Madeira offers a wide range of hotels, apartments and villas. The categories range from guesthouses to 5 star hotels and Select. There's something for everyone. The hotel and service standards at European level are very good according to each category.
The majority of hotels is situated in the areas of Funchal, Lido and Praia Formosa as well as in the areas of Canico, Caniço de Baixo / Santa Cruz and Machico. Other regions include Caletha in the southwest of the Island, Prazeres, also situated in the southwest and high on top of the cliffs. Furthermore, there are several types of accommodation in the centre, north and east of the Island, where you can also find small original little houses and Quintas.
There are two man made beaches with yellow sand, one in Caletha Beach and one in Machico. The only natural beach with dark sand is Prainha in the area of Caniçal.