There were so many highlights of my weeklong stay on Madeira Island, Portugal – breathtaking sea views, delicious food, and welcoming locals. Here is a photo diary of some of my favorite moments.
Sunsets at Savoy Saccharum Resort, Calheta – full review here
The quiet beach town of Calheta
Calheta’s main stripManifattura di gelato – Passionfruit sorbet and salted caramel gelatoLeme Marisqueira
– Octopus in olive oil. Scabbardfish with banana and passionfruit.
Lunch at Restaurante Informal, Funchal – the best meal I had on the island (and only 15 euro prix fixe)
Sweet potato bread, beetroot hummus, and olive tapenadeLunch at Restaurante Informal, FunchalChicken, Mac and cheeseSea bass and pumpkin risottoChocolate salami with matcha, lemon
West of Madeira Tour by Dino at Summer Anatomy – can’t recommend enough. Favorite part of the trip.
Viewpoint by top of Teleferico das Fajãs do Cabo Girão cable carMiradouro MolinasMiradouro MolinasPorto Moniz, aka the prettiest place I’ve been toPorto Moniz – like a real life paintingFantastic beef & fried egg sandwich and seafood salad at Conchinha, Porto Moniz (not included in tour)Piscinas Natural Velhas – free natural swimming pools on the east side in Porto MunizWaterfall at Véu da Noiva viewpointMadeira wine collection at Porto De Abrigo, Sao Vicente. The tour included a tasting here.
Miscellaneous Snaps around Funchal
Cappuccino and Egg tart from MariazinhaInteractive human painting street artCharming architecture and lovely ocean views. Spot the angry, barking dog haha.We were taking photos of the building, and he stopped to pose for us. What a mood!Sunset at Funchal MarinaCraft cocktails and great ambiance at Three House rooftop bar