Top Casino Hotels of the World
7. Hotel Pestana Casino Park (Madeira, Portugal)
The Hotel Pestana Casino Park is located in Funchal, Madeira, on a cliff overlooking the bay. This five-star hotel is styled to have a classic, warm Mediterranean look. Sporty guests will enjoy the hotel’s tennis courts or a cool dip in the pool, while nature lovers can wander through the neighbouring forest and take in gorgeous scenery filled with hundred-year-old trees and lush tropical plants. The Casino de Madeira is part of the hotel and features 200 slot machines, card games like Poker and Blackjack and games like Roulette and Craps. The casino’s Copacabana Bar, with its live music and cocktails, is a great place to observe the casino’s bustle and excitement.
Available starting from 82 pounds per double room via Onhotels (29.04.2011 – 01.05.2011)
Ten reasons to travel in May
Madeira for the whales and dolphins
May is a great time to visit Madeira. The jacaranda trees are in bloom and this is the month when the Bryde’s whale (a smaller relative of the blue whale) returns to the waters around the island.
Naturetrek (www.naturetrek.co.uk) takes advantage of this event with a five-day holiday focusing on sea excursions to spot both Bryde’s and sperm whales, and a wide variety of dolphins.
The tour departs on May 28 and costs £895 per person (two sharing), including flights, accommodation, transfers, boat trips and guides.
Stansted Airport: Savvy travellers opt for city breaks and summer sun for the Bank Holiday Extravaganza
WITH Easter and the Royal Wedding giving us the chance to take just three days holiday in return for 11 days off work – travellers looking to make the most of the Bank Holiday bonanza are opting for a mix of cultural city breaks and summer sun to escape the UK.
easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, reports that the most popular destinations for Stansted
The sunny shores of Malaga and Madeira appear to have the strongest draw for Stansted passengers, closely followed by top Algarve resort, Faro where travellers can enjoy world class golf courses, a majestic marina and gourmet cuisine.