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5 star hotel
Rua da Serra D'Água, nº1, 9370-087 Arco da Calheta, Madeira, Portugal
243 rooms
FREE Internet

Calheta Dive Center

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Paid pickup)
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Enjoy the luxury atmosphere of this 5* hotel, while having easy access to the beachfront PADI 5* dive center during your stay at the Saccharum
  • The sunshine, warm waters, and clear visibility here make for pleasant dives and if you're lucky you may see some hammerheads or rays
  • From leisurely snorkeling to thrilling drift dives and wreck exploration, there is a dive to suit every level in over 25 different sites
  • After dives, unwind at the spa and refuel at a selection of gourmet restaurants, all just steps from your room
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Jan 6, 2021

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GUEST TRANSPORT • Vehicle occupancy will be limited as per Government rules. • Drivers will be wearing personal protective equipment. • Face masks and gloves will be available to guests, as well as antiseptic solution dispensers. • Drivers will be instructed to limit conversations to minimal. • The vehicle will be disinfected with every arrival. ENTRANCE • A shoe sanitizing mat will be placed at the entrance of the hotel. • Individual protection kits will be available to all guests. • Luggage will be disinfected before entering the hotel. RECEPTION • Separated check-in and check-out areas will be created. • Antiseptic solution dispensers will be available on all counters. • Waiting areas will have markings on the floor to maintain the mandatory social distance. • A Guest Booklet will be provided with procedures to be complied during the stay. • Assistance via WhatsApp will be available to facilitate minimal contact with the staff. • All guests will be asked to complete a questionnaire, indicating the country of origin, itinerary and indication of the presence of any symptoms associated to Covid-19 in the last 14 days (subject to confirmation by the health authorities). Safety and prevention measures | COVID-19 STAY SAFE, STAY SAVOY 4 • Pre-check-in or online check-in will be encouraged. • High-touch surfaces and objects will be cleaned up and disinfected regularly. PUBLIC AREAS • Guests will be duly informed about the cleaning of public areas. • Cleaning and disinfection of high-touch surfaces in public areas will be carried out regularly, with appropriate products. This includes handrails, elevator floor buttons, counters, door and window handles, washroom taps, among others. • Ventilation procedures in public areas will occur 3 times a day, ensuring indoor air quality. • All public toilets will be equipped with antiseptic solutions for hand hygiene and disinfection. • Public outdoor areas, adjacent to hotels, will be disinfected at least once a week. ELEVATORS • Hand sanitiser dispensers will be available at the entrance of each lift. • Lifts can only be used by 2 people at the same time and floors will have marking with directions to ensure appropriate social distance. • All areas of the lift will be cleaned and disinfected hourly. • The use of face masks will be mandatory. GUEST ROOMS • Room cleaning will follow a set of rules to ensure accurate disinfection and hygiene. Procedures will be monitored by our Chief Housekeeper and appropriately communicated to guests. Safety and prevention measures | COVID-19 STAY SAFE, STAY SAVOY 5 • Each room will have a cleaning schedule that will be shared beforehand, so that guests can leave the room during this service. • The “turndown” service will not be performed unless it is requested in advance. • Disinfectant materials will be available in addition to the existing amenities. • Rooms will be completely cleaned with the recommended antiseptic products, after each departure. • Alternate rooms will be allocated in order guarantee the social distance norms. • Rooms will only be available 24 hours after the last check out. RESTAURANTS AND BARS • The capacity of bars and restaurants will be reduced according to the guidelines of health authorities, maintaining a minimum distance of 2 meters between tables. • A meal rotation schedule will be established to control the number of guests in the room and avoid crowding at the entrance. • Hand sanitiser dispensers will be available at the entrance and its use will be encouraged. • The use of face masks will be mandatory. • Staff will be trained to maintain social distance in relation to guests of at least 2 meters. • Disposable paper napkins will be used. • À la carte menu will be preferred. • Self-service / buffet will be avoided, however, if needed, the following measures will be compulsory: a. Serving utensils will not be allowed. b. Staff will serve guests at the buffet counters. c. During breakfast, individual packs and “grab and go” meals will be available. Safety and prevention measures | COVID-19 STAY SAFE, STAY SAVOY 6 INDOOR AND OUTDOOR POOLS • Total capacity of these areas will be reduced to 50%. • Sunbeds will be placed in pairs respecting the safety distance of at least 1 meter and a half between each set. • Sunbeds will be cleaned after each use. • Shower taps and all the equipment used by guests will be sanitised every hour. • Disinfectant dispensers will be available at the entrance of changing rooms and toilets. • After each use, towels will be packed in specific bags and washed at above 60ºC. • The use of face masks will be mandatory in the surrounding areas. • The use of face masks will be mandatory. SPA AND GYM • Total capacity of these areas will be reduced to 50%. • Disinfectant dispensers will be available at the entrance of the spa and gym. Inside, there will be a dispenser for each 50sqm area as well as disinfecting wipes to clean the equipment. • Access to the spa must be booked in advance to ensure social distancing. • The use of personal protective equipment and disinfectant gel will be mandatory. • All treatment rooms and equipment will be disinfected after each use and rooms will be used in a rotating system. • Jacuzzi will be emptied, cleaned and disinfected whenever possible. • The use of face masks will be mandatory. Safety and prevention measures | COVID-19 STAY SAFE, STAY SAVOY 7 BUSINESS CENTRE •The capacity will be limited, based on the maximum allowed by the health authorities. Distribution of existing furniture will be reorganized. • Each desk, equipment and working area will be disinfected after each guest leaves. CHECK-OUT • Regarding social distance and hygiene, the same measures applied to check-in will be adopted. • A proforma invoice will be issued and sent by email in advance. • Electronic payment will be encouraged and contact with the physical credit card should be avoided. • Sanitizers will be available so that guests can disinfect the payment terminal and mobile phone.
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Booking process


