Pestana Village Garden Resort

The Pestana Village Aparthotel shares its facilities with a sister hotel, so you get a bumper list of activities to take part in, plenty of pools where you can take a dip, and several restaurants to enjoy.

Overall, there are five places to dine, including a buffet with a garden-view terrace. A la carte options include a Madeiran eatery and a restaurant that has dining areas styled like the rooms of an old mansion.

During the day, you can pass time in the pair of outdoor pools or playing games of giant chess. Little ones also have a playground to enjoy. In the evening, there’s regular featured entertainment and a cocktail bar for each hotel.

Overview of Funchal

The island of Madeira is cloaked in breathtaking natural landscapes that are perfect for active explorers. On a holiday to Madeira, you’ll be inspired by the massive mountains to climb, the valleys to hike through and the gorgeous parks. Thankfully, there are plenty of tours you can join where you’ll not only see the sights, but you’ll also learn about the island’s rich history.

The Pestana Village Garden Resort is in the island’s capital of Funchal. A cosmopolitan spot, it provides a contrast with the lush background. It’s still a place for adventure, though, and you can scale Monte for exceptional views.

Things to do in Madeira

Location-wise, the Pestana Village Garden Resort is a few minutes’ walk away from the nearest cafes and bars. Within 10 minutes, you can also reach the beach.

The centre of Funchal’s around 20 minutes away but, if you don’t fancy the walk, a local bus stops on the main road near the hotel.

Funchal invites you to check out the botanical gardens or whizz up Monte on a cable car. But, in the evening, the swanky marina is the place to go for a meal. It’s lively and picturesque, with a top dining scene.

With scenic views, beautiful bays and seemingly endless trails to explore, Madeira is an ideal spot for an active adventure.

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.