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Santo da Serra | Madeira Island | Portugal
15 minutes from the airport and about 30 minutes from the city of Funchal. Next to the Santo da Serra Golf Course.

Centre of Funchal: 25 km
Santo da Serra Golf Course: 400 metres
Madeira Airport: 10 km

W 16º 48’ 55.30” . N 32º 43’ 20.11”


PortoBay Serra Golf

Sítio dos Casais Próximos

9100-255 Santa Cruz Madeira Island Portugal

+351 291 550 500

PortoBay Serra Golf {4*}

charm in the middle of nature . ..

21 rooms, lounge with fireplace, traditional restaurant, indoor heated pool, sauna, library, games room and gym, free Wi-Fi...

PortoBay Serra Golf is a small charming estate with tasteful decoration, surrounded by nature and Madeiran traditions... with the golf course nearby!! Feel like you're in the heart of the country, with luxurious greenery, and a welcoming environments.

The main house, dating from 1920, was restored in 1999 and is classified as part of the region's heritage. The façade, with decorative elements from the Art Nouveaux period, the frieze of floral tiles, windows with white wooden slats, and its fish-scale roof are unique features...

In the PortoBay Serra Golf garden there are over 90 species, subspecies and a variety of flowers and plants to be found, some of them found only on the island, and all duly identified.


There are 2 superior rooms and a suite in the main house.
Feel that you are surrounded by nature in a room that is decorated in a comfortable and refined manner....

We have options for families with more than 3 people. Contact


26 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Surrounded by nature, warm and comforting rooms . ..

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38 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Located in the main house and decorated in the style of traditional Madeiran estates . ..

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FROM 109,71 EUR

68 m2 | up to 5 pax.

Spacious room in the main house, direct access to the garden. .. An oasis to relax by the fireplace!

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FROM 140,57 EUR

Prices are the "starting from" prices, corresponding to the lowest price available within the next 60 days, based on a room for two people. 


cosy environment and home-made recipes...

Here culinary recipes from Madeira are to be found, always with a country touch and traditional flavours. The products of Madeira are rich in freshness, genuine flavour and touches of exotic ingredients. Soups, meats and the most delicious fish from the Atlantic... The afternoon tea served with homemade scones is much appreciated!!


breakfast . à la carte dinner

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The former dining room of the Santo da Serra Tea House is the current Avó Micas Restaurant. The restaurant has a breakfast service with home-made specialities and offers a food menu which includes traditional recipes.

breakfast: 8am - 10am
snacks: 11am – 6pm
dinner: 7pm – 9pm

*prior reservation advisable . lunch is also served in the weekends

+351 291 550 500



The sitting room, with traditional Madeiran pieces of furniture, is a relaxing space where, by the fireplace, afternoon tea is served with our famous home-made scones, cakes and jams and a selection of teas and coffees...

3pm - 6pm


treat yourself to a re-invigorating massage...

Pool & Spa

The association among perfumed scents, the mixture of essential oils and plants bring out hidden emotions and awaken the senses.

In a private, calm and relaxing space discover the benefits of resting the body and mind.

Enjoy the sauna or relax in the warm environment of the indoor heated pool, with hydro-massage, natural light and direct access to the garden. An idyllic space!!

Discover all our treatments

The gymnasium is another option for daily physical exercise, a space from which you can improve your physique with good posture and get rid of the effect of accumulated stress.

Guests at the PortoBay Serra Golf can make use of all the public areas of the resort Vila Porto Mare, in Fuchal (5 pools, outdoor and indoor, 13,400m2 of tropical gardens with over 500 unique species, SPA and sports fields).

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What to do...

Santo da Serra is the stage for many traditions.

The town of Santo da Serra is the stage for many traditions. Here you can discover a country cheesemonger, a traditional bakery, visit a local handicraft centre . ..

At the market you'll find clothes, handicrafts, and above all flowers and exotic fruits and vegetables... the area's gardens and the Santo da Serra estate complete your tour.

Around the hotel you can take walks, go riding, play golf, go biking and stroll along the 'levadas' or waterways in the stunning Laurissilva forest (classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999).

We'll be only too happy to help you plan your trips and activities on the island of Madeira. Find out all about the activities on offer in the picturesque Vila do Santo da Serra.


PortoBay Serra Golf guests have direct and exclusive access to Santo da Serra golf course located just a stone's throw from the hotel.

With 27 holes the course provides a constant challenge to overcome. Get into the swing in the different practice areas: putting-greens, chipping-green, bunker-practice and driving-range.

Hiking trails

The Santo da Serra region presents options for walks for nature lovers and those who like hiking along the countless 'levadas' or waterways on the island of Madeira with their surprising scenery, passing along the island's old irrigation channels.

Horse Riding

Make the most of your stay at the Santo da Serra by taking a pleasant horse ride with excellent views over the different points of the Island of Madeira.


The hotel's surroundings make the perfect place for a bicycle ride during the day, and thereby discover the town of Santo da Serra. Let yourself be led along pathways surrounding this environment of pure nature! You can rent bikes from us.

Guided Visits

The town of Santo da Serra is the stage for many traditions. Join us on guided visits! The PortoBay team will join you on visits to a local cheesemonger, a traditional bakery where bread is still baked in a wood fire oven, all followed by lunch at the hotel. Book your reservation now!

Local Market

This small town welcomes a wide variety of local traders on Sundays. Here you'll find clothes, handicrafts, and above all flowers and exotic fruits and vegetables... Why not buy local products and take home a souvenir!
Enjoy some cocoa cake and savour the famous chicken prepared on the spot, quench your thirst with one of the traditional apple-flavoured drinks from the area, the Cider!

