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Set against a backdrop of cliffs and boasting views over Formosa bay and the Atlantic beyond, the modern Pestana Bay Hotel is located right by Formosa Beach, five kilometres from central Funchal. The 206 guest apartments are decorated in light, contemporary style and all have balconies with sea views. Each is equipped with a kitchenette and modern amenities include satellite television, direct dial telephones and dial up Internet connections.
Guests can sip cocktails at the poolside bar and relax in the sun or beneath the shade of palm trees beside the outdoor pool and hot tub. Children are kept busy with their own pool and playground. Inside the hotel, guests can work out in the fully equipped gym or indulge in a sauna, massage or Turkish bath in the health club, and enjoy a game of darts or billiards in the games room. With panoramic sea views and bright, contemporary d?cor, the restaurant offers buffet breakfasts and international cuisine at lunch and dinner, while aperitifs and nightcaps are available at the adjoining cocktail bar. Guests can browse the Internet in the lobby and enjoy drinks and snacks at any hour in the privacy of their rooms thanks to round the clock room service. For an evening stroll, the seafront promenade and beach are directly accessible by a footpath. The hotel operates a free bus service to the central of Funchal and organises excursions including boat trips and island tours. Visitors to the island are within three kilometres of Funchal's botanic gardens and the Madeira wine lodges. The nearest golf course is less than five kilometres away. Madeira airport is 20 kilometres and about a 15 minute drive from the hotel.