Madeira's stunning mix of green mountains, golden beaches and historic towns make it a top holiday destination. With regular flights from a growing number of UK airports it has never been easier to reach. Whether staying at a beach resort, renting a hill-top villa, or relaxing in a traditional hotel Madeira holidays have much to offer British tourists.
Easyjet Holidays list a variety of holiday packages to the island. The hotel Monte Carlo is a renovated 18th century villa constructed of wood and stone in the traditional Portuguese style. It is located on the hillside in Funchal, the capital of Madeira, overlooking the sea. Minutes from the city centre, prices for the Monte Carlo deal start from £243 for seven nights accommodation plus return flights from Stansted.
Just outside Funchal, the popular Hotel Dom Pedro Garajau also offers cheap rates, with deals for seven nights plus flights from Stansted starting at £255. The Dom Pedro Garajau is a three star hotel next to the sea, with modern rooms, three private swimming pools on-site, sports facilities and a variety of bars and restaurants. This deal is available through Easyjet Holidays.
On the north side of the island, the city of Sao Vicente remains a relaxing and quiet destination, away from the buzz of Funchal. The quiet beaches and picturesque lagoons are great for families, while the small and charming villages that hug the cliff tops make for pleasant excursions.
Asda Travel offer a range of affordable Sao Vicente holidays. The Estalagem Do Mar resort sits right on the beach overlooking the Atlantic and is rated as a four-star hotel by Asda. Guests can chill out on the beach or by the pool, rent a mountain bike and cycle along the coast, or play tennis at one of the on-site courts. Prices for seven nights, plus flights from Gatwick start at £272 per person based on two people sharing.
- Paul do Mar