TripAdvisor is delighted to recognise Palheiro Village with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.
This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all business worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn hig ratings from TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistentenly earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelllers.
TripAdvisor is delighted to recognise Palheiro Golf with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence.
This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all business worldwide on TripAvisor travellers.
Monte Palace Tropical Garden in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal is one of most beautiful botanical gardens around the world according to Conde Nast Traveler
Madeira em destaque no porta The Foody Traveller / – “Madeira – The Island with Flower Power”
More information about this at http://www.foodytraveller.com/features/europe/287-madeira-the-island-with-flower-power
Funchal, Madeira, February 8, 2013 – The grand prize winner of the Palheiro Estate 2012 Photo Competition is… Mr. Anders Blakstvedt of Norway! Congratulations! His fantastic entry of the sunset reflected in a large pool in one of our luxury villas was a clear favourite.
Mr. Blakstvedt stated that winning the competition was a very nice surprise and said about his photograph:
“A colourful mix of quietness and luxury – and a reflection of our stay in Palheiro Village”
Mr. Blakstvedt used a Canon EOS 650D and EF40mm f/2.8 STM lens to take this photo. The settings were: f/5.6, S 1/60 & ISO 125.
It was a difficult decision for this year’s jury, comprised of:
· Jonathan Fletcher – Director of Palheiro Estate
· Chris Szabo – Web design and social media marketing guru -http://www.navegabem.com/
· Toby Majewski – Graphic / web designer and photography enthusiast
This year’s entries were of a high standard with some very creative compositions taking full advantage of the huge array of opportunities within the Estate.
“It was great to see so many photos of the Estate which we know so well, captured from such different and unique perspectives. It goes to show how a good camera, a keen eye and a bit of quality time spent in a beautiful place can produce some stunning images” – commented Toby.
We would like to congratulate Mr. Blakstvedt and look forward to welcoming him back to Palheiro Village to enjoy his prize.
Also very much deserving of an honourable mention are the runners-up – Jens Dembski & Artur Gorcz (photographs below) whose submissions caused quite a discussion as to who should take the prize.
We’d also like to thank the everyone who submitted their photos in this year’s competition. It’s been our biggest one so far, and the quality of photography was great. We hope next year’s competition will be even better.
Please note that we will soon be launching the 2013 Photo Competition! So, plan your trip, keep your camera at the ready and we look forward to receiving your submissions.
About Palheiro Estate
Palheiro Estate on Madeira Island enjoys a beautiful hillside location with stunning views of the ocean and the city of Funchal. Since it was acquired by the Blandy family in 1885, successive generations have managed the transition from traditional farming to leisure based activities.
This strong tradition of hospitality and quality continues in all areas today, from golf and the hotel to the gardens and flower business; from real estate to property management and even the sports motor cruiser. The names of Blandy and Palheiro are synonymous with quality on Madeira Island and beyond.
For further information, contact: Toby Majewski at 291 003 690
Palheiro Golf, Madeira Island celebrates 20 years.
In 2013 Palheiro Golf in Madeira Island will be celebrating its 20th year.
For this special year Palheiro Golf has put together a fun program for both visitors and members.
The program starts in April 2013 and comprises of:
Tournaments, Memorabilia, Special Packages and promotions.
As part of the promotions and Palheiro’s ‘grow the game’ philosophy, they will be offering ‘Twenty Free Memberships for 20 year olds’ as well as other unique prizes including a prize for the 20,000 player during the year.
With the help of collaborators over the last 20 years Palheiro golf has put together a collection of memorabilia. Here you will find some fun photos including some of our more famous visitors including Prince Edward, Ronaldo and Sir Bobby Robson.
There will also be stay and play packages at our luxury hotel or at our stunning self-catering villas and apartments with views over the bay of Funchal.
For further general information please check the dedicated section of the website
For further press information please contact:
Rua do Balancal, nº 29
9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
T. +351 291 790 120
F. +351 291 792 456
O Palheiro Golf, na ilha da Madeira, celebra 20 anos.
Em 2013 o Palheiro Golf, na ilha da Madeira celebra o seu 20º aniversário.
Neste ano especial o Palheiro Golf preparou um programa divertido tanto para visitas como para sócios.
O programa começa em Abril de 2013 e inclui:
Torneios, Recordações, Pacotes Especiais e promoções.
Incluídos nas promoções, e em linha com a sua filosofia “nutrir o golfe”, serão oferecidas vinte pacotes de sócio a vinte jovens que completem 20 anos no mesmo ano (‘Twenty Free Memberships for 20 year olds’) bem como outros prémios inéditos, incluindo um para o jogador que fizer a 20.000ª volta durante este ano (20,000 player during the year).
Com a ajuda dos seus colaboradores dos últimos 20 anos, o Palheiro Golf juntou uma colecção de recordações (memorabilia). Veja as fotos engraçadas que temos, incluindo algumas das nossas visitas mais ilustres, tais como o Principe Edward, Cristiano Ronaldo e Sir Bobby Robson.
Temos também pacotes de alojamento com greenfees stay and play packages na nossa estalagem de luxo ou nas moradias e apartamentos do nosso aldeamento com vistas maravilhosas sobre a a baía do Funchal.
Para mais informações generalizadas, é favor visitar a secção específica do nosso website
Para informações de imprensa é favor contactar:
Rua do Balancal, nº 29
9060-414 Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
T. +351 291 790 120
F. +351 291 792 456
Madeira Flower Festival 2013
Madeira Flower Festival 2013 – 9th to15th May
Madeira Flower Festival, that takes place every year in the spring.
