Fodor's Expert Review Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort and Spa

Estrada Regional 111, Porto Santo, Madeira, 9400-242, Portugal

This Mediterranean-style resort—a mix of standard rooms, spacious apartments, and villas spread around landscaped grounds dotted with exotic plants and dazzling flowers—sits on a wonderfully quiet stretch of beach around 3 km (2 miles) from Vila Baleira. The all-inclusive property's restaurants range from a poolside barbecue to a more upscale Italian eatery. Should the beach not be enough, the pool complex is superb: there are two large pools, one with salt water, as well as a separate children's pool and kids' club. A gym and tennis court cater to sporty types, while there are indulgent treatments and an indoor pool at the spa.


  • everything you need for a family holiday
  • from beach to pool to spa for the parents
  • rates include all meals as well as even alcoholic beverages
  • excellent facilities for families
  • right next to the beach
  • good restaurants on-site
  • superb pool complex includes a separate children's pool
  • gym and tennis court cater to sporty types
  • best rooms have sumptuous sea views


  • can get busy in high summer
  • guests without children may feel out of place
  • Wi-Fi only in public areas
  • busy in high summer
  • can get very busy in high summer
  • those without kids might feel outnumbered
  • minimum four-night stay required


Near the beach


Phones: 291-144000 | -218 442 001


172 rooms, 82 suites, 68 apartments, 6 pool villas
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–Apr., All-inclusive

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