Best fitness holiday I’ve ever had (and I’ve been travelling the world since 2015, exploring different ways to keep healthy!). The facilities are excellent for fitness with great group classes. I recommend booking the Fusion Fitness programme, as it gives the best of both worlds: private sessions and group classes. The location is also incredible! Go snorkelling in front of the hotel if you can, it’s really amazing.
Escape on a rejuvenating wellness holiday to the sun-kissed island of Madeira at the award-winning Galo Resort. Benefitting from a seafront location, the Galo Resort features three separate hotels so whether you are looking for an activity-filled fitness break or a more relaxing experience there is something to suit your needs. Practise your swing at the two championship-level golf courses, work out in the superb fitness centre or treat yourself to a therapeutic treatment in the luxuriously appointed spa. With three restaurants offering up delicious cuisine and an excellent diving centre Galo Resort is the ideal destination for a healthy getaway.
Programmes at Galo Resort
Located in the small village of Caniço de Baixo on the south-eastern coast of Madeira Galo Resort is only a short drive from the capital city of Funchal. The area is famed for its azure blue waters which attract scuba divers from all over the world looking to dive the nearby underwater nature reserve of Garajau. There are also several golf courses within driving distance making it an ideal destination for an activity filled wellness getaway.
Enjoy sumptuous buffet meals in the Ondamar Restaurant or an al-fresco meal on the pool terrace. Dishes range from locally sourced authentic recipes to modern international classics.
This restaurant offers a traditional selection of delicious pizzas, pasta, freshly made salads and homemade desserts.
Enjoy breathtaking sea views whilst tucking into freshly caught seafood at this gourmet restaurant.
Top off a day at this luxury wellness resort with a refreshing cocktail whilst enjoying the evening entertainment. Light snacks and salads are available throughout the day.
Ayurvedic full board meals are compulsory for guests staying in hotel Alpino Atlantico.
Facilities & Services
Facilities in Galosol
Services in Galosol
We offer two of the three hotels at Galo Resort depending on your preference. Hotel Galosol is situated right on the seafront and boasts 123 rooms, a wide variety of sports activities and is ideal for those seeking an activity filled holiday. The smaller Hotel Alpino Atlantico is an adult’s only boutique Ayurveda Cure hotel comprised of 24 sea view rooms and 3 suites, it is home to the only Ayurveda Cure Centre in Portugal.
Double Room Garden View
Double Room Sea View
Master Suite Eagles Nest
Bungalow Casa Oliveira
Double Room Sea View Alpino
- Mountain biking
- Horse riding
- Levada walks
- Trail running
Unwind at the Ashoka Spa for a truly luxurious experience (situated in Hotel Galomar, 50m from Hotel Galosol). The dedicated staff at the spa aim to provide personalised treatments designed to leave you feeling de-stressed and rejuvenated. A haven for those seeking various spa treatments, the spa provides a calming environment in which to relax, complemented by soft candlelight and beautiful native flowers throughout.
Alternatively, you can visit Hotel Alpino Atlântico, home to the only Ashoka Ayurveda Cure Centre in Portugal. Taking inspiration from ancient Asian techniques the center offers a wide range of Ayurvedic treatments, specialist massages and revitalising facials. Whatever your preference you are sure to find something to suit your wellness needs.
The following treatments are available:
- Spa rituals
- Body energy work
- Ayurveda massages
- Ayurveda cures and treatments
Galo Resort provides a tranquil and calming environment in which to relax away from the stresses of modern life. Spend your days playing golf, taking part in fitness classes or unwinding in the spa. There is a large wellness area at the Galo Active Club (Hotel Galosol) with saunas and a Jacuzzi. Treatments in the Ashoka Spa and the Ashoka Ayurveda Cure Centre take inspiration from traditional Asian remedies and are designed to leave you feeling completely rejuvenated.
