Gardens of Madeira

Monte tropical garden, Gardens of Madeira SPIN

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Nestled in the heart of the Atlantic, Madeira is a nature lover's dream. Spend a week exploring its lush gardens, from the exotic orchids of Funchal's botanical gardens to the serenity of Monte Palace Tropical Garden. As you hike along the charming Levada paths, you'll enjoy mist from cascading waterfalls and the beauty of green landscapes, along with birds providing a soothing backdrop to your journey. At the end of the day, rest at Monte Mar Palace Hotel, offering both comfort and stunning sea views. Madeira offers a rich tapestry of natural beauty, and your adventure is just beginning.

Included excursions and visits:

Quinta Boa Vista Garden
Botanical Gardens
Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmer’s Market)
Muncipal Gardens
Madeira Magic Gardens
Ribeiro Frio
Monte Tropical Gardens

If you’re looking for spectacular views, look no further than Monte Mar Palace on Madeira. Its secluded clifftop setting offers views across the island’s mountainous coastline and UNESCO-protected laurel forests, making it an ideal choice whether you want to relax with a book or get out and explore. Facilities include a large unheated swimming pool and a heated indoor pool, and every guest room has a balcony with sea views. With the sound of the sea lulling you to sleep at night, ringside seats for every sun rise and sun set – no wonder so many guests vow to return.

Included with every Hosted Holiday

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


Local Saga Host

Hosted drinks reception

Included excursions and visits

All inclusive: All meals

One meal at specially selected local restaurant once per week

Free bar open 12 hours a day (local drinks)

House wine and water at lunch and dinner

A weekly return shuttle service to nearby Sao Vicente and Funchal (subject to change).

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


  • Ponta Delgada, Madeira

  • Multiple

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Monte tropical garden, Gardens of Madeira SPIN
Aerial view of Funchal Botanical garden, Madeira, Portugal. Gardens of Madeira SPIN

Holiday details

Food and drink

The Monte Mar Palace Hotel offers both international and Portuguese cuisine, served buffet-style, in its restaurant. The free bar will be open from 11am to 11pm serving local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Another of the hotels bars offers drinks between May and September. You will also have access to the pool bar.


You can enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment during your holiday. Activities may change from time to time and some activities may be at an additional cost. Live music five nights a week Table Tennis Billiards Squash (extra charge) Talk on Madeira culture and traditions The following Saga Host-led walks are available Levada walk: Local bus service to levada, walk back to hotel Please note, all walks are subject to availability and the local bus is at own cost. A weekly return shuttle service to Funchal is included during your stay (subject to change).


All 112 air-conditioned bedrooms have a balcony with sea view. Rooms feature a bath with an overhead shower.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Tennis
  • Squash court
  • Golf putting
  • Live music

Holiday location

Monte Mar Palace map

Local Area

The Monte Mar Palace stands on Madeira’s rugged north coast, which is much less busy and developed than the rest of the island. So if peace, quiet, a secluded location and stunning views are what you’re looking for, this is the hotel for you: looking out across the Atlantic you really feel like you’re on the edge of the world. A short walk uphill brings you into Ponta Delgada, which has a small marina, but for a choice of bars, shops and restaurants take the free courtesy bus to Sao Vicente, about eight kilometres away.


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