Madeira pretty much offers 365 days of sunshine and averages an all-year temperature of 22c.
The national drink is Poncha, local rum, sugar cane, orange juice mixed and very warming and comforting
Oh yes, the legendary Madeira sweet wine.
The National Dish is Espada com banana (black scabbard fish & banana)
Over 2 million visitors a year enjoy the beautiful islands.
If your a lover of the outdoors, Madeira offers such a great place to visist, and offers some amazing experiences to enjoy, with some fantastic cultural twists and you’ll love about Madeira.
Madeira is an amazing all year-round island, with a sub-tropical climate, stunning botanical gardens and beautiful levadas (water channels) to walk down and enjoy the amazing stunning waterfalls, its a fantastic mountain landscape,there are some great lidos and luxury hotels when it’s time for taking it easy and relaxing in the sunshine after a busy day.
When its come's to food and drink, trust me its amazing, with spectacular regional dishes like garlic-basted espetada kebabs, honey cake, fiery poncha and sweet malmsey wine are local legends, so be sure not to miss the Poncho though.
If you fancy afternoon tea, chic bars and boutique shopping then Funchal is the place, full off colour and really quirky,
Madeira’s capital city Funchal is backed by the stunning hills and the Levada’s, and well known for its famous harbour loved by millions of cruisers every year, along with the botanical gardens and world famous Madeira wine cellars in the cities centres.
Over the centuries-old Funchal’s Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral which dates back to around 1509, mixes Gothic and Romanesque styles, well noted for its carved wooden ceiling.
As you look on at the harbour the São Tiago Fortress, built in the 1600s now houses the Contemporary Art Museum, with a large collection of Portuguese works.
Funchal is such a loved historic town best known for its gorgeous gardens and pretty cobbled streets, outdoor pools, tropical plant life and splendid mountain scenes overlooking city, whilst in the evenings the cool chic roof top bars open up, and eateries show off the best in Madeiran food.
Funchal home of Christiana Ronaldo
Enjoy the unique Levadas, a network of irrigation channels that wind through lush forests and dramatic mountains.
Immerse yourself in vivid floral blooms and verdant greenery as you embark on four spectacular trails, enjoying panoramic views, whitewashed villages and a walking tour of charming Funchal.
Funchals amazing cable car hovers over the sunny city, where buildings rise alongside gardens and kitchen-gardens, you can enjoy Funchal’s amphitheatre and bay in a scenario of blues, greens and oranges.
Watch the city depart, as you climb the slopes approach to nature.
Discover Madeira Tobaggan and see some of the some of the most spectacular beauty spots in and around Funchal.
Enjoy the cable car to Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos viewpoint, explore Cabo Girao (one of the highest sea cliffs in the world), before your downhill toboggan run.
Madeiran wine production is known all over the world, from Prince Henry the Navigator introduced the first wines in Madeira during the colonisation of the island back in the 18th century.
The monastic order attained great economic power and had a huge influence on the islanders.
Canico is a quaint east coast village great for walking and water sports, and for outdoor adventures, the best resort for you.
Enjoy the sunshine on the rocks at the small pebbly beach, or enjoy splashing about in the lido by black, volcanic rock.
Calheta offers tailor-made sandy beaches, this irresistibly low-key resort is real blisst.
The picturesque south-western coastal pick brings out the best in Madeira, with lovely hillsides and far-reaching sea views wrapping around the beaches, and the UNESCO-stamped national parks and sugar cane mills.
Pebbly beaches stretched around the seafront, Santa Cruz is a a sheltered bay area with lots of ocean activities is key to this area if you love your diving and watersports.
Santa Cruz has a family friendley aqua park and sun-kissed shorelines with all round-the-clock scenic views.
As we arrived at the Hotel Quinta da Serra, we enjoyed the natural beauty of the gardens, before enjoying the restaurants cuisine (certified "bronze - 30% to 60% BIO) and overlooks the colourful gardens.
Quinta da Serra is located on the beautiful slopes of the mountains, offering great walking in the Levadas, where you'll experience several climates in one day, and stunning views of Funchal.