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We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 50%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 1 night of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 14 days prior to arrival
  • 2 nights will be charged if you cancel between 14 and 10 days prior to arrival
  • 3 nights will be charged if you cancel between 10 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 4 nights will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Saccharum

What to see

Mild climate with warm summers and extremely mild winters
Diving season:
Year round
Water temperature:
Winter 16C (61F)
Summer 22C (72F)
Air temperature:
Winter 18C (64F)
Summer 24C (75F)

Dive Center


  • Choose from over 25 dive sites and enjoy warm waters and visibility up to 30 meters with Calheta Dive Center 
  • Some of the best dive sites on the island can be reached in under 15 minutes - on lucky days you'll see hammerheads, monk seals and different types of rays
  • With the dive center located right on the beachfront, you can get into the water quickly and easily for superb shore diving, or you can head out by boat
  • Dive Praia do Garajau, famous for its friendly and curious groupers who guarantee a unique diving experience


Calheta Dive Center offers diving and snorkeling for all levels, in the beautiful Madeiran underwater world.

With water temperatures up to 26°C and visibility up to 30 meters, the diving here is very pleasant. There are over 25 dive sites to explore - all of which are interesting and pristine. Choose from shore dives, boat dives, drift dives, wreck dives, or trips further afield to the Garajau Marine Park. The dive center is right on the beach, offering easy access to the water. 

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PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi Dive Center

PADI® Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Dive boat facilities

  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Camera Rinse Tanks

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Diving Facilities

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • House Reef
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Resort Amenities

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Board Games
  • Babysitting/Child Services


  • Live Music
  • Cultural Excursions


  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Heating

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Eur)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Sports & Watersports

  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Beach Volleyball

Resort Description

Saccharum is a beautiful 5* hotel, just a 10 minute beach-front stroll from the PADI 5* dive center. 

Sitting on Calheta Beach, between Madeiran mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, this luxury resort has a rooftop infinity pool, an indulgent on-site spa, and plenty of places to eat and drink between your dives. The PADI 5* dive center is a ten minute stroll away, where you can shore dive straight off the beach directly in front and explore the underwater wonders of this sunny side of Madeira. 


How to get there


  • Funchal international Airport is an hour's drive from the resort. 
  • The best way to reach the resort is by taxi, which you can book in advance or arrange upon arrival at the airport (additional cost).
  • Check-in time is 2 pm. 


  • Check-out time is 11 am. 
  • The best way to reach the airport on your final day is by taxi, which the reception staff can arrange for you on request (additional cost). 


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