Pestana Grand Premium Ocean Resort

  • Madeira, Funchal

  • 5

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Situated near the ocean, the Pestana Premium Grand Ocean Resort is the perfect escape, with sea views, large swimming pools and friendly staff.

Relax and unwind

With friendly staff and some great facilities, you’ll be able to take some time to relax. The hotel offers an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a separate outdoor children’s pool. An indoor swimming pool and spa facilities including a sauna and whirlpool (spa facilities are payable locally).

Promenade your way along the sea

At the back of the hotel you’ll find access to the ocean-side promenade which is great for a stroll. You can walk into Funchal if you’re up to the challenge (it takes around an hour) or simply wander and enjoy the view. The hotel also has lovely gardens with views out towards the ocean that are hard to beat.

Plenty of dining options

The hotel is available on half board or full board and has three restaurants on site, with a mix of buffet and à la carte dining experiences. You’ll also find bars to enjoy including the piano bar which is great for catching some live music.

Added value

Early booking offer available for arrivals between 1st May 24 & 31st Oct 24

Guided Walks included (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 Support and advice: Over the phone from our local resort team


Funchal is a lively, sprawling city – famous for its harbour, mountain backdrop and flower displays. The city’s split into about 10 parishes, all slightly unique, so there’s plenty of nooks and crannies to explore on holiday.

Most hotels are in the São Martinho area, and you should definitely pop to the old town to get a proper feel for the history and culture. The narrow alleyways are always fun for a wander, with lots of lovely cafés and restaurants to stop in when you feel peckish. Take some time to explore the busy harbour, too. We love sitting by the water to watch the world go by.

Explore Funchal's culture: street art on the doorstep

Take a stroll down the street of Rua de Santa Maria to see a colourful collection of nearly 200 doors that have been painted by local artists. It was an effort to breathe some life into an area that was previously a little run down – we’re happy to confirm it’s a thriving spot to explore and a must-see on your holiday.

Funchal's thriving food scene

Get your hands on some fresh tropical fruit, like bananas and passion fruit, at Mercado dos Lavradores, the local farmer’s market. The ones at home won’t taste the same after you’ve tried these. The market is a magnet for food-lovers as the sights, smells and colours are irresistible – maybe pick up something to bring back?

If wine is what gets you excited, there are a few tasting venues for the full experience, but most local bars will have a selection of Madeiran wines to try. The sweet, rich taste makes it very distinctive – you can’t leave without giving it a go.

You won’t be short of restaurants either. Funchal has a great foodie scene including a surprising amount of fine dining options and Michelin recommendations. Try a bolo do caco – a bread dish you’ll find most places, usually smothered in garlic butter and optionally topped with seafood like octopus or made into a sandwich.

The full Monte

To get a different view of the city, jump on the cable car to Monte and head for the Botanical Gardens, they're particularly beautiful in the summer. You’ll get great views across the bay before heading into the gardens for an explosion of colour and design.

It’s easy to get around Funchal, you can walk but it’s hilly in places so if you’re not up to the challenge there’s a reliable bus service that’s reasonably priced.

Activities for the itchy feet

You’re spoiled for choice with activities - bike tours, guided walks and diving to name a few. It’s also a good base to explore other parts of the island.

The Levada walking trails don’t come into the city but there are some lovely coastal paths or you can just take the time to wander the city. To see the Levada trails we always recommend booking with a guide.

Why book a summer holiday in Funchal with Inghams?

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Funchal include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Madeira's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Madeira. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

  • Official rating: 5


Classic land View rooms sleep up to two people and are approx. 36m². They have twin beds and a balcony.

Classic Side Sea View rooms sleep up to two people and are approx. 39m². The offer a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking).

Classic Sea View rooms sleep up to three people and are approx. 37m². They offer a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking). The extra bed is a single bed.

Classic Superior Sea View rooms sleep up to three people and are approx. 37m². They offer a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking) and wonderful sea views. The extra bed is a single bed.

Family Rooms sleep up to four people (two adults + two children or three adults) and are approx. 39m². They offer a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking) the extra bed is a sofa divan.

Suites sleep up to four people (two adults + two children) and are approx. 62m². They offer a double bed or twin beds (please specify preference when booking), extra beds are single beds. The balcony enjoys fantastic views towards the sea.

All rooms have:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Minibar
  • TV
  • Hair-dryer
  • Safe

Local fees and taxes

From the 1st of June 2024 a tourist tax of approx. €2.00 per person per night, for a maximum of 7 nights is payable locally for guests age 13 years and over (subject to change).


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes
  • Airport transfer time approx. 25 minutes by car
  • Approx. 15 minutes by car to central Funchal
  • Outdoor swimming pool (salt water), outdoor children’s swimming pool (salt water), indoor swimming pool (fresh water and heated).
  • Sauna, whirlpool and steam room
  • Massages (bookable and payable locally)
  • Games room
  • Gardens
  • Free Wi-Fi

Below are a selection of restaurants available at the Pestana Grand Premium Ocean resort, restaurants are subject to opening days and hours and are bookable locally at the kiosk available in the lobby. 

Restaurant Atrium serves breakfast and dinner with buffet service. It offers international cuisine and views towards the sea, gardens and pool.

Trattoria de la Fontana is open for lunch and dinner and serves an a la carte menu of Italian delights.

Au Tagine is open for dinner and offers a Moroccan inspired a la carte menu.

Cabo Girao is open on selected days and is perfect for those wanting to taste some traditional Madeiran dishes with a set menu offering local delicacies and delights.

Guests can also dine at the sister hotel Pestana Village and Miramar (transfer not included and selected restaurants only). You can enjoy dinner here if you're dining on half board and for those staying on full board you can enjoy lunch or dinner here. You can dine in the Adega restaurant, A Vila buffet restaurant and Miramar Restaurant for dinner. For lunch, guests staying on full board can dine at the bar da Proa or the Hamburgueria (only if served dinner for lunch). If you wish to dine at the Pestana Village and Miramar then this must be booked in advance.

Board basis options available

  • Full Board
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements are available on request only. Please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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06/10/2025 - 7 nights
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