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Madeira

Madeira tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Portugal's most popular island welcomes you with year-round sunshine and impressive mountain scenery. Lying halfway between Portugal's south coast and the shores of Africa, Madeira is an island that specialises in luxury, home to some of the best hotels in the world, including Reid's Palace, who's reputation for excellence reaches back over a century.

In the past levadas were built across the island as a means of irrigation and today these aqueducts that criss-cross the stunning volcanic landscape are the best way to explore Madeira's flora and fauna. In fact the Laurissilva forest regions are so rich in plant species that they have been named one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal.

More than simply a hiking hotspot, this is the place for an all-terrain Portuguese adventure. Rappel into mountain canyons, scuba dive off the coast, or discover some of the best surf spots in the world around the beaches of São Vicente and Porto da Cruz.

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Belmond Reid's Palace, Madeira

Grand & elegant hotel from £1,145 pp

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Early bird offer – Save up to £170 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

Unquestionably Madeira’s most famous hotel, the five-star Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the world’s great names. Experience the best in elegant luxury, coupled with fine dining, an indulgent spa and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views.

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Top itineraries in Madeira

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8-day tailor-made self-drive from £830 pp incl. flights

Famous for its friendly people, natural beauty and mild climate, Madeira is a perfect year-round destination. The island features more than 600 miles of walking trails, and while there aren't any beaches per se, there are plenty of lidos and bathing platforms offering direct sea access.

Porto & Madeira

8-day tailor-made journey from £930 pp incl. flights

Famous for its friendly people, wonderful local flora, and year-round mild climate, Madeira must be one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It makes a perfect pairing with Portugal's second city, Porto. Overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, UNESCO-listed Porto has a rich and varied history.

Lisbon, Porto & Madeira

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 pp incl. flights

Let private, tailor-made tours, stays in three of the country’s finest hotels, First Class rail travel and private drivers show you the best of Portugal. Alongside Porto and Lisbon’s heritage, you’ll also take in the Douro Valley’s wines, Sintra’s regal-rural beauty and Madeira’s endless sun.

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Top places to stay in Madeira

Belmond Reid's Palace, Madeira

Grand & elegant hotel from £1,145 pp

Special
offer

Early bird offer – Save up to £170 pp
Book by: 31 October 2018

Unquestionably Madeira’s most famous hotel, the five-star Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the world’s great names. Experience the best in elegant luxury, coupled with fine dining, an indulgent spa and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views.

Royal Savoy, Madeira

Contemporary hotel

The five-star Royal Savoy boasts 172 elegant, spacious and luxurious rooms and suites - all of which feature their own balcony.

Quinta Jardins do Lago, Madeira

Traditional hotel

Featuring some of Madeira’s most sought-after rooms, this heritage property and its stunning gardens date back to the 1700s while its dining and impressive pools exhibit more contemporary influences.

Quinta da Casa Branca, Madeira

Historic hotel

This Small Luxury Hotel of the World is split between a 19th-century manor and an ultra-fashionable new wing. In between there’s everything from fine dining to an indulgent spa, cloaked in spectacular botanic gardens.

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Where to go in Madeira

Funchal

Funchal's popularity springs primarily from its universal appeal. Whether you are looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Madeira, relax in the sunshine, or party till dawn, this city will not disappoint. The capital of Madeira, this is the main gateway into the region and tourism has really boosted…

Porto Santo

Although Porto Santo is part of the popular Madeira archipelago, the beauty of this island is little spoken of among tourists, helping it remain one of Portugal's most unspoilt beaches. This island is essentially a strip of land fronted by 9 km of uninterrupted golden sand and even better, this …

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When to go to Madeira

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Madeira articles

  • Our favourite Portugal routes through Lisbon, Madeira & the Azores

    Every year on 10th June, Portugal celebrates its annual national holiday, Portugal Day. In honour, we’ve picked our favourite routes through Portugal to immerse yourself in the historic pousadas, cobblestone villages and world-class gastronomy of this Iberian gem.

  • Top 10 driving holidays in Spain & Portugal

    From wild coastlines and beach curves to mountain peaks and rolling countryside, the charms of the Iberian Peninsula are seemingly endless. To help point you in the right direction our destination experts have put together the following self-drive routes that showcase the best of it all.

  • Top 10 places to visit this autumn

    Whether it’s island relaxation in the sun or a Big-Five safari, this is a collection of our finest autumn escapes. There are also plenty of insiders’ tips, including America’s secret ‘fall foliage’.

  • Best of the early summer sun

    Each week Luke McCormick, Wexas Channel Editor, provides an inside look at the latest headlines and gives his independent, expert comment.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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