Melia Madeira Mare

Ocean views and contemporary styling really make the Melia Madeira Mare stand out from the crowd. That’s before we even begin to mention the luxurious spa.

This cutting-edge hotel provides guests with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and direct access to a small pebble beach. The main pool makes the most of the Atlantic views. It comes with in-water loungers and a bar for lunch and snacks. Children get their own splash pool and there’s a heated pool in the spa.

In the main restaurant you can pile your plate high with the buffet spread. There’s also a separate a la carte restaurant.

Overview of Funchal

The landscapes in Madeira are endless. For this reason, holidays to Madeira are loved by nature enthusiasts, hikers and active families. Every sight and attraction is a real feast for the eyes, and you’ll leave the Melia Madeira Mare with a camera full of memories.

Madeira is also famous for its delicious fortified wine of the same name. Ranging from dry to sweet, there’s sure to be a variety to suit your taste buds. It’s readily available on the coastline, so head to the shores and enjoy a drink with a view after a day spent exploring.

Things to do in Madeira

The Melia Madeira Mare is in the popular Lido area of Funchal, about 10 minutes’ drive away from the centre. The swimming complex nearby is loved by tourists and locals alike. It features a large solarium, two saltwater pools and has direct access to the sea.

In the old town, alleyways criss-cross and painted buildings catch your eye. The area is of great historical and architectural value and Corpo Santo Chapel is the heartbeat of the area. Rua de Santa Maria is one of the city’s oldest streets and is lined with local shops and places to tempt you in. In the evening, art and entertainment combine.

Known as ‘the floating garden’, Madeira’s scenery will take your breath away. You’ll want to get up early every morning to explore!

Resort Summary

Funchal was a core part of the early settlement of Madeira in the 1400s, when brave expeditions from Europe first began pressing ever further west from the continent to see what else lay in the world beyond. As a result, colonial architecture makes up much of the original elements of Funchal even today, although there’s plenty of modern flavour as well.