Elegant North Madeira escape to a splendid sea-facing property
- 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14 or 15 nights
- Porto Moniz, Região Autónoma da Madeira
- per person
- based on 2 persons
Escape to the north coast of Madeira and stay at a charming hotel boasting sea views and a spa - includes flights, and a choice of excursions
For an island getaway full of unforgettable experiences, marvellous Madeira beckons. With dramatic landscapes, vibrant culture, and crowd-pleasing weather all year round, it attracts a multitude of discerning travellers. Perched on the north coast near the picturesque village of Porto Moniz, the ever-so-charming Aqua Natura Bay makes for an elegant yet laid-back escape. Facing out to sea - and directly beneath the famous natural pools that spill out towards the water - you can splash about to your heart's content, or bubble away in the Jacuzzi in the hotel's wellness area.
It's not just the wellness facilities that make this hotel a standout: the commanding views from the Sea View restaurant and its Mediterranean and Japanese-inspired cuisine are top notch, and as you'd imagine, the menu also feature a 'catch of the day' special which brings the taste of the ocean ever closer. Evenings, meanwhile, can be spent sipping crisp wine from the region on the terrace, watching the sky turn from day to night and the hotel coming alive with the buzz of music and chatter.
When it comes to the surrounding area, there's plenty to get stuck in to: from scuba diving and snorkelling to boat trips and paddleboarding, a plethora of water-based activities await. Back on dry land, there's even more to see (Madeira was, after all, named Europe’s Leading Island Destination for 2019 at the World Travel Awards). To make deciding what to do on your holiday easier, we've curated a selection of optional activities to add to your escape (chargeable), from a half-day guided city tour to a dolphin- and whale-watching excursion. Nature lovers will also want to visit the stunning Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO-listed Natural Heritage site, which will make the perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps and give you the chance to reconnect with nature.
Five, seven, 10 or 14 nights in a Double Sea View room
Optional upgrade to half board
Optional private transfers or car hire
Optional half-day excursion to Central Madeira (on day 2)
Optional full-day Jeep safari (on day 2)
Optional half-day dolphin- and whale-watching (on day 2)
Optional half-day sunset trip excursion (on day 2, for stays between June - 18 September 2022, and 2023 only)
Return flight from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, Manchester, Newcastle, London Stansted to Funchal
Long stretches of coastline with white sandy beaches, the gentle breeze of the Atlantic Ocean and year-round warm climates: welcome to Madeira. This idyllic Portuguese island remains a popular choice for holiday makers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy the sunshine. Not only do you have an endless choice of glorious beaches to choose from, but for outdoor enthusiasts the island provides ample opportunity to hike and bike. The Madeira Natural Park, which covers around two-thirds of the island, is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is a place where you can discover an array of rare species!
Aqua Natura Bay
- Porto Moniz, Portugal
Located on the north coast of Madeira Island, the super-suave Aqua Natura Bay stands out for many reasons. Firstly, the ever-changing views from the hotel showcase the best of the area, from imposing mountain views to the endless blue of the Atlantic.
Secondly, as the name 'Aqua' might suggest, the hotel draws its ethos of wellness and relaxation from water and hydrotherapy, evidenced by the offerings of their tranquil spa. Of course, there's even more to explore outside the confines of the hotel: don a wetsuit and oxygen tank and try your hand at scuba-diving.
Back on dry land, three restaurants are on hand to sate your appetite. From the Sea View restaurant with its unique flavours and local products, to the seafood offerings at Lapa Bay Restaurant, there's something to cater to every palette.
Double Sea View room
Double Sea View rooms are 20 square metres in size and offer relaxing views out over the Atlantic. The room is also equipped with a double bed or two single beds, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, safe, desk, TV, balcony and a bathroom with bath or shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.
Optional excursions (chargeable)
Half-day excursion to Central Madeira: Visit the Valley of the Nuns, the Curral des Freiras overshadowed by mountains covered by layers of white cloud. Take in panoramas of the Bay of Funchal en route, and later, continue to the Eira do Serrado viewpoint.
Full-day Jeep safari: Jeep tour through the west of Madeira, exploring the Paul da Serra plateau, Seixal and Sao Vicente, home to volcanic caves.
Half-day dolphin- and whale-watching: An immersive and enchanting catamaran tour for three hours, with the opportunity to spot turtles and seabirds, plus a swim stop in good weather.
Sunset trip excursion: Three-hour scenic catamaran excursion departing from Funchal, with the chance to spot dolphins and whales as well as enjoy a swim stop in good weather.
- Tourist tax
- Transport to and from the excursion meeting point (the tourist office in Funchal; Avenida Arriaga nº16, 9004-519)
If you book this deal before 35 days of your departure, you can choose to pay in parts. The deposit will be 50% of the deal’s price plus the booking fee and travel and/or cancellation insurance (when applicable). You will find the payment amounts and deadlines to pay every installment at the last step of the booking process.
Your booking is a direct contract between you and Secret Escapes Limited for the provision of your package. Secret Escapes acts as a tour operator responsible, and is therefore liable for the proper execution of the agreement. The Secret Escapes Terms and Conditions (A) apply to this booking. The Secret Escapes Cancellation Terms and Conditions apply to this booking.
From 12:00 hours
Until 14:00 hours
Please note that the flights included in this offer are subject to live availability and price, and can change during your booking process. When this is the case, we will always notify during the booking process.
Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service at www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.
The passport, visa and health requirements (including those related to COVID-19) at the time of booking can be viewed on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office website It is your responsibility to ensure that you and all members of your party are in possession of all necessary travel and health documents, and in compliance with any other immigration requirements, before you travel. Due to COVID-19, there may be additional entry requirements in effect at your destination which may change at short notice, including the need to show proof of having tested negative for, or having had a certified vaccination against, COVID-19. It is your responsibility to ensure you can satisfy these requirements before booking so please familiarise yourself with the latest requirements before booking via your government's foreign advice service.
Max 2 people per room
This offer includes a single supplement option for solo travellers. This will be added to the final price during the booking process.
Pets are not allowed at this hotel.
Children under the age of 8 are not allowed on this trip.
You will receive all documents relevant to your trip, 5 days prior to departure at the latest.
Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. Don't forget to check the actual flight times before departure on the website of the airline or the airport to avoid inconvenient surprises.
Public parking is available at a nearby location for €14 per car, per day