It’s not easy to decide where to stay in Madeira Island, given that. despite being a small island with only 57 km long and 22 km wide, it has several cities and many different attractions.
Therefore, in this post, we list the best places to stay with tips for each place and also with hotel suggestions.
Where to stay on Madeira Island
Before giving the tips on where to stay in Madeira Island, it is worth an explanation: although the island is not big, To go from one municipality to another, you need to have a car..
Therefore, the ideal for those who do not like to rent a car is hire companies to do the main tours.
It is not possible to walk to the places, but depending on the attraction, the road is not easy either. So, to avoid stress, it is best to hire the services of a tourism company.
That said, let’s talk a little about the main regions and give tips on where to stay in Madeira Island.
Tips on where to stay in Madeira Island by region
The first tip of where to stay on Madeira Island could not be another: funchal.
The capital of Madeira Island has 120 thousand inhabitantshas a very charming historic center and is ideal for those who like to have independence mainly at night.
Depending on where you are staying, you can walk, go out to eat and stroll through the shops, that is, you won’t depend on a car all the time.
We stayed at Belmond Reid’s Palacewhat is one of the best hotels in Madeira.
From the same chain as the Copacabana Palace, the hotel has a classic and chic style with excellent breakfast, great restaurants and two beautiful swimming pools. Another tip is the Quinta da Casa Brancawhich is also beautiful and very unique.
Porto Mare Hotel, Chestnut Boutique Hotel, Quinta Bela Sao Tiago, eyelash Carlton Madeira and The Vine Hotel are other famous hotels in the capital of Madeira Island.
Our second tip of where to stay in Madeira Island is CalhetaO most important town in the southwest region of the island and where they say the sun shines brightest.
There is located the Casa da Mudas Arts Center. already in Calheta Engineering Society you can prove the famous honey cake and the poncha.
By the way, don’t miss out on the Sea Gardenfamous beach among surfers, and for Paul do Mar. already in Ponta do Pargo there is a charming lighthouse, from where you can see a beautiful sunset.
We stayed at Savoy Saccharumwhich is a new hotel and super modern, with a spacious room and amazing decor. Ahh, not to mention the breakfast, which is great, and the pool, which looks amazing.
By the way, take the opportunity to see all our tips with the main attractions of the island.
Other hotel options in Calheta are the Savoy Calheta BeachO Hotel Atrium, Rural Hotel Quinta Alegre (Strait of Calheta) and Calhau Grande Rural Cottages (Calheta Arch).
Ponta do Sol
THE Ponta do Sollocated in south coast of Madeirahas that name because it is considered the part hottest on the island.
Here is located the plateau of Paul da Serra, from where you have a beautiful view. Take the opportunity to get to know the historical buildings of the region such as the Palace of Lugar de Baixoa Royal Way BridgeO John de Passos Cultural Center and the Church of Our Lady of Lightthe matrix of the city.
Among the hotel tips in the region are the Ponta do Sol Inn – Quinta da Rochawhich has an excellent restaurant and a beautiful view, the Enotel Baía it’s the Quinta do Alto de Sao Joao.
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Camara de Lobos
One more tip of where to stay in Madeira Island is the Camara de Lobos. In fact, this is a very important region for the island, since this is where Madeira wine is made.
Every year it happens Live Harvest of the Wine Festivalwhere you can participate in the harvesting and treading the grapesthat is, a mandatory stop for lovers of Madeira wine.
Other important points in the region are the Nuns’ Corralthe only place on the island where you can’t see the sea, the Camara de Lobos isletsjutting rock to the sea with a beautiful garden and beautiful view, and the Church of San Sebastian.
Also, that’s where the Chapel of Our Lady of Conception it’s the former Convent of San Bernardino.
Among the hotel tips in Câmara de Lobos is the Pestana Churchill Bay. In the Estreito de Câmara de Lobos is the Quinta do Estreito Vintage House.
In addition to the famous typical houses triangular in shape and thatched roof, Santana is famous for its green landscapes and by the taken.
considered a Biosphere Reserve for the UNESCOthere is located the Madeira Theme Park and the Rocha do Navio Nature Reserve.
This is where the famous are Pico Ruivo, Pico das Torres and Pico do Areeirothe highest on Madeira Island and all with pedestrian access.
By the way, if you want tips on attractions, be sure to check it out. the post very complete with what to do on the island.
Among the hotel tips is the Quinta do Furãowith a wonderful restaurant.
One more tip of where to stay in Madeira Island is the city of MachicoWhere the discoverers Gonçalves Zarco and Tristão Vaz Teixeira landed in 1419. With open sea, the region is full of viewpoints such as Pico do Facho.
Over there, there is the Santo da Serra Golf Clubone of Europe’s most famous courses overlooking the ocean and mountains.
This region is also famous for having one of the only sandy beaches on Madeira Island, Prainha. Also take the opportunity to discover the Whale Museum and the free zone.
Among the hotel tips in this region is the Dom Pedro Madeira Ocean Beach Hotel.
Located on the north coast of Madeira Island, Porto Moniz has some of the island’s main attractions: the natural pools, which are beautiful.
Formed by volcanic rocks where the sea naturally enters, the natural pools cannot be missed on your trip around the island. By the way, be sure to check out the itinerary we have prepared for you to enjoy Madeira Island.
Furthermore, in Porto Moniz is the Achadas da Cruz viewpoint, with an incredible view. In winter, in Fanal volcanic calderaat about 1120 meters of altitude, is a stunning lagoon formed with rainwater.
A hotel tip is the Aqua Natura Madeira, which is right in front of the natural pools. From the rooms, it is possible to have a beautiful view of the pools. Also, the hotel’s restaurant is great. Another option is the Hotel Salgueiro.
Another tip of where to stay in Madeira Island is Saint Vincentwhich is also located on the north coast. For those who enjoy nature, this is a good region, as a large area of the Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO Natural Heritage Site, is here.
In addition, in this region are the chapel built inside a rock, the caves and the Volcanism Center, with several subterranean landscapes.
In São Vicente is Lime Routea route that goes from the limestone extraction quarries to a museum.
Among the hotel tips in this region is the Estalagem do Mar.
Santa Cruz is famous for its historical monuments from the time of colonization, such as the Church of San Salvador.
already the Garajau beach is great for diving In fact, for those who like to have fun, this is where the Aquaparkthe island’s only water park.
Don’t miss out on the Quinta Splendida Botanical Gardenwhich has more than 1000 species of flowers and plants.
Among the hotel tips in Santa Cruz is the Vila Gale.
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THE Wood Island has several accommodation options throughout its territory.
The tip is to rent a car or book tours so you can get to know all the regions.
Take the opportunity to see the full post we made gathering all the tips from Madeira Island.
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