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Snorkelling in Madeira

The majestic island of Madeira is an excellent year round destination for snorkelling and the sea rarely falls below 18C even in the winter months.  However, the best time to visit is during the summer when the sea tends to be at its warmest and calmest, and visibility is optimal.

You can easily head out snorkelling from most of our featured hotels on the island.  Just jump in the sea beside the hotel.  Here are just a couple of hotel options:

Galosol is a cliff top 4-star hotel with seaside lido offering excellent value for money and an amazing selection of complimentary daily health and fitness classes, plus an array of adventure sports.

Vidamar ood value, contemporary family-friendly hotel with spectacular ocean views and a huge selection of facilities and services to keep everyone active and entertained, whatever their age.

The Belmond Reids Palace hotel is set in glorious subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the legendary Belmond Reid’s Palace in Madeira is the island’s most luxurious hideaway and also brilliantly located for snorkelling adventures.

During your stay, we recommend that the ideal way of getting to the best snorkelling spots is by kayak.  We offer great half day packages from just €30 per person.  A half day kayak tour along the Underwater Nature Reserve of Garajau includes plenty of time to snorkel and swim in the crystal clear waters of this amazing spot!

Located on the island’s south-east coast, Garajau’s Nature Reserve has a fantastic underwater richness of large fish species such as grouper, moray, manta rays, seahorses and much more. This nature reserve area is protected and controlled, fishing is not allowed and only small boats can approach the beach

It’s also possible to book a ‘swimming with dolphins’ adventure during your stay on Madeira.  An experienced crew (that includes a marine biologist) will provide you with a safe, informative and unforgettable time.  From €65 per person.  So, grab your snorkel and head to the island!

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Pool at Belmond Reids Palace Madeira Portugal

Set in glorious subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the legendary Belmond Reid’s Palace in Madeira is the island's most luxurious hideaway. For more than a...

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Banner of Balcony and swimming pools at Vidamar Madeira

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