Today, as ever, Belmond Reid’s Palace is an oasis of traditional charm. A luxurious retreat where every day cares melt away, this landmark hotel has successfully blended tradition, modern facilities and contemporary comfort. The sub-tropical gardens create a relaxing atmosphere with views across the Bay of Funchal. Rooms and suites are spacious and individually decorated, each with a balcony or terrace. The hotel has two heated swimming pools and an exhilarating sea-level pool reached by a lift. Along with two golf courses a short distance away, local activities include seasonal diving, fishing and watersports, whilst teenagers can enjoy the latest technology in the Fun@Reid’s Teenagers’ Club. There is also a Fun@Reid’s Children’s Club for younger children. Dining options are numerous, from the hotel’s famed Afternoon Tea at the Tea Terrace to the finest Madeiran produce at the Michelin-starred William Restaurant. In the Spa, each room is designed to indulge, offering treatments by Aromatherapy Associates and Natura Bissé.
Prices include flights, 7 nights accommodation with breakfast and private transfers.
Our pricing aims to give an indication of the prices in low and high season. Low season for Portugal is generally between the months of November to March, high season runs from June to October. Prices are based on 2 sharing (unless otherwise indicated) and include return economy flights from London. Regional departures, child prices and single supplements are available on request. Date restrictions, terms and conditions apply to our special offers, please call for details.
Renowned for serving exquisite cuisine, the Tea Terrace at Reid's Palace provides the setting for Afternoon Tea - a truly special and elegant affair with a selection of 24 teas.
Southern Portugal including the Algarve enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. July and August are hot but temperatures are moderated by sea breezes. A good time to visit Portugal is May to June and September to October, where days are pleasantly warm and sunny. Madeira is a good year-round destination with temperatures remaining pleasantly mild over the winter months.
Our team travel extensively, getting under the skin of every destination and hotel that we feature while building key connections and relationships along the way. In-depth knowledge of a destination is only part of what is required to curate a couture holiday experience; we also get to know you and what matters to you, meaning you receive genuine recommendations and a truly individual travel experience, and our Carrier Masterclasses ensure our travel experts are the best in the industry at tailoring bespoke and unique holidays.
Carrier has been tailoring holidays worldwide for over 35 years and has firmly established its reputation as one of the leaders in the luxury holiday market. We have been voted ‘Favourite Tour Operator’ by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller magazine more times than any other company in the past decade, and have been featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine’s Top 10 Tour Operators for 2016. Carrier has also won several national travel industry accolades, including ‘Luxury Tour Operator of the Year’ from TTG Luxury and Advantage Travel Centres.
Why settle for ordinary when you can have extraordinary? The best suites in some of the world’s plushest hotels, the first choice of flight seats, attention to detail, no restrictions or limitations - how luxury holidays should be. Your holiday desires are well taken care of, whether you wish to learn new life skills while training with a Bodyism expert, or uncovering centuries-old bushmen secrets in Botswana with expert safari guides. Children can follow the life of a panda keeper one day and cook dinner with a Beijing housewife the next. Carrier can make it happen.