Enotel Lido Madeira

Just a 10-minute drive from Funchalcentre, Enotel Lido Madeira is a relaxing, secluded spot, while still close to the island’s top attractions. It’s set right on the ocean, so you’re guaranteed some breathtaking views, and you can walk to Praia Formosa Beach in 20 minutes. The hotel’s accommodation is spacious, light and airy, with all the mod-cons you need for a comfortable stay. Four restaurants include three a la cartes serving Japanese, Italian and traditional Madeiran cuisine. The three bars are the perfect evening entertainment and have a varied cocktail menu. You’ll get discounts on golf green fees for two nearby courses, and on-site there’s an indulgent spa that includes a sauna, gym, beauty salon and saltwater floating pool. The main pool outside has ocean views and even has a separate kids area.

Overview of Funchal, Madeira

As Madeira’s capital city, Funchal has gorgeous gardens, delicious food and majestic mountains. Plus, there’s great shopping, seafront promenades and stunning views. Funchal’s got a busy harbour, too, so it’s the perfect place to stay if you want your holidays to Portugal to involve some island hopping and boat trips. At the comfortable Enotel Lido Madeira, you’ll also have gorgeous views and welcome facilities. The city is packed with museums, art galleries, shops, bars and restaurants. And thanks to the rich volcanic soil, everywhere is covered in beautiful flowers and landscaped gardens.

Things to do in Funchal, Madeira

After making the most of the facilities at the Enotel Lido Madeira, explore Funchal’s shopping malls. The highlight is CR7, Cristiano Ronaldo’s shop. Every now and again, the famous footballer even turns up for photos! The city’s harbour is another bustling spot. Take trips to the huge sandy beach at Porto Santo or join a whale- and dolphin-watching tour. The cable car between Funchal and Monte is a particularly popular attraction for its views across the mountains and town. Madeira is one of Portugal’s brightest treasures. From the food and the shops to the landscape and the activities, it’s a favourite with travellers from all over the world.

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.