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    Enjoying an excellent year round climate, stunning scenery and superb quality hotels Madeira holidays are perfect for those wanting to escape the stresses of everyday life. The people are friendly and there are few places where you would enjoy better or more courteous service.

    The Island of Eternal Springtime, Lovers’ Isle, Pearl of the Atlantic, Floating Garden of the Atlantic are just a few of the epithets awarded to Madeira, the largest of the islands in the Madeiran Archipelago which also includes the sand and sea worshippers’ island of Porto Santo, and the uninhabited islands of the Selvagens and Desertas. Located 400 miles west of Morocco and 600 miles from the European mainland, the islands are located on similar latitudes to Bermuda and Los Angeles and enjoy a good year round climate, allowing holidays to Madeira to be enjoyed both in the summer and winter months. Madeira is the tip of a gigantic mountain protruding from the ocean depths and the variations in altitude provide a variety of natural habitats from stunning coastal scenery to soaring mountainous peaks. The central area is volcanic in origin although you need have no fears – the last eruption is thought to have occurred 1.7 million years ago!

    The island is 35 miles long and 16 miles wide and its subtropical climate and moderate rainfall provide an environment where lush vegetation prevails and exotic flowers bloom all year. The water temperature is also pleasant year round due to the warming influences of the Gulf Stream. Although there are no golden sand beaches the island boasts a few manmade beaches and there are numerous lidos and wonderful hotel pools overlooking the ocean or situated in magnificent tropical gardens which make Madeira holidays an ideal choice of destination for sun worshippers.

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Enjoying an excellent year round climate, stunning scenery and superb quality hotels Madeira holidays are perfect for those wanting to escape the stresses of everyday life. The people are friendly and there are few places where you would enjoy better or more courteous service.

The Island of Eternal Springtime, Lovers’ Isle, Pearl of the Atlantic, Floating Garden of the Atlantic are just a few of the epithets awarded to Madeira, the largest of the islands in the Madeiran Archipelago which also includes the sand and sea worshippers’ island of Porto Santo, and the uninhabited islands of the Selvagens and Desertas. Located 400 miles west of Morocco and 600 miles from the European mainland, the islands are located on similar latitudes to Bermuda and Los Angeles and enjoy a good year round climate, allowing holidays to Madeira to be enjoyed both in the summer and winter months. Madeira is the tip of a gigantic mountain protruding from the ocean depths and the variations in altitude provide a variety of natural habitats from stunning coastal scenery to soaring mountainous peaks. The central area is volcanic in origin although you need have no fears – the last eruption is thought to have occurred 1.7 million years ago!

The island is 35 miles long and 16 miles wide and its subtropical climate and moderate rainfall provide an environment where lush vegetation prevails and exotic flowers bloom all year. The water temperature is also pleasant year round due to the warming influences of the Gulf Stream. Although there are no golden sand beaches the island boasts a few manmade beaches and there are numerous lidos and wonderful hotel pools overlooking the ocean or situated in magnificent tropical gardens which make Madeira holidays an ideal choice of destination for sun worshippers.

When first visiting Madeira I spent many lovely days discovering the rugged coast and mountainous interior, the bustle of Funchal and the magnificent gardens and, because my wife and I are pretty active, we particularly loved hiking for miles along the irrigation pathways known as levadas.

Nick Munday, Managing Director

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The Cliff Bay

5 Star

The Cliff Bay enjoys a superb location perched on the cliff top with the majority of rooms overlooking the ocean

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Porto Santa Maria

4 Star

Porto Santa Maria is located on the ocean front next to a beautiful 17th century fortress and is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens creating a relaxed environment

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Belmond Reid's Palace

5 Star Deluxe

Set in ten acres of beautiful gardens and with enviable views over the Atlantic.

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Quinta da Penha de Franca

Albergaria 4 Star

Located in a central part of Funchal overlooking the port and next to a tiny church, this charming quinta, which is full of character

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Featured hotels

The Cliff Bay

5 Star

The Cliff Bay enjoys a superb location perched on the cliff top with the majority of rooms overlooking the ocean

Porto Santa Maria

4 Star

Porto Santa Maria is located on the ocean front next to a beautiful 17th century fortress and is surrounded by sub-tropical gardens creating a relaxed environment

Belmond Reid's Palace

5 Star Deluxe

Set in ten acres of beautiful gardens and with enviable views over the Atlantic.

Quinta da Penha de Franca

Albergaria 4 Star

Located in a central part of Funchal overlooking the port and next to a tiny church, this charming quinta, which is full of character

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When first visiting Madeira I spent many lovely days discovering the rugged coast and mountainous interior, the bustle of Funchal and the magnificent gardens and, because my wife and I are pretty active, we particularly loved hiking for miles along the irrigation pathways known as levadas.

Nick Munday, Managing Director
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