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Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.

Madeira Island Holiday: coronavirus information

Flight-inclusive Madeira Island holiday packages and Madeira Island Flight-Plus arrangements created by you on Expedia.co.uk are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

Most Madeira Island hotels also offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

For more information, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Madeira Holiday Guide

Visit this dream-like island, home to green jungle, quaint villages, haunting volcanic rock formations and misty mountains.

Madeira Island has stunning natural landscapes and hot temperatures all year-round. Get on the hiking trails that run alongside the man-made irrigation channels. Enjoy unforgettable views over clear blue waters and cliffs covered in green vegetation. Spot brightly coloured and sweetly scented flowers in the spring. Chill out on sandy beaches, try out thrilling water sports or delve into the island’s enthralling cultural heritage.

Take in Madeira’s idyllic natural scenery with a levada walk: the levadas are a series of mini-canals developed by early settlers to distribute water around the island. Explore a network of more than 870 miles (1,400 kilometres) of irrigation canals and follow them to waterfalls and lagoons, as well as valleys, mountain ranges and laurel forests.

Brave the glass-floored skywalk at Cabo Girão, one of the highest ocean cliffs in the world. Standing 1,902 feet (580 meters) above the water, you can spot Funchal, the island’s largest city, and Câmara de Lobos from this dramatic location.

Visit the gorgeous village of Santana, known for its multicoloured A-framed cottages, called palheiros. These charming thatched-roof residences are unique to the island and well worth a visit.

See the ornate geometric patterns decorating the roof of Funchal's cathedral, Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção. Constructed in the 16th century, this Moorish-influenced cathedral also features beautiful Baroque altars, gilded choir stalls and intricate tiling.

Don’t miss the views over Funchal from Jardim Botanico, a beautiful botanical garden. Walk along the well-labelled paths and admire collections of cacti and anthuriums. Look for the overlapping roots of an ancient heather tree, which is said to be more than 10 million years old.

Calheta Beach may be man-made, but its golden sands and clear waters are nonetheless scenic. Canoe, windsurf, swim or stop for some fresh seafood at one of the restaurants found along the beach. Be sure to sample the region’s unique white rum called aguardente.

Madeira Island is located about 350 miles (563.3 kilometres) from Morocco. Regular flights leave daily from Lisbon.

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Saccharum resort & spa £123
Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020
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Saccharum resort & spa

Saccharum resort & spa

Rua Serra de Água, 1, Calheta
     
    4.7 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    very spacious modern setup great pool areas location directly at the beach

    Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World £219
    Reviewed on 8 Mar 2020
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    Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World

    Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World

    Avenida do Infante, 25, Funchal
       
      4.4 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Spacious rooms with walk-in closet and ocean view balcony. beautiful and peaceful gardens and pool areas.

      The Cliff Bay
      Reviewed on 18 Mar 2020
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      The Cliff Bay

      The Cliff Bay

      Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal
         
        4.9 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This is my second visit to this hotel it’s absolutely amazing with lots of pools free shuttle bus excellent staff fabulous amenities outstanding views and fabulous price and we w stay again and again

        Turim Santa Maria Hotel £66
        Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020
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        Turim Santa Maria Hotel

        Turim Santa Maria Hotel

        Rua João de Deus, 24, Funchal
           
          4.7 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Easy walk in to Funchal town. Lots of restaurants and shops close by. We were there when the coronavirus started and the staff were excellent throughout at a time when they must have been very concerned about their own prospects as the hotel closing the day after we left.

          Hotel Royal Savoy £175
          Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020
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          Hotel Royal Savoy

          Hotel Royal Savoy

          Rua Carvalho Araujo, Funchal
             
            4.6 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Staff always friendly and helpful. Double room with sea view balcony was fine, huge bed! Breakfast buffet could hardly be better whether you want a light continental or full English. Well situated with a good selection of restaurants nearby and easy walk to Funchal town. Lunch snacks also good quality ...

            Pestana CR7 Funchal
            Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020
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            Pestana CR7 Funchal

            Pestana CR7 Funchal

            Av. Sá Carneiro, Praça do Mar, Funchal
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Excellent location on the waterfront in Funchal. Wonderful views of the carnival processions from the hotel. Ideal hotel to stay in during the many waterfront activities ie flower festival new year fireworks

              Enotel Lido - All Inclusive
              Reviewed on 6 Nov 2019
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              Enotel Lido - All Inclusive

              Enotel Lido - All Inclusive

              Rua Simplicio Dos Passos Gouveia, 29, Funchal
                 
                4.5 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Had a lovely stay here. The hotel was very clean, staff friendly, food was the only thing that let the hotel down, more choice needed

                Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel
                Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020
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                Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

                Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

                Largo Antonio Nobre, Funchal
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This hotel is in a good position - between old town/harbour and Lido/promenade, with amazing sea views. It was spotlessly clean, room service was every day, overall the hotel is a little dated and areas are tired so an upgrade is needed to bring it back up to its 5 star rating. Breakfast was good ...

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