Back in the days of our youth, Madeira was a familiar family retreat- an island that always seemed so natural, so beautiful, so un-overrun by crowds and so deeply embedded in its traditional roots that it felt somehow connected to mainland Portugal by an imaginary bridge. It’s known as the pearl of the Atlantic , with rugged mountainous beauty, decorative paved streets, hidden valleys, a year-round perfect climate where gorgeous beaches, flora & fauna abound. It's produced award-winning wines, world-famous dishes, and Cristiano Ronaldo (!) so we're talking major star quality here.

The best way to describe Madeira is Charming, and as fortune would have it, the best places to stay in Madeira are the properties in the Charming Hotels Madeira portfolio. It’s a luxurious collection of the most unique boutique hotels on the island, vintage Manor Houses carefully restored to period elegance and intimate enough to ensure you experience Madeira the way it was meant to be enjoyed- tranquil, elegant, slow-paced, and just enchanted. And, have we got a deal for you…

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE-Spend one week at the stunning Quinta das Vistas Madeira, a gorgeous hillside Manor House surrounded by acres of impeccably manicured gardens and receive the following:

- Upgrade to Panoramic room guarantied
- Champagne & fruits in the room on arrival
- One full body massage per person
- Madeira wine tasting at Quinta do Estreito
-One guided visit to the famous Quinta do Monte gardens
- One Madeira wine tasting at Quinta do Estreito
- One guided visit to Quinta do Monte Gardens -One complimentary dinner at their gourmet restaurant “La Belle Terrace” on property (for clients who book the HB meal plan)

Plus, they’ll even provide luxury transportation between all of the 4 Charming Hotels properties, so you can dine at any of their 4 restaurants during your stay. Valid for travel through 31 Oct 2010 and getting there is easy, with connections via Lisbon and London. Visit http://www.charminghotelsmadeira.com/ for more information, and to book please email reservations@charminghotelsmadeira.com or call +351 291 750 000 and as always, be sure & tell ‘em The Explorateur sent you!

*Please quote program code Explorateur Exclusive 2010 when booking