Madeira is famous for its lidos, or outdoor pools – you’ll find them at Funchal and Caniço. Calheta, meanwhile, offers two man-made golden-sand beaches with stunning mountain views to rival them all. And Machico has a new beach made from glorious grains imported all the way from the western Sahara.

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Think outdoorsy experiences with a few cosmopolitan twists and you’ll be right on the money with a Madeira holiday. This lush island is known for its spectacular gardens, while the mountain scenery makes it ideal for walking the levadas and exciting emerald-green trails. And for chic bars and boutiques, there’s the capital, Funchal.

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Weather in Madeira

The two islands of Madeira and Porto Santo, which belong to Portugal, have a very mild climate, to the point that they can be considered as the islands of eternal spring. The north-east trade winds, which prevail throughout the year, bring a bit of cloudiness, humidity, and rainfall on the north-facing slopes. On the other hand, in the cold half of the year, the islands can be affected by Atlantic depressions. Daytime temperatures hover around 19/20 degrees Celsius (66/68 °F) from December to April, and exceed 20 °C (68 °F) between May and November, reaching 26 °C (79 °F) in August and September.

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Approx 3hrs from the UK



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Our current offers in Madeira

Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden

An excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its charming environment and proximity to great restaurants, Quinta Splendida makes it easy to enjoy the best of Canico.

Roca Mar Hotel

Situated on the Canico de Baixo oceanfront providing direct and private access to the Atlantic Ocean. The resort offers two indoor and outdoor pools, a wellness centre and fitness centre.

Hotel Orca Praia

The hotel is perfect for those looking for a great value with wonderful service and atmosphere. There’s a relaxed evening entertainment programme and great little cocktail bar!