Holidays on Madeira
Madeira is small yet exceptionally attractive Portuguese island, just 13 miles wide and 35 miles long, and has no large beaches to speak of, but it does have an Eden-like beauty with its rich volcanic soil having turned it into a botanical wonderland and agricultural treasure house. Most of the indigenous thick forest was destroyed in a fire created by the first Portuguese colonialists to clear it for farming. Today however the fragrant island blooms with colourful masses of orchids, bougainvillea, frangipani, wisteria and geraniums. Fruit and herbs grow in profusion on the hillsides and in ravines, and the mountain slopes are terraced with orchards and vineyards. The island has been termed a 'floating garden' and the sunny atmosphere makes it a fascinating holiday destination and with its elevated excellence of golf courses that delights its visitors to this magnificent place.
Madeira isn't a holiday haven for families with young children or for those looking for theme parks but it could suit families with older children who are into watersports and walking. Both children and adults can have great fun whizzing down the waterslides at the Aqua Park at Santa Cruz, The park boasts five toboggan rides and four fast slides, two swimming pools, a lazy river running round the pools, a bar and locker rooms. Children and adults alike will surely spend enjoyable moments at Santa Cruz Aqua Park! If you have young children then a day out at the new sandy beach at Calheta will go down well. A boat trip off the island of Madeira can make a whale and dolphin watcher’s dreams come true. With the island sitting in the Atlantic you'll be spoilt for choice and will loose count on how many whales and dolphins you can see.
How to find the best deal on hotels and cheap holidays to Madeira.
With Go-there you can search for either a "Flight & Hotel" (where you create your own Madeira holiday) as this option is usually the best as it gives you greater flexibility and much cheaper prices, or you could also search for conventional Madeira package holidays. To see pre-packaged tour operator holidays simply select the "Packages" button where you'll see cheap holidays from the likes of Airtours, Thomas Cook, etc. If you wish to find your own flight (we don't sell all airlines) you can still search for a low price for a wide range of cheap Madeira hotels or Madeira apartments or villas by selecting the "Hotel Only" option.
Tired of searching for the best deal on hotels and cheap holidays to Madeira.
If you want to save your time and money then scroll down the page to see our hand-picked best value-for-money (V-F-M) deals. These aren’t the cheapest hotels on our site but they do offer real value. We are independent and can therefore show you the best value hotels and not just the hotels were are told to offer by those higher up. All of our V-F-M Madeira hotels and holidays gain good reviews and offer reasonable rates compared to other similar hotels in the area.
Looking for an All Inclusive Madeira Holliday.
Go-there offers a wide choice of Madeira all inclusive holidays and Madeira all inclusive hotels. All you need to do is to select the “All inclusive“ option from the 'Board Basis' dropdown box and search. If you want to save time and are only interested in value for money all inclusive hotels in Madeira that gain the better reviews, then simply click on the “Best All Inclusive” option at the top of the search box. By selecting this option you will only see the better all inclusive holidays and hotels.
Need a Madeira Family Holliday with Waterslides.
We are sorry to disappoint you and the children but there are no hotels with water slides. If a holiday with a water slide or Aqua Park is a must then do take a look at our Holidays with FREE Water slides page to see which holiday resorts offer either all inclusive hotels with FREE Water slides or at least offer a Water or Aqua Park that is open to the public. Ed's note: Unable to contact the Aqua Park at Santa Cruz, so have left them off our guide as we are unsure if they will be open for the 2015 summer season.
Seeking a Madeira Holliday for Couples.
If you're seeking a Madeira couples holiday without children in the hotel then simply click on the “Couples” button at the top of the search box or visit our groups Adults Only Holidays in Madeira website where you will find child free holidays for adults.
Looking for a great value-for-money holiday in Madeira? Then stop dreaming, search, book and Go-there.
Top four Value-For-Money (V-F-M) Madeira Holiday Hotels.
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