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Golden Residence Hotel

So many of Madeira’s hotels enjoy stunning sea views and the Golden Residence, perched atop the rocky coastline and just two miles from downtown Funchal, is no exception. Whether you’re strolling around the landscaped lawns, relaxing on a sun-bed on the terrace or taking a dip in the pool, you can only be impressed by [...]

By | April 26th, 2013|Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Estalagem da Ponto do Sol – Madeira

What an intriguing hotel this is. Take its location for starters: it clings to the edge of steep cliffs, affording fine views of not just Ponta do Sol, a tiny village sitting within a deep ravine on the island’s south coast, but along the rugged coastline as well; then, of course, there are the breathtaking [...]

By | February 20th, 2013|Hotels/B&Bs|0 Comments

Faja dos Padres – Madeira

Although Madeira, save Funchal during the rush-hour, is an oasis of calm and tranquillity, there is a little spot on the southern coastline which is, believe it or not, even more peaceful and relaxing – and that’s Faja dos Padres. It’s no wonder that this place is so tranquil because it can only be reached [...]

By | February 20th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments

Madeira

Madeira has been attracting British holidaymakers for decades and it’s easy to see why. Take the weather: after one of the UK’s worst summers on record, I was in need of some reliable sunshine – and I got that during my few days on the island, dubbed the “Floating Garden in the Atlantic”, thanks to [...]

By | February 20th, 2013|Destinations|0 Comments

Riso Restaurant – Madeira

If you visit Madeira’s capital, Funchal, don’t leave without experiencing the delights of dining at Riso, an exquisite restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean where rice dishes from around the world are served – even for dessert! Eating at Riso Restaurant, with its cliff-top terrace and indoor seating for those very rare cool Madeiran days, is [...]

By | January 26th, 2013|Restaurants|0 Comments