Dorisol Buganvilia Hotel

The contemporary three-star Dorisol Buganvilia Hotel is near the coastal promenade lined with eateries and bars. Just 200 metres from Lido Sol, you can get to the airport or the picturesque city of Funchal easily on the hotel’s free shuttle bus. Settle into Dorisol Buganvilia Hotel and make the most of its two outdoor pools, children’s playground, fitness centre, tennis court, massage treatments and hot tub. Chill out and relish the sweeping views across the Atlantic Ocean from the roof-top terrace. It’s the ultimate hotel if you want a relaxing break away on the exotic island of Madeira.

Overview of Madeira (Portugal)

There’s a relaxing holiday to Portugal to suit holidaymakers of all kinds. Madeira is a flourishing island famed for its sublime gardens, while the breathtaking mountain ranges make it wonderful for walking enthusiasts. Dubbed ‘the floating garden in the Atlantic’, Madeira is a nature lover’s paradise. Whether you’re a family, couple, travelling solo or with friends, the island offers a slew of things to explore, from activities set to get the heart pumping like scuba diving and hiking to the more peaceful rounds of golf and outings to museums. The picture-perfect island is known for being one of Europe’s top spa hotspots as well as a destination for the 20-something crowd thanks to its up-and-coming club scene.

Things to do in Madeira

Dubbed the Floating Garden because it’s rife with tropical flowers and plants, Madeira’s natural beauty is a strong calling card. Its capital, Funchal, on the south coast, houses the Madeira Botanical Gardens – an 80,000-square-metre green space featuring plants from all around the world. Discover Madeira’s old-fashioned villages and tuck into fresh seafood in local tavernas. With nine kilometres of spectacular sandy beaches, Porto Santo ought to be on your to-do list. It’s easily accessed by boat or plane and is Madeira’s nearest island. For a spot of history, head to Funchal’s old city, home to beautiful 15th– and 16th-century buildings, while Santa Maria has the oldest church on the island. With its glorious white-sand beaches, flowers, plants and historic buildings galore, Madeira is full to bursting with cultural diversity and breath-taking beauty. A heady mix of stunning scenery and gorgeous coastline, it’s easy to see why Madeira has been enticing tourists for years.

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.