Elegant colonial style architecture gives a graceful air to the busy narrow streets. The daily fruit and fish market is ablaze with local colour. Explore the old quarter with its cobbled streets, taste vintage Madeira wine in the many bodegas or be tempted by the hand embroidered linen and dazzling jewellery and leather stores. This bustling city by the sea is ever vibrant, contrasting totally with the tranquillity of the island interior.
the cliff bay hotel ☆☆☆☆☆
Dramatically positioned alongside the ocean, this superb hotel is one of the finest on the island. Its style, elegance and tranquillity are the recipe for a perfect holiday.
The spacious air conditioned bedrooms have cable television with inhouse video films, tea and coffee making facilities. Two comfortable lounges, four bars, terrace. Rose Garden restaurant offers three styles of dining – table d’hôte, à la carte and buffet. Alternative Il Gallo d’Oro à la carte restaurant (jacket and tie) and Blue Lagoon poolside restaurant which is open lunchtimes. Live music in the evening.
Unique swim in-and-out pool. Additional pool at sea level. Sun terraces, pretty sub-tropical gardens. Health and Beauty Spa with good range of treatments. Hairdresser. Sauna and exercise equipment, jacuzzi. Snooker room. Tennis court. Many sporting activities can be arranged. Courtesy bus several times daily into Funchal.