This pearl of the Atlantic is certainly a jewel in Portugal’s crown. Bursting with colour, dramatic topography, and warmed by the Atlantic sun, this year-round island destination has much to offer travellers. Emerald green landscapes and dense forests provide a striking contrast to the deep blue sea, with both offering the perfect backdrop for active adventures, and an escape from the mass summer tourism of other coastal destinations. Full of trees and flowers, where summers are mild, and winters are gentle, Madeira is a sunny place full of history and natural beauty. Soak up the atmosphere of Funchal Old Town’s quaint streets, restaurants and bars, take a catamaran trip, or a food and wine tour, and enjoy the view from the cable car ride to Monte.
Reid’s Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Madeira
Travel back in time with a stay at this colonial-style Grand Dame, where the likes of Sir Winston Churchill once sat penning his memoirs, and where Europe’s social elite descended for sunshine and sea air. Set on a clifftop abov [...]View Hotel