Featured hotels in Madeira Islands

  • £57

    Average price per night

    Aqua Natura Madeira, Porto Moniz
    9.2 Superb 1,177 reviews
    Description The 4-star Aqua Natura Madeira offers elegant rooms with Atlantic Ocean views in the fishing village of Porto Moniz, 45 km north of Funchal city centre. It offers a sauna on site.
    Review

    "Food was excellent, good service. balcony restaurant overlooking the sea and sunsets was a bonus. Tea and coffee in room good."

    Pauline. United Kingdom
  • £49

    Average price per night

    Boutique Hotel Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
    9.3 Superb 599 reviews
    Description Offering a terrace and views of the sea, Boutique Hotel Santa Cruz is situated in Santa Cruz in the Madeira Islands Region. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. All rooms include a flat-screen TV....
    Review

    "Everything was more than ok. Very nice welcome. Super clean room and eventually we were not too annoyed by the planes landing just a few miles away. The breakfast was also nice on the rooftop restaurant."

    Nathalie. Belgium
  • £49

    Average price per night

    Hotel Solar Bom Jesus, Santa Cruz
    9.0 Superb 178 reviews
    Description Set in Santa Cruz, Hotel Solar Bom Jesus has free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre. Boasting a 24-hour front desk, this property also boasts a restaurant and a terrace.
    Review

    "We spent a week in this hotel together with my husband. The room was tidy, bed (and pillows) really comfortable, we liked the breakfasts and location of the hotel (close to the center, sea and airport)...."

    Nina. Czech Republic
  • £53

    Average price per night

    Pestana Ilha Dourada Hotel & Villas, Porto Santo
    9.1 Superb 160 reviews
    Description Located in Porto Santo, Pestana Ilha Dourada Hotel & Villas features an outdoor swimming pool, garden and terrace. All rooms boast a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom.
    Review

    "very friendly and helpful staff"

    Jérémy. Germany
  • £63

    Average price per night

    Pestana CR7 Funchal, Funchal
    9.0 Superb 509 reviews
    Description Located in scenic Madeira Island, Pestana CR7 Funchal results of a partnership between Pestana Hotels and world-renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.
    Review

    "Breakfast was amazing. Great location"

    Sylvia. Jersey
  • £86

    Average price per night

    Atrio, Estreito da Calheta

    Atrio

    Estreito da Calheta

    9.2 Superb 137 reviews
    Description The hotel Atrio is a small family run rural hotel located on the sunny south side of Madeira Island.
    Review

    "Very beautiful garden. Superior rooms are really super. Peaceful place."

    Jana. Czech Republic
  • £115

    Average price per night

    Castanheiro Boutique Hotel, Funchal
    9.3 Superb 682 reviews
    Description Offering an outdoor pool and spa centre, Castanheiro Boutique Hotel is set in Funchal, 500 metres from Marina do Funchal.
    Review

    "Service was excelent, staff really kind, quick and helpful. Facilities are really great: roof pool excelent (water was heated a bit), jacuzi also. They have a spa area with really great pool (heated)..."

    Damjan. Slovenia
  • £52

    Average price per night

    Hotel Quinta da Serra, Estreito de Câmara de Lobos
    9.0 Superb 314 reviews
    Description Located in Jardim da Serra Village, the 5-star Hotel Quinta da Serra is in a lush green valley, 820 metres above sea-level.
    Review

    "The hotel is cozy and quiet. It has a very good restaurant, with a great chef. It is not cheap, but it worths it. Also, there is a very good tennis field, where you may play for free. The pool is large..."

    Tora 1976. Romania
  • £40

    Average price per night

    Hotel Vila Bela, Porto da Cruz
    9.1 Superb 395 reviews
    Description Located on the idyllic island Madeira, Vila Bela is just 100 meters away from beach Praia da Alagoa.
    Review

    "Fantastic location, delicious food, wonderful staff and amazing atmosphere. Love to be there, waiting for day to come back as soon as possible!"

    Meth85. Netherlands
  • £101

    Average price per night

    Hotel Quinta Do Furao, Santana
    9.2 Superb 188 reviews
    Description Featuring stunning views of the north-east coast of the Island of Madeira and the surrounding mountains, this 4-star hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a balcony.
    Review

    "Wonderful views, very nice staff, nice food (+organic), very clean, beautiful rustic style, everything was perfect and will definitely come back again"

    Meriem. United Kingdom

Madeira Islands highlights

Hiking the Levadas
This network of irrigation channels serves as a walking path for charming-to-challenging hikes through forested countryside studded with waterfalls and lagoons.
Curral das Freiras
Tucked in a hidden valley, this charming village promises spectacular views of the surrounding mountainside and treats made with local chestnuts.
Pico Ruivo peak
Climb to the top of Madeira’s highest peak for stunning scenery and panoramic vistas over the entire island.
Volcanic caves of São Vicente
A guided tour takes visitors through a series of lava tubes formed by a volcanic eruption almost 900,000 years ago.
Cape Girão lookout point
Cape Girão is home to Europe’s highest cliff skywalk, which includes a thrilling lookout point with a glass-floored platform.
Laurisilva Forest
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this bio diverse laurel forest contains a number of native plant and animal life.
Natural pools of Porto Moniz
Take a refreshing dip in the crystalline waters of these natural salt-water swimming pools, formed by volcanic rock.
Monte toboggan rides
With speeds reaching 48 km per hour, these wicker sleds steered by two men provide an exhilarating ride from Monte to Funchal.
Scuba diving off the Madeira coast
Various shipwrecks, underwater caves, several protected marine areas and vastly diverse sea life make Madeira a scuba diving haven.
Serra d’Água
Granting one of Madeira’s most scenic countryside views, Serra d’Água is cloaked in green vegetation and native wild flowers.

The Island of Eternal Spring

With lush landscapes, brightly coloured flowers and a mild, year-round climate, it’s easy to see why Madeira is called the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’. Its interior is mountainous, so most resorts are coastal, many at the foot of steep cliffs.

One such resort is Paul do Mar, a fishing village known for whale watching and surfing, as is Jardim do Mar, on a plateau just east. Nearby Calheta has 2 white sand beaches protected by breakwaters.

The main resort is the capital Funchal. Cascading down slopes, it has the lion’s share of 5-star hotels in Madeira on Booking.com. A cable car ascending into the hills offers fantastic views towards the harbour where cruise liners and ferries from neighbouring Porto Santo island are berthed.

East, Caniço’s sandy beach is nestled between rocky cliffs, while Santa Cruz is the nearest resort to Madeira Airport. Machico is the 2nd biggest city and has the best nightlife outside Funchal, but the best Madeira hotels for families are in quieter resorts such as Porto da Cruz in the north.

Santana is home to the triangular-shaped, thatched houses typical of the island, and twisting mountain roads lead to São Vicente, an attractive hill town with red-roofed houses. By the north-western tip is the village of Porto Moniz whose offshore rocks shelter natural rock pools.