Find a perfect sunshine villa break in Madeira
Visit Madeira and feel all your troubles melt away. Holding host to otherworldly landscapes, quaint villages and a food scene like no other (the region’s honey cake and tropical fruit are heavenly), this unique destination in Portugal is perfect for some much-needed R&R. From the breathtaking mountains and natural swimming pools of Porto Moniz to the year-round sunshine of Ponta do Sol and hidden gems found in Santa Cruz, there’s truly something for everyone on a Madeira holiday.
Our holiday rentals in Madeira are better than Madeira hotels. Offering a little slice of heaven, you’ll find master bedrooms, sun-trap balconies and fully-furnished kitchens to whip up some local cuisine. And we’ve got holiday villas in Madeira with plenty of luxury extras, too. Make a splash in private pools, enjoy a tipple at on-site rooftop bars, or take a soak in your private hot tub and look out over sweeping sea views. Book with us for our best price guarantee, and reach out to our friendly customer service team if you need a helping hand with your booking.
Whether you’re craving an action-packed break or want to relax by the coast, there’s plenty to see and do in Madeira. With its eco marines parks, the region is known as an outstanding scuba diving destination, and wildlife enthusiasts will also love the flora and fauna in its botanical gardens. Enjoy the island at a slower pace and hop on a cable car to take in the breathtaking views of black sands and blue waters from above, or taste some of the finest Madeira wine at vineyards perched on clifftops.
Villa holidays provide the perfect combination of affordability and comfort. Villa holidays are often much cheaper than staying in hotels, allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of self-catering accommodation without spending a fortune. You can choose from a wide selection of villas, all of which offer spacious living areas and fully-equipped kitchens. You'll have the perfect space to relax and unwind without relying on the extra charges and amenities of a hotel.
A villa and a hotel are both popular vacation lodging choices, but there are some key differences that set them apart. Villas offer more in the way of privacy and seclusion, with spacious rooms, dedicated outdoor areas, and larger kitchens allowing for relaxed in-home meals and entertainment. Moreover, villas are often located in residential areas, with access to the local community and amenities. In contrast, hotels offer a more traditional and convenient lodging experience.
The best time to visit Madeira is during the summer months of June – August, when there is an abundance of sunshine and warm temperatures.
Funchal is the main city and is full of luxury hotels where you can relax and take in the culture of the island. For a quieter stay look to Praia Formosa or Calheta which have some gorgeous beaches, perfect for an indulgent getaway.
To get to Madeira from the UK, you would need to book a direct flight between London Gatwick and Madeira (Funchal). If a direct flight doesn't work for you, you can fly from a range of UK airports to Lisbon and then transfer to Madeira. Once at Funchal Airport, there are regular taxi, shuttle and public bus services to transfer you to your accommodation.
The currency in Madeira is the Euro (EUR).
The time difference between the UK and Madeira is two hours ahead.
The primary language spoken in Madeira is Portuguese.
The island of Madeira is a stunning destination in the Atlantic Ocean boasting remarkable natural landscape views. Explore the stunning natural parks or take a lively tour of the capital city, Funchal. Popular tourist attractions include the cable car rides to Monte Palace and the botanical gardens, while a plethora of beaches, waterfalls and trails give holidaymakers plenty of activities to choose from.
Madeira is known for its array of local gastronomic specialities. It is home to a variety of traditional recipes as well as luxury wines and rich liqueurs. The island also offers a selection of international cuisine with dishes from various countries to suit every palate.
Madeira's beaches are stunning, with black volcanic sand, crystal clear turquoise waters, and dramatic ocean cliffs. The stunning coastline also boasts picturesque fishing villages, lush natural scenery, and amazing opportunities for snorkeling and diving. With its warm Mediterranean climate, Madeira is a great beach destination for visitors year round.
Whether you’re looking for a bustling city break in Porto or want to escape to the wild and beautiful landscapes of Douro Valley, we’ve got holiday villas scattered in gorgeous locations across Portugal that are waiting for you.