Madeira Hotels

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Known as the Island of Experiences, the botanical island of Madeira is a tranquil oasis in the middle of the ocean, perfect for those who like a side of adventure with their holiday.

Take to the hills for a hike or spend some time lounging around on the beach, but no matter what you decide to do, we’re sure that you’ll feel perfectly rested and relaxed after your holiday to Madeira.

Beaches

As an island, Madeira has miles of stunning coastline, which means there’s a fair few beaches for you to choose from. The volcanic history of Madeira means that the beaches here are diverse and unique, from pebbled coves to black sand stretches. Visit the gorgeous pebble Praia de Garajau, unwind on Sandy Canical Beach, or spend a day lounging at the man-made Calheta Beach for a day of sun, sea, and sunbathing.

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What's on?

Rich in culture, Madeira has a long history of art, crafts, music, and tradition to its name. Throughout the year you’ll find the island celebrating a different festival each month, with particularly spectacular celebrations held over the Christmas period (which actually finishes on the 15th of January here!). The first event after the Christmas festivities in the Panelo Festival at the end of January. One of the islands oldest traditions, ach year families gather together and cook up a storm. As the weather starts to warm, the locals celebrate the produce that this wonderful island produces with festivals dedicated to sugarcane, lemon and wine! Joyous and welcoming, the culture of Madeira is one that welcomes all visitors, old and new alike.

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Food & Drink

More than just a type of cake, the food of Madeira is a delicious treat for the taste buds. Whether you’re enjoying a simple tomato and onion soup, a tasty freshly-caught tuna steak, or savouring a deliciously sweet passion fruit pudding, the food of Madeira is rich and plentiful. Make sure to try the delicious espetada – beef skewers marinated then cooked over hot charcoals (which make a great sandwich when popped inside the traditional bolo do caco) and the national dish of scabbard fish served with a banana and passionfruit sauce. Before you leave, don’t forget to try the islands traditional drink, Poncha!

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Activities and things to do

They don’t call Madeira an Island of Experiences for nothing – there’s plenty of fun-filled days out and cultural afternoons to pack into your next holiday here. If you’re a keen walker then Madeira is the place for you. There are vast expanses of gorgeous green forest, rugged coastlines galore and miles of mountains to explore – and if the thought of walking tires you out, then jump in one of the many cable cars and take in the sights from above. There’s a great selection of watersports available and the waters here are crystal clear – perfect for diving. Looking for a bit of history and culture? How about visiting the Whale Museum, taking a trip to the Santa Clara Monastery, walking around the food markets or experiencing a legendary wicker toboggan ride?

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Important Information

  • Flight Time: 4 hours
  • Time Difference: No difference
  • Currency: Euro
  • Official Language: Portuguese
  • Madeira hotels for families

    Tranquil and bursting with natural beauty, the island of Madeira is the perfect place to enjoy a family holiday in the sun. Whether you fancy hiking around the hills or lounging by the pools, Madeira’s family-friendly atmosphere makes it a great choice for holidaymakers looking for quality family time.

    Madeira hotels for couples

    With blissfully relaxing views, stunning sunsets and world-class restaurants on your doorstep, a trip to Madeira is definitely a romantic getaway to remember. From seafront spa hotels to hotels surrounded by nightlife, here’s three of our favourite Madeiran hotels for couples.

    5 star luxury Madeira hotels

    Spend a few days living life in the lap of luxury. Tuck into delicious gourmet meals after you’ve been well and truly pampered in the hotel’s spa with our selection of the very best 5-star properties on the island.

    Budget Madeira hotels

    A holiday to Madeira doesn’t need to break the bank. We’ve put together the best selection of budget hotels that the island has to offer so you can spend your well-earned money on more than just a hotel room.

    Check out more great Madeira Holidays.

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    Madeira Resorts

    Canico

    Canico

    On Madeira's sunny and prosperous south coast, 10km east of the capital Funchal is the affluent town of Canico. Before the island's unification the to…

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    Funchal

    Funchal

    Funchal is Madeira's capital, a fascinating town set in a stunning natural harbour with views out across the Atlantic. It's an idyllic destination, pe…

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    Garajau

    Garajau

    Garajau is a picturesque village and resort on Madeira's sunny southeastern coast. The warm Atlantic waters off the coast include a marine reserve, an…

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    Machico

    Machico

    According to legend Madeira's second town, Machico, takes its name from a 14th Century English merchant called Robert Machin. Machin and his aristocra…

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