Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden - MadeiraAddress: Estrada da Ponta da Oliveira, 11, Canico view map
Your booking will have a 10% discount if made 50 days prior to date of arrival.
This beautiful resort, a haven of trees, flowers and plants, as the name implies, is the perfect choice for nature lovers. The feeling of peace and quiet as well as the beauty of the botanical gardens all around makes this property so relaxing that many guests do not feel the need to go out of it during their total stay! The staff is dedicated to service and can give good advice for both onsite or outdoor places to visit.
There are a number of restaurants offering a gastronomic experience! For those wishing to visit the town of Funchal which is approx 15 min by car, the hotel provides a shuttle bus service for the guests' convenience twice a day.
Main area of focus in Caring for the Destination:
Ecotourism is the main focus of activity for Quinta Splendida Wellness and Botanical Gardens.
Detailed description of the Caring for the Destination Initiative:
Why not engage in a complimentary guided tour through the abundant gardens of a property rich in Portuguese agricultural history and have the opportunity to taste organically grown produce? The botanical garden at Quinta Splendida stretches over 30.000 sq m and the layout seen at present is the original one created by the owner's design in 1990. The Garden has over 1.000 plant species of which 650 plants are labeled. There is a team of six gardeners to maintain it. A large variety of species as well as endemic plants grow naturally ensuring that there is continuous flowering throughout the seasons.
The Botanical Garden of Quinta Splendida supplies the wellness center’s restaurant with organically grown parsley, oregano, mint, garlic, onions, fennel, lettuce, cabbage, and tomatoes from the garden’s "Kitchen Garden" section. Guests can attend a complimentary, weekly guided tour of the gardens and see the abundance of organically grown produce as well native and international flora on the grounds of what used to be an important sugar cane mill production area for Aguardente (sugar cane brandy), Poncha (local Madeiran spirit), and then later Madeiran wine. Seeds are naturally harvested and the gardeners often give some away to guests to be taken home. This property has an original wine cellar with weekly local Madeiran wine tasting.