Do Carmo Hotel

The Do Carmo Hotel is like a celebrity hangout. Each room contains a wall-sized photograph of a 1960s’ icon, while the rooftop pool feels like it was designed with A-listers in mind. A swim here comes with panoramic ocean views. There are also plenty of loungers up here, so it’s a great spot to spend a day.

The restaurant serves up local favourites for lunch and dinner, as well as buffets in the morning. After dinner, cocktails are mixed in the bar, which also has a pool table and a TV for evening entertainment.

Overview of Funchal

A holiday to Madeira provides endless natural beauty to explore, stunning vistas to experience and relaxing spots where you can soak up the sun. It’s no wonder Madeira is considered an iconic holiday destination.

Affectionately referred to as ‘the floating garden’, every attraction in Madeira will vie for your camera lens. It’s a location that’s particularly popular with adventure seekers and people who don’t want to sit around all day. After lacing up your walking boots and leaving the Do Carmo Hotel, expect to be greeted by peaks, waterfalls, caves and dramatic landscapes. You’ll find something new to wow you with every twist and turn you take.

Things to do in Madeira

The Do Carmo Hotel has bagged a location worth bragging about. It’s right in the centre of Madeira’s capital city of Funchal, with the famous local market of Mercado de Lavradores only a five-minute stroll away.

You won’t have to walk much further to reach the stunning beauty that lies just outside the city centre either, as you’ll reach the glistening waterfront in only 10 minutes. Here, you can grab a drink and watch the yachts gently bob in the marina.

A lively and picturesque spot, Funchal has a cosmopolitan edge, so expect plenty of lovely restaurants, up-market bars and boutique stores. If you want to experience Madeira’s beauty without a long hike, you can take a cable car to the top of Monte and enjoy the best views on the island.

Action, adventure and stunning natural beauty are all waiting in Madeira. It’s a place that will capture your heart and mind.

Resort Summary

Funchal was a core part of the early settlement of Madeira in the 1400s, when brave expeditions from Europe first began pressing ever further west from the continent to see what else lay in the world beyond. As a result, colonial architecture makes up much of the original elements of Funchal even today, although there’s plenty of modern flavour as well.