Located right by the beach, just five minutes from the town centre and the international airport, the Vila Baleira Resort was originally designed and built by a consortium of 50 German doctors who discovered the medicinal qualities of the island’s sands and envisioned a place that would welcome visitors from all over the world in an ambience of complete tranquillity.

Covering a total area of 65,650 m2, it is the best-equipped tourist complex on the island. The resort comprises three distinct and spacious areas: the main building, the Baleira Thalasso & Spa centre, and the outdoor leisure area.

The main building is very spacious and is decorated in light colours using local materials. This is where reception is located, with our friendly staff on hand to assist you. It is in this building that many of the resort’s facilities are to be found: the different types of bedrooms; the Navegador Bar, offering a selection of local and international drinks; the spacious Atlântico Restaurant, with its varied menu featuring local and international dishes, always prepared with our traditional quality; our peaceful indoor swimming pool; the shops, offering a range of support services; the amphitheatre; and conference rooms with capacity for up to 200 people.

The fun-filled Children’s Club and the well-equipped games room are also here for your enjoyment. The main building is your base from which to take advantage of the relaxation, well-being and enjoyment that the resort offers.

With your comfort and safety in mind, the other areas of the resort are connected to the main building via a spacious corridor underneath the main road. The corridor is decorated in tones of light blue, making it an artistic journey through the geological history of the island of Porto Santo. The Baleira Thalasso & Spa’s thalassotherapy facility is the largest in Portugal. All the thalassotherapy and spa treatments are provided in this independent structure dedicated to your well-being and which also features a fully-equipped gym and the Rheadive Diving Centre (PADI, SSI and DDI certified).

In the outdoor leisure area you will find the large swimming pool and the children’s pool, where a lifeguard is always on duty, as well as the children’s play area and dedicated club room, where our entertainment team is on hand to ensure your children have the time of their lives.

The Beach Club, serving light snacks, ice creams, meals, juices, beers and our selection of cocktails is the place to be if you don’t want to miss a second of the sunshine. And there is also a pétanque terrain, a volleyball court and beach soccer. Here, too, you will find our ecological boardwalk giving you direct access to Porto Santo’s magnificent 9-km-long beach, where an area is reserved exclusively for the resort’s guests. Every room in the Vila Baleira Resort is less than seven minutes from the beach.

The resort is 10 minutes from Porto Santo International Airport, and from the quay and harbour that serve the island.

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The resort features 224 standard rooms and 32 junior suites. All have private balconies which, due to their position perpendicular to the beach, mostly offer a relaxing side sea view. They are the perfect place to enjoy the pleasures of reading.

Decorated in a relaxed and minimalist style, similar to that of the hotel’s social spaces, our standard rooms are bright and spacious, offering the typical comforts you would expect of a beach hotel.
Our junior suites feature 2 bedrooms, larger balconies facing the sea (optional) and a small living area. All our rooms and suites are decorated in the same harmonious style and feature:

Air conditioning
Cable TV
Telephone with outside access
Empty for free use by customer
Bathroom with bathtub
Hair dryer

An excellent choice for families, our apartments comprise a bedroom (optionally can opt for a 2 bedroom apartment), living room, WC, kitchenette and panoramic balcony. Our apartments are located in front of the resort’s main building and guests who choose to stay in them are equally entitled to use all the facilities and areas of the complex.  The 56 recently-renovated apartments feature:

Air Conditioning, Microwave, Refrigerator
Cable TV
Telephone with outside access
Kitchen kit
Bathroom with bathtub
(Superior T1, remaining with shower)
Hair dryer

According to scientifically proven studies, Porto Santo and the waters that bathe its coast are rich in iodine, calcium, magnesium and strontium… These elements help offset the deficiency in mineral salts that stress and fatigue cause in the human body, thereby contributing to the nervous system’s speedy recovery.

The word “thalasso” comes from the ancient Greek and means “sea”.

The history of the Vila Baleira Resort is intrinsically connected to the therapeutic properties of the Porto Santo sands, this being the reason for our resort’s existence.
The beach on the island of Porto Santo is made up of carbonate biogenic sand, whose physical, chemical and thermal properties allow it to be used, with proven success, in naturotherapy process. Indeed, these sands have been used successfully for centuries in the treatment of rheumatic and orthopaedic diseases and other physical conditions.
At the Vila Baleira Resort, we have put together a sand therapy programme for you, which includes medical supervision and a specific section of the spa entirely dedicated to sand bathing and psammo therapy in a totally relaxing ambience.

Thalassotherapy is one of the oldest, most natural and most effective anti-stress treatments in the world. Fully compatible with the human organism, the treatment is based on baths with sea water heated to 37ºC, which allows the marine elements, present in large quantities in the sea water, to be absorbed through the skin. Thalassotherapy also helps prevent or alleviate many diseases related to rheumatism and arthritis, as well as bone and muscle problems.
The Baleira Thalasso & Spa is currently the only thalassotherapy centre on the island of Porto Santo. The spa is not inside the hotel, but it is within the Vila Baleira Complex and is the largest and one of the best-equipped in the country in terms of balneotherapy. It offers a vast range of showers and massages, as well as pools, sauna, Turkish bath, a water-walking pool and more. The high quality of the treatments offered to users of the Baleira Thalasso & Spa Centre, and the variety of combined programmes are a delight for our guests.
Take advantage of your holidays to take care of yourself. Visit our centre and choose one of the programmes on offer. Make your stay even better by pampering your body.

The therapeutic properties of bathing help prevent and cure the health problems we encounter in our increasingly agitated and busy society.
At the Baleira Thalasso & Spa center you can choose from a vast range of treatments and programmes.
Pamper yourself and appreciate the gentle touch of the sea water on your skin;

VITAPOOL Sauna and Pool Circuit – The Vitapool circuit is recommended as it allows our guests to use our balneotherapy facilities to their best advantage. Guests are “invited” to use the various facilities in a specific order and for a specific amount of time, in order to obtain the maximum benefit from the sea water. This circuit includes: sauna, hammam, Turkish bath, a water-walking pool, a relaxation pool and an animated pool. Our suggested combination is indicated for: body relaxation, anti-stress, rheumatism, poor circulation, and muscle, skin and balance problems. It also helps combat cellulite.

Taking advantage of the properties of the sea water of Porto Santo, which is collected about 200 meters from the coast, our circuit VITAPOOL allows you to treat the body and relax.



Variety and quality are the mottoes of our kitchen team.

A stay at the Vila Baleira Resort is an opportunity to go on a gastronomic journey with a focus on traditional Portuguese cuisine and, in particular, the regional dishes of Madeira.

Our menus also feature international dishes and a selection of sophisticated desserts. For guests who want to enjoy their days by the pool or on the beach, we offer a range of light meals and snacks.

Aware of the importance of the resort’s ecological footprint and the island’s economy, the Vila Baleira Resort works in partnership with Porto Santo’s farmers to ensure that you can enjoy fruit and vegetables produced locally and in the traditional way during your stay.

There are plenty of drinks to choose from too; our bars serve juices, beers, the traditional “poncha”, cocktails and spirits.


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Vila Baleira Resort Porto Santo

  • Comfortable 4 star hotel
  • Overlooking the beach
  • Extensive spa and wellness area
  • Golf nearby at Porto Santo GC
  • A great golf break option

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