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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  • 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.

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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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friendly staff

The hotel is excellent and the staff very friendly. Having the use of both the pestana porto santo and the columbus is an added bonus and the beech at the bottom of the hotels just finishing it off beautifully.As a family we had a really relaxed holiday and my little one loved the childrens area which always had a member of staff watching over the children. the entertainment in the day and night was good and very enjoyable.More

liam m, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Paradise at Porto Santo

This is a larger hotel than we would normally stay in, and I would not have wanted to stay ion the hotel complex next door, which looked a bit anonymous, but the red-tiled 'village' ambience of our section was charming and beautifully lanscaped.I can't say enough nice things about the staff. They were all uniformly freindly, without being intrusive, and helpful -whatever time of the day I saw them. Our Reps were on site all the time and always ready to talk. I thought the food was excellent value and there was something different every day for the whole two weeks we were there. The beach was one of the best we've been to, unspoilt and the sea lovely to swim in -we never went in the pools! I would definitely reccomend this hotel for service, lovely ambience and good food. Very relaxing and peaceful. Thanks to the service we recieved here, I would stay at another in this chain.More

katymac33, Yorkshire


Well you get what you pay for! The service as soon as you arrive is on point. The apartment was beautiful, with stunning views. The food choices were great, especially as we were able to use the Columbus next door too! We never got bored :) The location is stunning, right on the beach. Don't go if you are looking for endless touristy shops and a strip full of bars....there aren't any...this is still an unspoilt island, with a few quality hotels dotted around. if you are looking for special look no further. More

Karran F,

Great island and resort!

Great resort, nice facilities, clean resort and room, friendly staff and good food. Restaurants had great variety, including fish aplenty, fantastic! - ignore comments regarding queues and poor choice, we didn't experience either. We'll organised by thomson overall including transfers. 4x4 tour excellent, a must for all visitors and fantastic views! We really enjoyed our visit and are hoping to return soon.More

Cathy H, Solihull, United Kingdom

4th Visit to Pestana Porto Santo.

Our 4th visit to this ideal holiday destination. Came with my wife and 17 year old grandaughter for the last two weeks in October 2015. My daughter and 13 year old grandson and 12 year grandaughter arrived a week later for the final week in October. There were so many people who had returned from previous years too. It was great to meet up with them again. The staff, management and annimation team were superb. Although, we didn't see much of the new hotel manager? We had a couple of days rain which was no bother as the sun soon returned, We knew that next door Columbus hotel had shut down at the end of September as usual. But it was disappointing that the Columbas Piano Bar and indoor pool were also closed which they weren't last year. Anyway the management kept the Dunas Bar open during the evening as compensation. We didn't like the evening flights at all, last year they were morning flights during October. We'll be booking again for next year without doubt.More

bandit600widnes, Widnes UK

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