The Madeira Honeymoon Escape is all about discovering a new destination at your own pace. There will be delicious food to try and plenty of Madeiran wine to sample. You can make it as relaxing or active as you want, as the accommodation we have selected on this honeymoon trip allows you to be active (walking, canyoning) or relaxed (spa and jacuzzi) at the same time.
We have included a whale and dolphin watching trip at the start of your trip and have left the rest of the trip open (but have given some suggestions), so you can decide for yourself what you would like to do on each day on your Madeira Honeymoon.
Archipelago Choice gift list We have various options for your guests and friends to make contributions towards your honeymoon. Once your ‘ideal’ honeymoon has been agreed, we give you a reference for your guests to quote. No amount is too small or too large and your guests can decide whether to make their gift anonymous or not.
After breakfast drive along the east coast to the peninsula of Ponta de Sao Lourence where you can do a magnificent coastal walk, which takes around 3-4 hours. Along the way you could stop in the small fishing town of Santa Cruz, or Machico the second largest city on the island. After your walk follow the ER101, via the surfer town of Porta da Cruz or the pretty little town of Faial to Santana. Overnight at Hotel Quinta do Furao in a double room for three nights.
Today you could visit the Parque Tematico da Madeira, which consists of four pavilions focusing on the history and culture of the island. Or if you want to hike to the island's highest peak, you could drive to Achada do Teixeira and a two hour walk will get you to the summit of Pico Ruivo 1862m.
Today's drive takes you along the coast via Sao Jorge and Boaventura to the picturesque town of Sao Vicente, where you will stay for two nights. Make sure you don't rush on this stretch as there will be plenty of photo stops en route. Overnight at Solar da Bica in a double room for two nights.
The next stretch along the coastal road is breathtakingly beautiful. Stop for lunch in the pretty village of Seixal, where you can visit the black sandy beach and see the impressive Veu da Noiva (Bridal Veil) waterfall. Continue along the road via the three rock formations of Ilheu da Ribeira da Janela (natural rock opening shaped like a window), to Porto Moniz. Overnight at Aqua Natura in a double room with sea view for three nights.
Relax at the natural swimming pools of lava rock Piscinas Naturais, where the huge waves constantly wash over the basin. Entrance is free. Or you could visit the aquarium, where there is the opportunity to do your first dive in the big tank.
On the way to Ponta do Sol you could do the self-guided '25 Fontes levada walk' in the middle of the Paul da Serra plateau. This walk is very popular with daytrippers from Funchal so in order to avoid the crowds an early start is recommended. Continue your drive via Encumeada to the south coast and the lovely village of Ponta do Sol. Overnight at Estalagem da Ponta do Sol in a double room with sea view for the next three nights.
Your car will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and you have the rest of the day free, until it's time for you transfer to the airport.
Price Per Person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: International flight from LGW with a budget airline (guide price).Accommodation in Madeira in twin share, en-suite rooms on B&B basis. Return airport transfers Funchal. Excursions as detailed in the itinerary. Car hire for 12 days (Renault Clio or similar - group B), including delivery and pick up from your accommodation. Cost includes SCDW (super collision damage waiver), one driver, SatNav, but no PAI (personal accident insurance) or fuel.
EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and travel insurance. Additional excursions on free days.
A great selection of accommodation, perfect for a relaxing stay, but also ideal if you want to use it as a base to do activities from.
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