Holiday Activities

Plan your holiday itinerary with the help of Villa Babel’s detailed guide. Discover the magnificent attractions of Madeira. Nestled in the Atlantic Ocean, this verdant oasis showcases breathtaking beauty all around the island. From Funchal’s enchanting jacaranda-lined avenues to the awe-inspiring cliffs of Cabo Girão. The more adventurous can explore a small list of available attractions below.

Local Food & Cuisine

Food in Madeira is amazing, diverse and delicious, we can easily put it among the best Madeira tourist attractions. Eating out is affortable so when traveling around the island be sure to taste the traditional and local cuisines. Close by to Villa Babel there are a number of restaurants where you can also enjoy quality and value for money. Start with a visit to Frango da Guia Restaurant in Garjau High Street…

What to Drink?

Did you know that is the most durable man-made product in the world? Any guesses? Well, the answer may surprise you… It’s Madeira Wine.  In production for over 500 years its old and as famous as (or even more than) Madeira Island.  It was the drink of choice for the Toast at America’s Indepence.         Visit one of the many wine producers to sample and purchase some the delightful nectar.

Historical and cultural attractions

Welcome to Villa Babel, your perfect holiday villa rental in Madeira Island. Immerse yourself in the rich history and charm of the island as you embark on an interactive journey through Madeira’s past at the Story Centre. Explore the picturesque streets of the capital, where historical areas and picturesque squares await your discovery. Experience the island’s agricultural heritage as you marvel at the ingeniously cultivated terraces along the hillsides. Don’t miss the vibrant traditional street markets, where colorful pyramids of local produce come to life, offering you a taste of the authentic island life. Indulge in the beauty of Madeira and create unforgettable memories at Villa Babel.

Check in at Villa Babel, your ultimate destination for a memorable holiday villa rental experience on Madeira Island. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of this Portuguese gem, where stunning landscapes and warm hospitality await. Indulge in the thrill of Toboggans Sledges, a unique tradition powered by skillful “Carreiros” dressed in white and their iconic “Straw boaters.” Discover the authentic charm of Madeira as these sledge drivers navigate the twists and turns, showcasing their expertise in rubber-soled boots. At Villa Babel, we invite you to embark on an extraordinary journey filled with adventure, relaxation, and cherished memories. Book your idyllic getaway today and let the magic of Madeira unfold before your eyes.

Nature Attractions

Madeira is a nature lover’s destination. This tropical paradise boasts unique flora and fauna, vibrant exotic fruits at traditional markets, and stunning natural pools ranked among Europe’s most beautiful. Immerse yourself in unspoiled nature and embark on unforgettable experiences and adventures. In the heart of Madeira’s forest, explore the famous levadas, ancient water channels designed to transport water across the island. Alternatively, visit the tranquil botanical garden atop Funchal, once owned by the prestigious William Reid family. Marvel at endemic plants, palm trees, medicinal plants, and succulents, and don’t miss the bird park housing cockatoos and macaw parrots. Accessible by cable car from Funchal, the garden welcomes visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Prepare for the trip of a lifetime at Villa Babel!

Flower Festival

The Flower Festival is a cultural event associated the local traditions, whether through the performances of folk groups, or through the construction of the beautiful floral carpets, an event filled with lots of entertainment activities, such as music concerts and variety shows

Enchanting Natural Landscapes

Madeira’s abundance of protected reserves are a true wonder for nature lovers. Myriad walking trails through rare Laurissilva forests reward hikers with breathtaking mountain views, while at Mero Diving scuba divers can explore the crystal clear waters of Garajau Natural Reserve.  Take a Cablecar ride to the botanical gardens boasting fascinating subtropical plants and a spectacular carpet of colour, culminating with the annual Flower Festival in springtime.

One of the pleasures of an island holiday is that the ocean is never too far away! Spend your days exploring the coastline of majestic cliffs, pebbled beaches and natural rock pools that attest to the island’s volcanic origins, or take a ferry or flight to Porto Santo and enjoy miles of golden beaches. Blessed with an almost perfect climate, visitors will soon realise that one trip to Madeira is simply  not enough!