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Madeira

The Portuguese Atlantic island of Madeira is a slice of paradise, with its diverse flora creating a gorgeous landscape of rainbow colours that gives rise to its nickname, ‘the Floating Garden’. The capital city of Funchal also provides an explosion of colour, with historic churches, colonial-era buildings and relaxed city squares. The winding backstreets of Funchal are also packed with quaint Portuguese eateries and wineries where you can sample the local cuisine, whilst the modern marina provides upscale cafes and seafood options for an alternative dining experience.

Madeira’s coastline is also a joy to behold, with craggy rocks and pebbled beaches providing a visual delight for visitors. Although the island isn’t gifted with natural golden sands, the man-made Calheta beach and the volcanic Ribeira Brava provide welcome space for beach-lovers to soak up some sun.

Elsewhere on the island, Canico de Baixo offers an 18th century church as one of its star attractions and provides an upscale choice for those seeking luxury with its boutique hotels and villas boasting stunning coastal views.

Holidays to Madeira

We’ve teamed up with the Madeira Selection which groups top ranking hotels on Madeira Island. View the hotel collection below to find the perfect hotel for your holiday to Madeira.

 

  • Holidays to Madeira

  • Holidays to Madeira

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 18℃
  • 18℃
  • 18℃
  • 19℃
  • 20℃
  • 22℃
  • 23℃
  • 25℃
  • 24℃
  • 23℃
  • 21℃
  • 19℃
  • 13
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • 9
  • 12
  • 12
  • 16

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

RAINFALL

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, January is a great time to catch a Winter Sun beach break.

February

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, February is a great time to catch a Winter Sun beach break. February half-term holidays means there will be an increase in families in the resorts, which usually means fewer special offers are available.

March

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, March is a great time to catch a Spring beach break.

April

With fewer crowds and warm temperatures, April is a great time to catch a Spring beach break.

May

Temperatures are starting to rise and the main holiday season begins. This is a great time to travel for those wanting to avoid the crowds but seeking warmer temperatures and experience all of what the resort has to offer.

June

This is now one of the best months to visit in terms of temperture and because it falls outside of school holidays, offers a more relaxed and quiet environment. June is also a good month for special offers.

July

This is the peak time to visit the resort and with it falling within school holidays, crowds are likely. Due to it's popularity, August doesn't see many special offers.

August

This is the peak time to visit the resort and with it falling within school holidays, crowds are likely. Due to it's popularity, July doesn't see many special offers.

September

This is still one of the best months to visit in terms of temperture and because it falls outside of school holidays, offers a more relaxed and quiet environment. September is also a good month for special offers.

October

Warm temperatures ensure October is still a popular month to travel. For thos wanting to avoid the crowds it's best to avoid the October half-term holidays.

November

November still enjoys warm weather and there are usually special offers to tempt vistors during this month.

December

December still enjoys warm weather and can be the perfect time for some Winter Sun just in time for the festive period.

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WHERE TO BOOK

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HOTELS

  • Best of the Best
  • Life of Luxury
  • Unique & Fabulous
  • Creature Comforts
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3* Dorisol Estrelicia

This modern hotel located near the seafront offers guests the choice of an indoor or outdoor pool, gardens, tennis court and spa. Ideal for active guests looking for an affordable hotel as a base in the city of Funchal, the Dorisol Estrelicia hotel allows guest to fully explore the stunning island of Madeira.

Our Rating: Basics covered

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3* Dorisol Florasol

The Dorisol Florasol is a great choice for those looking to enjoy historic Funchal whilst staying in comfortable studios or apartments close to the sea. Boasting a spacious pool area, a bright and quirky restaurant and a leisurely stroll to the promenade to enjoy local delicacies, shops and bars.

Our Rating: Basics covered

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4* Alpino Atlantico

A special place conceived for ayurvedic treatment, this small hotel assures the necessary peace and tranquillity, so you can relax and recover you physical, mental, spiritual and emotional balance. A traditional Madeiran style, this family friendly hotel offers spacious air-conditioned rooms with breath-taking views of the sea.

Our Rating: Unique & Fabulous

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4* Aqua Natura

Situated in the picturesque village of Porto Moniz on the north coast of the island and just above the famous natural pools boasting fantastic views of the ocean. With blue waters to the front and lush green mountains behind, this is the perfect choice for those wanting nature and the ocean during their holiday to Madeira.

Our Rating: Unique & Fabulous

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4* Four Views Baia

This chic and elegant hideaway occupies an enviable location, overlooking the spectacular bay of Funchal and surrounded by imposing mountains. This modern hotel has everything you need to offer you a peaceful holiday with all the advantages of a city resort on Madeira Island providing the ideal base for your holiday in Madeira.

Our Rating: Creature Comforts

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4* Four Views Monumental

The beautiful Four Views Monumental hotel is situated in a central location which enjoys a fresh decked pool area, an impressive restaurant and evening entertainment. This popular property is perfect for those searching for a friendly hotel from which to explore the Lido area and the vibrant city of Funchal.

Our Rating: Creature Comforts

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4* Four Views Oasis

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. Boasting a perfect setting for laid-back getaways, enjoy the sunshine on the pool terrace or the pretty pebble beach only steps away.

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4* SE Boutique Hotel

This is a small cosmopolitan hotel located in the very heart of Funchal. The location couldn’t be better, it’s only metres from the Cathedral of Funchal, and also provides easy access to many other attractions including the farmers market, cable car and marina. This property also boasts a stunning rooftop bar with incredible 360º views.

Our Rating: Unique & Fabulous

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4* Sentido Galomar

Perched at the top of a cliff, the Sentido Galomar offers exceptional ocean views and boasts direct sea access as well as indoor and outdoor pools. Dine at Restaurant Atlantis serving fresh seafood, alternatively Restaurant Ondamar offering authentic Italian dishes. This modern hotel is perfect for for a relaxing holiday.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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4* Sentido Galosol

This is the perfect choice for those looking for an active holiday in Madeira. Boasting a coastal location and offering squash, kayaking, snorkelling, diving and off-site activities such as canyoning, hiking and mountain biking (additional charges may apply). Rest easy overlooking the ocean with the peace of mind the property has sustainability at it’s core.

Our Rating: Creature Comforts

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5* Melia Madeira Mare

Located in the heart of the Lido, overlooking the Atlantic ocean with access to Gorgulho Beach, the Melia Madeira Mare is a superb choice for those seeking easy access Funchal’s restaurants, shops, fashionable districts ad nightlife. Modern, contemporary rooms with a private balcony and the majority with sea views.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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5* Quinta da Serra

With a unique location nestled in the country 820m above sea level, yet only 25 minutes’ ride to the quaint and lively capital of Funchal, Hotel Quinta Da Serra offers guests spacious rooms with balconies, swimming pool with bar, a games room and a cosy restaurant. Perfect for those looking for a relaxing break.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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5* Quintinha de Sao Joao

A superb property just a short walk from the heart of Funchal. An elegant hotel steeped in tradition with contemporary old charm mixed with Madeiran hospitality. Originally a colonial manor house it’s been transformed into a relaxing hotel with pools, a divine restaurant, bar & lounge area and lush gardens.

Our Rating: Life of Luxury

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