Breath in the restorative power of Atlantic sea views at the sublime Enotel Lido Resort on the island's sunny south coast. A stay at this stylish establishment in Maderia's capital Funchal gives you direct access to the Lido seafront.
The jewel in the crown of this beauty queen is the large, curving outdoor pool that boasts a panorama of the ocean from its waters. There's also a smaller, shallow pool for the little ones to splash about in. Surrounding both is a manicured lawn and the spacious sun terrace where you'll find loungers and a waterside snacks bar. More substantial fare can be found at a choice of four restaurants - one buffet and three à la carte numbers - serving a range of Portuguese, Italian and Japanese dishes. After dinner - or afternoon - drinks can be enjoyed at three bars including a lounge bar and a sports bar where pool tables, a dart board and table tennis invite you for a game.
Unwind in the sumptuous spa with a swim in the indoor poor, an indulgent massage treatment or a soak in the whirlpool. There's also a gym for those who are keen to keep active even on holidays and a full programme of both daytime and evening activities. With so much at your fingertips you might be tempted not to venture far, but should you feel like exploring you're just two kilometres from Funchal resort centre and three kilometres from Praia Formosa.