Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort, Madeira (Portugal) | Wellbeing Escapes

Alpino Atlantico

Canico, Funchal, Madeira (Portugal)

Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort

Overview

Alpino Atlantico is a petite, adults-only hotel located on the beautiful island of Madeira with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The focus here is on the powerful healing of Ayurveda. The Ayurveda Cure Centre offers authentic treatments based on this ancient system of medicine, aiming to balance mind and body using herbal treatments. Yoga, meditation and Qi-Gong are high on the agenda and take place in the glass-fronted yoga studio. If you’re looking for an authentic Ayurveda getaway but don’t want to travel long-haul then this hotel is the ideal choice. You will leave feeling completely rejuvenated.

When to go

Madeira is full of microclimates but stays warm almost all year round. Temperatures in winter are 18 – 22 degrees and in summer 24 – 26 degrees. There is about 2,450 hours of sun a year.
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What we love

  • The range of authentic Ayurvedic spa treatments overseen by in-house Ayurvedic doctors. No need to go to India!
  • The vegetarian Ayurveda cuisine prepared using fresh and seasonal produce to suit all 3 dosha types. 
  • The daily prescribed herbal tea: you are given your own flask so you can sip on tea all day long. 

Who should go

  • Solo travellers who want to get away from it all and want to meet others
  • Those seeking a Panchakarma detox programme will see transforming results here. 
  • Ayurveda enthusiasts who don’t want to travel all the way to India. 

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Offers

  • 40% discount on accommodation between 01 July - 31 August 20 if booked by 30 June 20
  • 10% discount on accommodation between 01 November 20 - 30 April 21 if booked by 31 August 20
  • Free return airport transfer (per room) with min stay 5 nights, with pre-booked wellness programme only
  • Repeater offer: Free Ayurveda package upon arrival (tongue scraper, sesame oil for daily oral and nasal care and Ayurveda shampoo) 
This hotel is not fully available from 01/11/2020 until 30/04/2021. Please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 7555 to find our more details about availability.

Bed & Breakfast Stay

Just the hotel, no programmes
£86
per person

Ayurveda Relaxing Programme, 6 day treatment package

Minimum 7 nights stay. This Ayurveda programme is solely focused on allowing you to relax and destress. Each day you'll start the day with a sunrise yoga or qi-gong session and then you'll have a daily personalised Ayurvedic treatment according to your dosha.
£1,096
per person

Weight Management Programme - 6 day package

Minimum 7 nights stay. This weight loss programme includes a personalised nutritonal lifestyle consultation which will give you some tips to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you return home. The programme includes detoxifying Ayurvedic therapies, daily yoga or chi-gong sessions, lympthatic drainage, a cooking class and Ayurveda workshop.
£1,371
per person

Ayurveda Relaxing Programme, 13 day treatment package

Minimum 14 nights stay. This Ayurveda programme is solely focused on allowing you to relax and destress. Each day you'll start the day with a sunrise yoga or qi-gong session and then you'll have a daily personalised Ayurvedic treatment according to your dosha.
£2,274
per person

Panchakarma Cure, 10 day treatment package

Minimum 11 nights stay. Panchakarma is the process used to clean the body of toxic material left by disease, poor nutrition and an unhealthy lifestyle. This intensive Ayurvedic detox programme is designed to reset your body which is why you need at least 11 nights (we recommend longer if you can).
£2,611
per person

Panchakarma Cure, 13 day treatment package

Minimum 14 nights stay. Panchakarma is the process used to clean the body of toxic material left by disease, poor nutrition and an unhealthy lifestyle. This intensive Ayurvedic detox programme is designed to reset your body which is why we recommend staying for as long as possible.
£3,368
per person

Strengthening Programme, 13 day treatment package

Minimum 14 nights stay. The strengthening programme is the ultimate Ayurvedic retreat with 26 personalised Ayurvedic massages, process consultations, coaching sessions, workshops, cooking classes, meditation and daily group yoga or Qi-Gong sessions.
£3,673
per person

Wellness

The Ashoka Ayurveda Cure Centre is tucked away in the corner of the retreat. A team of experienced Ayurveda therapists and doctors draw on this ancient tradition to heal using a fully personalised treatment protocol based on your individual dosha combination. Your treatment plan will created after an indepth consultation and consist of a nutrition plan, local therapeutic herbs, ayurvedic body treatments, reiki, yoga and meditation. 

Facilities include 7 treatment rooms, relaxation room, yoga studio and ayurvedic shop. 

You can also use facilities of Alpinos's sister hotels - Galomar (300m away) and Galosol (400m away).

Galo Active Health Club at Galosol has fully equipped gym with more than 40 fitness classes, indoor pool, Jacuzzi and saunas.  

The Ashoka SPA in hotel Galomar offers different international beauty treatments, massages, detox treatments, energy work as well as 4 saunas with sea view (Infra-red, Bio, Finnish and steam bath). There are also two outdoor pools.



Example treatments at Alpino Atlantico
  • Abhyanga
  • Shirodhara
  • Shiatsu
  • Mukabhyanga
  • Accupuncture

Activities

Activities available at resort
  • Cooking classes
  • Workshops on Ayurveda and lifestyle
  • Energy of healing

Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Head into Funchal to explore the old town, restaurants, bars and quaint shops
  • Hotel can arragne extreme sports such as cycling, hiking, boat tours or scuba diving
  • Go hiking or trekking as nature on this island is still unspoilt

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga nidra
  • Yoga (gentle hatha)
  • Qi-gong
  • Tai-chi
  • Meditation


Sample Weekly Class Schedule

Please note - Classes are subject to change and seasonal adjustments


Rooms

There are only 27 rooms and suites at Alpino Atlantico and all have private balconies overlooking the ocean. Each room is spacious with floor-to-ceiling patio windows and comfortable furnishings. 
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Sea view room with balcony
The sea view balcony rooms are 28m2 and have a king-size or twin beds. They each have black-out curtains and a private balcony with direct sea views. 

These rooms are located on the first and second floor. 

Each has an en-suite shower, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer. 

Facilities include flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, herbal tea making facilities, safe, minibar & telephone. 

The mattresses are orthopaedic and there is a pillow list.

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One bedroom suite
The one bedroom suites are 48m2 and have a bedroom with king-size bed and separate living room. 

The suites are located on the ground floor and have private terraces with direct ocean views. 

Each has an en-suite shower, bathrobes, slippers and hairdryer. 

Facilities include flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, herbal tea making facilities, safe, minibar & telephone.  

The mattresses are orthopaedic and there is a pillow list.

What’s on the menu

The only option at the hotel is vegetarian, Ayurveda full board and all meals include the 3 Ayurveda doshas (vata, pitta and kapha) which are based on a person’s constitution and temperament. The buffet food covers all 3 doshas so you don’t pick out your individual doshas. If you are on a Panchakarma programme then you will be served specialist meals. The food is deliciously flavoursome and the chefs use herbs from the onsite garden and local fruit and vegetables. No alcohol is served. 
Alpino Atlantico Restaurant
Alpino Atlantico Restaurant
All meals are served here. Meals are served in a light buffet style. There are indoor and outdoor seating areas with panoramic ocean views. There is a communal table if you are feeling sociable as well as individual tables.

Location

Alpino Atlantico is located on the south eastern coast in a quiet part of Madeira overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Nearest airport

The transfer time from Cristiano Ronaldo Funchal International Airport is about 15 minutes by car. There are number for direct flights from major UK cities to Madeira. More frequent in summer months. 
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Families, Children & Infants

Due to nature of this retreat, Alpino Atlantico is adults-only.

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