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‘Hawaii of Europe’ holiday island has year long summers and no UK time difference

‘Hawaii of Europe’ holiday island has year long summers and no UK time difference

The beautiful island nicknamed the 'Hawaii of Europe' is not far away, and has year-round sunshine

If you want somewhere that has decent temperatures and sunshine most of the year round, and is not actually that far away from the UK, perhaps you might want to tune in for this, as we’re gonna tell you exactly where you can get all of that.

As the winter draws in around us, the nights get longer and colder, and perhaps we start to wonder whether we’ll ever see the sun again.

That’s a bit melodramatic, because summer will roll around to the UK again next year like it always does, all being well.

For some winter sun, you could do worse.
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However, if you want to get away for a bit in the meantime, there’s a place you can go that is only a relatively short flight away, is in the same time zone as the UK, and is nicknamed the ‘Hawaii of Europe’.

Sounds pretty good, right?

Beaches, palm trees, beautiful scenery, this place has it all.

Oh, and there’s a famous statue of one of their most famous sons that you might have heard of before.

Here it is - the beautiful island of Madeira.
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We are talking about the Portuguese island of Madeira, which sits in the Atlantic Ocean just off the coast of Morocco.

The capital, Funchal, has all of the food and drink you can eat, and the island itself boasts some of Europe’s finest scenery.

There’s a bit of something for everyone, whether you like your holiday to be active and involve mountain trekking and hiking, or whether you just prefer lounging about and enjoying a relaxing time.

Madeira is a volcanic island that is home to sweet wine – the one that bears its name – and the famous Cristiano Ronaldo, who you can see a statue of at the airport.

Unfortunately it’s no longer that absolutely awful statue of his head, which looked a little bit like the clay head from Art Attack!

If you are a big Ronaldo fan, there is actually a museum dedicated to the great man, the CR7 Museum, on the island as well.

If you aren’t there’s still plenty to do.

The island enjoys a year-long summer, with temperatures between the high teens and mid 20s pretty much whenever you choose to visit.

There's a lot to explore on the island.
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What’s more, the time doesn’t even change when you get there from the UK.

Because it’s so small, you can drive around the whole island in just a matter of hours, too.

That means there’s plenty of scope to explore.

If beautiful natural swimming pools made from volcanic rock, quaint but beautiful architecture, sweet wine, and lovely scenery aren’t for you, then Madeira isn’t the place for you.

However, if that sounds good to you, you could do worse than heading off for some winter sun in Madeira.

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Topics: Travel, World News