Activities

Make the most of Madeira

Step out from Belmond Reid’s Palace and find endless things to do in Madeira. Enjoy a botanical tour of our subtropical gardens, visit an ocean-facing golf course, or take a mountain hike to discover local birdlife and superb views. Whether aquatic adventure or lazy days poolside we’ll help you experience the island to its fullest.

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Sunrise above the clouds

Jump in a 4x4 jeep from Belmond Reid’s Palace and we’ll take you up above the clouds to watch the sun rise from the 1,818-metre Pico do Areiro, Madeira's third highest peak. The views are sure to take your breath away.

Adding to the magic, a private butler will be waiting to serve you a breakfast of fresh pastries and succulent fruits.

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Pico do Areiro, Madeira Tours
Pico do Areiro, Madeira Tours

Sunrise above the clouds

Jump in a 4x4 jeep from Belmond Reid’s Palace and we’ll take you up above the clouds to watch the sun rise from the 1,818-metre Pico do Areiro, Madeira's third highest peak. The views are sure to take your breath away.

Adding to the magic, a private butler will be waiting to serve you a breakfast of fresh pastries and succulent fruits.

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Food by Michelin-starred Chef Luis Pestana

Inspirations by appointment

Join Michelin-starred Chef Luis Pestana and fashion designer Patricia Pinto and work together to create a private atelier like no other.

Meet Patricia in her beautiful garden, browsing through samples of her exquisite work, perhaps even collaborating with her to order a bespoke piece. After, Chef Luis will create you a fabulous feast, where each dish inspired by the colours and patterns of Patricia’s creations.

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Food by Michelin-starred Chef Luis Pestana

Inspirations by appointment

Join Michelin-starred Chef Luis Pestana and fashion designer Patricia Pinto and work together to create a private atelier like no other.

Meet Patricia in her beautiful garden, browsing through samples of her exquisite work, perhaps even collaborating with her to order a bespoke piece. After, Chef Luis will create you a fabulous feast, where each dish inspired by the colours and patterns of Patricia’s creations.

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The Miracle of Fajã dos Padres

In 1595, a group of Jesuit priests were given a small stretch of land tucked under a towering cliff on Madeira's south coast. Here they produced a heavenly fortified malmsey wine that changed the island’s viticulture forever.

Today you can discover this slice of Eden for yourself. Journey down the cliffs in a cable car, threading through organic gardens. Savour this historic Madeiran wine, alongside a feast of local specialities such as Bolo de Caco, battered black scabbardfish and fried banana.

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Wine Tasting Madeira
Wine Tasting Madeira

The Miracle of Fajã dos Padres

In 1595, a group of Jesuit priests were given a small stretch of land tucked under a towering cliff on Madeira's south coast. Here they produced a heavenly fortified malmsey wine that changed the island’s viticulture forever.

Today you can discover this slice of Eden for yourself. Journey down the cliffs in a cable car, threading through organic gardens. Savour this historic Madeiran wine, alongside a feast of local specialities such as Bolo de Caco, battered black scabbardfish and fried banana.

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Madeira Garden Tour

Garden Tour

Step into our own Madeiran fairytale.

Running twice weekly, a guided stroll through the hotel’s subtropical gardens offers an insight into the island’s abundant native flora. Led by an expert horticulturalist, you’ll receive tips to recreate your own slice of paradise back home.

Available Wednesdays and Sundays at 3:30pm.

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Madeira Garden Tour

Garden Tour

Step into our own Madeiran fairytale.

Running twice weekly, a guided stroll through the hotel’s subtropical gardens offers an insight into the island’s abundant native flora. Led by an expert horticulturalist, you’ll receive tips to recreate your own slice of paradise back home.

Available Wednesdays and Sundays at 3:30pm.

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Hiking in Madeira

With dramatic cliffs, coastal trails and mountain paths, Madeira is known as a hiker’s paradise. Wind past narrow ‘levada’ water channels to find hidden lookout points. Bring a picnic to savour––you’ll want to make the most of the scenery.

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Hiking in Madeira
Hiking in Madeira

Hiking in Madeira

With dramatic cliffs, coastal trails and mountain paths, Madeira is known as a hiker’s paradise. Wind past narrow ‘levada’ water channels to find hidden lookout points. Bring a picnic to savour––you’ll want to make the most of the scenery.

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Madaira Boat Tours

Boat Excursions

Hire one of our boats and set sail for adventure.

Cruising the waters is an unforgettable way to uncover the island’s history. We have a replica of Christopher Columbus’ boat Santa Maria, as well as a host of motorboats. They’re ideal for exploring some of the hidden treasures in the local waters.

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Madaira Boat Tours

Boat Excursions

Hire one of our boats and set sail for adventure.

Cruising the waters is an unforgettable way to uncover the island’s history. We have a replica of Christopher Columbus’ boat Santa Maria, as well as a host of motorboats. They’re ideal for exploring some of the hidden treasures in the local waters.

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Aqua Adventure

Surrounded by the raw, rugged beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is perfectly situated for a wide range of watersports.

Try your hand at windsurfing in the summer months, take a scuba diving class or head out deep-sea fishing. Go ahead, make a splash.

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Watersports in Madeira
Watersports in Madeira

Aqua Adventure

Surrounded by the raw, rugged beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, Madeira is perfectly situated for a wide range of watersports.

Try your hand at windsurfing in the summer months, take a scuba diving class or head out deep-sea fishing. Go ahead, make a splash.

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Golf in Madeira

Golf in Madeira

With its myriad mountain peaks and acres of lush tropical landscape, Madeira is a picture-perfect setting for an unforgettable round of golf.

The the island boasts 45 holes of championship-standard golf, making it a worthy host for the PGA European Tour and Madeira Island Open.

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Golf in Madeira

Golf in Madeira

With its myriad mountain peaks and acres of lush tropical landscape, Madeira is a picture-perfect setting for an unforgettable round of golf.

The the island boasts 45 holes of championship-standard golf, making it a worthy host for the PGA European Tour and Madeira Island Open.

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Island Sports

Get closer to Madeira’s natural beauty with an array of outdoor pursuits. Saddle up to hit the forest trails on horseback, head to the hills for a guided mountain climb, hang-glide over the ocean, or treat little ones to a day of dry tobogganing. There’s something for everyone.

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Sports in Madeira
Sports in Madeira

Island Sports

Get closer to Madeira’s natural beauty with an array of outdoor pursuits. Saddle up to hit the forest trails on horseback, head to the hills for a guided mountain climb, hang-glide over the ocean, or treat little ones to a day of dry tobogganing. There’s something for everyone.

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Packages & Tours

Combine your favourite destinations and plan the journey of your dreams.

7 nights: Italy, Mallorca and Portugal

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