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10 Getaways in Madeira

10 Getaways in Madeira   Back to work and already missing the holidays? The feeling is mutual … 🙂 Madeira Island is such a great holiday destination with lots of excellent locations all over the Island. I leave you 10 places to stay in Madeira. Some I’ve tried myself, others I can’t wait to try. Here are my suggestions: Vila Cais da Gaivota – Caniçal Solar da Bica – São Vicente Porto Bay Serra Golf– Santo da Serra Quinta das Vinhas – Calheta Saccharum Hotel Resort & SPA– Calheta Atrio – Estreito da Calheta Aqua Sea House – Madalena do Mar Hotel Quinta da Serra – Jardim da Serra Casa do Velho Dragoeiro – Porto Santo Barracão 23 – Porto Santo Wishing you a happy getaway!

Vila Cais da Gaivota – A hideaway by the sea, in Madeira.

Vila Cais da Gaivota – A hideaway by the sea, in Madeira. Stop, destress and relax by the sea – this was the main purpose of this trip to Caniçal. The more I live in Madeira, the more I appreciate the fact that,“we can experience a holiday, inside the island, a little micro-adventure”. The contrasts between the north and south of the Island, plus the variety of accommodation and outdoor activities, make Madeira an ideal destination. Location: Vila Cais da Gaivota is situated in the south-eastern part of Madeira Island, in Caniçal, a picturesque fishing village, 20 km from Funchal and 7 km from Madeira Airport. It is located between Prainha and the Caniçal Business center, on a sea cliff with superb views. It has a pontoon with direct and private access to the limpid sea of ​​Caniçal. It has a beautiful garden with two solarium areas and private parking on site. If you choose this location it is advisable to rent a car, especially if you want to explore the rest of the island. Vila …

A peek inside the new Pestana CR7 Hotel in Funchal

A peek inside peek the new Pestana CR7 Hotel Friday the 22 of June 2016. The big day had arrived – the official opening of CR7 first hotel. And what better location than his hometown – Funchal – Madeira Island. I have a big admiration and respect for Ronaldo’s accomplishments. His football achievements need no description and as a madeiran myself, my heart grows even founder. In all of my travels, whenever I mention I’m from Madeira, people always end up talking about Cristiano Ronaldo and sometimes, people know about Cristiano Ronaldo more than they know about Madeira. Some people have also heard about Madeira wine as well and some of their parents have been to Madeira and loved it! That’s also when I usually start showing pictures from my Instagram account and telling them about how passionate I am for this beautiful island… Things are changing nowadays, younger people are visiting Madeira and so are families with children. The opening of Hotels like this one are the real proof of that. Stories from the …

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Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa – ‘The sea inside’

Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa – ‘The sea inside’ In Madeira there are several hotels that offer beautiful views of the sea and a good customer service. However, few are those who combine these two elements with a stunning interior design; the Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa offers all this and more … Saccharum comes from the Latin word for sugar cane. The Resort reminds us of the history of sugar cane on the island, which takes us back to the late XIV century in which Madeira was the largest exporter of sugar in the world, so-called ‘white gold’ . The western area of ​​Madeira, including Calheta was one of the areas of greatest production of sugar cane. In the Hotel, there is even a museum “Gallery 1425” (Sugar cane was introduced in Madeira around 1425) that pays homage to its plantation. Here, one can admire several old photographs, pieces from the engine, and a video about the production and processing of this plant. This hotel project belongs to the AFA group and the building …

Hotel Quinta da Serra – A love story

Hotel Quinta da Serra – a love story Last February 14, I’ve stayed at the Hotel Quinta da Serra, an invitation to relax and renew my energy. I was also very curious to try their restaurant, Greenvalley, which in addition to being led by Chef Yves Gautier, was the first restaurant in Portugal (yes, in the whole country), to have certified Biological Restoration – Bronze level (30% to 60% organic). The hotel also houses the highest tree in Madeira, with more than 64 meters high. It is an impressive eucalyptus which is at the entrance of the Quinta and is supposed to have over 200 years of age. This tree is associated with a legend of love… Location Located 820 meters, in Estreito Câmara de Lobos, this 5 star hotel has a very own charm, surrounded by a unique atmosphere of the old farmhouses (Quintas) of Madeira, in beautiful communion with nature. To get there, you pass along Estreito Câmara de Lobos Church and follow the signs to the Jardim da Serra. It takes you …

A rejuvenating Ayurveda Retreat in Madeira Island

A rejuvenating Ayurveda Retreat in Madeira Island To Relax and recover: wellness was, in fact, the first reason why tourism started in Madeira. Visitors came to escape the stormy winters, to enjoy the benefits of our beautiful landscapes, amazing food and good hospitality. I was very happy to discover that tradition is still alive in the Ayurveda Center, where many tourists come year after year, sometimes even 3 times a year, to recover from stress, health issues or simply to relax. This is the life, or as you would easily conclude after staying there, this is what a holiday should look like. The experience: Last January, I’ve spent a day at the Ayurveda Cure Center in Caniço. I was invited by the lovely Nathalie and mother Brigit who runs this center, it’s been 4 years now. It is located in Caniço de Baixo, next to the Hotel Alpino, in Madeira Island. The goal of this center is to promote health care by taking advantage of Ayurvedic treatment programs which are tailored to suit your needs. …

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Airbnb na Madeira – Wishlist

My favourite places to stay in Airbnb – Madeira| In this post, I introduce you to some of my favourite properties to stay in Airbnb Madeira including my own apartment in Funchal. I love discovering new places to stay and to plan little getaways, whenever possible. Some of them I’ve experienced myself, others I can’t wait to visit. Airbnb offers some amazing properties, in fact, there are plenty to choose from luxury to budget rentals in Madeira. If you’re planning to visit Madeira, check these intimate places. They are located all over the Island: by the beach, in the middle of the mountains, with ocean views, in the heart of the capital, you name it. My choice was purely based on my personal preferences, friends recommendations and guest reviews. I hope you like and it inspires you to visit to my beautiful Madeira Island. Let me know which one you would pick! Enjoy!  From Madeira to Mars Apartment | Funchal |Airbnb Madeira 
After travelling across Europe, I’ve stayed in many airbnb apartments and I loved the …