On my last trip to Madeira Island, I was fortunate to be welcomed by Vidamar Resort, a Luxury 5 Star Resort, one of the best in Madeira. And what a find!
Vidamar Resort is located on a magnificent spot, facing the atlantic ocean, and providing unique lifestyle moments for guests who enjoy top quality service, together with luxury accommodation in central Funchal.
This luxury 5 star resort, located just few minutes away from the center, features 300 rooms, and placed just less than 20km from the International Airport. Madeira island, often called “The Pearl of the Atlantic” is just less than 3h flying from Portugal and Spain, and aslo very close from major european international airports. It makes a wonderful stop for a relaxing vacation, so close to Europe, enjoying the tropical, warm weather of the island.
Once arrived at Vidamar, had a very warm reception by it’s staff, specially by Clara from Reception and the nice and friendly Fabiano, doorman, and room ready for us. This trip, we brough our little baby (1y-old), and staff made everything possible to make us feel comfortable during our stay. Few minutes later, we got up to our beautiful ocean view room.
Spacious rooms, clean and comfortable, with outstanding views over the atlantic ocean. I believe all rooms on this resort are facing the ocean, since located on the cliff.
About the restaurants, to serve it’s 300 rooms, the facilities are awesome. They offer 5 different restaurants and bars, spread around the resort. The Koi Sushi Restaurant, serving authentic and original asian and japanese recipes, and the Ocean Buffet were the two we have tried. The service on the Ocean Buffet is amazing, the food great quality and varied, but what we enjoyed mostly was their staff. Friendly but overall very efficient, specially Susan and Lilian, who are extraordinary people working hard to make their guests feel like home.
They have also the Mamma Mia Italian Restaurant, Sabor a Mar and Casa das Espetadas, for their guests choice.
While exploring the beautiful Vidamar Resort, guests are able to use the SPA/Thalasso facilities, as well the indoor pool and gym. But what makes this place unique is their huge sea platform with 2000sqm, facing the ocean, where guests can choose from 2 large outdoor sea water pools, direct sea access from the pool area and children pool as well. Trully amazing and spread out to make guests feel comfortable and not packed on busy times.
Their prices vary depending on the season and the room chosen. A good example would be the month of September, where are less crowds and weather is very comfortable. A superior double room would start 247EUR per night for two guests with half-board included, going up to 598EUR per night for their unique Premium Suite with Sea View, featured on 104sqm of total area.
A big special thanks to all Vidamar Resort staff, specially to Virgilio for accommodating us so promptly and professional, and also to Susana, Vidamar public relations. This is a totally recommended place to stay if heading to Madeira. Below are their direct contacts for accommodation booking:
Vidamar Resorts Madeira
Estrada Monumental 175-177,
9000-100 Funchal – Madeira – Portugal
Tel: (+351) 291 717 700
Tel: (+351) 291 717 777
9am – 6pm – monday to friday