Belmond Reid's Palace, Funchal, Madeira

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 32°38'26.09"N Longitude 16°55'26.66"W

Belmond Reid's Palace is set on a private headland on the sunny southern coast of Madeira, within walking distance of the island’s capital. Funchal is a beautiful, gracious city, boasting exquisite botanical gardens, boutique shops and local markets selling traditional handicrafts and embroidery. Marvel at the impressive 15th century Forte São Tiago in the old quarter or the striking Sé Cathedral in the heart of the city, along with many other fascinating historical sites. Exotic subtropical flowers and plants enliven the island with their extraordinary colour and lush foliage.

Madeira offers a wealth of natural attractions for visitors to explore, from unique Levada walks along the island’s meandering irrigation channels to scuba diving in translucent Atlantic waters. Through the mountainous interior, ancient Laurissilvia forests are rich with plant diversity and indigenous species and have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The breathtaking scenery include wondrous waterfalls, rugged volcanic peaks and spectacular coastal landscapes. The view from Cabo Girão, a sheer, stupefying sea cliff, should not be missed.

Take to the inviting Atlantic for deep-sea fishing, sailing, dolphin spotting and surfing. Mild water temperatures throughout the year are aways ideal for swimming. Boasting a pleasant, subtropical climate, Madeira is an ideal holiday destination with an abundance of charming attractions.

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