Encosta Cabo Girão in Madeira is a delightful, fully serviced private resort of well-appointed villas and apartments and on-site leisure amenities situated atop one of Europe's highest sea cliffs. It is located some eight miles from Funchal, the island's capital, and enjoys panoramic views across the valley to the capital and out to sea.

Nothing quite compares with Madeira when it comes to fantastic scenery and spectacular views. Here laurisilva rainforest and distinctive hilltop houses give way to verdant terraced ravines, and thence to the azure blue waters of the Atlantic. In fact this beautiful Portuguese island offers the best of all worlds: enchanting countryside, temperate climate and a lavish helping of history and culture.

If you wish, you can spend days relishing the stunning natural beauty of the island. Here you'll find absolute peace in parks and stunning gardens, gentle levada walks and delightful villages that appear unchanged in decades. Yet the capital, Funchal, is modern and lively, with countless restaurants; six cinemas; lidos and water parks; superb shopping; markets, museums and more.

Encosta Cabo Girão is part of a growing portfolio of outstanding holiday properties throughout the UK and Europe, imaginatively created over 31 years to combine 'home from home' comfort with total relaxation. Currently the portfolio features 31 holiday developments, all in stunningly beautiful locations across 13 countries, with around 1,400 individual villas, apartments and cottages. The properties range from historic buildings, beautifully restored and tastefully converted, to modern, purpose-built private resorts.