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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- 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 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.
Facilities► View all
Hours of fun for your little ones including a mini-disco. It's hotel-run for kids aged 4 to 12 years.
An à la carte restaurant serving Japanese specialities. It's open five nights a week.
Mares buffet restaurant
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all available here. Gluten and wheat free dishes are provided on request and vegetarian options are available.
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Double rooms sleep up to three. They have contemporary furnishings are light and airy and come with tiled flooring. You'll have a flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player and mini-fridge, along with internet and room service available 24 hours - between midnight and 7.30am it's at a charge. For some outside space, there's a furnished balcony or terrace.
2-bedroom apartment villa
Stylish two-bedroom apartment villas let in plenty of natural light with wall-to-wall. There's plenty of space with a comfortable sofa and dining area. They sleep up to six and come with flatscreen satellite TV, DVD player and mini-fridge. For some outside space, you'll have a furnished balcony or terrace.
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Since we arrived at hotel pestano porto santo we have really enjoyed our stay. The staff are very helpful and nothing is ever too much. We felt very welcomed as soon as we arrived. Our room was very clean and nicely arranged. The facilties were fantastic and had everything that you could want, swimming pools are a good size and not too crowded, the indoor pool and spa is great for the odd cloudy day here and there and a great way to relax. The food was great, plenty of choice and lots of themed evenings as well as 4 restaurants spread round the resort. We have most enjoyed our stay and would definitely return if we came back to porto santo. More
Jamie O, Ruthin, United Kingdom
Pestana Porto santo
Good - our room was lovely, beach really nice, yacht trip excellent. Went twice ð Not Great - buffet restaurant you have to cue which is a shame. A la carte restaurants were ok. Med and Medrian lovers best ones. If you want sun lounger on the beach it's 60 Uris. Week. Woks out cheaper than if you did it on a daily bails. Saying that do it the morning after you have arrived, they get booked up and leave limite mount if any at all. Wind and umbrella (both Orange on decking) are free of charge. We layed on th beach which was comfortable so go for it, I don't normally like laying on towel on the Bach but I as more than happy too on this beach. Really is a lovely beach. We are beach people so didn't bother us, such a shame on 3 occasions the pools had to close due to people opening their bowels.More
Once again top quality from pestana. Great food, great room, okay entertainment. Enough to do and plenty of space for relaxation. Get yourselves out to this gem. Excellent fun at the colour festival yesterday. More
Mark S, Chorley, England, United Kingdom
Second visit - still excellent
We returned for a second time to pestana Porto santo and were not disappointed. You did have to get up early for a sunbed but that can only be due to the increased numbers of customers, it was busier this summer. Excellent food and service, pools amazing and beach superb. It is very quiet so one week is enough. Not a place for teenagers upwards until you are middle age, then it's spot on.More
Matt S, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
On first impressions when we arrived in the evening the resort seemed very nice. Our room was excellent facing the pool. The room and bathroom were always kept clean and the bedding and towels changed regularly. The food hall was loud and overcrowded with a very poor choice of canteen type food which did not change very often. There was a pool snack bar which served quite a good variety of food. Pity it wasnt open in the evening ! You could book the speciality restaurants if you could endure the process. We tried them all none of which were special but anything was better than the canteen. There was only one bar open in the evening which was much the same every night Boring. The one saving grace was the beach which was excellent as the pool areas were so small. Oh yes. If you want a sunbed be up by 8am or they will all have towels on them. The island and the people were very friendly. The best option is to book self catering and eat out as the restaurants are well priced. The complex had no atmosphere and we certainly wouldnt call it premiumMore
Ron T, Colchester, United Kingdom
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