Backed up against steep mountains, the Paul do Mar Aparthotel is a 60-studio oceanfront hotel isolated at the end of the road in the fishing village of Paul do Mar. The town of Calheta with its imported white sand beach is 3 miles (4.8 km) west. Funchal Airport (FNC) is 40 miles (64.4 km) away.
Outdoor and indoor heated freshwater pools, including a children's pool, provide year-round swimming. A complimentary health club includes sauna, steam room, spa tub, and rooms for massage, facials, and nail care for an additional charge. An onsite mini market sells wine and basic groceries. Paul do Mar Aparthotel has a meeting room equipped with audio-visual equipment. A computer station, Internet station, and free WiFi are available for guests.
Guests can enjoy a free breakfast. The restaurant One Season serves international cuisine dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including locally-caught fish. The Afternoon Bar serves light fare, tea and drinks on the terrace. A pool bar offers drinks and snacks all day.
Guests can go fishing at the black sand and stone beach across the street. There is complimentary outdoor self parking available while staying at the hotel. Twice weekly, the hotel offers guided walking tours for an additional charge that include visits to local banana farms and vineyards. Yoga lessons for an additional charge are available in the village. Water sports are available on Calheta's beach.
There are 60 air-conditioned self-catering studios in a 7-story building facing the ocean. Decor is light and simple, with furnished balconies overlooking the ocean. Kitchenettes have two cooking stoves, microwaves, and refrigerators. Amenities include TV with international channels, safes, and bathrooms with hair dryers. Complimentary cribs are available on request.