For the last week of the long 8 weeks summer holiday, we went to Madeira in Portugal. Edelweiss have a direct flight and we decided to stay at the Belmond Reid’s Palace (Belmond being my favourite hotel chain hands down). I was especially impressed with the airline, airport and hotel in terms of Corona. We had to wear masks when we were walking around but otherwise we could take them off when sitting down in restaurants and at the pool – so all in all not too bad.

The restaurants at the hotel were fantastic (Pool Terrace, Tea Terrace, Villa Capriane) and we especially loved the breakfasts. Every morning we played a game of “name that fruit” as everyday there were three or four new ones and ones we had never tasted before! And yes! every morning I had my Pastal de nata!

We then divided up our days between swimming in the Atlantic Ocean (it is great becuase the hotel has direct access), chilling by their pools and then every second day adventuring in and around the island. Here are my photos of the hotel and it’s grounds and later this week I’ll share all our outings.