BaÃa do Sol is on Madeiras south coast and has breathtaking scenery surrounded by mountains which contrast perfectly with the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The name Ponta do Sol means #39Sun Point#39 which is a perfect description of this village because it is situated in one of the sunniest places on the Island. Dining: The Baia Restaurant and Esplanade is located in front of Ponta do Sols beach and serves delicious cuisine suitable for all tastes. The Chef has combined traditional, fresh products with the creativity of international cuisine. The restaurant also caters for vegetarians and those on a diet. This historical village, played an important role in the economy during the first years of colonisation, not only due to the sugar cane production but because its pier was the only means available for the transport of people and goods. The magnificent bay and vast forest area enable that rare combination of levada walks for nature lovers and sun bathing.