Overlooking 9km of blissfully uninterrupted beach, the Hotel Torre Praia is one of Portugal’s truly hidden gems.
The small Madeiran island of Porto Santo continues to remain under-the-radar for many. As bathers scramble for space on busy European beaches, there’s a different approach here: no rush, no stress – space is at a premium and Porto Santo’s beaches are never crowded.
Overlooking these idyllic sands is the Hotel Torre Praia – the beach is its doorstep, and a leisurely stroll brings you from room, to beach, to ocean. The hotel has sixty-six balcony rooms with garden or sea views to choose from, with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi throughout. There’s also an outdoor pool and sun terrace, two restaurants and a beach-front bar – the Restaurants Salinas has a traditional Portuguese menu in the evenings and there’s a more relaxed pizzeria open throughout the day.
The centre of Porto Santo’s little capital Vila Baleira is a two-minute walk away, with a nice selection of shops, restaurants and café bars where a warm welcome is guaranteed.