5 Nights 4* Madeira £498pp
We’re taking a stroll along a levada (walking trail) with First Choice to bring you 5 nights in Madeira for £498pp 😲 wiiiiith breakfast and dinner included. You’ll be living it up at Pestana CR7 - a collab between the Pestana Hotel Group and Cristiano Ronaldo...
“Wanna go for free?”
“Err… does the Pope shit in the woods?!”
We’ll take that as a yes. You’ll automatically be entered into a comp to win back the cost of your holiday. Winners annouced every day. Runs until 24th Jan.
Madeira, eh?Rocky volcanic mountains, vino-soaked cellars, and a shiny ocean full of dolphins… Madeira doesn’t have a bad angle 🐬
Funchal is the capital of Portugal’s heavy hitting region, and it’s a botanical garden daydream. Gothic and Romanesque buildings hide behind the sun smashed harbour, and in the twisty streets flower markets snuggle up next to traditional bars.
Run don’t walk 😍
Where will I sleep?You’ll be staying in a hotel fit for the best footballer on the planet (don’t @ us Lionel Messi, you’re yet to prove you can do it on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke)
We’ll just leave that there 👋
Pestana CR7 was designed in collaboration with Cristiano Ronaldo. So you’d better believe it’s got footballer swag oozing outta every crack. This former shopping precinct has had a glow-up. It sits on the waterfront and has a rooftop deck with a glass-fronted sauna, infinity pool, outdoor gym, and a bar.
Football references are scattered about but kept tasteful 💅 The bathrooms are coated in artificial grass and the wardrobe design is a nod to locker rooms. But this is no teenage boy's bedroom, it’s grown-up and luxe. Hello, 48-inch TV, massive rain showers, and ocean views.
What will I do?You could fill a book with all the stuff Madeira’s got to offer 📚 (Turns out people have). But we’ll give you the highlights…
The hotel is a rose between… well, two other roses. You’ve got the Port of Funchal on one side and dreamy Santa Catarina Park on the other. A four-minute walk along the sandy promenade will bring you to the Beerhouse microbrewery 🍺 After sampling the local brews push on to VMT Catamaran Cruises (it’ll take two minutes) and hop on a speed boat to Desert Island's empty beaches. Or you can carry on down the road to OceanSee and take their boat ride to spot Moby Dick and his mates.
You could happily set aside a whole day for Zona Velha - Old Town. Stop at the market (Mercado dos Lavradores) and stock up on pastries at Padaria Pau De Canela 🥐
If you didn’t do a levada walking trail in Madeira, did you even go? Levada do Alecrim is a fan fave. It’s a 40-minute drive to the start but well worth it for the waterfall and lagoon.
Exactly what’s included?• 5 nights at 4* Pestana CR7 Funchal
• Return flights from your choice of airport
• Free changes are included
• To change dates - tap 'alternative flights' on the First Choice booking page
• Exclusive COVID testing packages from only £20pp
• ATOL protected
• Breakfast and dinner incl
Offer in partnership with First Choice, see terms and conditions here.