Eden Mar Hotel

The Eden Mar hotel is located at the Lido area of Funchal and is part of the Porto Bay group. We stayed for the first week of November in a junior suite at this aparthotel and had a wonderful week of very welcome sunshine. Madeira is a great destination for winter sun with average temperatures […]…

Pestana Carlton Madeira

The location is absolutely great being much nearer the centre of Funchal than most other hotels….as with all Pestana hotels the staff know exactly what is expected of them and they deliver it all the time and every time. Since it was the original hotel in the group it was becoming a little tired but […]…

Madeira – Break for tourist who appreciates a little culture/great scenery

Mainly stayed in and around Funchal but visited the mountains/scenic coastal points/fishing villages near the capital. The point I want to make is that it is not just for older people or 6 free hours from a cruise-ship. The island has more to offer for all ages and though not the place for the Ibiza […]…

Madeira – Somewhere to go for a short break

We were looking for somewhere to go for a short break that wouldn’t mean quarantining on our return, so where better than Madeira? Having stayed there on our honeymoon twenty four years ago, and going back two years ago, the island has a special place in our hearts. Situated just off the coast of Morocco […]…


Madeira has been on the tourist tick list for about 175 years and is still as popular today with thousands of visitors coming to enjoy its mild climate and wonderful flora. It had been a long hard winter and I was in need of warmth and sunlight. I had read many positive reviews about Madeira […]…

Madeira – A super-all-inclusive two week break

This year, the weather was not at its best – lots of heat in the sun but plenty of cloud cover, drizzly rain and a cool wind. We have visited Madeira before and said we must stay in Funchal as walking narrow lanes and streets with no footpath is very scary. This package by Broadway […]…

Madeira – Popular winter holiday spot

Madeira is a small island in the Atlantic off the coast of North Africa. Twenty five miles to the north east is the smaller island of Porto Santo. Sixteen miles to the south east is the long narrow chain of uninhabited islands known as the Desertas, which are an important nature reserve. The island was […]…

Madeira – more than you ever imagined!

Named the Best Island Destination in the World at the World Travel Awards™ for six years running, there’s no wonder that Madeira is a favourite with Silver Travellers, and these days there’s ever more to enjoy here….

Walking in Madeira with HF Holidays

Madeira has a reputation for appealing to Silver Travellers like us, especially in the winter months when temperatures can happily hover in the low 20s. With a mild climate, spectacular scenery, and gleaming white villas, it has an upbeat air that’s guaranteed to put a spring in anyone’s step….

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