| Top Holiday Resorts in Madeira the sub-tropical gem of Portugal
The best luxury holiday resorts in Madeira: The beautiful sub tropical Portuguese island of Madeira is one of natures paradises. Whether its peace with nature you seek or the bustle of Funchal, the capital, you will find it and a lot more in Madeira. Below are a few of our top recommended holiday resort hotels on the island. Most are 5 star with a couple deserving 4 star rating. Click images below to explore inside the resort and read our latest reviews and info.
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Pestana Royal Spa Resort
Funchal. Maderia. 1655 reviews. Premium Ocean & Spa Resort with traditional Portuguese styling and luxurious custom made furnishing
Canico, Madeira. 459 reviews. This beachfront hotel offers private access to the seafront, 2 pools and a wellness centre.
Pestana Casino Park
Funchal, Madeira. 4206 reviews. On a hilltop Pestana with panoramic views and spa, infinity pool, and activities, a luxurious stay in Funchal.
Ponta Do Sol, Madeira. 617 reviews. Surrounded by mountains and sea on the south coast this stylish resort has great facilities.
Funchal, Madeira. 3540 reviews. Half Board. With two spectacular glass buildings overlooking ocean, large pools and magnificent gardens.
Dom Pedro Garajau
Canico, Madeira. 703 reviews. 282 rooms with excellent leisure, entertainment and relaxation facilities. Indoor and outdoor pools.
Muthu Raga Hotel
Funchal, Madeira. 1035 reviews. Spectacular views with direct access to the Lido pools and seafront,its perfect for sun worshippers.
Funchal, Madeira. 687 reviews. Nostalgic atmosphere, architecture and landscaping the Aparthotel has restaurants, bar and swimming pool.
Funchal, Madeira. 3434 reviews. 5 star comfort with an unparalleled selection of services and amenities at this Resort & Spa.
Funchal, Madeira. 946 reviews. Stunning complex, great facilities indoor pool, gym, sauna, Jacuzzi, beauty salon, internet desk, Free WiFi
Funchal, Madeira. 3739 reviews. Exclusive and sophisticated luxury 5* hotel with direct access to the sea and the highest quality facilities.
Funchal, Madeira. 2387 reviews. Modern and elegant hotel on promenade. Fine restaurants, 3 bars and esplanades and a ballroom.
Calheta Beach Hotel
Calheta, Madeira. 1254 reviews. In delightful location. Truly relaxing and reviving ambience and dazzling golden sandy beach
Saccharum Resort & Spa
Calheta, Madeira. 2039 reviews. Stylish 5* accommodation with exclusive facilities. Great cuisine, breathtaking views and a rejuvenating spa
Estalagem Quintinha Sao Joao
Funchal, Madeira. 1404 reviews. Relaxed 42 room hotel in subtropical gardens 1.5km from the centre of Funchal.
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Madeira and Poto Santo are Portuguese islands of exotic tropical colours and bright greenery, though sandy beaches are somewhat rarer as the coastline is more rugged and beaches tend to be stony. However some places have gorgeous beeches like Prai de Machico which is on the South side close to the airport and very popular. While the Sao Martinho coast has some exclusive hotel resort complexes with beautiful beaches. You can also find small secluded bays dotted along the southern coastline of Madeira like Praira da Calheta, a large beautiful sandy bay located on the south-west coast and a great Blue Flag beach for families. Prainha (Caniçal) is a lovely secluded beach where you can simply bathe in the sun and listen to the sea. Or take a short trip on the ferry to Praia do Porto Santo located on Porto Santo island. An astounding beach with crystal waters and is a perfect place to relax.
But its not the beaches which make Madeira so popular. Its the stunning tropical climate and vibrant greenery, hills, mountains, wonderful cuisine and people.
Madeira has an all year comfortable temperature ranging from 15C in winter (January to March) and 20C to 26C the rest of the year.
Don't expect to see much sun before 10am as it often rains late nights and takes a while for the early morning mountain mist to clear. But then subtropical Madeira glistens all day.
Funchal is the capital and a fantastic place to be. Wonderfully landscaped with botanical gardens and harbour. The yearly firework displays are something not to miss.
Prices in Madeira are not expensive and reasonable priced accommodation is available across the island. However, expect to pay more in the capital Funchal.
Though a subtropical island, Madeira differs in that there are no dangerous bugs, animals, snakes or swarms of pesky mosquitoes making it an ideal holiday location.
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