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From wreck diving to whale watching and even golf, Madeira has it all
If you’re looking for a last minute getaway to a sunshine destination but don’t want to spend hours on a plane, Madeira is the place for you. Surrounded by the deep turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean and bathed in a flow of warm air and sunshine from West Africa all year round, Madeira has the climate of a tropical island paradise with all the luxury and convenience of a Western European destination.
Due to its remote location and unique topography, Madeira holidays open up a diverse range of activities for all the family to enjoy. So no matter if you’re looking for a relaxing holiday taking in some winter sun or you’re after a more adrenaline boosting holiday abseiling 12-meter bluffs, this beautiful island paradise has it all.
The perfect place for relaxation
A warm temperate climate makes Madeira the perfect place for a relaxing winter break. The city of Funchal is a modern cosmopolitan city which is well known for its amazing seafood restaurants and collection of 4 and 5-star hotels. From the harbor you can take a leisurely boat trip out into the Atlantic to experience some of the best whale and dolphin watching anywhere in the world.
If you don’t fancy the sea, take a trip into the mountains surrounding the city and explore some of the exquisite botanical gardens that flourish in the volcanic soil here. If you’re up for a little more strenuous activity there are a number of gentle hiking trails available which explore the Palheiro and Funchal municipal botanic gardens. Wherever you choose to go, the sights, sounds, and smells of this idyllic island paradise will remain with you for a lifetime.
Looking for a little more action?
There can’t be many islands that offer the sheer range and diversity of activities as Madeira. The island is famous for its wreck diving and offers a number of sunken wrecks located offshore for divers to enjoy. There is also the world famous Madeira Aquarium which offers the chance to dive with sharks in the natural seawater pool while under the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Want a bigger adrenaline boost? How about canyoning in the Parque Ecologico do Funchal which offers rock pools, waterfalls and abseiling for canyoners to explore. When that’s done there is a choice of hardcore hiking trails into the mountains following the Levadas, which are irrigation channels carved into the mountain to bring fresh water to the city. Here hikers can meander up through lush mountain vegetation in the world's largest Laurisilva forest, which culminates at the top with stunning views across the island.
Voyage Privé provides a collection of handpicked offers for travellers looking for Madeira holidays. There is a selection of luxury, boutique hotels for couples and families to enjoy, with both half board and full board accommodation provided.