VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira 

Watersports and wild swimming

An easy going and well-equipped hotel for an active break on Funchal’ coastline.

Below manicured lawns at this sparkling hotel three stylish saltwater pools look out over nothing but the Atlantic. Prefer the thrill of a sea swim? You’ve got direct access into the ocean. Rooms are modern, the spa features a Thalassotherapy pool and restaurants serve up seafood, Italian and Madeiran dishes.

Why we love VidaMar Resort Hotel Madeira

  • Fresh pasta, crackling pizza and sparkling sangria in a casual setting at Mamma Mia.

  • Oceanfront Sabor A Mar for locally caught black scabbard fish and fresh limpets with a view.

  • Aquatica Kids’ Club and an exclusive kid’s pool.

  • Spa massages can be booked on a private balcony towering over the ocean.

4.5 stars
Jun - Sep
4 hours
On Funchal’s coastline, with shops, restaurants and bars just minutes away and further along the promenade, the black-pebble beach of Praia Formosa
Approx. 35 minutes’ transfer from Madeira airport
Wellness, Spa, Sustainability



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Families
  • Golf
  • Good to Know

There are plenty of dining options to suit every taste. The Ocean Buffet Restaurant puts on a variety of themed nights, or you can go for Italian or local cuisine at the speciality restaurants.

Ocean Restaurant
Serving breakfast and dinner buffet-style with garden and ocean views.

Mamma Mia
The venue for traditional fresh pasta and Mediterranean cuisine for dinner.

Sabor A Mar Restaurant
Located on the pool deck specialising in seafood lunches.

Casa das Espetadas
Just 100 metres from the hotel and open for dinner. Serving traditional Madeiran cuisine from the open wood fires.

Lisboa Bar
Enjoy aperitifs, cocktails and occasional live music.

Ocean Lounge Bar
The perfect place to unwind with a drink in hand.

Casa das Espetadas is named after the espetada - a laurel skewer of beef, chicken, pork or tuna served with open fire baked Bolo do Caco bread.

What's included

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at the Ocean Buffet Restaurant • Dinner can also be taken at Mama Mia and Casa das Espetadas, on the Half Board Menu (excludes the à la carte menu; reservations required; subject to availability and opening days vary). • Guests can also receive a credit towards dinner from the à la carte menus in these restaurants, or exchange dinner for lunch at Sabor a Mar where a credit will be given towards the à la carte menu.

Thalasso Sea Spa focuses on Thalassotherapy treatments combined with personalised massages. Experience the natural rejuvenating and healing properties of sea water. Facilities include a Thalasso vitality pool, steamroom, sauna, Vichy showers, and both indoor and outdoor relaxation areas with sea view. Try the Silky Skin treatment – a full body exfoliation followed by luxurious body lotion that leaves your skin feeling baby-soft or opt for a massage with ocean views.

There are two squash courts and guests can join hydrogymnastic classes in the pool or take part in a Zumba, salsa or Latin dance sessions.

Each of the three swimming pools have views of the ocean. The largest has a vast sea platform with direct access to the ocean and sun terrace.

This hotel has abolished single-use plastic straws, plastic water bottles and plastic cutlery and plates. Most lighting comes from energy-efficiency LED bulbs and renewable electricity is used throughout.

The Aquatica Kids World takes care of children from the age of 3 to 11. They will be kept entertained with a daily schedule of activities including games, crafts, sports and water activities.

It's a short drive to the Palheiro Golf Course and Santo da Serra Golf Courses.

Minimum stay: 4 nights.

Compulsory Christmas and New Year’s Eve gala dinners, supplements apply.

The hotel's restaurants and bars are wheelchair accessible; the outdoor pool is accessible by stairs with a rail.

There are three wheelchair accessible rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors (reception and street level are also on the 4th floor).

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