Madeira

Madeira: it’s not at all only the legendary cake, sweet wine, levada walks and pensioners on botany holidays! Part of an archipelago of volcanic islands including Porto Santo, the Atlantic islands are blessed with contrasting landscapes that have earned it the nickname 'Pearl of the Atlantic' – lush river valleys, terraced hillsides planted with vines and bananas, dense primeval forest, soaring peaks, towering cliffs and a deep ocean floor.

A blanket of colours, the islands are delightful and charming, whether you're in its lovely little markets, pretty mountain villages surrounded by cherry red flowers, visiting impressive historical monuments, sampling the fabulous cuisine in picturesque restaurants, exploring exciting volcanic caves or enjoying the golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Porto Santo.