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Make a holiday rental home or villa in Ponto do Sol, Portugal your home away from home

On the south coast of the island of Madeira lies the small village of Ponta do Sol. Unspolit by tourism and very much a traditional Portuguese village, Ponta do Sol is most famous for its banana plantations, rugged mountain and ocean scenery, and the glorious weather that gives the village its name. Holiday rental accommodation in Ponta do Sol can mainly be found in the form of luxury villas and modern apartments.

Things to do in Ponta do Sol, Portugal

Many people head to Ponta do Sol for a relaxing break, and a favourite of many visitors is a meal in one of the village’s excellent restaurants that overlooks the rocky coast and blue ocean, and offer spectacular mountain views and fantastic quality sunsets. The village also has a decent selection of bars, should you wish to continue your night afterwards, and you will find the locals happy to mix with the tourists in a friendly and laid-back environment.

Those seeking a more active break can head for one of the many beaches that line the coast, try their hand at a spot of swimming, deep sea fishing or surfing, or hire a mountain bike and explore the area. The latter is a great way to discover the ‘real’ Madeira, and wind your way around the many banana and sugar plantations that exist in the area.

Madeira is perhaps most famous for its food, and bananas, mangoes, peaches, grapes, sugar, wines, fish and meat are just some of the local specialities. Food and drink are a big part of local life, and as well as making an effort to sample as much of this as possible (especially the local Madeira cake!), visitors may even be fortunate enough to arrive during a food festival, of which there are several throughout the year.

Places to visit on holiday in Ponta do Sol, Portugal

Madeira has a number of places of interest within a relatively small space. The capital Funchal is well worth exploring when your first arrive on the island, and boasts attractions that include a local food market, a botanical garden and an impressive port. Also consider at least a day trip to the rural and secluded haven of Santa Cruz.

Weather in Ponta do Sol, Portugal

The name Ponta do Sol translates literally as ‘tip of the sun’, and it’s easy to see how the village acquired this label. Average temperatures range from 30°C in the summer to 19°C during the winter, with hour upon hour of glorious sunshine. Humidity is also low throughout the year.

Flights to Ponta do Sol, Portugal

Madeira is a relatively small island, and Ponta do Sol lies just 31km from the airport, which is near Funchal (FNC). An airport taxi service or the use of a hire car are the best ways to get to your self-catering accommodation, depending on how much exploring you plan to do during your stay. Funchal receives regular flights from the UK through several airlines, including Thomson, Thomas Cook and easyJet.

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                                                                                Recent Reviews

                                                                                Beautiful peaceful surroundings but only minutes from bars etc

                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                My wife and I stayed in the studio apartment here last September. Was the perfect destination for us and wouldn't hesitate to book it again for our next visit. Met on arrival by Paulo who showed us around and was only a phonecall away for info, help etc. The garden was absolutely wonderful. We could lie and read for hours, look down over the village and admire the view or simply sit and enjoy watching the antics of all the beautiful lizards running about. A car is a must and we often took a trip out for breakfast or lunch then spent the afternoon at the villa then down to the excellent local bars and restaurants. Like most of Madeira, Ponta do Sol is built on a hillside down to the sea. Villa Ornelas is situated on one of the lower levels but is still a bit of a climb though it is steps all the way so not too bad. To sum up. Villa Ornellas is easy. We'll definitely be back.
                                                                                • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                Apartment was as advertised although some traffic noise.

                                                                                4 of 5
                                                                                Flight delayed but this caused no problem, was still met at the apartment. It was clean and well equipped. Wifi worked and there was a computer which was a welcomed bonus. There were three flights of stairs so if you have any mobility issues then bear this in mind as there is no lift. There was parking but it easier to use the large car park directly opposite. One of the electrical connections in the bedroom under the dressing table needed some attention as it seemed loose. Madeleine de Mar, I knew, has a passing through character but a good base for that part of Madeira. Ponta do Sol and Jardim do Mar worth a visit. If you are there to walk then Levada Moinho and Nova worth it although maybe it's a hike to the Church, I had a car. They have now put in steps to link both so if you don't want to go up then do Nova first. Btw plenty of info available in apartment which gets a worthwhile mention. I am both seasoned visitor to Madeira and have used Homeaway several times, since I am travelling around the globe I intend to use Homeaway and indeed its main competitor when I can, the point being that this apartment deserves a good review.
                                                                                • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2016
                                                                                • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                Ideal for relaxing

                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                The quiet location and standard of facilities at the villa enabled us to chill and relax. Ideally placed to travel to most places on the island.
                                                                                • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2016
                                                                                • Date of Stay: Nov 2016