Ponta Do Sol

Ponta Do Sol holidays

A colourful old town meets dreamy lagoons, a palm-lined beach and banana plantations in this coastal hideaway with a totally tropical twist. The best thing? Epic sea views and endless sunshine follow you wherever you go...

Sunny days

Meaning 'Point of the sun', Ponta do Sol is one of the sunniest spots on the island, and the perfect place to take it easy. Make the most of the never-ending rays with a glass or two of the local Atlantis rosé wine paired with a seafood platter on the seafront. You might find you'll stay there till sunset.

Levada life

Thanks to wrap-around mountains, exploration’s definitely on the cards if you’re the adventure-seeking type. Head high into the forests to join one of the lush levada trails, and you can look forward to cascading waterfalls, twisting vineyards and pinch-me panoramas along the way.

Bica da Cana

Bica da Cana

Madeira

Bica de Cana is a fairly easy hiking route, known as 'the flower hike', thanks to colourful blooms you'll see. The route is carpeted with purple foxgloves, powder-pink orchids and plenty more besides. There's a...
Black scabbardfish

Black scabbardfish

Madeira

This deepwater fish is a popular catch at the fish market of Funchal. It may look scary, but it tastes surprisingly tasty and is actually considered a delicacy in Madeira. If you fancy something different, try...
Cabo Girao

Cabo Girao

Madeira

As long as you have a head for heights you’ll love Gabo Girao. It’s the tallest sea cliff in Madeira... some say, the world. It rises, almost vertically, out of the sea to a height of 580 metres, offering...
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