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Madeira Archipelago, 1,000 km off the coast of Portugal, consists of two inhabited islands, Madeira Island and Porto Santo, and two groups of uninhabited rock formations. Having been an important coaling station for cross Atlantic ships, Madeira quickly became a holiday paradise retreat for those on cruise ships. Madeira Island has become one of the world’s favourite island paradises, where visitors can sit back and relax in the tranquillity and charm of a Madeira holiday villa.

Places to holiday in Madeira, Portugal

The capital, Funchal, is a charming city which climbs the rocky hills from the harbour. The sights and sounds of Funchal are all accessible on foot from any self catering Madeira apartment. There are many sights to see in Funchal, but much of your time here will be spent in a café or restaurant sampling the cakes and fine sweet wines of Madeira.

The famous port of Calheta is best known for its yachts, although in my mind it should be known for its stunning natural beauty. A sailing holiday to Madeira would hugely benefit from a Madeira holiday rental in Calheta.

Santa Cruz is a magnificent destination for a Madeira holiday rental. Set in one of the most rural parts of Madeira Island, it has a variety of magnificent secluded beaches to enjoy.

Things to do in Madeira, Portugal

On arriving at your Madeira villa, you will notice that the pace of life is not blistering! A Madeira holiday does however have the advantage of a magnificent climate and blissful surroundings, so there are many leisure activities to be enjoyed if you can tear yourself away from the Madeira beaches. Madeira is such a small island, it is hard to imagine just how much there is to see and do on a family holiday to Madeira, but one trip will certainly not be enough! Fine beaches, picturesque villages, huge volcanic caves, awe-inspiring views, fine wines, magnificent walking and superb deep sae fishing are all regular features on a Madeira holiday.

Walking in Madeira along the waterways or ‘levadas’ provides a remarkable experience. The countryside is spectacular, and the walking is not to strenuous. Public facilities for tennis, squash and many sports are available at Quinta Magnolia.

The deep sea fishing in Madeira is second to none. From June until September the best fishermen in the world arrive looking for blue marlin and blue fin tuna. Most fishing trips will take you past Cabo Girao, the highest cliffs in Europe.

Golf in Madeira is great. There are two main courses, but be warned, playing a round of golf in Madeira will test your fitness! Weekends in Madeira however should be spent sampling a local festa. Local music, food and dancing at these festas occur every weekend throughout the summer.

A family holiday can also take advantage of Madeira Theme Park, Santa CruzAqua Park and the Island tours on offer. Whale watching, surfing, scuba diving and balloon rides are also available, so there is certainly no shortage of entertainment from a Madeira holiday villa!

Weather in Madeira, Portugal

Madeira has a magnificent climate. Summers are warm, but not scorching, with average temperatures of around 24°C, peaking around 33°C. Winters can be wet, but temperatures only drop 4°C from summer temperatures, so a holiday to Madeira is perfect for a summer break or if you are searching for a villa bathed in winter sun.

Travel to Madeira, Portugal

Madeira Airport (FNC) on the eastern side of the Island, is about half an hour from Funchal. There are many cheap flights to Madeira from the UK, some direct, others may have to change on the Portuguese mainland. For cheap flights to Madeira, try looking at seasonal deals or offers from British Airways.

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Two weeks in Fabulous Madeira

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Before the holiday, had very good interaction with Andreia. On arrival our host was there to greet us and show us around the property and things that we needed to know about, she also gave us information about the local bus stops and where we could get shopping and eateries, she also left us a gift of Madeira wine and Madeira cake, made with local sugar cane. The property is very spacious and has great views over some of the town and the sea. We used the kitchen and dining area on numerous occasions for cooking food. The beds were also very comfy. The property is on two bus routes, the 24 and 83, the 24 is a more regular service, is also heads into the centre of Funchal, in the other direction you can head to Forum Funchal, a multi unit shopping centre including a supermarket, Pingo Doce. You can also walk to this an it would take about 10-15 minutes. On the return journey there are a couple of steepish hills, but you can use the bus. If using the buses in Funchal it is a good idea to purchase a Giro bus ticket from various shops and at the harbour front in Funchal, this will reduce the cost of travel. The property is also very close to Estrada Monumental, with many shops, eateries, outdoor swimming pools, walks, cafes, bars etc. There are also numerous other buses for either travel inside Funchal or to other parts of the island. Just above the property is one of the islands famous levada's, this one is Levada Poirnais, from here you can walk towards one of Funchals football stadiums and the other way take you into the Socorridos valley, with some great views of the Madeiran landscape. Weather for us was excellent with just a few hours of rain during our 2 weeks, this supports the fabulous flowers all over the island, just colour everywhere. We also took a few buses outwith Funchal to other parts of the island, either for sightseeing or to access other Levada walks. Funchal itself has much to see and do, with numerous sights and many eateries, also you can taste the local Madeiran wine at some of the wineries. You can also take the Cable car up to a place called Monte, it has great views of the city. Our host also contacted us during our stay to see if there were any issues. She also arrived on our day of departure to see if all was ok with our stay and supported us with contacting a taxi service to the airport. Fab holiday in a fab apartment in a great destination.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018

Very relaxing holiday

5 of 5
The villa is in excellent condition and is perfect if you require peace and quiet with lovely views in a good locatiom. We would highly recommend it.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018