- 20% discount for stays on Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Half Board+ for stays between 5 January 2020 – 28 February 2020 (offer not combinable; available at Galomar and Galosol)
- 15% discount on room rate in Ayurveda FB for stay between 11 January – 28 February 2020 (offer not combinable; book by 28 February 2020)
- 5% off on Ayurveda Relaxation for stays between 11 January – 28 February 2020 (offer not combinable; book by 28 February 2020)
- 10% off on Ayurveda Cleanse for stays between 11 January – 28 February 2020 (offer not combinable; book by 28 February 2020)
- 30% off B&B, Half Board and Half Board+ for bookings between 15 January - 21 February 2020 (offer not combinable)
Early Booking Discount
- 10% off for stays on B&B between 1 May – 31 October 2020 (book by 14 January 2020)
- 10% off for stays on B&B, Half Board and Half Board+ between 1 May – 31 October 2020 (for bookings between 15 January – 31 March 2020)
- 15% off for stays on Half Board and Half Board+ between 1 May - 31 October 2020 (book by 14 January 2020)
Fruit and sparkling wine in room upon arrival
StephanVisited July 2019
MariaVisited September 2017
Galo was a great place for my holiday. Friendly staff, great location, outstanding resort facilities, amazing view from my room – what else could I ask for?! Due to weather conditions we arrived one day later, the whole programme was rescheduled for us so we didn’t miss anything. Very professional. I especially enjoyed the outdoor activities (mountain biking and kayaking) and I wish I have booked to stay longer. Health and Fitness Travel was a great company to book with, they have a good selection of options, detailed description of the programmes, professional and friendly staff prepared to adjust the programme to fit client's personal needs and wishes.
SandraVisited April 2017
I had an amazing time at Galo Resort. I return home 100% rejuvenated. Everything about the stay was wonderful. I will recommend this package to all of my friends, and I have already one dear friend signing up for some time during the spring!
PhilippaVisited April 2017
Absolutely brilliant break, loved it! The hotel was very spacious, clean and airy, the gym was truly fantastic. The staff were so friendly, and the equipment they had available was first rate. Group classes were fun and friendly. If you are looking for a holiday somewhere sunny, with a lovely pool area, to really work up your fitness then I can’t recommend Galo Resort enough. I’ll definitely be back next year.
PS: The best massage at the spa is the Deep Tissue (I ended up booking 3 of them over the week). Worth every second of it!
IreneVisited November 2016
Galo’s fitness gym is brilliant! Just what I wanted: very well-equipped gym and very knowledgeable Personal Trainers ! It’s indeed the perfect place for a fitness break. Very clean and comfortable hotel, good food, (with the options to eat very healthily) and a brilliant gym and indoor pool. The personal sessions were fantastic and the gym equipment was extremely good.
SeverineVisited September 2016
I had a fantastic week! The hotel was very good, and the staff very friendly. All activities were very well organised and so much fun!! Especially sea kayak and snorkelling… wonderful! I added a few activities with the company “Loko-Loko” that is part of the hotel, and it was brilliant!!!! (such as Canyoning). Again, amazing staff – so professional and serious; but also incredibly friendly and fun – They were brilliant! I’m now back at work feeling great! Thank you for organising it all!
KayeVisited September 2016
I would 100% percent recommend the 6 day Ayurvedic package. I feel so much better than I did 8 days ago! The place is really well organised, the food is outstanding, the Ayurveda centre is amazing (not posh and full of frills but professional and I felt really well looked after). Just 1 down side: trying to find follow up Ayurvedic products in the UK is proving hard. I want to carry on using the Ayurveda principles! I must go back next year!
JamesVisited August 2016
I have returned from my holiday revitalised, motivated and relaxed. I had an amazing time and would love to go back again. I felt a week was maybe not long enough! The hotel was in a beautiful location and all the staff were amazing. They were extremely friendly, kind and helpful......like a little family!! Food and treatments were amazing too. We didn’t have much time to explore but managed 2 short walks which were very pleasant. I have recommended this holiday to many envious people on my return!