Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort

With spectacular ocean views, tropical gardens and a trio of a la carte restaurants, the Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort is a great escape.

To make the most of the gorgeous views, pick a spot by the saltwater swimming pool. It’s been built into a terrace that overlooks the water and it’s framed by glossy palm trees. A bar close by serves cocktails and light bites.

For meals, The Atrium puts on buffet breakfasts and themed dinners, while three a la carte restaurants specialise in Moroccan, Italian and Portuguese cuisine.

Overview of Funchal

The home of Cristiano Ronaldo and Madeira fortified wine, the island of Madeira is a cosmopolitan place that features round-the-clock-warmth. You might not find the longest and sandiest beaches on a holiday to Madeira, but vast expanses of greenery, delicious seafood restaurants and lively nightlife all more than make up for it.

Madeira is made for explorers, and when you head inland from the Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort, you’ll quickly meet trails that follow the mini canals that wind through the island. Just remember to take your camera with you as the views are simply stunning.

Things to do in Madeira

The Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort is located on a headland that makes the most of Madeira’s gorgeous sea views. But, although there’s an away-from-it-all feel, you’re only a short shuttle bus ride away from the lively and cosmopolitan Funchal.

Colonial architecture lines the streets of Funchal, and within the storied walls, there are plenty of shops and chic boutiques. If you’d rather enjoy an adventure than wander the streets, take the cable car to Monte for some of the best views on the island.

If you feel like a day at the beach, you’re also only two kilometres away from Praia Formosa. In the evening, Funchal marina’s seafood restaurants serve the catches of the day.

A lively and picturesque place to enjoy your holiday, Madeira’s capital of Funchal offers sunshine and adventure in equal measure.

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.