5* The Cliff Bay - Madeira

Embodies luxury from tip to toe

A soul-stirring escape

Madeira has been repeatedly voted as Europe’s and even the world’s best island destination many times over. Flanked by dramatic cliffs, fertile mountains and sun-soaked beaches, Madeira is a lush, colourful island of plants, paradise and Portuguese-flavoured pleasures. 
Guests can expect only the very best and this begins as soon as you arrive – check in comes with a complimentary glass of champagne and your bags are whisked away to your room before you even notice. Sounds too good to be true? It’s not, it’s just par for the course at The Cliff Bay.
The hotel is the epitome of elegance both inside and out. Vast, pretty flower-filled gardens are completed by three swimming pools, all of which have expansive, soul-stirring views. The excellence continues throughout the resort, via the soothing spa and continues all the way to your plate. The Cliff Bay is the only hotel on the island to host a two Michelin star restaurant.
The Cliff Bay has a direct access jetty to the ocean but note that hotels stand shoulder-to-shoulder on this stretch of coast. The hotel is just over a mile away from the town centre, and the airport, a 25-minute car ride, is approximately 10 miles from the hotel.

All the things you need to know

Large rooms with private balconies… spacious beds, high mattresses, pillow menu, free wi-fi access, TV with over 120 channels, 24-hour room service, tea and coffee-making facilities.

The suites, with more space, as well as the Superior Upper Floors offer even more benefits… fresh flowers, fruit and wine on arrival, free water and juice from the minibar, breakfast at Il Gallo d’Oro restaurant.

Superior Upper Floor Funchal Bay View

Standard Room

Sea View Room

Funchal Bay View

Superior Upper Floor Sea View

Side Sea View

Junior Suite

Executive Suite

Peninsula Suite

Atlantic Suite

Family Room / Funchal Bay View

La Villa At The Cliff Bay

Il Gallo d’Oro: Boasting 2 Michelin stars! Offers exquisite Mediterranean and Iberian-inspired aromatic cuisine. For Chef Benoît Sinthon, local produce is a key ingredient, combined with international high quality fare. The dishes delight with their careful presentation and colours, the freshness of their ingredients and their delicate flavours. The restaurant was recently refurbished.

Blue Lagoon: Take a deep breath and feel the sea air! Next to the outdoor saltwater pool and right next to the sea, take a break with a relaxing dip and challenge your senses with the barbecue, salad buffet and à la carte menu. Fresh, light and refreshing flavours. You really know you’re on holiday here!

Avista: Located in one of the centuries-old houses you will find the Avista Restaurant & Lounges. Next to the hotel, with direct access to the street. Under the guidance of Chef Benoît Sinthon (Executive Chef at The Cliff Bay), it offers a variety of flavours. The restaurant and its gardens are located atop a natural promontory with unique views of the sea and Funchal Bay.

Avista Asia: Avista Ásia is the new restaurant at Les Suites at The Cliff Bay [Madeira, Portugal]. The creations of Chef Rui Pinto offer a gastronomic experience that combines techniques and ingredients from Asian cuisine with produce from the island of Madeira.

Infinity Pool Bar: At the hotel’s infinity pool, take a break from your pleasant swim and indulge in a refreshing drink or light meal while enjoying at the sea view . .. Take a deep breath and feel the sea air!

Cliff Bar: Enjoy the best of evenings here, where you can dance to the sound of live music.

Rose Garden: Simple, elegant and flavourful cuisine, where the classics of international gastronomy are reinvented with an emphasis on the use of local produce. At the Rose Garden you will find a different à la carte menu every day, with various options for starters, main courses and desserts. Don’t miss the Chef’s Suggestion menu either! There’s a lot to choose from! (advance booking is required)

Cactus Bar: Between dips or after a SPA treatment, recharge your batteries with a fruit juice, salads, snacks or light meals by the indoor pool.

Spa: Personalised treatments await you to provide genuine harmony, well-being and elegance. You can count on the experts, who will always offer you personalised and attentive customer service with a deep and soothing experience for mind, body and spirit.

  • 8 Treatment rooms 
  • 1 spa suite 
  • Wellness area 
  • Turkish steam bath 
  • Jacuzzi 
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Relaxation room 
  • Boutique with products from the ESPA range
  • Hair salon
  • Essential beauty services like manicures, pedicures, hand & foot treatments, hair removal and colouring


Pools & Sea: Access to the sea is from 8am to 7pm. Enjoy the clear and temperate sea of Madeira for a refreshing dip from the hotel’s pontoon.
Encounter the most varied marine species and fish best adapted to the waters of the Atlantic, including barracudas, octopuses, morays and rays . .. Arrange your diving or snorkelling classes via reception. Try a free introductory lesson (only available in summer)! The average sea temperature varies between 17ºC and 22ºC throughout the year.

Swimming Pools: You can also choose to cool off or work out in one of the swimming pools.
At sea level, you will find an outdoor swimming pool with salt water. There is also a children’s pool in the play area.
Next to the spa area you will find an indoor/outdoor pool perfect for cooler days. 

  • Indoor/Outdoor Pool: Floor 0
    Average temperature: 27ºC
    Opening times: 7am-8pm
  • Salt water pool: sea level
    Average temperature: 21ºC
    Opening times: 7am-7pm (8pm Jul-Sept)
  • Children’s pool: sea level
    Average temperature: 21ºC
    Opening times: 7am-7pm (8pm Jul-Sept)


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