Exploring Madeira – The Garden Isle

Famous for its wine and warm, subtropical climate, Madeira is known as the ‘Garden Isle’ thanks to its exotic and colourful flora. It’s also a fantastic place to escape during the autumn and winter months. Benefiting from a generous pattern of Atlantic winds and warm Gulf currents, Madeira is perfect for people who like their holidays not too hot, not too cold, but just right.

The People’s Friend Travel team shine the spotlight on this beautiful island.

If our little whistle-stop tour of just a handful of Madeira’s attractions has left you keen to explore the Garden Isle for yourself, take a look at our latest holiday offer, Madeira Discovered.

Alex Corlett

Alex is the "Friend's" Features Editor, working with the talented Features Team to bring you everything from cryptic crosswords to financial advice, knitting patterns to international travel and inspirational real life stories. Always on the hunt for a new feature idea, Alex also enjoys cycling and loves a good tea room.