We stayed at eight different hotels during our trip to Europe in the late summer of 2020 and the Aqua Natura in Porto Moniz, Madeira was by far the best. In terms of service, hospitality, accommodations and views it was unsurpassed. I highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the island for any length of stay. After arriving at the Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport in Santa Cruz we took a COVID test and then booked a taxi to take us to the hotel on the other side of the island. The drive took us over an hour and we headed straight to the hotel to quarantine until we received our test results.
After checking in the very hospitable staff brought us up to our room and gave us complimentary champagne and coffee while we waited for our test results.
The view from our hotel room balcony was stunning.
We collapsed into bed waiting for our test results.
It took eight hours to get our results, in the meantime we ordered some room service.
Our tests were negative (!) and we were free to explore Porto Moniz.
The next day after breakfast,
we swam in the Lava Pools that were just outside the hotel doors. A small fee of 1.50 Euros was all that was required for entry.
A great hotel, I cannot say enough about it.