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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.

Hiking in Madeira

Wild Peninsula

Hike to the pinnacle of the São Lourenço Peninsula, one of Madeira’s wildest wonders.

Begin in Caniçal where the landscape is unlike anywhere else on the island. Soon you’ll reach the peak of Pico do Furado—from here, the views are simply breathtaking. Follow the path back down to the beach and enjoy a cooling dip in the crystal waters for a perfect end to your journey.

Discover more of Madeira's breathtaking hikes and walking routes.

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Desertas Islands

Voyage to the Desertas

Take a thrilling boat ride across the waves to Madeira’s Desertas Islands, keeping a look out for dolphins and whales on the way. This small uninhabited archipelago is brimming with caverns and grottos to explore. You’ll also spot a family of rare Mediterranean monk seals, including Zarco our much-loved mascot.

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Palm trees, shrubs and a manicured lawn in a garden overlooking the sea

Botanical Workshop

Join our horticultural expert for a private meander through the hotel’s luxuriant gardens, admiring tree specimens from all over the world as you go.

Your journey ends at our greenhouse, where our botanical specialist is ready to teach you all about tending delicate orchids, from watering and feeding to pruning and propagating.

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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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Fajã dos Padres Madeira

THE MIRACLE OF FAJÃ DOS PADRES

Fajã dos Padres is a lush paradise nestled on Madeira’s south coast, accessible only by cable car or sea. It is named after the Jesuit priests who first cultivated the land, which is so fertile that tomatoes grow like weeds. Figs, avocados, mangoes and passionfruit are also in abundance. Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the organic farm, a luscious Madeira wine tasting in the cellar and delicious lunch in the restaurant.

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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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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 Sundays at 3:30pm.

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classic car Tours

Classic Sunset at Ponta Do Sol

Take your seat in a chauffeured 1970’s classic car for a drive along the mountain roads to Ponta do Sol. Named after the sun, this pretty village is one of the best places on the island to watch the sun go down. To add to the magic, we’ll serve refreshing cocktails and delicious canapés—the perfect sunset pairing.

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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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