Children’s Parade (Wall of Hope Ceremony) – The magic of this event starts on Saturday morning, with the Children’s Parade, on which, hundreds of children dressed for the occasion dishallow to the Municipio Square where, a beautiful flower mural is built, symbolically named “the Wall of Hope” (Muro da Esperança).
On Sunday afternoon, the streets of downtown Funchal will be filled with music, colour and soft aromas, through the sumptuous parade comprised by several floats, which harmoniously combine numerous flower species with blooming decorations full of creativity.
Flower Festival History
The Flower Festival had its origins in the Rose Cotillion, which comprised an exhibition / competition of flowers that took place in 1954, at Ateneu Comercial do Funchal. The success of the happening was so huge, that, in the following years this event had a change of name to Flower Festival.
Read More: http://www.visitmadeira.pt
From 1979 onwards, with the purpose of adding value to the exhibition from Ateneu Comercial and give a new impetus to the regional tourism entertainment calendar, the Madeira Tourism Board begins to comprise in the festival calendar the other street manifestations, namely the wall of hope ceremony, the flower parade, the floral competitions – shop window and blooming gardens – and musical displays.
For stays from the 1st of February 2013 till 28th of February the guests receive 15% discount on the following Golf / Spa packages.
Unlimited free daily green fees at Palheiro Golf
Transfers Airport – Hotel upon arrival and departure
Welcome gift upon arrival
Complimentary access to Palheiro Gardens
Complimentary access to Palheiro Spa wet areas
Preferred tee-off times
Free golf bag storage and club cleaning at Palheiro Golf
Santo da Serra and Porto Santo golf available for supplement
- Aromatherapy or Prescriptive Facial (1hr)
- Full Body Balinese Massage (1hr)
- Full Body Wrap Re-mineralising or Detoxifying (1hr)
- Salon Manicure (30mins) – Salon Pedicure (30mins)
- Access to all Palheiro Spa´s facilities which include:
Indoor Heated Hydro Pool, Finnish Sauna,
Turkish Steam Bath, experience showers,
relaxation areas, changing rooms with lockers,
Fitness Room which includes:
Power Plate with programs, cardio machines,
free weights, stretching mats and exercise balls.
Conservatory where a Snack Bar Menu is available.
December is a month full of traditions and celebrations in Madeira. There are many celebrations and events taking place in Madeira during Christmas season.
From the 8th of December to the 6th of January of 2013
The arrival of the decorative lights in the streets of the city centre of Funchal, during the month of December, marks the beginning of the Christmas and New Year festivities.
These commemorations consist of a rich and extensive programme of cultural, religious, ethnographic and artistic manifestations that takes place throughout the entire month of December and ends with the celebration of Twelfth Night.
December 8th to January 6th – Christmas and New-Year Festivities
December commemorates the Christmas season arrival of commonly known as “A Festa”, a particular festive season which is lived intensely with a special feeling by the people of Madeira.
In Madeira, Christmas and New Year celebrations offer a program filled with a variety of religious, ethnographic and artistic events that that last until January 6th. Funchal’s downtown area is therefore overflowed with music, colour and light.
The beginning of the Christmas and New Year program is therefore an event that brings both locals and visitors together, which culminates with the spectacular New Year’s fireworks display at the amphitheatre of the Funchal bay, an event which has been officially recognized by the Guinness book of Records in 2006 as the largest firework display in the world.
Some of the highlights of this program are:
1st December – Beginning of the Illuminations in Downtown Funchal
8 th December to 6th January, 2013- General Illumination of Funchal Amphitheatre
14th December to 6th January 2013 – Christmas Decorations and Exhibitions in downtown Funchal
31st December – New Year’s Eve Firework Display
For further information regarding Christmas and New Year celebrations program consult Madeira Tourism Board Official Website: http://www.visitmadeira.pt/
VI Exhibition of “Traditional Madeira Delicacies” at Boaventura ( date to be confirmed)
This is an event organized by the Casa do Povo of Boaventura located at the parish of Fajã do Penedo, in S. Vicente county, which aims to disclose and promote Madeira typical Christmas gastronomic delicacies such as: liqueurs, corn bread and cakes, and many others.
Also, there will be lots of musical entertainment with the participation of several folk groups.
More information on: http://www.casadopovoboaventura.com/
28th – 54th Tour of the City of Funchal – Athletics
The Tour of the City of Funchal an event promoted by Madeira Athletics Association and considered one of the oldest of its kind, in Portugal and Europe, is a competition that has attracted several national and international athletes to the island, bringing lots of adrenaline to the downtown area of the island capital.
For further information: http://www.atletismomadeira.pt/
Accommodation in a Standard room, including breakfast
Special welcome gift upon arrival
Upgrade to a Superior room (subject to availability upon arrival)
Special Christmas dinner on 24th December
Free participation in hotel Christmas activities programme
1 Afternoon Tea per person at Casa Velha do Palheiro
1 Spa Treatment per person at Palheiro Spa (30min.)
Free access to Palheiro Gardens
Free access to wet areas at Palheiro Spa
4 nights package – € 470,00 per person in double room
7 nights package – € 700,00 per person in double room
Valid until 26th December 2012
Book your Christmas & New Year holiday now at Casa Velha do Palheiro Madeira island