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Madeira Island Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Madeira Island hotels 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.

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Madeira Island Holiday

Visit this dream-like island, home to lush vegetation, charming towns, haunting volcanic rock formations and mist-covered mountains. 

Madeira Island offers truly spectacular natural scenery and warm temperatures year-round. Follow walking trails that run parallel to man-made irrigation channels and take in views of clear blue waters and green cliffs. Spot brightly colored and sweetly scented flowers in the spring. Chill out on sandy beaches, participate in exhilarating watersports or delve into the island’s fascinating cultural heritage.

One of the best ways to take in Madeira’s idyllic natural scenery is to enjoy 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 kilometers) of trails to find 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 and Câmara de Lobos from this dramatic location. 

Visit the gorgeous village of Santana, known for its multicolored 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, . 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-labeled 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 kilometers) from Morocco. Regular flights leave daily from Lisbon.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Madeira Island?

A: If exploring the hidden treasures around the region of Madeira Region or elsewhere is your main aim this holiday, renting a car is a good move. With our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Madeira Island, you'll be able to pick up a great set of wheels and cruise through the countryside anytime you like. If you're planning to spend most of your time in the cities of Campanário or Caniçal, public transportation is a fantastic way of getting from one place to another.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Madeira Island?

A: If you're organising a trip to Madeira Island, usually you'll come in to land at Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo). This terminal operates 359 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Madeira Island?

A: Many travellers seek out apartments in Madeira Island. However, you won't be lacking in options. Hotels, villas and apart-hotels are also common in this destination.

Q: What does a Madeira Island holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: It all comes down to what kind of escape in Madeira Island you're aiming to have. Pick a flight and hotel, or flight, car and hotel, or car and hotel — or any one of these as a stand-alone. You can also throw in some attractions and activities.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Madeira Island?

A: Save money (and time) by bundling your bookings with us. From Hotels to Rental Cars, Expedia will help you create your next Madeira Island adventure. The more you organise now, the more savings you can make. You'll also have less to stress about when you hit the ground in your destination.




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The Cliff Bay AU$333
Reviewed on 2 Aug. 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

    Beautiful surroundings and fantastic staff. A truly amazing hotel

    Saccharum resort & spa AU$172
    Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020
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    Saccharum resort & spa

    Saccharum resort & spa

    Rua Serra de Água, 1, Calheta
       
      4.7 of 5
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      Modern and beautiful hotel. Although being a big hotel, this was a very relaxing stay.

      Porto Mare Hotel AU$201
      Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020
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      Porto Mare Hotel

      Porto Mare Hotel

      Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia 21, Funchal
         
        4.7 of 5
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Lovely hotel with beautiful gardens and sea view. Food was very good. Wonderful stay.

        Calheta Beach AU$304
        Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020
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        Calheta Beach

        Calheta Beach

        Av. D. Manuel I - n.3, Calheta
           
          4.3 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Really great service, terrific staff. Comfortable room, very clean. Food a bit repetitive and pretty bland. Plenty of it but a bit limited in choices if you don’t want pork or salad every day!

          Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World AU$378
          Reviewed on 4 Jun. 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
             
            4.5 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Great Location. Great Views, Wonderful Staff. Will be even better when connected to the property being built next door.

            Turim Santa Maria Hotel AU$107
            Reviewed on 5 Aug. 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

              Cool modern hotel in the heart of Funchal with an amazing rooftop pool and incredible staff.

              Vila Baleira Funchal AU$100
              Reviewed on 17 Dec. 2019
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              Vila Baleira Funchal

              Vila Baleira Funchal

              Estrada Monumental N. 274, Funchal
                 
                4.1 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Convenient position, friendly, very helpful staff, nice breakfast, good size room. Good decor. Minimalist. No tissues, tiny TV, no kettle in room - but provided when requested. Would like to stay again.

                Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel AU$192
                Reviewed on 4 Aug. 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
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                  All you expect in a top class hotel was present. The bedroom wass excellent. The dining facilities and food was superb and the entertainment was top class.

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