Sentido Galomar 

Grown-up indulgences and elevated charm

A contemporary retreat with breathtaking ocean views, a breezy spa and an inspiring eco-aware approach.

In a dramatic clifftop setting fringed by gardens of native plants and a marine reserve, this contemporary adult-focused hideaway has a sublime spa, wow-factor views from the infinity pool and a chic private sea-bathing area at ground level. Everything from the clean-cut architecture to the all-encompassing recycling policy has been designed with sustainability in mind, so you can chill out on your lounger with an easy mind.

Sentido Galomar is in a shared resort area with the sister hotel Sentido Galosol which accepts children. You will be making use of the restaurants here as well as some of the facilities which are also used by guests with kids. Guests staying at Galosol can use Restaurante Atlantis at lunch and dinner.

Why we love Sentido Galomar

  • For swims with a view, there’s a cliff-high infinity pool lined by loungers and a cool lido-style seawater pool right beside the ocean.

  • Gaze out over the Atlantic from the saunas in the lofty spa, where the nature-inspired treatments will leave you glowing.

  • Divers and snorkellers will love the resort’s pristine house reef only metres offshore and the award-winning on-site dive school.

  • From producing all its own electricity to its four water-treatment systems, the resort has a refreshing attitude to sustainability.

4 stars
Jun - Sep
4 hours
On the south-east coast in a quiet corner of Caniço, on a clifftop bordering a marine reserve, but only 7.5 miles from Funchal.
Approx. 15 minutes’ transfer from Madeira airport

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

There’s a global theme to the buffets at Restaurante Ondamar, with more of a local slant at the à la carte Restaurante Atlantis. During the day, the Pool Bar serves up snacks and drinks, while Capoeira Lounge is a clubby spot for evening cocktails or a taste of local vintages.

Restaurante Ondamar The buffet restaurant, shared with sister property Sentido Galosol, daily themed dinners and live cooking stations. Children are welcomed at the sister hotel so expect to be dining with younger guests.

Restaurante Atlantis
Enjoy lunch or dinner at this à la carte restaurant. The menu focuses on grills and seafood with a Madeira flavour; there is a buffet here for breakfast which is exclusive to Sentido Galomar guests.

Capoeira Lounge Round off the day with a glass of wine or cocktail in the stylish lounge bar, or stop by during the day for delicious artisanal ice creams.

Pool Bar Deal with hunger pangs without straying far from your lounger at the pool bar, where you’ll find light bites, drinks and ice cream.

From the sleek seating and to-die-for views to the expertly mixed cocktails and live music, Capoeira Lounge is a very appealing hangout.

What's included

Breakfast at Atlantis Restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Atlantis Restaurant • Dinner at Restaurante Ondamar at neighbouring Sentido Galosol
Full Board • Breakfast at Atlantis Restaurant • Lunch at Poolbar Bluebar at Sentido Galosol • Dinner at Restaurante Ondamar at neighbouring Sentido Galosol

At the Ashoka Spa, the sauna has panoramic ocean views and the treatments, inspired by the elements, are designed to restore balance and harmony – you’ll emerge from a signature ritual thoroughly rejuvenated. You may join yoga sessions or pump weights in the fitness room at the sister hotel Sentido Galosol. There are also mountain bikes to hire, or you could try canyoning with an expert guide.

Based in the seafront bathing area metres from the extensive house reef, award-winning Manta Diving Madeira provides a full range of courses and equipment hire; boat trips to other top dive sites are also available. You can also go kayaking, windsurfing and stand-up paddleboarding, or just unwind beside two adult-only pools.

Madeira’s first certified green hotel building is completely self-sufficient in energy, surrounded by gardens bursting with endemic plants and designed to have minimal day-to-day impact on the environment.