Beyond being the founder and director of Quinta da Saraiva as a tourism project, Daniel is also an International Political Economist from Georgetown University and a multi-industry entrepreneur. Although he does not live in Madeira, he tries to come as often as possible to his favorite destination and interact with his guests. He is also Graciela’s son, and therefore a descendant of Quinta da Saraiva. Contact Daniel in English, Portuguese, French, or Spanish at daniel@quintadasaraiva.com


You cannot think of Quinta da Saraiva without thinking of Silvia. Our general manager and cherished team leader, Silvia leverages her 20 years of experience in the hospitality sector to ensure a smooth operation, attention to detail, and a warm welcome to every guest who stays with us.
Silvia’s top priority is that you feel welcome in our family.

Silvia speaks Portuguese, English, and German. You may reach her via email at


Our dear housekeeper Nélia is the best embodiment of the local Câmara de Lobos community – always featuring a friendly smile. From the moment you step in to Quinta da Saraiva, Nelia will seek to guarantee that your stay is the most comfortable possible. During breakfast, please ask her to prepare her “world-famous” scrambled eggs.


Nélia speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and English.


Luís is our resident agricultural expert, with more than two decades of experience taking care of the entire plantation and production at Quinta da Saraiva. He may not be very visible, but that is because he is hard at work nurturing our banana trees, feeding our goats, or planting new crops. Ask Luis more about the local produce at Quinta da Saraiva, or learn more about the authentic agricultural traditions of Madeira. Luis speaks Portuguese.


Responsible for the overall aesthetic of Quinta da Saraiva, Graciela is the creative director of the property. All decoration, design, and art has been personally chosen and curated by her. As the daughter of Anália, who was part of the last generation to be born in the property, she is a true descendant of Quinta da Saraiva. She speaks English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.


The lady of the house. Mrs. Analia is a true descendant of Saraiva, born and raised in the property before she emigrated to Venezuela in the 1960’s. It is with her blessing that her descendants developed Quinta da Saraiva as a boutique rural tourism project. Mrs. Analia spends her time between Miami, Caracas, and Madeira.


She speaks Portuguese and Spanish.


Your best friend at Quinta da Saraiva. Diogo’s mission is to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience while staying with us. Make sure you don’t miss one of Diogo’s world-famous poncha cocktail workshops, and if you get lucky, he might throw a Nikita into the mix. Diogo speaks English and Portuguese.


Diogo can be contacted via agricola@quintadasaraiva.com


Mina is our newest addition to the Quinta da Saraiva team. Hailing from nearby Ribeira Brava, Mina is our most motivated and hardworking colleague. You will also never catch Mina without a big smile! Ask her for her secret to being such an uplifting and positive personality over breakfast in either English or Portuguese. Mina loves to interact with our guests.


With a long background in the hotel industry, Laura is responsible for ensuring every one of our guests feels at home. Whether it is by preparing our amazing breakfasts, or setting rooms ready for our guests’ arrival, Laura is a behind-the-scenes superstar.


Laura speaks Portuguese and English.


Mónica da Silva is our dedicated marketing manager and general marketing assistant! Mónica’s main responsibility is to highlight Saraiva’s most attractive points on all our channels, to spark enthusiasm in our community about Madeira and, above all, to convince you that visiting our beautiful corner of Madeira is an experience not to be missed! Besides Portuguese, Mónica also speaks English and African dialects.

You can contact her by e-mail at marketing@quintadasaraiva.com.


Marco is our expert agronomist, in charge of leading our team towards a fully organic operation at Quinta da Saraiva. You may meet Marco during one of his frequent visits to the property, often accompanied by Diogo and Luís. If you have the chance to chat with Marco, ask him about some advice you can apply to establish your own agricultural production in your backyard!


Marco also speaks English and Portuguese.


Eliodoro Sardinha was the main supervisor for the construction of Quinta da Saraiva and is now in charge of the ongoing technical operation ranging from civil engineering to agricultural strategy. Eliodoro is the son of Salete, Anália’s youngest sister, and is also therefore a descendant of Quinta da Saraiva.


O Eliodoro speakes Spanish, English, or Portuguese.