Madeira has a terrible reputation. Cruise ships, coach parties and, well, plenty of visitors of a certain age.
But there is so much more to this tropical island marooned in the Atlantic. There’s excellent walking for a start, along levadas (precipitous aqueducts) and up volcanoes, not to mention delicious fresh seafood, a burgeoning arts scene and some of the tallest cliffs in Europe.
Check out my guide to the island for Sunday Times Travel magazine to find out why you should head to Madeira this year.