A stunning Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is a beautiful destination for those who want to treat themselves to a relaxing break away from the crowds. Known as The Garden Islands, the area is rich in hiking trails and outdoors activities that will delight the whole family. Whether you prefer to play golf surrounded by spectacular views over the rolling green hills and sparkling ocean, explore amusement parks or indulge in some bird watching, the islands have something for everyone. From the magnificent Vereda da Encumeada natural reserve to the beautiful whitewashed architecture of Funchal, Madeira will delight everyone. Easily reachable from all major European cities and with mild weather throughout the year, making it the ideal destination any time you long for a family holiday.
Renting holiday accommodation in Madeira
A holiday rental in Madeira is the ideal way to explore these stunning islands as a family. Renting a holiday apartment will give you the perfect excuse to chat to the amiable local people and ensure that you can experience an authentic holiday, as only they can recommend the best places to visit in their beautiful archipelago away from the tourist trail. If you rent your self-catering accommodation with HouseTrip, you will ensure that you have a home away from home at your disposal for a much better deal than a crowded hotel room in what will be an unforgettable trip.
Where to stay in Madeira
Whether you prefer a modern apartment in central Funchal with spectacular views over the harbour, a delightful holiday villa by the beach in Santa Cruz or a charming home with superb private gardens in quiet Arco da Calheta, HouseTrip will help you find the ideal holiday rental for you. Why would you want to stay in a dull hotel with other tourists when you can have your very own space for a much better price? After a long day exploring Madeira’s wonderful sights there is nothing like being able to put your feet up in your very own lounge, or cook up a feast with some of the excellent local produce in the kitchen of your own beautiful holiday home whilst enjoying a fabulous sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Of course doing a load of laundry after a day out and about is the last thing on your mind but you know that the washing machine is always there should you ever need it.
Madeira with the family
Despite its quiet coastal setting, Madeira has plenty of sights to explore. Funchal’s narrow cobbled lanes are a delight to explore; after a visit to its 15th century cathedral don’t forget to find a table at one of its many sunny plazas where you can sample some mouth-watering traditional dishes, such as freshly-caught scabbard fish served with grilled banana while the children play undisturbed before heading to the beach for a refreshing dip in the ocean. If you are a fan of aquatic activities, Madeira will not disappoint with its wide choice of excellent surfing spots such as Jardim do Mar. The youngest in the family will be delighted if you choose to take a boat trip where you can watch schools of dolphins and whales, a glorious experience that will make your family holiday truly unforgettable.