Porto Santo Islands, Portugal

The Portuguese island of Porto Santo lies off the southwest coast of the Iberian Peninsula in the North Atlantic Ocean

. The northernmost islet of the Madeira Archipelago, Porto Santo Island will reward visitors with a spectacular beach getaway featuring plenty of activities to enjoy. Boasting nine kilometres of soft sandy shoreline – and an ‘exclusive’ nature due to the limited number of hotels and resorts on the island – Porto Santo Island is perfect for unwinding in the sun between enjoying walking trails and horseback tours through the island’s interior. For golfers, the island also features a high-end Golf Course designed by Spanish golfing legend Seve Ballesteros, while the capital, Vila Baleira, offers a stately central square (Largo do Pelourinho), some excellent cafes and restaurants and an engaging Christopher Columbus Museum.