The Portuguese island of Madeira is a
lush island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean
, approximately 600 miles from the Portuguese capital of Lisbon and 500 miles from the coast of Morocco.
Inaugurated as a 5-star hotel in 1989, the Quinta da Bela Vista is conveniently situated on the northwest outskirts of the island’s capital Funchal, just over 8 minutes from the town centre
. It is approximately 25-30 minutes' drive from Funchal Airport, and 10 minutes' drive from the Botanical Gardens.
Touring the island is highly recommended. Only 32 miles long and 12 miles wide, this incredibly surprising sub-tropical island rises to almost 6,000 feet at its highest point
Madeira has an enormous variety of exotic sub-tropical vegetation with a mass of flowers in every garden, spectacular mountains and deep valley scenery
, pine forests, waterfalls and craggy cliffs, and a network of vines that cover the hillsides providing grapes to make the famous Madeira Wine.
The coastal city of Funchal is only a short distance away and is definitely worth a visit. The city's charming seafront and harbour
make for a lovely romantic stroll any time of day. Funchal has a number of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops and nightclubs to keep you entertained.