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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

                                                                                    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

                                                                                    A magical spot with stunning gardens!

                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                    We rented this house with our two children. The house its self was fantastic. It was so nice to stay in a traditional plantation home. The house was decorated beautifully with French doors in every room facing the sea. The house is located in ponta do sol, and where Funchal was often cloudy, we would always find the sun waiting for us when we got home in ponta do sol (point of the sun). The infinity pool was amazing and a favorite spot of mine was just resting on the pool wall looking out onto the great Atlantic sea. The gardens where wonderful, with fruit trees and lush grass with a levada running right through the property. The kids had a wonderful time playing in the garden that was all gated in. In the back of the house there where many strolling levada paths, that the children and I had a great time exploring. We could also walk down into town, but you have to climb those step all the way back up. My six-year-old could do it, so there is still hope for us. I loved reading the guest book and there was a wonderful artist who stayed here and drew a picture of the house. It was just perfect. I know that Madeira is a Volcanic island, so I was prepared for all the house to be build into the mountain and road running all over it. In Ponta do Sol you can drive through the old road right along the cliffs edge and drive through a water fall, amazing! I would recommend this house to and beg you to take me with you!
                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2016
                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016