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Madeira: Island paradise. If you insist.

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By Maureen McAllister

‘Let’s have a package holiday’ he said ‘somewhere with fun stuff for kids’.

It seemed like the right idea, the 10 year old (who was then eight) deserved a kids focused holiday – plenty of action and things to do.  So, we three were agreed and off we went to get some brochures.

We’d never booked a holiday all packaged up before. We’d always just taken ourselves off, or planned our own itineraries, or enjoyed a spot of VFR (visiting friends and relatives – in the UK and overseas). So this was a bit of an adventure to begin with.

The brochures came home and we poured over them. Family friendly this, kids club that, activity here, play there – fun, fun, fun. And possibly frightful too, who knew? It was all a bit much.

We then spotted a beautiful resort and hotel in Madeira.  The Hotel Porto Mare.  Not particularly kid clubbish or family friendly, but it looked lovely. Really lovely. We three were agreed and we booked it. Grownups worrying that it would not be lively enough for the then eight year old, whilst he happily focused on the five pools, tennis and mini golf.

We shouldn’t have worried at all. It was perfect.

 

The rest of this article can be read on Condé Nast Traveller

 

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Dinner in vines at Quinta do Furão – Madeira

 Quinta do Furão are serving al fresco dinner in the vines every Thursday from 19h00 – a great opportunity to visit the north of the Madeira and Santana´s typical A-frame houses – please book your table through 291570100 / 911999000

The grapes from the vines at Quinta do Furão are used by the Madeira Wine Company which also produce Blandy´s Madeira Wine.

Why not enjoy this great experience and stay at the hotel – you can book directly through Quinta do Furão.

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Easyjet to Madeira from Bristol and London

Easyjet are offering fantastic getaway prices from Bristol to Madeira for travel between 23 July through to 30 September.

Why not book a hotel and walk with Nature Meetings

Contact us for other activities such as Whale and Dolphin watching with option to swim with dolphins, diving, jeep tours, canyoning, mountain biking, boat trips and much more.

 

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Dream holiday in Funchal

Funchal for half the miles with TAP Victoria Air Miles programme!

Madeira - From the Ocean to the MountainsFrom the deep blue of the sea to the lush natural landscape, Funchal is a unique place to spend a few magical days surrounded by breath-taking scenery!

Book your flights from Lisbon, Porto or Faro to Funchal by 10 July for half the miles!

You can travel between 15 September and 12 December 2012!!

For more information, visit TAP Victoria here.

 

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La Madeira más ‘cool’

The Cool Madeira

Panorámica de la bahía de Funchal, la capital de la isla.

Lejos de las clásicas bodegas o el Mercado de los Labradores, asoma otra isla renovada y bohemia, atrevida y artística, en la que el diseño creativo y el ocio alternativo marcan la pauta. Se la descubrimos.

Another great article about Madeira by El Mundo’s ocholeguas.

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Porto Santo: “Where happiness exists”

A beautiful video of Porto Santo by Ricardo de Sousa.

For a visit to our sister island, choose between a one day trip to Porto Santo or contact us directly if you’re looking for a longer stay.

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Magnificent Madeira

More fantastic images of Madeira. This time we bring you Magnificent Madeira by Pavel Masek – a sequel of Magnificent Berchtesgaden. Just a piece of this faboulous island caught by Canon 5DmkII with 24-105IS (that time without IS). Thank you so much, Pavel!

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Transavia with more flights to Madeira

Transavia New Flights to Madere

Transvia has increased the number of flights to Madeira (FNC) over the summer 2012 from Paris Orly-Sud (ORY) and Oporto (OPO).

Book your flight and your hotel and visit Madeira and try our walks and culture tours.

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Madeira Wine: Tasting History

Here’s a great video by WineSpectator about Blandy´s Madeira Wine:

Madeira: Tasting History with Blandy´s

Whilst in Madeira, why not visit The Old Blandy Wine Lodge and try some great Madeira Wines with several specialist recommendations, from food pairing to great cocktails!

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Fantastic Madeira Video by Matthias Trupp

Fantastic images of Madeira´s nature and outstanding views, captured by Matthias Trupp.

Join our Madeira Walks to experience these views yourself.

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