Is Madeira good for a family holiday?

If you feel like changing the scenery for your next family holiday, Madeira is a great choice full of adventures suitable for kids. Madeira is an archipelago that belongs to Portugal and situated in the Atlantic Ocean on the West side of Morocco. You will find below the best kids friendly hotels on the main island of Madeira, some of them with a kids club and great family rooms.

The region of Madeira has magnificent landscapes due to its volcanic origins. You will find plenty of things to do such as hiking trails suitable for families. A lot of these trails are following the levadas which are aqueducts built since the 16th century in order to carry water and supply agriculture but also provide electricity.

Last but not least, the islands of Madeira was voted for the 6th time in the row the World’s Leading Island destination by the World Travel Awards. So one more reason to not waste time and plan a vacation in Madeira with the kids.

Cactus Gardens in Madeira
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Which island of Madeira is best for families?

Madeira has 4 islands but most of the hotels have been built in the main island and also in the Porto Santo island. I have researched and found below the best kids friendly hotels with great family rooms, some of them equipped with a kids club.

Where to Stay in Madeira with Kids?

There are different regions where you can find family friendly hotels resorts such as the capital Funchal but also Santa Cruz, Machico or Canico. If you’d rather be close to a long sandy beach, then you can opt in for a hotel in the island of Porto Santo.

What is the best month to go to Madeira?

Because of its subtropical location, Madeira enjoys a great weather all year round with a mild temperature around 20°C in the Winter up to 26°C in the Summer. Therefore, families can spend a great holiday in the Summer months but also in Spring or Half Term October. And if you would like some Winter sun during Christmas holiday, why not booking a holiday in Madeira too!

Weather in Madeira with Kids

FUN FACT: the famous International football player Cristiano Ronaldo is born in Funchal, the capital of Madeira

So are you ready to discover my selection of the best family friendly hotels in Madeira. Let’s go!


where to stay in Madeira with family