Madeira's Enticing Gardens

Nelson Mandela park in Portuguese town Funchal. AH701

Saga Hosted Hotels


Make the most of Madeira’s gloriously green gardens and fabulous ocean views as you enjoy four included excursions from your five-star base in Funchal. This wonderful week invites you to learn more about the island’s indigenous and introduced plants and trees as well as its cultural heritage and royal roots. Each excursion invites you to explore in the company of a knowledgeable host as well as allowing you to spend time soaking up the scenery. It’s a relaxed and peaceful experience with farmers’ markets, nature trails and expansive estates opening up the island’s most enticing and characterful places to visit. The annual Flower Festival also takes place while you're there, a celebration that brings the island to life with bursts of colour and fragrance.

Four included excursions
- Quinta Boa Vista Garden (full day)
- President Gardens/ Santa Catarina Park/ Camacha village/ Quinta do Palheiro (full day)
- Mercado dos Lavradores-Farmer’s Market/ Muncipal Gardens/Madeira Magic Gardens (full day)
- Ribeiro Frio/ Monte/ Monte Tropical Gardens (full day)

There’s a lot to like about this modern 5-star resort hotel. Not only does it have stunning Atlantic views, a choice of restaurants, a free bar open 24 hours a day, three bars, a partially covered heated outdoor pool and free use of the gym, solarium, sauna and Turkish bath, you can even dine at each of the two a la carte restaurants once a week during your stay. There’ll be a free mini-bar stocked with soft drinks in your room on arrival, and you’ll also have a balcony or terrace so you can enjoy the views.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

  • Dedicated welcoming host
  • Resort airport transfers
  • Travel insurance and meals


Saga host

Expert host

Four included excursions

Madeiran wine tasting

Saga club lounge

All inclusive: All meals

Free bars open a total of 24 hours a day (international-brand drinks)

International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports

Return transfers direct to your hotel

Minimum 20kg checked luggage, per person


  • 7 nights

  • Funchal, Madeira

  • London Gatwick Airport

  • All Inclusive

From £1,625 per person

Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction if not required

Nelson Mandela park in Portuguese town Funchal. AH701
Monte Palace Tropican Garden in Funchal, Madeira island, Portugal AH701

Holiday details

Food and drink

You’ll appreciate the hotel’s excellent location as you enjoy buffet-style meals in the main restaurant, which overlooks the ocean, but if you fancy a change there’s plenty more choice! Take the chance to dine in one of the two speciality restaurants serving Madeiran and Italian (buffet-style at lunch) cuisine. There are three bars, open at various times daily for 24 hours each day serving selected international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Complimentary fruit is available daily from the hotel’s coffee shop.


During your stay, enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Some activities may be at an extra charge and activities may change from time to time. Live entertainment six times a week Water aerobics Table tennis Billiards Golf is available nearby (please ask in resort for details and prices) Talk on Madeiran wine


All 348 rooms have a balcony or terrace with partial views of the sea. There is a lift to each floor. The complimentary minibar is stocked with soft drinks and water on arrival. You can upgrade to a room with a sea and pool-view room for a supplement, subject to availability.


  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hairdresser
  • Spa
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Wi-Fi
  • Table tennis
  • Live entertainment

Holiday location

Enotel Lido map

Local Area

With so much on offer at the hotel itself, you could quite easily spend your whole holiday at the Enotel Lido. But if you’re drawn to explore, you’ll find the hotel is conveniently set back from the main road and promenade, offering a peaceful setting but with easy access to the seafront and lido. It’s also perfectly placed for days out or evenings in the old town and port of Funchal, which is just 10 minutes away by bus. The pedestrianised centre is full of old Madeiran charm, and you can spend hours exploring the narrow lanes of the old town and browsing for trinkets at market stalls.

Included excursions

Quinta Boa Vista Garden


The first excursion of the week takes us into the historic walled garden terraces of the Quinta estate. It’s just a 20-minute walk or a five-minute drive from central Funchal but a world away in terms of hilltop views and lush green lawns. Throughout the expansive grounds and greenhouses, orchids appear scattered like sparkling crown jewels. It’s a reminder that this former working estate was once renowned for its market garden produce. Birds-of-paradise and a variety of show bloom orchids and cut flowers still thrive in the setting and add to a colourful arrangement of flowering frangipani, hibiscus and an assortment of ancient aloes. We’ll spend the day here soaking up the sunshine and learning more about the major players in the Madeira Flower Festival.



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