Madeira named as ?the best island in the world' to spend the holidays
Posted on 10/01/2019

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After winning its 5th World Travel Award as ?Europe's best island destination' and now Madeira has even taken the title for ?The World's best island destination.' A title that the Portugese archipelago has dreamed of for some time.

After Europe, the world!

After Europe, the world!
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And now it's done. Madeira has clearly displayed its ambitions, after taking the title for the World Travel Award for ?The Best island destination in Europe' last July. For the Portugese archipelago, it seems, the European title wasn't enough. Despite its numerous titles, the island had the aim of becoming the best island destination in the world.

Prized destination

It seems just a little patience was needed to take home the prize last December, at the time of the presentation of the World Travel Awards in Lisbon. For Roberto Santa Clara, executive director of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, ?It's a new important and fundamental award for the region and for the whole of the population of Madeira and Porto Santo.'

Multiple attractions

Nothing surprising about this victory. The advantages, classic but true to Madeira, turns to its local gastronomy, affable Madeirian culture and the panorama of the volcanic island. Besides that, outdoor lovers can make the most of the abundance of outdoor activities such as hiking and mountain biking.

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