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 in five minutes.

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

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All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Full Board buffet meals. 3 theme restaurant visits per stay. 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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2 outdoor pools

Towels and sunbeds are provided at this large outdoor pool.

Kids' club

Hours of fun for your little ones including a mini-disco. It's hotel-run for kids aged 4 to 12 years.

Sunset bar

This large bar is on the first floor and is also where you'll find live entertainment in the evening as well as live sport screenings. It features sea views which are particularly spectacular at sunset.

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2 bedroom villa with private pool and terrace

If you're after something extra special, these spacious, modern 2-bedroom villas come with a private pool, and a terrace. They have 2 twin bedrooms, a kitchen, and a lounge with 2 child beds. Plus, you'll also find air-conditioning included too.

double room with balcony

These spacious, modern double rooms come with an extra bed. And you'll also find air-conditioning and a balcony.

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Beautiful hotel

Went here in September and didn't no what to expect as I didn't no anyone who has visited this island before. But I couldn't be happier with my week away, complete relaxation, the island isn't over run with huge hotels, which was a pleasant surprise. The animation team and staff are fab! Really make you feel at home, and very helpful. We stayed in a twin room which was lovely, over looking the gardens and the pool. I would highly recommend going here before it becomes over run with chain hotels, if you want a nice peaceful week away this place is ideal. More


A little bit or R &R

We had a lovely relaxing week of down time here. The hotel is beautiful; is adjacent to its (much uglier) sister hotel. You are able to use the facilities in both hotels. And despite the appearance - we did find the food better in the other hotel. The beach is lovely - and no need to get up early to save your sun beds. They have a scheme whereby you rent them for the duration of your holiday. We loved this idea, and didn't mind in the slightest having to pay the small fee - knowing that our chosen beds would be waiting for us each day was a massive plus to us (would love other hotels to follow suit) Entertainment was family orientated - not our thing. But we were happy to sit out at the poolside bar of an evening. Alcohol named brands. Our room was lovely, higher floor and view as requested. Kept scrupulously clean by our maid. If you want a relaxing get away from the rat race holiday - this is it. We loved it and would definitely go again More


Ticks a lot of boxes but some issues

We stayed 2 weeks end of August 2015. 2 adults 2 kids aged 11 and 7. Suite was lovely spacious and clean, well equipped, large comfy bed, very good air con. Restaurants all good, we didn't try Japanese or adult only restaurant. Food all good, drinks very good. Though busy never had to wait long for a table. Bars busy but staff excellent and didn't have to wait too long to be served. Entertainment good, except the Grease tribute but we had a laugh at least. Beach is Amazing. Liked that you had to use your pass key to access beach and then to reenter resort. All drinks good quality, no watering down here. Staff are amazing very hard-working friendly professional. Pools are lovely BUT here's the downside to this otherwise perfect place, the other inconsiderate selfish guests putting towels on beds before it's light!! Then going back to bed and not turning up til 11 - 11.30. It really spoilt our holiday because it just left such a bad feeling between your fellow guests. We decided to try hotel next door by the end of our first week and usually found a couple of beds there. Mario and Helen the reps are Brilliant, best reps ever! Kids club we found more geared up for younger kids my 7 yr old found it babysit but wonder if that's just because generally there were more younger kids attending. Never saw teen club being utilised. Shame. My 11 yr old spent a lot of time in the lounge with other kids of similar age. Great transfer time. Great flight time. WiFi wasn't great. Jeep safari and catamaran cruise are mists and offer great value.More


We love this hotel

Once again we visited this beautiful hotel last September. Perfect place and time to visit with a toddler, fantastic play area. Weather hot but not scorching. Bit of rain but not for long. Sea warm, sea water pool warm. Food variety good but could be improved. Rooms and public areas spotless. Animation team and staff ultra friendly. Customer service as good as it gets. Back in 2016.More

45Jules, 186364

First Time In Madeiria

Opted onto an extension of a Portugal tour that ended in this island chain off the Morocco coast. First time and I hit the jackpot with a delightful visit and stay at this all inclusive resort. Not sure if every season here is as beautiful as late spring, but April was exquisite. Staff was terrific with every need of mine seemingly prepared for.More

SaintVitas, 60898

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