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.
In the main building located most of the resort’s facilities: 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 traditional quality; 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 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.
Thalasso & Spa
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).
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 the guests.
VITAPOOL Sauna and Pool Circuit – The Vitapool circuit is recommended as it allows the guests to use 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.
Outdoor and the Beach
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, beach soccer and other beach attractions.
Here, too, you will find 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.
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, they 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.
Every room in the Vila Baleira Resort is less than seven minutes from the beach.
Take advantage of your holidays and take care of yourself!