Hotel do Carmo
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- Swimming pool
- Breakfast Available
- Multilingual staff
- Meal plan
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... it is an interesting concept. Certainly picked up plenty of tips and will be putting them into action. We visited coastal villages along the south coast, and whilst they were pretty, the beaches were pretty ******. Very little sand, just black rocks ranging is size from golf balls to big Boulders. Definitely makes sunbathing interesting. Overall a fairly impressive destination, easy to see why they have over 1 million visitors a year, most from Great ...
... and different styles of gardens. A few highlights
are the formal gardens, the topiaries, a section devoted to native Madeiran
species, and a large collection of succulents from around the world. I was
particularly impressed by the various species of bananas and Strelitzias
(bird-of-paradise plants). You usually only see the ones with orange flowers,
but there are other varieties with flowers of other colors.
... The hike started out cold and windy but in bright sunshine near the start of one of the island's highest levadas. Although the walk probably has a different name, I don’t recall it and can’t find it on online maps, so I’m just calling it The Five Levadas Walk because it would take us along five levadas at different altitudes through the day.
We soon crossed back over the crest and descended into a north side valley that is the ...
... were eager to get back into the car.
At this point we changed over from the Rolls and into the Chevrolet, by now the driver had taken the hood down, heads turned as the cars gracefully meandered through the streets, what fun.
We continued our journey to a private family home of a local Artisan chocolatier - we sat on a small terrace under a beautiful Jacaranda tree. It was quite magical and our host served us with a herb infusion using fennel, ...
... br> the sea for hundreds of feet and the main road goes through the ridges between
valleys in tunnels rather than over them. The north side of the island is the
lush and rainier part, its true windward side.
Porto Cruz is a coastal village in one of the valleys where
we stopped at Companha do Engenhos do Norte, a small rum producer that
transforms island sugarcane through fermenting and distillation processes into
the potent spirit used ...