I've been to Funchal many times and am toying with trying a different location in Madeira. There are quite a few villas for rent in Arco De Calheta which I understand is a village above Calheta. I don't know anything about that area. Are there many restaurants and mini/supermarkets in the village itself? If not, are there many in Calheta? Is it as nice as Funchal?
I don't want to hire a car on holiday so I do want somewhere that 's either within walking distance of places to eat ,drink and buy supplies or a short taxi/bus ride away.