Perched on the cliff top with a perfect view over Funchal harbour, the grand Belmond Reid’s Palace is an iconic Madeiran property, exuding a timeless elegance.
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, it’s just a pleasant stroll past the swaying palms directly down to the sea, or you can head to the sea platform for an exhilarating dip into the ocean. Also hidden in the gardens is the luxurious Spa, filled with botanical bliss and revitalising scents of lemon and bergamot.
Boasting some of the island’s best eateries, dining is an experience in itself here, with the Michelin-starred William Restaurant adding an inventive flair to fine local ingredients, alongside a dramatic coastline backdrop. Ristorante Villa Cipriani offers a taste of Italy, with a side of sea views, whilst down at the pool, you’ll find the sumptuous buffet breakfast and more informal lunchtime grills.
The sophisticated Tea Terrace is a chic affair and the perfect place for an indulgent afternoon, with delicate finger sandwiches and homemade pastries, accompanied by a selection of teas or glass of champagne. For a more glamorous setting, head to the Gastrobar for a delectable cocktail or sip of traditional Madeiran wine on a balmy evening, with live music to add to the ambience.
Guest accommodation is equally as decadent, with crisp white décor, paired with charming floral designs, befitting the island’s reputation for colourful fauna. All rooms have a furnished balcony or patio, with upgrades available to more spacious suites or to guarantee a picture-postcard sea view.