Arran and Barra are in a modern apartment development within very easy walking distance of the beach, shops, and restaurants. Within the development is a soft surface children play area with swings, a slide and other play equipment. The apartments are comprehensively equipped including a full range of kitchen equipment, bed linen and towels, with a small safe for the storage of valuables during your stay. The apartments are an ideal base for a golfing holiday playing Porto Santo Golfe which hosted the EURO PGA Madeira Open from 2009 to 2011.
Beach: There is much more to Porto Santo than its beach, but it is an impressive feature. Stretching over 5 miles along the south east coastline, from the port in the north, to Calheta in the South, the beach is one long strand of beautiful golden sands. Even during the summer months there is enough room for everyone, and you will always be able to find a quiet spot if that is your preference. The torquoise seas are shallow and safe for swimming. There are a number of beach bars and cafes dotted along the beach line for convenient refreshments.
Health Spas: The golden sands of Porto Santo have proven health benefits, and a number of hotels (all within 5 - 15 minutes walk from the apartment) have spas offering a wide range of health and well-being treatments, and which are open to non-residents. At the Thalassotherapy Centre at Vila Baleira Hotel you can enjoy seawater treatments in a variety of pools and tubs, and also a wide range of massage and beauty treatments. The Magic Garden Spa at the Pestana Porto Santo Hotel has a complete selection of facilities and treatments for your well being. The spa offers a sauna, steam bath, Turkish bath, power showers, jacuzzi and an indoor pool with a circuit of different jet streams, as well as a wide range of massages and exotic treatments. A new spa has just been completed at Hotel Porto Santo. As well as a full range of saunas, pools and a Turkish bath they also offer sand treatments involving full body submersion in baths of warmed therapeutic Porto Santo sand.
Flights: There are direct flights to Porto Santo from Gatwick and Manchester in the UK from May to October. There are also many flights from the UK to Madeira and up to 4 connecting flights from Madeira to Porto Santo each day. Easyjet offers daily flights from London Gatwick, and TAP and Thomson also fly from Gatwick. There are also several flights from regional airports, including Thomson from Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle, East Midlands, Cardiff, Luton, Bournemouth and Exeter. Thomas Cook and First Choice also fly from Manchester, and Easyjet from Bristol. The flights from Madeira to Porto Santo (15 minutes) are operated by SATA. The Porto Santo Line also operates a daily passenger and car ferry (the Lobo Marinho) to and from Madeira. The passage time is approximately two and a half hours. The ferry usually leaves the port in Funchal, Madeira at 8am, and departs Porto Santo at 6pm for the return passage.