Madeira is an island group that lies off the coast of Africa but belongs to Portugal. The two inhabited islands are Madeira and Porto Santo, of which Madeira is the largest island. Madeira has a lovely climate (around 20 degrees all year round) and a fantastic nature with mountains, waterfalls and wild beaches. Much of the focus is on hiking, which you'll love to do following Madeira's levados – the ancient irrigation system that moved water from the mountains to the coast.
Madeira took us by storm and we are constantly thinking about how we could find time to go back here! Maybe this is where you should retire?