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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twin room with balcony

You can expect to find air-conditioning, Wi-Fi*, a mini-fridge, and a flatscreen TV with a DVD player in the twin rooms. And they also feature a balcony. They'll sleep 3 with an extra bed.

suite with balcony

Suites have a double bedroom along with 2 child beds in the lounge. You'll also find air-conditioning, and a balcony.

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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

beautiful place nice people not an adventure holiday

we went to the island of Porto Santo as it is only a 3 hr flight from Manchester and it looked lovely in the brochure. When we arrived it was approx 7pm , the coaches where ready for us and we made the short journey from airport to Pestana hotel. when we arrive we where all ferried into reception and booked into our rooms with our bags being itentified to one of the many staff awaiting our arrival. After book in [approx 15 mins but free champers juices etc being offered whilst we waited]we where directed to the retaurant for dinner. A matre de directs you to a table [either indoors or outdoors] and offers wine etc . the restaurant is buffet style and offers many options. we preferred outside as a little less hectic. Food was ok but not brilliant. went then to our rooms all very spacious spotlessly clean and lovely comfy beds.our bags had been deliverd to the rooms by the door staff all very civilised. breakfast again buffet and table outside. At 1st my better half didnt like the qeueing until he realised it was in order to seat you where you wanted and to ensure a table was ready for you. the hotel staff are magnifico.. they cant do enough for you. pool and gardens are clean well maintained and plenty of staff around to assist. lots of beds but lots of bed saving and seems the guests that did this where invisible for most of the day the english being amongst the worst for this. you need to be the theme restaurants early to get in. the queue is massive and not much chocice left if you dont go early. the med was our fave . you can use the hotel next door to eat also , that is nice but pricey to book. my fave place was the beach.. magnifico again stretching miles each way clean and attended to by guards. you pay for beds but can have a sunshade and windbreak gratis. there is also a beach bar with snacks and drinks coffee tea beer etc. the grill bar as you come off thr beach was another fave venue open until 7pm offering grills salad snacks etc all well cooked and clean. i would go again but not for 2 weeks . i would prefer 10 days as it got a bit boring the end of the 2nd week and i would recommend paying extra to keep room on whilst in u,k as it is not guaranteed once you get over there. overall a nice relaxing jollyday lovely staff noce place, weather could be a bit overcast but when it was hot it was bril. still dont understand the all inclusive mentallity tho??? some people never moved from the bar area and where constantly in a q for food and drinks when they could have been relaxing.. the town takes about 20 mins to walk around and offers some souveniers but tobacco is limited, when you fly home the duty free is about 3 stalls offering Porto goods and 3 types of cigarettes . 1 cafe and smoking area. well organised though. overall its worth a visit if you want to chillax,More


Great hotel and island

Stayed for one week in September - hotel is lovely and much better looking than the sister hotel next door. However the food is much better next door but as it's all inclusive you have the benefit of using both hotels. I have never seen staff work do hard and it is true what other reviews say that all staff can not do enough for you and are all very lovely. Island is stunning and unspoilt- I would definitely recommend the jeep safari.More

louisef2010, 186402


Spent 2 holidays here in May 3 years ago and September last year, returning next May. Wonderful restaurants, lovely rooms, fab staff, entertainment including juggling of glasses by bar staff. Layed back holiday not loads to do, no newspapers unless you request photocopies, but summary of news available as you go for breakfast, no english cigarettes, infact this makes it even better with the feeling of isolation, but you have loads around to interest you including 9 kilometres of beach, small island with few shops, heaven! I have been on many holidays all over the place now 71 years old, seen a lot done a lot, but this hotel is up there in the top department, so recommend. Sandra Baldock, Sittingbourne, Kent.More


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