Madeira Winter Holidays 2019/2020
The bewitching isle of Madeira rises up from the sparkling waves of the Atlantic Ocean like an emerald jewel. Boasting a balmy, sub-tropical climate, Madeira is renowned for its stunning scenery, simply overflowing with exotic flora. Awash with colour throughout the year, Madeira is affectionately called the 'Floating Garden'. Dramatic mountains overlook terracotta-roofed villages and vineyards heavy with grapes, while lush meadows speckled with fuchsia pink and bright orange blooms spill down valleys and volcanic hillsides to a dramatic coastline lapped by waters of deepest blue.
Madeira Holiday Accommodation
★★★The Dorisol Mimosa Hotel offers a great alternative to the usual hotel accommodation. Instead of hotel rooms, you'll enjoy superb apartments, each with a wonderful array of amenities. In fact, when you stay at the Dorisol Mimosa Hotel you also get access to all the extra amenities provided by its sister hotel, the Dorisol Estrelicia.
Funchal | 4*
This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. Surrounded by an extensive tropical garden, Pestana Village Garden Resort offers studios equipped with balconies with views of the outdoor pool and sun-lounger terrace. The centre of Funchal is a 15-minute walk. Massage treatments can be enjoyed in the gazebo on the pool deck. Inside, guests can relax in the sauna or hot tub and there is a pool surrounded by cushioned loungers. In the game room, billiards can be played. Pestana Village Garden Resort Aparthotel is a 20-minute drive from Funchal International Airport. Paid private parking is available.
Funchal | 3*
The Aparthotel Imperatriz is a small family-run establishment conveniently situated near to the city centre of Funchal, Madeira. In the hotel, the clients have at their disposal a lot of facilities, such a snack-bar service, a restaurant, a games room (Billiard, darts, chess), desk computer, business centre, recreation area, a small library with a variety of Portuguese and foreign literature and free wireless internet available all over the hotel.
Canico ★ ★ ★ ★On the Eastern side of Madeira, a little way out of Funchal, you'll find Canico Bay – a thriving resort. Go a little further out to a quiet promontory and you'll reach Canico de Baixo, a delightfully secluded spot, and home to the Royal Orchid Hotel. Enjoying a beautiful setting and spectacular views of the Atlantic, it is, undoubtedly, one of the finest hotels on the eastern coast.
Funchal, Madeira ★★★★As its name suggests, the Jardins d'Ajuda Suite Hotel occupies a delightful setting in beautifully maintained gardens. The smart exterior (in a subtle shade of yellow) is a clear sign of what to expect inside – it's a well maintained, stylish facility, and one you'll quickly fall for.