Quinta do Lorde, (Madeira) Portugal

Quinta do Lorde is a charming five star resort on Madeira’s Ponta de Sao peninsula. You might only be thirty minutes away from the capital, Funchal, but you’ll feel as though you’ve arrived in a sweet little village.

While the resort is built to mimic a Madeiran village, that’s not to say that any mod cons or elements of luxury are missing here. You can enjoy a dip in one of the resort’s numerous pools, one of which is a seawater infinity pool that’s actually been built into the sea, followed by a beautiful dinner in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant. There’s also a beach bar, cocktail bar and a private marina where you can enjoy stunning sea views.