This hotels interior has been designed with love, lots of antique furniture and beautiful fresh flowers
Vila Alto Boutique Hotel over looks the stunning green countryside and the Maderian coastline, located at the top of the mountain range shouldering in Lombo de São João.
This Boutique Hotel was a traditional Madeiran manor house from the late 19th century, with a multi-hectare vegetable garden and a fruit farm, which belonged to a prosperous family, restored and preserved to its original architectural flair, the accommodation features 13 stunning rooms over fours levels offering total romance.
SE Boutique Hotel has been inspired & decorated with unique characteristics from the Cathedral in the city square, the common spaces and bedrooms comes from a monument of great historical, architectural and artistic value, with construction started in 1493.
This unique cosy 4-star hotel offers pure elegance on arrival with its quirky decor and stunning interior, with 54 rooms and there fantastic Rooftop Bar with a seductive 360º views over the city of Funchal which we absolutely loved
The “Quintinha”, as we affectionately call it, keeps this essence full of history that may almost be relieved by walking through its gardens and all the interior nooks and crannies of the hotel.
Quintinha de São João is one of the old examples still in existence of typical Madeiran “Quintas”. With a history closely linked to that of the Island of Madeira.
A small, charming five-star hotel with 42 rooms.
Located in the picturesque fishing village of Porto Moniz, known worldwide for its natural beauty which highlight the wonderful Natural Pools, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean.
Aqua Natura Madeira, offers a prime location of singular beauty with balconies directly over the Atlantic Ocean, where each visitor enjoys breath-taking and unique sensations.
Let the soul of Madeira envelop you. Located on the oceanfront in the Lido tourist area, within 3 km from the centre of Funchal, the hotel overlooks magnificent Atlantic Sea Views and is a contemporary style and ocean-inspired design hotel.
The hotel boasts 220 rooms, all of them with private balcony, and with full bath, hair dryer, direct phone, mini bar, cable TV, radio channels, free Wi-Fi, safety box, air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities.
Located by the sea in the picturesque village of Caniço, the Four Views Oásis Hotel embraces the ocean.
Located by the sea in the picturesque village of Caniço, the Four Views Oásis Hotel embraces the ocean and offers all the facilities you need for a relaxing holiday in Madeira Island.
The combination of the breath-taking views over the Ilhas Desertasand the Ponta de S. Lourenço, makes the Four Views Oásisa stunning option for those visiting Madeira.
Situated in the heart of the Lido, the most important tourist area in Funchal.
The Four Views Monumental Hotel is a fine choice for an invigorating holiday in Madeira, full of pleasure and fun.
All the hotel’s rooms are nicely decorated in a functional style and the apartments and studios are equipped with a kitchenette
With a stunning view over the bay of Funchal, and snuggled by the hills around it, the Four Views BaíaHotel combines all the features you need to enjoy a quiet holiday with all the advantages of a city resort on the island of Madeira
The 238 bedrooms which are spread over nine floors.
The fine décor and the wellbeing and comfort together with the unique location of the Hotel will make your stay a memorable one
The Aqua Natura Madeira on Madeira island is located between the cliffs of the surrounding north coast and the deep blue Atlantic Ocean.
The natural swimming pools ( recently listed by CNN as one of the 12 Best Natural and Seaside Pools’ in the World), the Aqua Natura Madeira Hotel offers a brand new concept of Hotel, combining the comfort and sophistication of a Four-Star accommodation.
With one of the most breathtaking sceneries on the island.
Te Aqua Natura Bay, is a new 4 Star Hotel, located in the paradisiacal Vila of Porto Moniz, on the North Coast of Madeira Island.
The hotel stands out for its mixed exuberant landscape, on the one hand, its fantastic views over the Atlantic Ocean and on the other, the imposing views over the mountainside of the northern side of the island.
On the center of all the existing natural beauty in Porto Moniz, it´s highlight is the world-renowned Natural Swimming Pools.
With its excellent location.
A special place conceived for ayurvedic treatment guests accommodation.
So you can relax and recover your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional balance.
Located in a small hideaway, in the south coast of the Island, Alpino Atlântico is an adult’s only hotel in a full board rate, taking strictly a detox diet and ayurvedic complete programs.
Here the day starts with a yoga session and an overwhelming sea view, without distractions or worries.
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