Boost your energy levels with a pre-Christmas break to warmer climes by taking advantage of one of the late offers now available. We’ve scanned the web and come up with the following destination as highlighted in a Telegraph list.
You’re still in time to book a week through Sunvil Discovery (020 8758 4722; www.sunvil.co.uk) at the family-run Estalagem Engenho Velho, a converted sugar cane mill located on Madeira’s south coast. A return flight to the island from London’s Gatwick, Airport, transfers and seven nights Bed and Breakfast cost just £524 per person this month, but book now as the offer ends on the 20th of December.
Alternatively, check out Sunshine.co.uk, who are offering seven nights at the three-star Dorisol Florasol Aparthotel from £292 per apartment. The modern apartments sleep up to four people and include access to two swimming pools. Flights are extra.
Madeira is a Portuguese speaking island just 520km off the coast of Africa and is a popular resort all year-round. Average temperatures in December are in the high sixties, so you can forget the winter chill. Nature is the island's biggest tourist draw with surfing, fishing and walking high on the list of things to do. And of course football fans will be happy to visit the birthplace of Cristiano Ronaldo, FIFA’s World Player of the Year.