The island of Madeira is a perfect all year round holiday retreat with its mild winters and gentle summers. Fashionable since the 19th century, the island continues to captivate visitors with its leisurely atmosphere and spectacular scenery.
An exotic combination of extinct volcanic mountains, dense forests and cascading waterfalls contrast with the pastoral countryside bisected by a myriad of irrigational watercourses with ‘Levada’ footpaths help keen walkers to explore much of the island.
Delightfully sub-tropical and a must for botanists who will appreciate the flourishing flora and fauna on an island sometimes described as a ‘floating garden’. The capital, Funchal, with its colourful market places and tree-lined streets has a distinctly colonial feel. In complete contrast, peaceful little villages, made up of tiny houses clinging to the steep hillsides, epitomise the island interior.
Our collection of hotels and country house style Quintas covers all tastes. As in all our destinations, there are interesting car touring holidays and opportunities to combine Madeira with the Lisbon Coast resorts.
Let the delights of these tranquil islands captivate you. We know you will want to return again to these peaceful havens in the Atlantic Ocean.