Pestana Royal Premium All Inclusive Ocean and Spa Resort

At the Pestana Royal Premium All Inclusive Ocean and Spa Resort, panoramic views come as part of the package. Foodies will be more than happy here. There’s a choice of four restaurants that deal in international, Madeiran, Italian and Asian flavours.

Plus, the pool’s a real showstopper. Not only is it huge, but it has its own swim-up bar that looks out over the ocean. Kids also have their own spot to take a dip. There’s a weekly entertainment programme that keeps everyone busy, as well as two bars that serve up cocktails.

Overview of Funchal

Madeira is a cosmopolitan island that’s home to round-the-clock warmth. On a holiday to Madeira, you may not find the largest selection of beaches, but you’ll discover exactly why it’s known as ‘the floating garden’. Vast greenery is everywhere you look and, because of the island’s size, it’s easy to explore it all on the many hiking trails.

A holiday to Madeira isn’t all about lacing up your walking boots and exploring, though. It’s also home to the local speciality of Madeira fortified wine, and close to the Pestana Royal Premium All Inclusive Ocean and Spa Resort, you’ll find plenty of coastal bars where you can relax with a glass and take in the stunning views.

Things to do in Madeira

The Pestana Royal Premium All Inclusive Ocean and Spa Resort is situated in a prime spot. You have a pebble beach right outside the property where you can find a lounger to relax on, and the centre of Funchal is only a 10-minute taxi journey away.

Funchal has a reputation as being one of the friendliest and cleanest capitals in Europe. You’ll be mesmerised by the pretty buildings here. But, if you step inside, you’ll discover local crafts, high-end fashion and market produce.

Plus, Madeira is the former home of Cristiano Ronaldo and they love their local hero here. There’s even a CR7 museum where you can gaze at his many trophies. A lively and picturesque spot, Madeira’s natural beauty will capture your heart. Just make sure you have your camera with you to take snaps of the best bits.

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.