Hotel Pestana Porto Santo

Take 1 sandy beach, add 2 massive pools, mix with a host of restaurants – and this is the impressive end result.

A sandy beach that rolls on for miles makes a great bolt-on to this hotel. Meanwhile, a free shuttle bus can run you into the little town of Vila Baleira – or over to the golf course – in 5 minutes.

There are 2 lagoon pools with Balinese beds and chill-out areas. And the buffet restaurant is backed up by a range of à la carte places, here and at the sister hotel, Pestana Colombos.

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  • 328Rooms
  • Lifts: 10 - only 3 floor buildings have lifts, 2 floor buildings do not.

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. 3 à la carte meals per day. Snacks and ice-cream 11.00-19.00.


Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks 11.00-24.00.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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Hotel-run kids' club

Hours of fun for your little ones including a mini-disco. For kids aged 4 to 12.

Moroccan à la carte restaurant*

This restaurant is open 5 nights a week.

Mares buffet restaurant

For breakfast, lunch and dinner. Gluten and wheat free dishes are provided on request and vegetarian options are available.

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twin room with pool view

Twin room with pool view sleeps up to 3 with flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player and mini-fridge. Internet and room service available 24 hours, between midnight and 7.30am it's at a charge.

twin room for up to 4

Twin room sleeps up to 4 with flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player and mini-fridge. Internet and room service available 24 hours, between midnight and 7.30am it's at a charge.

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Stayed here for one week 13 Oct. A 15 minute transfer to hotel, to be met by management and staff. Quick check in. Rooms spacious with small terrace and table/chairs. Pool area very pleasant and well kept. No shortage of beds at any time of the day. We used the Columbus pool a few times and that was very quiet. Food in the main restaurant was tasty, varied and plentiful, something there for everyone. 4 al a carte restaurants. We loved the Japanese. Pool bar served snacks and drinks. The staff were great. Cleaners, bar staff, waiters, reception and animation. Nothing was too much trouble. Age range was around 45+ with some younger couples with very small children. Everyone was friendly and we met some lovely people chatting over lunch/dinner. We went into town a couple of times, once for dinner and once for a stroll. Just a few restaurants and a couple of bars, that's it! So if you're looking for a lively town with lots to do you won't find it here, but it's exactly what we wanted. Overall, this holiday was brilliant and will be booking again this weekend for next year. We were told that 40% of this years bookings were customers returning for their second or more visit. I can understand why! I'm almost scared of saying how brilliant this place is in case too many people want to go! It's been a real find. Can't wait til next year! More

Dot T, Wigan, United Kingdom


Because we're Happy, to be back. This was our ELEVENTH visit, total of 30 WEEKS. What can we say, that has not already been said by so many guests. 'Seeing is believing'. From the moment you arrive, until the moment you leave, you will be AMAZED BY EVERYTHING, AND EVERYONE who is part of this wonderful resort. In our opinion hotels 'Pestana' and 'Colombos' are the best on the island, both fronting Porto Santo's beautiful golden beach. Thank you so very much to Director Mr.J. Martins, his team, and outstanding staff. We look forward to seeing you all next year.More

Rita K, Bath, United Kingdom

A fantastic Second visit

we came for our second visit on October 6th for two weeks. This complex had all the charms of the first time around. The rooms are truly stunning I emailed prior to arriving asking if possible to have a pool facing room next to my sister and her partner and I got my wish. So thank you for accommodating my request. The waiters and bar staff are amazing Nelson in particular really made our day. But saying that they all deserve recognition in our opinion. We did the jeep tour for a second time and it was as good if not better than the first trip we had a very well informed guide that answered every question you could think to ask. Thank you so much Pestana for another two weeks of bliss we will be booking our third trip next weekend and are really looking forward to becoming gold band wearers :-) Till next October Nigel & SharonMore

shazz2729, Swaffham, United Kingdom

Wonderful hotel and Island

Stayed here for two weeks arriving on 29th September. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left all the staff were brilliant.T The Manager was always around, the bar and waiting staff really friendly and very hard working, the cleaners also did an excellent job, no complaints. The food is very good especially in the al a carte restaurants, would recommend the Med. Pool bar food really nice for snacks at lunch time, again the staff here so hard working. We did not watch a lot of the entertainment but what we did see was fine, even the bar staff have their own spot! Beautiful location,lovely walks into town along a beautiful beach. Jeep safari worth doing to see the island. A really lovely chilled out holiday, the only down side was First Choice but that's another story........More

Maureen398, West Sussex

A great relaxing holiday

It was our first visit to this island and resort, we were warmly greeted by the management and animation team on arrival, checked in and went to our rooms. From that point on the entire staff were so friendly and helpful to anything you required, they would walk around the resort at any time of day or night and asked if everything was ok. The resort was spotless and layout great, there were plenty of sunbeds around the two pools with further sunbeds around the upper terraces which were grassed. A short walk across the wooden bridge you arrived at a beautiful white sandy beach which was 8km long. The whole holiday was so restful and at a nice slow pace, you could join the animation team for activities during the day or chill out around the quieter areas, the animation teams evening acts were great with the trapeze and acrobatics topping the bill. Our thanks to all the staff for a great holiday, would return again for further holls.More

Joe M, Eastleigh, United Kingdom

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