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Holidays to Madeira

Holidays to Madeira, affectionately known as the “Pearl of the Atlantic”, have enjoyed a renaissance of late as holidaymakers flock to the island for relaxation amongst the lush countryside and clear warm waters.

Nestled off the coast of Northern Africa, cheap holidays to Madeira unlock a rugged landscape that offers endless opportunities to explore and is a haven for hikers and climbers with 6,000 foot mountains to scale!

However, if this sounds like too much effort on a cheap holiday in Madeira, you could always settle down in one of the many bars in Funchal to enjoy a glass or two of the famed local wine.

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Soft Sand and Shingle Beaches to Enjoy on Holiday in Madeira

The island isn’t known for its beaches but it is possible to enjoy a cheap package holiday to Madeira full of beach lounging and swimming in the ocean. A popular beach on the island can be found at Calheta. The man made stretch of soft sand is a hotspot for holidaymakers keen to inject a dash of seaside fun into their cheap holiday to Madeira.

 

Funchal has an interesting black sand and shingle beach in Praia Formosa that is usually full of holidaymakers relaxing in the sun after a busy day absorbing the many cultural treats that the capital has to offer.

 

The volcanic black sand can be found on most of the island’s beaches but if it’s the textbook golden sand and palm trees you want, a short boat trip to Porto Santo will bring all your cheap beach holiday dreams to life!

 

Get Your Walking Boots Ready for a Holiday on Madeira

The island has long enjoyed a reputation as being a walker’s paradise for groups of friends on a cheap holiday in Madeira. The terrain is rather mountainous due to past volcanic activity and the resulting alluvial surfaces have fed a fertile and colourful countryside.

 

Machico on the east coast is a popular spot for walkers because of its prominent vistas and from here it is easy to find the celebrated golf course at Santo Da Serra. The 27-hole course is set high up offering excellent views across the island as you tee-off.

 

For a less conventional way to enjoy the landscape on a cheap holiday in Madeira you could dabble in the local tradition of street tobogganing! When in Monte, which provides an excellent view over Funchal, you can hop in a wicker basket with a friend and be guided down the busy roads alongside cars and pedestrians all in the name of excitement!

 

Get the Credit Card Ready for Fine Restaurants and Shopping Centres on Holiday in Madeira

The capital, Funchal, is the home of shopping on Madeira with boutiques packed into the narrow streets of the city centre. Here, shoppers on a cheap package holiday in Madeira will delight at the array of designer labels available as well as traditional Madeira souvenirs.

 

For a slightly different shopping experience, Ribeira Brava has numerous shops designed like homes, which can be a bit confusing but add plenty of character and interest to your shopping experience on a cheap holiday in Madeira. When the shopping is done, it is time to relax and enjoy the many sumptuous flavours of Madeira cooking.

 

Funchal, Ribeira Brava and Garajau are the three popular places to be when it comes to quality food on a cheap holiday in Madeira. Funchal and Ribeira Brava, which have embraced tourism, have a wide variety of restaurants and cafes serving international flavours and lots of local produce like fish.

 

For a real taste of traditional Madeira cuisine, Garajau on the south coast near to Funchal, has some excellent local eateries offering the best in Madeira food and wine.

 

A cheap package holiday in Madeira really does allow you to do a lot in a small place and you can discover it all with Jet2holidays.

 

Funchal

Funchal

As one of his favourite holiday destinations in the world, Winston Churchill called Madeira a ‘floating garden.’ But in the case of Funchal, the island’s capital, it could just as easily be classed as a living museum.

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Canico

Canico

The quaint village on the east coast of Madeira enjoys a peaceful calm, punctuated by the banter of ramblers passing through or friends making their way down to the coast for some watersports on a cheap holiday in Canico.

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Machico

Machico

With another man made beach and prominent vistas from which to view some of the eastern side of the island, cheap package holidays to Machico from Jet2holidays.com are popular with families as well as couples.

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Funchal

Hotel Dorisol Florasol

The traditional Hotel Dorisol Florasol makes for a perfect mix appealing to those wishing to enjoy historic Funchal whilst being able to relax in comfortable surroundings close to the sea.

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Funchal

Hotel Dorisol Estrelicia

Ideally located with easy access to Funchal, whilst being close to the sea. It has a nice pool area with plenty of facilities on site and in the nearby area. It is part of the Dorisol complex of hotels with Dorisol Mimosa and Dorisol Buganvilia , and guests can use the facilities of the sister prope...

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Machico

Dom Pedro Baia

Nestled beneath the rolling mountains, overlooking the bay, this traditional hotel suits those looking for a relaxing holiday close to the beach.

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from £285pp

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Funchal

Hotel Orca Praia

The Hotel Orca Praia is located overlooking a small sand and shingle beach and with beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Hotel will appeal to those looking for a good quality hotel offering plenty to do in a tranquil location.

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Funchal

Pestana Grand Ocean Resort Hotel

The Pestana Grand Ocean Resort Hotel is amongst the finest hotels in Madeira, positioned on an impressive headland, the 'Ponta da Cruz' overlooking the town, the ocean and the spectacular cliff 'Cabo Girão'. This beautiful property boasts excellent grounds, fantastic facilities...

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Funchal

Madeira Regency Palace

In an excellent cliff-top location with stunning views over the Atlantic, this elegant hotel features tropical gardens and a fantastic range of facilities.

Glasgow

7-nights Bed and Breakfast

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Canical

Quinta Do Lorde Resort

Boasting magnificent views and tranquil surroundings the Quinta do Lorde would be the perfect getaway for a memorable Madeiran holiday. New for Summer 2013 this elegant, village inspired complex, complete with wooden bridges, streams and beautifully landscaped palm fringed gardens, offers guests an ...

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Funchal

Quinta Da Casa Branca

The rustic exterior and mature, lush, green, botanical gardens combine perfectly with the opulent interior and impeccable service to create an understated, relaxed, luxurious hotel. Ideal for guests who would prefer a tranquil setting with relatively easy access to Funchal’s historical sights, resta...

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from £533pp

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Funchal

Hotel Raga

Situated on a hillside in the heart of Madeira’s renowned Lido area, commanding spectacular views from its high vantage point, the Hotel Raga is the perfect choice for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.

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7-nights Bed and Breakfast

from £332pp

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Funchal

Pestana Village & Miramar Garden Resort

Designed in typical Madeiran style, the tiled courtyard is airy and features a fountain and bar area to give a relaxing holiday feel. Surrounded by an award-winning tropical garden it gives the complex a village atmosphere.

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from £369pp

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Funchal

Melia Madeira Mare

This hotel occupies a spectacular seafront setting with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. A modern hotel with great facilities, located on the Lido and close to all that Funchal has to offer.

East Midlands

7-nights Bed and Breakfast

from £448pp

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