Fajã dos Padres

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    Seaside (ocean front)

This place is so special, that we should start with the downsides. If you are scared of heights you might have to think twice before coming to the Fajã dos Padres. Although it lies right on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean, the only access is via a 300 m panoramic cable car that descends from the cliffs above the lodging. Otherwise, you can only arrive via boat.

Once there, a beautiful garden with mangoes, avocado, and banana trees. It is not far from the elevator to the houses but does warm you up a bit.

The name Fajã dos Padres derives from the fact that Jesuits used to live there, benefiting from its former isolation. It is obviously a little paradise. The nine houses are simple, but comfortable and used to be fishermen's cottages and small storage houses for fishing material. The cottages have a little kitchen and are quite spacious. All have a little terrace with great views over the ocean and total privacy. It is a pebble beach, although not guarded, with transparent waters ideal for diving or snorkeling.

The Fajã dos Padres also has a small pier from which you can take a previously booked boat that will take you to Funchal or the nearest port called "Câmara dos Lobos". The pier also has a nice terrace with deckchairs and parasols at the guest’s disposal. The restaurant has good local dishes, among which you will find tuna and other fresh fish just brought by boat by local fishermen. The side dishes and desserts are made from locally grown produce. All are accompanied by "malvasia" wine grown locally.

Please note that the Fajã dos Padres is a place to relax the soul and body. The houses have Internet connections and the cable car only works from 10:00 to 18:00 in winter and 19:00 in summer.

More secret than that is impossible.

Authentic environment Casual Panoramic views Romantic Secluded Surrounded by nature


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Rates from   92.00 EUR
Book by Phone
+351 214 647 430 or +44 203 286 46 43

Transport / Distances

City Centre: 12 km
Shops: 12 km
Airport: 30 km


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Date of stay 14/05/2017
the hotel is amazing, the staff is helpful and the restaurant is in a great place. we will come back
Marvelous place
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Date of stay 18/10/2022
Everybody very helpfull and friendly, nice place to stay away from normal life, Nature very close, even in the cottages. There every night big bugs indoors, but easy to remove after catching. Very good place.
Grandiose Lage
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Date of stay 06/08/2022
Ein phantastisch gelegenenes Quartier, Sonnenuntergänge von der Terrasse aus, extrem freundliche Besitzer - Meeresrauschen - und das inmitten eines wunderbaren exotischen Gartens. Für Naturliebhaber nur zu empfehlen. Die Unterkunft ist freundlich und nett eingerichtet, auch sauber, aber nicht mit deutschen Standards in Bad und Küche zu vergleichen. Das Personal im Restaurant/ Frühstück war leider nicht sonderlich zuvorkommend.

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