Socalco Nature Calheta | 10 of the best autumn sun holidays in southern Europe
Any month is great in subtropical Madeira; in October, temperatures are between 22C and 25C. If it’s a beach break you want, head for southwesterly Calheta, surrounded by vineyards and banana plantations above one of the rocky island’s few sandy bays. Opened in 2020, Socalco Nature Calheta is a cluster of Atlantic-facing rooms and houses integrated into cliffs, orchards and agricultural land. Its aim is to provide a deep-dive into Madeiran food and sustainability: guests are encouraged to join cooking classes, food tours and wine tastings, or get their hands dirty on the farm.
Doubles from €114 B&B