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Surfing off Paul do Mar The Secret is Out!

Madeira is a pleasure to visit. The constant blue sea visible from almost anywhere. But there is more to it than meets the eye. Look a little closer and discover how waves are being made in the surfing world and why Madeira is one of the first venues this year to host the World Surfing Championships! Read the article


Carnival is coming soon! See pictures from the 1999 Carnival celebrations
Henriques & Henriques Millenium Wine! Send a FREE Madeira postcard from this site!
Stock up on the special Henriques & Henriques Millenium 1900 Malvasia Solera Wine ------------»
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2000 FireworksA Stellar Performance

An astonishingly successful show of pyrotechnics and colour helps set the next millenium into gear. The picture on the left is one of several that can be seen on our short retrospective and photo compendium: click here.

   
 
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Madeira Shopping: NOW OPEN!
Madeira Shopping - the online power shopping experience for Madeira enthusiasts. Madeira wine, books, maps, biscuits, videos, and much more. Customers even get a free map with any purchase made on the website. Prepare for Christmas and don't forget the 100 year Madeira wine to celebrate the millennium. VISA and MasterCard accepted. More info.

Museums of Madeira: a guide
Madeira has been a conduit of events and persons that helped shape the world. Christopher Columbus, Churchill , the sugar trade, the slave trade, even
the diaspora of Madeiran immigrants that have carved niches of influence the world over. The museums of Madeira have been addressing elements of this rich heritage. We present an abbreviated guide to the best of them. More info .

FREE Madeira Maps® !
It is essential to travel around Madeira with a good map. Madeira Maps® has achieved an excellent standard of quality, accuracy and simplicity with their free city maps of Funchal and Caniço, and their Leading Restaurants Map® selections. Available in many hotels, restaurants and shopping areas - including Madeira-Shopping.com. More info .

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Don't want to walk?
Then "Joyride" across Madeira!
For travellers who hate to tromp. But still want
to feel the fresh Madeira air in their hair, and the warm sunlight on their face. Hiring a nifty scooter or motorbike from the friendliest family run motorbike and scooter hire company in Madeira is the solution: Joyride! - More Info .

Emergency medical aid for your holiday.
S.M.M. is the top professional emergency medical attention service in Madeira. They provide emergency medical assistance with a force of medical doctors and a rapid respose team. For about only Euros 25.00 a week you can avoid the expensive doctor bills you might have to pay on an unfortunate accident on your holiday. More info .

Quality Madeira Wine:
Madeira-Island.com applauds the remarkable success of Henriques & Henriques who have won (again) the Madeira Wine Trophy for its remarkable 15 year old Malvasia at the International Wine Challenge contest held in the UK. More info .

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Joe is looking for a wife on Madeira,
Martin wants to know what an 11 year old can do on holiday, and Anabela wants to know where she can eat well on a budget of Esc. 1500$00. Just a few examples of questions placed on our popular message boards where users exchange information that are read by thousands of visitors. More info .

Holy Trinity Church Organ Restoration Appeal
Help save the English Church organ! The Holy Trinity Church is hoping to restore the familiar and historical church organ to its former glory. They need your help. More info .

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