Your resort in Funchal

Guests staying at the PortoBay Serra Golf have free access to all the facilities here and at the Resort Vila Porto Mare the tropical gardens of which have over 500 unique specimens and are one of the most interesting examples of floral diversification on the island of Madeira.
Five pools, outdoor and indoor, 13,000m2 of tropical gardens, SPA, four restaurants, sports fields... at your service.

Quinta do Santo da Serra

The Quinta do Santo da Serra is a leisure and recreation place known and visited by the local community. You can find a small zoo here, see different species of trees and indigenous and exotic shrubs, a belvedere overlooking the hills in the Machico district, Ponta de São Lourenço, the Island of Porto Santo and a picnic park.


Holiday Package

Package: accommodation, breakfast, buffet dinners...


A special moment for two . ..


accommodation, breakfast, dinners, golf passport. ..

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News & Reviews

11 May 2017
We have harvested almost 10,000 kilos from the PortoBay Garden !!
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Vegetables, herbs and even the first fruit . .. the PortoBay Garden has grown, and a year after the first planting we have already picked nearly 10,000 kilos of produce which is headed straight to the PortoBay hotel kitchens in Madeira.

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04 May 2017
Flowers adorn
hotels in Madeira
Tapetes Detail

The Flower Festival is here again and, of course, the PortoBay hotels in Madeira are joining in this celebration !!
Between 4 and 10 May, lobbies will be decorated with floral arrangements . .. petals, leaves and flowers from the country combine in various forms with traditional island features. During this period various activities are organised : guided tours of the gardens, workshops, themed dinners . ..
Be part of this !!
Find out more here . ..

27 April 2017
On the “Island of Flowers”
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Floral carpets, exhibits, workshops, decorations, a grandiose allegoric parade and even a classic car parade . .. with the coming of spring, the island of Madeira celebrates the Flower Festival !!

Read the full article here . ..

13 March 2017
The Stars Route is here !!
Madeira Terroir event at the opening of the festival
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18 stalls and over 20 chefs at a buffet dinner in the Mercado dos Lavradores on 24 March !! For the first time, the opening of the Stars Route festival will be hosted by two restaurants !! The Il Gallo d'Oro (2 Michelin stars) and William (1 Michelin star) come together at the iconic Mercado dos Lavradores to honour local products.

The 8th year of the Stars Route then continues at Il Gallo D'Oro (25 and 28 March), which will stage three tasting dinners prepared by 11 national and international chefs, most with 1 or 2 Michelin stars.

Not to be missed !!

Find out more about this event here . ..

10 March 2017
The “Double Discounts” campaign has dates for 2017/2018 !!
PB Prestigedouble Site Coveren

Between December 2017 and March 2018, Prestige Club members will see their discounts doubled at hotels in Portugal. Restaurants and bars (20% Prestige and 30% Prestige Gold); Spa and merchandising (10% Prestige and 20% Prestige Gold).

Campaign dates . ..

02 February 2017
The sweetest week of the year is here !!
Chocolate Wine

From 7 to 12 February, chocolate and Madeira wine will be in the spotlight at Madeira's PortoBay hotels.
Theme decorations, afternoon teas especially dedicated to chocolate, themed happy hours, chocolate and Madeira wine tastings, original cocktails, guided tours with wine tasting, chocolate sculptures, workshops, dinners and special treatments with chocolate at the spa . .. are just some of the activities scheduled for the “PortoBay Chocolate & Madeira Wine” event.

Find out more here . ..

26 January 2017
Travellers’ Choice by TripAdvisor
Six PortoBay hotels in the TOP25
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One of the recognitions most sought after by international hotel groups is the chance to get on the demanding "Travellers’ Choice" lists compiled annually by the biggest world travel information and review site: TripAdvisor.
On the list of awards now announced for 2017, six PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels.
The Cliff Bay, on the island of Madeira, is among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Europe for Luxury and Romance. The Cliff Bay was also listed among the TOP 25 Best Service in Portugal and the TOP 25 Best Hotels in Portugal. This list also includes the recent PortoBay Liberdade hotel in Lisbon, receiving for the first time a TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice,
Porto Santa Maria and Porto Mare are among the TOP 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal, while the PortoBay Serra Golf is on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels in Portugal.
In Brazil, L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo is listed among the 25 best luxury hotels in Brazil.
This is the 15th edition of the award, which distinguishes the world's best establishments based on millions of reviews and opinions (received in the last year) from travellers worldwide.


For PortoBay Serra Golf it is a matter of pride to achieve guest’s expectations. This position has fostered significant loyalty which distinguishes us and has led to a host of awards from tourist operators, online travel agents, or travel audit websites. Thank you!


Madeira Island

TripAdvisor TOP 10 Island In The World 2015

Madeira Island

dynamic, creative and multifaceted destination

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean and with a mild climate, Madeira Island is one of the oldest and most prestigious tourist destinations in Europe. With an extensive natural reserve, the most famous is the prehistoric and exuberant Laurissilva (laurel) forest, which has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the World Natural Heritage.

Nature, the temperate climate, the unique waterfalls, the local traditions, the culture, the cuisine, water and mountain sports, immense gardens and flowers, popular festivals, embroidery and Madeira wine, and the cosmopolitan city of Funchal make Madeira a multi-faceted destination.

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13 Jul - 15 Jul

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27 Aug - 10 Sep

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21 Nov - 25 Nov

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01 Dec - 06 Jan

Christmas and New Year's celebrations
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15 Dec - 26 Dec

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16 Dec - 24 Dec

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26 Dec - 01 Jan

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28 Dec - 28 Dec

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