Hotel Royal Orchid
Travessa Vista da Praia, Caniço de Baixo, 9125-039 Caniço, Portugal
+351 291 934 600
Madeira Lidos and Crystal Blue Atlantic WatersThis ruggedly beautiful Portuguese archipelago is an absolute gem, and definitely one of the most beautiful places I've yet traveled to. If you yearn for sandy beaches, then perhaps the nearby island of Porto Santo might be more to your liking, but you'd miss out on all that that Madeira has to offer. Swim in a terraced lido or climb down a step ladder in the crystal blue waters of the Atlantic. The natural beauty here is astonishing.
Funchal, the capital city, offers much in the way of great food, breathtaking views and of course the savory, well renown Madeira Port wines. Rent a car and explore the entire mountainous island. It is so completely worth it. This place will stay with you for years after you've left it...