Hi! I spent a week on the island of Madeira, which is a very calm island which isn't very touristic. It has some amazing and spectacular contrasts and crystal clear waters, rocky cliffs which contrasts with many mountain peaks. Along the coast there are natural pools with salt water, since the island has close to no beacher, there are only about two or three small beaches. You can swim in these pools which are very nice. I recommend it especially for a relaxing trip, no tourist crowds and for those who are not beach lovers.
The Island of Madeira, in the Atlantic Ocean, has an ideal climate for the development of all types of vegetation, because there it is Spring for most of the year. It is also called the garden of Europe and you can find, simply by walking around, all kinds of flowers or plants which certainly you have not seen before. The easiest way to appreciate the splendor of greenery and colors that is by visiting the island's many gardens such as "Botanical Garden" or "Monte Palace Tropical Garden". Nature in its pure state..