A golfers' paradise, there are few places on earth that, like Portugal, offer such a glut of wonderful, professionally-designed courses accompanied by world-class hotels and, of course, a fortuitous climate.

"A country of astonishing diversity and idyllic weather, not to mention picture-postcard scenery with rugged coastlines, pristine beaches, dazzling houses and superb golfing opportunities."

Portugal’s natural beauty and traditional charms are delightfully enhanced by the many sophisticated resorts and exceptional sporting facilities that are found here. And when it comes to beaches, Portugal has pretty much got everything covered with just under 500 miles of coastline and a beach for just about every taste.

Quiet Madeira, on the other hand, is perfect for those seeking gorgeous vistas and luxury without too much glitz: little wonder then that this was the place Sir Winston Churchill chose to write his war memoirs.

What you need to know

  • Capital City

    Portugal: Lisbon; Madeira: Funchal

  • Time Difference

    GMT 0 hours

  • Best Time to Visit

    May-Jun & Sep-Oct

  • Currency

    Euro

Portugal & Madeira

Explore

Choose from the cream of Portugal & Madeira’s finest resorts

  • Conrad Algarve ALMANCIL

    Set in the Quinta do Lago resort, famed for its superb golf courses, beaches and the beautiful Rio Formosa Natural Park, ​this stunning addition to the Conrad brand exudes elegance inside and out.

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  • Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa ARMAÇAO DE PERA

    Set along the rocky coastline of the glistening Atlantic Ocean, Vila Vita Parc celebrates the very best of Portugal with its Moorish-influenced buildings tucked among blooming subtropical gardens.

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  • Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort SAGRES

    The first world-class retreat in this nature lovers’ and scuba divers’ paradise, Martinhal is just a stone’s throw from the historic fishing port of Sagres, yet feels a million miles from anywhere else.

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  • Pine Cliffs, A Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve ALBUFEIRA

    With acres of grounds in a cliff-top setting with views over the Atlantic Ocean and a beautiful unspoilt beach for lazy, sun-drenched days, this is a magical place for couples and families alike to unwind.

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  • Six Senses Douro Valley Douro Valley

    Located in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley Six Senses Douro Valley is a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the vine covered rolling hills and river below.

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  • Belmond Reid's Palace Funchal, Madeira

    A magnet for the glitterati for over 100 years, the charming Belmond Reid’s Palace is Madeira’s most-famous destination where guests can enjoy all the contemporary comforts expected from Belmond.

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Inside Knowledge

Creating special moments

  1. Lakeside Leisure

    Lakeside Leisure

    At the watersports centre at Quinta do Lago’s lake, there’s watersports and lessons galore, so why not learn to sail, go canoeing or windsurfing – or get the whole family on a pedalo ride across the lake!

  2. Lagoon with a View

    Lagoon with a View

    Ria Formosa Natural Park is one of the most beautiful places in The Algarve – a unique coastal lagoon and an idyllic oasis full of rare bird species, chameleons and seahorses so it’s well worth a visit.

  3. February Fiesta!

    February Fiesta!

    Don’t miss February’s fantastic Carnival in Madeira – the whole city of Funchal is spectacularly adorned with lamps and decoration, and takes on a real Samba vibe!