From its elevated hillside perch, this all-inclusive resort has superb uninterrupted views of the Cabo Girão, Europe’s highest sea cliff, as well as some unforgettable Atlantic Ocean sunsets. You can soak up the vistas reclined on a sunlounger by one of the poolside terraces, set amid lush gardens filled with scented flowers and swaying palm trees.
From the hotel it’s a hop, skip and a jump to pebbly Formosa Beach – Madeira’s largest public beach – or just a couple of minutes to the nearest shops, bars and restaurants. The centre of town is a 10-minute drive away, and the hotel offers a free shuttle service.
If R&R is high on your agenda you’ll definitely want to schedule in some time at the chic spa, whether it’s for a massage, a few laps in the indoor pool or a workout in the gym. The wee ones are well catered for, too, with a playground, separate swimming pool and kids’ club offering holiday fun such as face-painting and group games.
For meals you have the choice of a buffet and several à la carte restaurants serving a mix of local and international dishes. There are also bars on hand if you want to try a glass of the island’s namesake wine – certainly a must in Madeira.
If you’re looking for a sunshine escape in a truly beautiful setting that offers plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation, Pestana Royal is the place.
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