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Hotel Bravamar: Hotel Bravamar

Brava Mar it's quite a small hoel with a nice view all over the village of Ribeira Brava and it's bay. The ocean view is fabulous. During this summer i don't recomend Ribeira Brava since the village is under restoring.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written February 26, 2004
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Amparo,Near Ponta Do Pargo

Hidden in a narrow lane off the road to Ponto do Pargo on the far western tip of the island, these small detached bungalows are ideal for anyone in need of peace and seclusion. Each of the four bungalows is set apart from the others within the terraced gardens and has a private patio with splendid sea views. An added bonus for walkers and country lovers is that the scenic terrain starts right from their doorstep.

The bungalows are simply but adequately furnished and inside each there is an open- plan kitchenette equipped with a two ring hob and fridge and enough utensils, crockery and cutlery for four people. This opens onto a living room furnished with a dining table and chairs, sofabed and easy chairs.


There is also a separate bedroom and shower room and both the living room and bedroom have heaters for use in the evenings of the cooler months (the bungalows stand some 400 metres above sea level, and whilst this altitude grants them beautiful views, it is fair to point out that temperatures may be a little fresher than down on the coast).

Daily provisions can be bought from the small shops in Ponto do Pargo, just over three kilometres away, where there are also some small restaurants but there is a larger supermarket at Calheta, a thirty minute drive away. Bungalows D'Amparo are perfect for nature lovers seeking a peaceful holiday away from all the trappings of commercialism and modern day stress.

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  • Written February 22, 2003
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Ponta do Sol

Tucked into the base of a lush valley, just a five-minute drive west from the pleasant little town of Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol is not just one of Madeira's most charming villages, but also – according to local legend – the island's sunniest spot, hence its name, which translates as "Point of the Sun". Framed at both ends by towering cliffs, whose steeply sloping sides yield a particularly fine banana crop, the village's seafront is lined with slender palm trees and fringes a dark pebble beach. The promenade is backed by what at first glance appears to be a terrace of elegant town houses, but behind this traditional, inconspicuous façade hides one of Madeira's most stylish and comfortable hotels.

From the moment you enter the spacious lobby, you cannot help but be impressed by the tasteful design that permeates every corner of this very special hotel. Contemporary colours and well-chosen furnishings and accessories lend a subtle, oriental twist to the décor, and the hotel's well-trained staff create a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere under the auspices of the affable resident manager, Rosa Marcus. The elegant restaurant is the venue for wholesome buffet breakfasts and fine dining, whilst the adjacent bar and lounge area invite you to linger over your liqueurs.


The 70 guestrooms are as appealing as the public areas and offer all the comforts you would expect from a four-star hotel, including air-conditioning, satellite TV and modern en suite bathrooms. Decorated in restful, natural shades, all the rooms have direct sea views, with French balconies available at a supplement.

In the summer months, Ponta do Sol's pebble beach beckons just across the road, or you may prefer to sunbathe on the hotel's roof terrace, which affords splendid views of the ocean, the terraced slopes and the village with its picturesque chapel and tiny art deco cinema. The hotel also boasts an excellent indoor swimming pool

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written February 22, 2003
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