Luxury Family Holidays Handpicked for Parents

Quintinha Sao Joao

  • Quintinha Sao Joao outdoor pool

  • Quintinha Sao Joao exterior

  • Quintinha Sao Joao bedroom

Quintinha São Joãois a tranquil retreat set amid fragrant subtropical gardens.

Rare is the quinta (former merchant’s mansion house) where you don’t have to rely on a minibus to reach the central action, but Quintinha Sao Joao, a  fine, 150-year-old manor is within walking distance of Funchal city centre. Even so, the views across the city are still pretty special, as is the attentive service and the feeling of authentic luxury generated by a more traditional, period setting.

For You -

Madeira is all about water, and this hotel sure does know how to use the island’s pristine resource to great effect. Guests have access to one indoor and one outdoor pool and a spa with massage services, sauna, Jacuzzi and three types of invigorating shower. The grounds are ideal for strolls and when you’ve had your fill of subtropical flora, the shops, bars and restaurants of Funchal are just another short amble away.

For Them +

Cots come on the house here and some quarters have netting over the balconies for child safety. When it’s feeding time, early meals in the restaurant can be requested, then enjoyed by titchy guests from the comfort of a high chair. There’s also a round-the-clock babysitting service when you want to hit the spa or the Madeira Casino.