Madeira Self-Catering Accommodation

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A Warm Welcome ...

Join us for a wonderful and memorable holiday in paradise.

Our comfortable and well appointed self-catering accommodation is perfectly situated on a hillside overlooking the sea in the charming district of Estreito da Calheta which is on the southwest coast of this idyllic island.

Gulf Stream waters lap the shores of Madeira making the island an exquisite year round holiday destination.

Bleached summer mornings and mild winter evenings are the norm of colour filled days spent here, and the relaxed luxurious ambience we endeavour to maintain will have you never wanting to leave.

Be our Guest ...

With its privileged location on the sunny west coast of the island, Banda do Sol self-catering accommodation has its own unique style of laid back luxury and the panoramic views are spectacular!.

The selection of different sized units makes our spacious accommodation ideal for family holidays, get togethers with friends and romantic escapes.

No better place could be found for those days when doing very little but relaxing and enjoying some secluded sunbathing is what you are after.

If you need to check in on the real world you can do so by scrolling through any of the news channels included in the satellite TV menu or by connecting to our wireless broadband internet facilities.

Within walking distance there is a mini market and cafe/bar. And if walking is what you enjoy then this area offers some of the finest levada walking on Madeira!

We are within easy travelling distance (7 minutes by car) to Vila Calheta - a lovely area with an outstanding sandy beach, a well stocked supermarket, great coffee bars and a marina with some good restaurants serving local specialties - to be sampled with cold white wine or a ‘shandy’.

Everyone who stays with us agrees that you arrive here as a guest but you leave as a friend.

How to Find Us

Banda do Sol is 52.5km west of the Funchal airport (FNC), and travelling time is approximately 55 minutes.

We will send you detailed directions that enable you to find us from the airport.

The interesting drive takes you through numerous tunnels that have so improved travelling on the island.
These engineering feats allow you to be unpacked at Banda do Sol and relaxing on your private patio or lounging by the pool within the hour.

We recommend Funchal Car Hire for your rental car needs, and Madeira Airport Transfers for the best priced shuttle service to and from the airport. We suggest booking either as soon as possible especially during holiday periods.

About Us

About Banda do Sol
Our journey to this wonderful and welcoming island began on a farm in Zimbabwe. It then took us to the tip of Africa where life treated us well in Cape Town. We are privileged to now call Madeira our home and it is our pleasure to accommodate visitors to the island. We will do our utmost to make your time here enjoyable and memorable.

Our Amenities


Please go to our availability page and check out which accommodation is available.
From there you can book directly.
Alternatively visit our reservation page, fill in the form with information pertaining to your enquiry or reservation request and we will get back to you promptly.

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  • Banda do Sol
    100 Caminho da Ribeira Funda
    9370-249 Estreito da Calheta
    Madeira, Portugal