’s a cable car to ease the journey during the peak summer months. As you make the descent, you’re in for a visual treat, and sitting on the pebbly beach gazing out to sea is just as stunning.