Situated in the Garajau resort and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Villa Babel is only a short walk away from the High Road where you can find a number of quality restaurants, bars & cafes with a good range of local gourmet awaiting to be explored.

For seashore swimming or for a scubba diving experience visit the nearby Garajau Beach just below ‘Christ the King’ statue; an amazing setting right in the heart of Garajau’s Natural Reserve.

Christ the King Statue, Garajau Beach

The Villa Babel  is only 10 mins by car to Funchal, the capital of Madeira.

Renting a car will enhance your comfort but the villa is close to public transport,  there’s a regular bus service to down-town Funchal. Alternatively, the local taxi service provides an affordable and reliable way to move around. More information given upon arrival

Once in Funchal take a dolphin & whale watching boat trip; treat yourself to a wine tasting visit to the Madeira Wine Cellars or simply explore the beautifully kept gardens and promenades with plenty of restaurants & bars for refreshments along the way… complement your holiday, by visiting the Reid’s Hotel for an afternoon tea in the ‘good-old’ colonial style.

For a good night’s entertainment which includes dinner, drinks and a truly professional show visit the Pestana Casino in Funchal.

Otherwise, just bring your favorite music and relax in our ample lounge.

Palheiro Golf :  Golfers will be pleased to know that the 18-hole course, designed by world famous golf architect Cabell B. Robinson, is only a 10 minute drive from the villa. Classic Madeiran hills, ridges and deep valleys all incorporated into the terrain to produce a dramatically interesting course, with stunning views over the Funchal Bay.

Santo da Serra Golf : A spectacular 27-hole course home to the Madeira Island Open) is just over 20mns drive away.  This is Madeira’s oldest golf course, it sits high up on a marvelously scenic plateau with inspirational views back up the mountains and out over the Atlantic below.

Admire the beautiful surroundings of Funchal.  Take a boat or catamaran tour and  search for whales and dolphins, swim and snorkel at Cabo Girão or just enjoy a drink as you admire the sunset.