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What We Love

  • A striking, contemporary Madeira hotel set right on the coast, with breakfast or half board
  • Being one of the first to stay at this brand new Madeira hotel
  • Wandering around the hotel's sugar cane museum and learning about the area's economic past
  • Staking out the spa to indulge in some quiet time

What To Know

  • This new hotel opened its doors in April 2015
  • It costs extra to use the spa
  • Guestrooms are spacious with a sleek design, but not all have waterfront views from the floor-to-ceiling windows
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A relaxing stay on the island of Madeira at a striking, new hotel, with breakfast or half board

The Lowdown

Located in the North Atlantic Ocean, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is a treasure trove of scenic coastline, lush landscapes and beautiful beaches. When you’re not whale- or dolphin-spotting off the island, you could be marvelling at a majestic waterfall or pottering around a historic village. Needless to say, throughout its land and sea, country and town, this little island packs an impressively big punch.
Discover Madeira’s unique charms with an unforgettable stay at a brand new hotel, opening for 2015. Named after the island’s old sugar cane economy, Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa is a boldly contemporary venture with a magnificent modern design. Built on the site where an old sugar cane mill once stood, Saccharum Hotel was created to complement its natural surroundings and sits proudly between the gorgeous mountains and the dazzling ocean.
As you might imagine, the facilities here are upscale and incorporate a heated indoor and two outdoor swimming pools, a spa and fitness centre, and a squash court. Four bars and two restaurants make up the chic eating and drinking options, and a terrace barbecue allows for al fresco dining with superb ocean views. Like the rest of the hotel, rooms are suitably sleek and incorporate the island’s affinity with sugar cane into their décor.


Saccharum Hotel is home to 180 rooms, five suites and 30 apartments. Each are decorated to a luxurious standard, and adopt the area’s sugar cane heritage as part of their theme. Neutral tones meet dark woods with a decent dose of mood lighting for a relaxing stay.


Saccharum Hotel has four inviting bars to choose from, each offering their own unique ambience and a plethora of drinking options. There’s also a buffet restaurant and an à la carte restaurant to choose between. A terrace provides the perfect spot for a bite over those fantastic ocean views, and the barbecue is ready to grill the freshest of the island’s fish and meat.


You’ll get to be one of the first to retreat into Saccharum Hotel’s luxurious spa and leisure facilities. The massage centre and spa area provide some serious serenity, and you’ll find a heated indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a fitness club and a gym.


Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa is located in the Calheta region of western Madeira, an area that held weighty importance in sugar cane cultivation, and it’s this that gives the hotel its name – Saccharum comes from the Latin word for sugar cane. The hotel occupies the site of an old sugar cane mill, and fittingly houses a museum dedicated to this industry. Saccharum is located just 20 minutes from Calheta Marina and sits beautifully between the mountains and the North Atlantic Ocean.

How to Get There

Saccharum Hotel Resort & Spa
Rua da Serra de Agua, 1
Calheta, Portugal


Great holiday

This hotel is really worth a visit. The hotel is lovely and luxurious and all the staff ard very friendly and helpful.
Local area lovely and clean although very few places to eat so I would recommend half board. Or hire a car.
Food really good (and I'm a fussy eater)
Would definitely return.

Summer holiday 2019

Great boutique 5 star hotel with a unique theme of sugar cane with a deep history.
The staff are superb - front of house through to customer service manager (Alexander) . She’s amazing and tended to our needs , we learnt so much about the culture and life in Madeira .
We had the luxury package and it was worth every penny , private area , lovely deliveries of snacks and drinks throughout the day, including a lounge with a whole manner of treats and snacks .
Stunning views and delicious food - especially the seafood ????
Very close to excursions and restaurants.
Highly recommend for families

Wonderful Hotel

We enjoyed our stay in this hotel a lot. I would say - from all we have seen on Madeira - this one is the best.
Room with the ocean view was wonderful. You are sleeping and listening to the ocean - incredible feeling.On a big balcony you can enjoy the view with a cup of coffee and fresh fruits from the nearest supermarket. Big variety for breakfast with champagne. Nice and clean area of the hotel with a very helpful staff. Private beach - just on weekend you can see some other people, except from the hotel. You get a place with an umbrella and a towel for free. Beach cafe with is also very nice. Don't forget swimming shoes - it was our mistake, that we did not take it, because stones instead of sand cause really pain.
The area is perfect and it was closed from the other touristic zone because of repairmen works. Thanks to this, we could always park a rented car for free on the street.
In total the hotel is highly recommended!