Vila Gale Santa Cruz

Vila Gale Santa Cruz is a 4-star beach-front hotel in the Santa Cruz area of Madeira. Nearby, there’s a pebble beach, a little harbour and a quaint town that’s just ripe for exploring. The centre of the capital city, Funchal, is a 30-minute drive away, and a daily courtesy bus is available while you’re here. Hotel guests can expect a large pool and luxury spa, with a sauna, steam bath and hammam. There’s a main buffet restaurant, which also has a grill and salad bar. When you’ve tasted all the dishes there, you can always find some variety at the other restaurant, which serves à la carte. The rooms are fresh and modern and come with air-conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, and a balcony.

Overview of Madeira, Portugal

The stunning island of Madeira, part of an archipelago just off the coast of Portugal, has plenty to offer – from stunning scenery to sweeping beaches, and a tasty variety of dishes to try. Blossoming botanical gardens and fragrant vineyards contribute to the natural beauty of the island and provide a stunning backdrop to your holiday. This island is perfect for a restful, reinvigorating break that balances exploration and relaxation.

Things to do in Madeira, Portugal

For the best views of Madeira, take a hike up the Pico do Arieiro. The walk takes roughly six hours, so it’s only for the really committed! Another great hiking spot is Ponta de São Lourenço, a spectacular nature reserve to the east of the island. Don’t forget to pack a picnic so you can relax and refuel among the tropical plants and flowers. Prefer to take it easy? Take a cable car to the more tranquil Monte Palace Tropical Garden, where you’ll find great examples of 20th-century landscaping, and a stunning Japanese garden – complete with a pagoda and koi pond. Whatever you want from your holiday to Portugal , Madeira has it all. Whether it’s exploring the beautiful natural surroundings, a relaxing week by the beach, or a cultural trip, Madeira has you covered.


Resort Summary

Santa Cruz offers a relaxed atmosphere with a tranquil pace where you, the kids or a group of friends can unwind and enjoy a sunshine-filled All Inclusive holiday to Madeira. Its seaside location offers visitors scenic views along the coastline and out across the Atlantic Ocean.

The island of Madeira has sunshine and warm temperatures from May to December – so it’s an ideal destination for both summer and winter breaks. The hottest months are June to October when you can expect temperatures in the mid to high 20s.

The local area provides plenty to do during the day and in the evenings. There’s a community market and selection of shops for browsing and buying souvenirs, a wide range of seaside activities and a good choice of restaurants and bars.