Experiences at Belmond Reid's Palace

Natural Splendours

Madeira is one of those unique places where you can experience many different types of habitat and geography. Being situated in the Atlantic Ocean, you are surrounded by coastal waters brimming with life. Spotting dolphins and whales is a daily occurrence. But the island itself boasts natural hot springs, mountainous peaks, tropical vegetation and stunning beaches. 

During your stay why not allow us to take you on a journey of discoveries as you head to the heights of the island and back down to the cool waters, witnessesing a diverse geographical abundance. A hike to the top of the São Lourenço Peninsula is an adventure you’ll never forget. 


Madeira Funchal Mountains and Ocean


Exterior - Garden Belmond Reid’s Palace


Boat tour to Desertas Islands


A Trip on the Atlantic

It’s impossible not to get out onto the water when staying in Madeira, what with the most impressive and powerful waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 

Take a day trip to Madeira’s Desertas Islands as you spot Atlantic dolphins playfully chasing your boat, before enjoying a sunset cruise back to the island sipping on champagne and local delicacies. 

Alternatively, in the summer months, enjoy wind surfing, scuba diving or even deep sea fishing. An island of possibilities awaits you. 

Cable Car to the Heights of Madeira

Want to try your hand at land tobogganing? Arrive by cable card from the centre of Funchal and head to the top hills of the island where charming locals will be waiting to whisk you off on an adrenaline fuelled car experience like no other. 

The land toboggans are as famous as the island itself, and there is nothing quite like this experience anywhere else in the world. 

A timeless adventure awaits as you rush down steep streets to the city below, pushed by hand in locals dressed for the occasion. 

Wave as you rush past residents and feel your heart race in this most unique of thrill-seeker experiences. 

After the rush and excitement of your race to the city centre, why not browse the local food market and sample one of the most diverse array of foods available in Europe. Madeira is an incredibly diverse geographic region which boasts ideal climates to grow and produce a plethora of wonderful edible delicacies.  

Cable Car Funchal


Fireworks seen from Reid's Palace Hotel


New Year's Eve Fireworks

One of the most exclusive places to celebrate the New Year. Witness an epic fireworks display from the luxurious comfort of Belmond Reid’s Palace. 

This exclusive access is highly sought after and is regularly voted as the number one place to watch world-class fireworks over the Atlantic Ocean. 

Book soon to avoid disappointment as the hotel gets fully booked in advance. 

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