Ashoka Spa at Galo Resort

Galo Resort Ashoka offers holistic health treatments ranging from massage techniques, energetic beauty treatments, and relaxation in harmony with the five elements of nature. Fire to ignite your senses, the sea to expand your horizons, the air to lift you up, space to rest your soul, and the earth to initiate grounding. Their comprehensive treatment programme is sure to replenish your body and soul, leaving you with a healthy glow and renewed sense of energy.

What's included

7 nights accommodation (alternative durations allowed)
Meal Plan Breakfast
Transfers Return private transfers (included, but optional)
Flights Flights available on request

Air and Space:
- Flower foot bath for the senses 
- Foot reflexology massage for airways 
- Warm back wraps with the essential bergamot or sage oil 

- Body peeling in the steam sauna 
- Flower foot bath for the senses
- Vitalising full body massage with the ethereal ginger or cardamom oil 

- Flower foot bath for the senses
- Fine brush massage for the face
- Intense head, neck and shoulder massage with essential fennel or yin-yang oil

- Flower foot bath for the senses 
- Silk glove - full body massage
- Deep connective tissue massage of the arms and legs with essential angelica or myth oil 


- 70 min per element
- Complimentary attendance to group classes including: CX-Worx, Bodybalance, BodyPump, Bodycombat, HIIT, spinning, Zumba, power jump, cycling, Pilates, STEP, GAP (subject to weekly schedule & availability)
- Complimentary access to the fitness club, wellness area and outdoor pool

7 days from USD2,140 pp Other durations available
DEPARTING BETWEEN SHARING FROM Per person, based on two guests booking together and sharing a room (unless otherwise stated) SINGLES FROM Per person, based on private single occupancy (unless otherwise stated)
01 Nov 2023 - 31 Jan 2024 USD2,140 USD2,410
01 Feb 2024 - 30 Apr 2024 USD2,160 USD2,450
01 May 2024 - 31 Jul 2024 USD2,220 USD2,560
01 Aug 2024 - 31 Oct 2024 USD2,260 USD2,600

Enquire with us to include flights from your preferred airport

Location Overview

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.


Ondamar Restaurant
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.

Pizzeria Galosol
This restaurant offers a traditional selection of delicious pizzas, pasta, freshly made salads and homemade desserts.

Atlantis Restaurant
Enjoy breathtaking sea views whilst tucking into freshly caught seafood at this gourmet restaurant.

Capoeira Pub
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

Fitness centre
Swimming pool
Indoor heated swimming pool
Spa (Galomar)
Ayurveda cure centre (Alpino Atlântico)
Yoga & meditation rooms (Galosol + Alpino Atlântico)
Squash courts
Basketball court
Volleyball court
Indoor football
Table tennis
Badminton court
Indoor field hockey
Conference room

Services in Galosol

Guest relation
Dry cleaning/laundry facilities
Room service
Complimentary on-site parking
Car rental


- Diving
- Snorkelling
- Kayaking
- Windsurfing
- Mountain biking
- Golf
- Squash
- Canyoning
- Paragliding
- Horse riding
- Geocaching
- Karting
- Levada walks
- Trail running
- Surfing

Wellness Facilities

The Spa

Unwind at the Ashoka Spa for a truly luxurious experience (situated in Sentido Galomar, 50m from Sentido 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 centre 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
- Massages
- Facials
- Nails
- Waxing
- Ayurveda massages
- Ayurveda cures and treatments 


Wellness Approach

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 (Sentido 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.

Accommodation Overview

We offer two of the three hotels at Galo Resort depending on your preference. Sentido 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

Double Room Sea View Alpino

Suite Alpino

Special Offers




Honeymoon Special

Fruit and sparkling wine in room upon arrival

Guest Reviews

  • Stephan

    Visited July 2019

    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.

  • Maria

    Visited 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.

  • Sandra

    Visited 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!

  • Philippa

    Visited 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!

  • Irene

    Visited 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.

  • Severine

    Visited 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!

  • Kaye

    Visited 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!

  • James

    Visited 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!

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