Carefree vacation is the promise - and the result - of a stay at Pestana Bay All Inclusive. Here, you know that their consumption is controlled, which services are included and that there are no surprises at the end of the stay. For those traveling with family, it is one of the best news we can get. And it is placed on the beautiful and modest areas of Funchal: the Formosa beach. Here is not only an artificial platform access to the sea, here is a huge, natural beach pebble which gives you access to the Atlantic at its best.
When you come to the center of Funchal, you know you have a free shuttle service to the hotel. And so the adventure begins. To get here, you will pass by the most famous streets in the city and you will immediately get the notion of what you will be able to do during your holidays: everything. Upon arriving at the hotel, you feel protected from traffic and movement; after all this one is completely sheltered on the beach bay, without ostentation nor exaggerations. And the Bay has direct access to the Promenade, the main pedestrian way of Funchal.
Madeira is an island with everything to entertain you, from museums to casinos in the cosmopolitan capital, to trekking in the mountains or enjoying the sea right next to you. But these are the extras that can help to turn a memorable holiday into an absolutely unforgettable one. Come to the bay to ensure that all you need is within your reach. Here, you don't feel like you're in a vacation in an island: you feel you're in a vacation in a privileged place where natures likes to play with the contrasts.
What reflects the experience that you can live here: the simplicity of your stay extends to all services. All rooms are faced to the sea and they all have a balcony. During the summer, platforms are placed in the sea for swimming and snorkeling with all the comfort. The halls to the rooms are open, so you can enjoy the most of the forces of nature. The sound of the waves lulls every step and turn your nights into a unique experience. Your room will welcome you with the simplicity of the furniture in typical straw Madeira and the joy of colors that decorate.
Children will love being able to move at all at ease and run freely through the halls. In fact, freedom is the key word: after a buffet breakfast with delicious local fruit, sugar cane honey and many other specialties, the bar is open from 11 am to 11 pm and serves just about all the drinks you can imagine.
The remaining hours of the day are divided by diving at the beach, diving into the pool, diving into the self-service bar and diving into the buffets at lunch and dinner. In addition to freedom, a lot of indepence for the children as well. Your kids will love to be able to get their own drinks and to compose their own dishes. As the beach have natural pebbles, in the summer you can take the mattresses of the lounge chairs to the beach so you can stay even more comfortable. There is a second restaurant, more small and intimate, with an Italian buffet, to vary a bit your routines and environments at dinner. For your utmost well-being, the gym is also close to the area where children can play. In this way you can always be aware of what they are doing. Of course, with the free and regular transfers to the center, you can go explore the more urban side of the island in the afternoon and return in time for dinner. Whatever you do, your stay at the Bay back with much to tell.
Pestana Tip: As the beach is natural pebbles, is an excellent idea to have diving boots or rubber sandals with which to swim without problems. You find everything you need in Funchal, if you do not want to come loaded with these extras. So you find a much more authentic and original way of enjoying the beach in Madeira. The almost perfect round of the small pebbles is the best witness of the power of the water and its influence on this island as unique as charming.