Madeira is part of the Portuguese archipelago that includes Desertas and Porto Santos. Considered by many to have an ideal climate, Madeira, and the capital city Funchal enjoy warm weather and sunny skies nearly all the time, making it an ideal place for European visitors all year round.
A holiday at the RCI Gold Crown Pestana Grand Hotel in Funchal, Madeira is a top choice for a romantic getaway, mid-winter escape or for a family holiday at any time of year. With a stunning location on Ponta da Cruz, and unrivalled views of the Atlantic Ocean from the South of the island the Pestana Grand is one of Madeira's premier resorts.
The Pestana Grand has one of the best views in Funchal: black-sand beaches contrast with deep blue seas and uncluttered skies. The resort is set amid lush gardens making a spectacular backdrop for your Madeira holiday. Amenities at the resort include the largest salt water outdoor pool on the island, innovatively designed to reflect the sea beyond the ‘infinity edge'. There are also a number of fresh water pools, both indoor and outdoor as well as a fitness centre and a full spa for the best in international beauty treatments and relaxing massage therapy.
All units at the Pestana Grand have been tastefully decorated and all offer superlative views of the Atlantic Ocean or the cliffs of Cabo Girao. The spacious studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments sleep up to six people in comfort and all have a full bathroom, well appointed kitchen area and satellite television for your enjoyment. You can eat at home or tempt yourself with the culinary delights at any one of the restaurants on site. Mediterranean cuisine, stunning breakfasts on the sun terrace or romantic international cuisine in the evening: the choice, at the Pestana Grand, is absolutely yours.
Venture into Funchal and you will be amazed by the vibrant life that fills Madeira's Capital from the pretty little marina and sea excursions spotting whales and dolphins to the cable car that offers 360 Degree views over the whole of the South Coast. Once you reach the top you are welcomed into a floral haven at the Botanical Gardens and when you've taken in the beautiful plant life Madeira has to offer hop into a traditional Monte Toboggan and ride back down to the bottom!