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.


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.

STANDARD ROOMS: 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.

JUNIOR SUITES: Our junior suites feature larger balconies facing the sea and a small living area. All our rooms and suites are decorated in the same harmonious style and feature:













An excellent choice for families, our apartments comprise a bedroom, 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:









BATHROOM WITH BATH (Superior T1. Other with shower)


Whichever type of accommodation you choose for your stay, your comfort and well-being are assured.


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.


A warm welcome awaits you at the Atlântico Restaurant. Diners will enjoy the informal ambience of the spacious and welcoming Atlântico Restaurant, its decoration inspired by the customs and traditions of Porto Santo. Here you will find an extensive and varied buffet serving regional and Portuguese specialities and international dishes.

From the starters, salads and pastas to the sophisticated desserts, not to mention the main fish and meat dishes and our live cooking station, we are sure you will have an unforgettable gastronomic experience. For your added enjoyment, we organise theme nights when seafood and the tenderest meat take centre stage.


The Beach Club is an inviting spot for light meals during the summer months. Located in the garden area next to the pool, it serves a varied selection of salads, snacks and ice creams during the day and is perfect for guests who don’t want to interrupt their pool or beach time to go for a full meal.

The open-air seating area is a great place for a drink at the end of a pleasantly relaxing day soaking up the sun on the beach.

You can also choose to dine at the Dunes – Madeiran Restaurant. This option is available for advance booking at our reception and subject to availability of our facilities.


The Navegador Bar in the hotel lobby is the ideal place to enjoy an aperitif before dinner, to chat and socialise in the evening, or even to watch a football match with friends.

Try one of our exotic cocktails-of-the-day, prepared by our friendly barman, or appreciatively sip a glass of good Madeira wine.


If entertainment is what you enjoy or if you are travelling with children, the Vila Baleira Resort has a team of professional entertainers to ensure you have plenty of fun during your stay.

Our friendly entertainment team offers a varied programme that makes use of all the resort’s space and facilities and has been designed to ensure there is something for everyone.

There are dozens of activities for adults and children to take part in, including sports, competitions, gymnastics in and out of the pool, yoga, “poncha” classes and much more.

The fun continues after dark, and every night we offer a different show which, we are sure, is the perfect way for you to round off an enjoyable and exciting day.

Children are made very welcome at our resort.

Our children’s entertainment team keeps the youngsters happily and safely entertained, giving you the opportunity to enjoy some quiet and relaxing adult time.


  • Face painting

  • Beach pétanque

  • Bouncy castles

  • Crepe paper flowers

  • Obstacle races

  • Water balloon games

  • Tropical necklaces

  • Aquarium

  • Crazy races

  • Pool games

  • Show rehearsals

  • Horse riding

  • Picture frames

  • Pool Olympics

  • Mountain bike outing (extra)

  • Catamaran trip (extra)

  • Boat trip (extra)

  • Flyjet (extra)

  • Snorkelling (extra)

  • Golf (extra)

  • Fishing (extra)

  • Jeep safari (extra)

  • Tennis (extras)

  • Padel (extra)

  • Disco Night

  • Cabaret Show

  • Broadway show

  • Karaoke

  • Challenge

  • Mr Vila Baleira

  • 80s disco night

  • Latin night

  • 50s, 60s and 70s night


  • Ping pong tournament

  • Mini Chef

  • Flour fight

  • Crowns

  • Sandcastle competition

  • Lawn games

  • Magic wand

  • Football tournament

  • Pool games

  • Door plaque

  • Pinhata

  • Robin Hood’s hat

  • Shooting tournament

  • Decorated boxes


  • Stretching exercises

  • Archery

  • Rifle shooting

  • Pétanque

  • Hydrogymnastics

  • Cocktails games

  • Ping pong

  • Group dances

  • Water polo

  • Beach volleyball

  • Salsa workshop

  • Kizomba workshop

  • Hydro-Latin

  • Latin mix workshop

  • Pétanque

  • Vila Baleira challenge

  • Darts tournament

  • Water basketball

  • Water volleyball

  • Fitness class

  • Zumba

  • Poncha” class

  • Aerobics

  • Hydro-zumba

  • Sloth game

  • Crazy tournament

  • Brazil mix workshop

  • Hydropower

  • Badminton

  • Beach soccer

  • Beach rugby

  • Fitness day

  • Latin day

  • Family day

  • Scuba diving (extra)

  • Horseback outings (extra)

  • Walks (extra)

  • Island tournament

  • Coloured salt

  • Pirate boats

  • Pirate swords and tattoos

  • Treasure hunt

  • Pool hunt

  • Volleyball

  • Beach soccer

  • Touch rugby

  • Fashion show

  • Mini disco

  • Trampolining

  • Scuba diving

  • Mini bartender


The Vila Baleira Resort also offers a mini club for children aged 4 to 12 years. The club has rooms that are specially designed for the youngsters and is run by a professional team to ensure that your children have the time of their lives.

If you need a babysitter, you can request one at reception, allowing you to enjoy some carefree adult time at our resort.


Now in principle the environmental issue should be a natural concern among tourism enterprises, in Porto Santo, a fragile island that we enjoy, but we have an obligation not to spoil the question becomes even more pertinent concern.

Vila Baleira Resort is proud to use solar panels at full capacity. In total the resort has 1112 Photovoltaic panels with an average monthly output of 25,800 KW and 135 Panels Solar Termicos for water heating. We hope in the future, with technological advances, be self-sufficient depending only on this type of energy.

In addition to the environmental concerns that we share with our guests through the used towel program that can see in the rooms, we are keen to participate in waste separation and recycling and cleaning the beach where we also offer portable ashtrays for smokers.

In order to reduce the ecological footprint of the resort and to participate more actively in the local economy, we use fishing products and local farmers, and the medium-term plan to have a small farm of own cultivation.