Just ten minutes from the bustling Funchal town centre is this four-star resort hotel. NEXT offers guests luxury apartments, many of which overlook the Atlantic Ocean, so you can enjoy the sunrise views over a lazy breakfast, before padding down to the beach nearby for your private access to the sea. Walk in the other direction and join the popular Funchal attractions, including restaurants and bars with regular live music. Travelling with young children? Then check out the exclusive children’s pool alongside the large seawater pool.