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Funchal, the islands capital boasts an abundant number of elegant 4 and 5 star resorts and hotels, many offer beautiful vistas of the harbour.

The subtropical Madeira Islands are located in the Atlantic Sea, 500 miles south west of the Algarve and 280 miles from the African coast. Madeira is known as the Pearl of the Atlantic for its year-round flowers and is Europe’s most revisited island resort destination. This Portuguese Island measures 35 by 14 miles and boasts several mountains higher than Ben Nevis.

An amazing 60% of Madeira is a unique nature reserve with Unesco World heritage status. With a lush subtropical feel and many dramatic mountain and levada walks, nature is all around and never far away. The island has a unique flora and abundant flowers earning a deserved reputation as a gardeners’ paradise.

Madeira, due to its quite exceptional year-round subtropical temperatures, was ideal for growing sugar cane and was later to be replaced by the rather more sophisticated Madeira Wine industry. Today, Madeira, with its Portuguese influence and friendly people, is a growing destination for those searching for a quiet and safe escape in the sun, to or to have a year-round island getaway.

Madeira is an especially charming all year island, where average temperatures range from 18 degrees in February to 27 degrees in August, making it a leading destination for Winter sun. The island is served by direct UK flights all year round from airports throughout the UK. The cosmopolitan capital of Funchal is graced with a vast number of diverse restaurants, coffee bars, and modern shopping centres and, unlike many destinations, the vast array of restaurants are open all year round, ensuring an excellent holiday.

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