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Villas in Madeira

Madeira, an island located off the west coast of Morocco, holds host to stunning scenery, dramatic coastlines, quaint mountain villages and exquisite gardens. The island is well known for its excellent green spaces and exotic landscapes, whilst the cosmopolitan and vibrant town of Funchal combines historic splendour and breathtaking natural beauty with a warm, modern atmosphere. Madeira is a unique destination, offering a full range of activities and watersports for all ages, while those looking for a relaxing break can enjoy the range of natural parks to explore at your own pace. With a subtropical climate, the island’s weather is pleasant all year round, with hot summers and mild winters, making a Madeira villa the perfect option for your holiday.

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Madeira - A subtropical island paradise

Take a tropical island landscape, add a generous heap of attractions and bake in perennial sunshine and you’ve got a wonderful recipe for an alfresco holiday experience at any time of year. Our villas in Madeira scatter the southern coast - the sun trap of the island.

  • Madeira Activities

    Madeira has an immense range of activities and facilities available for a packed holiday itinerary, the most popular being a number of watersports on offer. Some of these include scuba diving, surfing, sailing, water skiing, whale and dolphin spotting and many more. The island is great for trekking and walking enthusiasts – the levadas (water irrigation channels) make up a 500 mile network of spectacular routes to amble, which you can explore on a guided walk. Other popular activities include mountain biking, golf, fishing, plus a theme park and aqua park, which are open to visitors in the summer months.

  • Madeira Food

    Madeira has a wide range of restaurants abundantly spread all over the capital city and the rest of the island. There are a huge variety of restaurants offering local and international cuisine, and as with most island nations, fish is one of the most popular dishes, along with espetada - succulent pieces of beef on a skewer cooked over coals. Madeira cake is renowned all over the world, so it is no surprise that the island and its locals love their cakes and pastries. Nearly every café and restaurant has a selection of pastries and cakes to suit everyone. Why not also try the island’s Madeira wine…

  • Madeira Shopping

    Madeira is a shopper’s heaven with a great choice of outlets, ranging from shopping malls to miniature boutiques and local markets (fish & fruit/vegetable/flowers). The capital of the island, Funchal, is home to the largest shopping mall, Madeira Shopping, whilst in the tourist area of the town centre you will find several other malls including Dolce Vita and Maderia Forum. Most villages and towns have regular weekly markets where traditional Madeiran goods and handcrafts can be purchased. Leather goods, including shoes, rugs, Madeiran embroidery and Madeira wine can also be found all over the island.

  • Madeira History

    With amazing views, outstanding landscapes and historic buildings and monuments, Madeira bursts with unique history and culture. Whether you are on the lookout or not, you will come across some amazing historic parts of the island. Visit the capital resort and wander down its white-washed streets and through beautiful gardens, and see the fifteenth and sixteenth century buildings that still stand today. Madeira has a range of museums situated in a number of resorts, detailing every inch of the islands history and culture.

  • Madeira Holidays - Points of Interest

    • Visit the Volcanic Centre & Caves of Sao Vicente

    • Explore one of the many Natural Reserves on the island, from the seashore to the highest mountain peaks

    • Jump aboard one of the daily cruises along Madeira’s beautiful south coast or try one of the catamarans and enjoy whale & dolphin watching

    • Take a helicopter flight and experience a spectacular bird’s eye view of the island.

    • Experience a ride on one of the island’s cable cars and elevators to find remote areas and exceptionally beautiful views

    • Take a day out and visit the Madeira theme park, offering many activities, covering an area of 17 acres

    • From Funchal, take a day trip to the neighbouring island of Porto Santo, in just two hours by ferry

    • Visit some of the beautiful gardens, in particular the Botanical Gardens, Palheiro Gardens and Monte Palace Gardens

    • Visit the natural rock pools on the north of the island in Porto Moniz

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Let's face it, when it comes to reviews you want to hear from straight from the holidaymaker's mouth! They're the ones who've been there, done that and swam in their own private pool. That's why we use independent review service Reevoo – giving you the good and the bad from genuine James Villas' customers. Honesty is the best policy after all…

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Sights / Places to go
8.5
Night life
7.3
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 95 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
10 out of 10

Dorothy

Walsall Couple
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Love Madeira- a truly beautiful island with delightful and charming people. Èxcellent restaurants and amazing and breathtaking scenery.
None
Confirmed stay: 24 June 2019
Published on: 25 June 2019
8 out of 10

Rachel

Beaconsfield Adult family and friend
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Eating out was excellent and the dolphin watching trip was superb
None
Confirmed stay: 22 June 2019
Published on: 24 June 2019
8 out of 10

Anne

Leicester Friends
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The Funchal Cable Car
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 17 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
7 out of 10

Garry

Warrington Group
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Had a cable ride and came down in a toboggan also went on a Rib to see plenty of dolphins H2O is the best company for this
Villa isn’t called sabalia it’s called Ruby Dom 89 which caused confusion to get to the villa it’s a very steep hill and sharp turn to get into driveway which also has a step to get over
Confirmed stay: 14 June 2019
Published on: 19 June 2019
9 out of 10

Christinine

Cardiff Couple
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The villa was lovely
The views were amazing
The local supermarket was very good and within walking distance.
The restaurants we excellent
The sea front was lovely
Villa easily found from airport
Absolutely no bad points
We were warned about steps but not a problem and we are both in our sixties.
Confirmed stay: 10 June 2019
Published on: 12 June 2019
10 out of 10

Ian

Bristol Couple
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Botanical gardens visited and the many and varied places available to eat out.
The steep hill walk back to the villa!!
Confirmed stay: 10 June 2019
Published on: 11 June 2019
10 out of 10

Carl

Family (the eldest child is at school)
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cable car ride with the local wicker toboggan ride through the streets !
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 03 June 2019
Published on: 08 June 2019
8 out of 10

Sophie

Leeds Family (the eldest child is at school)
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CR7 museum in Funchal. Whale and dolphin spotting boat trip. Lovely beach in Calheta.
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 03 June 2019
Published on: 04 June 2019
10 out of 10

Jason

Rochdale Couple
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People were so friendly , food was amazing , the heavens blessed this island
Reviewer left no comment
Confirmed stay: 03 June 2019
Published on: 04 June 2019
10 out of 10

Huw

Seaford East Sussex Couple
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Location of the villa, the flowers and hills are stunning. The boat trip to see whales and dolphins was superb as we saw both. You are blessed in Funchal with a superb range of restaurants to eat in. Take the cable car to Monte/Funchal !!
None - well the delayed start to the holiday due to the wind - but we got a bonus day and stay in a 5* complex in Porto Santo
Confirmed stay: 01 June 2019
Published on: 02 June 2019
Views and opinions in these reviews are solely of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of James Villa Holidays (JVH). JVH provides no assurances regarding the accuracy of the information and cannot accept liability for complaints, loss or damage resulting from the article. It does not form part of the contract made when a holiday is booked with JVH and the information provided is not intended to be a rider or replacement to the booking conditions. Reference to the service or product of a third party, is not an endorsement or recommendation and JVH accepts no liability as a result of complaints, loss or damage arising from their use.

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