Share your healthy holiday experience with the whole family at the Hotel Galosol in Madeira (part of Galo Resort). There’s no shortage of exciting activities to experience with two championship level golf courses to explore, diving and snorkelling opportunities in the surrounding azure blue waters. You can be sure that everyone will remain thoroughly entertained throughout their stay meaning you can relax guilt free in the knowledge that your kids will be enjoying a variety of fun activities with other like-minded little people.
- Complimentary attendance to group classes including: CXWORX, body balance, body pump, body combat, GRIT cardio, spinning, Zumba, power jump, cycling, Pilates, STEP, GAP (subject to weekly schedule & availability) - Complimentary access to the fitness club, wellness area, and outdoor pool
Family Facts - Babysitting can be arranged for an extra fee in Hotel Galosol - A special kids menu is available at restaurants for an extra fee - Cots and highchairs are available on request free of charge - Family rooms with extra beds are available on request in Hotel Galosol
At the hotel there is a dedicated children’s pool, badminton and ping pong facilities and an outdoor playground and garden area to explore. If they’re feeling adventurous; children can try their hand at kayaking and snorkelling for an extra fee.
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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 Jacuzzi 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
Rua D. Francisco Santana Canico de Baixo 12 Canico 9125-031 Portugal
Good to Know
The hotel is served by a bus service to the local city of Funchal.
Island tours and treks can be arranged in the hotel
There is a dine around option for half board guests.
Ayurvedic meals are available on a half or full board basis at Hotel Alpino Atlantico.
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
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.
Typical Group Classes
Please note that all group classes and activities shown are examples only and are subject to change, such as seasonal adjustments.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Galo offers a plethora of activities and facilities, perfect for those wanting an active holiday.
The azure blue waters surrounding the hotel attract scuba divers from all over the world.
The staff are very friendly and speak an array of languages.
The gym is big and well equipped, so no excuses!
The ambiance and cuisine served at the ‘Pizzeria Galosol’ and ‘Atlantis Fish Restaurant’ are excellent. The Capoeira bar will also have live music some nights.
Complimentary on-site parking means that if you want to rent a car and explore the island it is very easy to do so.
After a day of activities, the dedicated spa team will prime, prep and pamper you, leaving you feeling completely rejuvenated.
The island location can be a little breezy, although it certainly won’t be cold!
There is an additional charge when changing beach towels.
The layout of the hotel means quite a lot of walking around.