Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, Funchal
Funchal , Madeira
Tel: 351 291 206 020
Concierge.com's insider take:
Surrounded by eucalyptus and mimosa, Choupana Hills is a distinctly Asian-looking tiered triangle of 34 wood-and-stone bungalows set in 20 acres of landscaped hillside above the Atlantic Ocean, about 2.5 miles north of Funchal. Designed by the architects who designed Malaysia's Datai Hotel, Choupana Hills was constructed along Zen lines of symmetry and simplicity, with details such as Buddhist statues. There are two heated pools, one inside and one out, a restaurant, lounge, library, and spa, together with 60 double rooms and four suites.