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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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                                                                                                    Lovely Villa, close to the beach

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                                                                                                    The Villa is very well located, only a few minutes from the best part of the superb beach, which is mostly empty and where you can always find a private area and avoid the crowd. It has a wonderful holiday feel and all furnishings are comfortable and ideal for a beach and relaxing destination. There are a good variety of restaurants/ bars within easy walking distance, including the less formal bars of Tia Maria and Bar do Henrique, perfect for lunches, and we especially liked the Joao do Cabeco on the corner. We played tennis twice at the Tennis Club, only a ten minute walk. My husband enjoyed a round of golf nearby ( a three minute taxi ride away). The village is very accessible by taxi( it only cost us 8 euros each way). Porto santo itself is a great destination, perfect for those looking for a relaxing holiday to unwind on a superb beach.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Wow! Wow!! Fab! Amazing!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed at this villa for 2 weeks and it was not long enough!! The villa is very spacious, new and beautifully presented! Right from the start of our stay Joao made us most welcome, meeting us showing us to and around the villa, a very pleasant gentleman who could be contacted in the event of any problems, ( we had none). The villa is equipped with everything you need during the stay, a lovely big fridge/freezer. The views from the balcony are breathtaking! Just to sit there relaxing in the sunshine (which you get all day) was lovely! Very private not overlooked. I can say this must be one of the best villas we have stayed in (and we have stayed in quite a few) Wi fi was very good, my son gave it 5* (to him one of the most important things) Would definitely stay here again, if you are reading this thinking about booking, book it, you won't regret it Would love to return. Marks out of ten 10 Lilian Dave and Joe Lilian Dave and Joe
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                                                                    Seascape

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                                                                                                    Maison magnifique, superbement équipée avec une vue à couper le souffle. Excellentes vacances
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Jun-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016