If you want to relax with a fresh strawberry daiquiri cocktail and the sounds of carnival, then the Vila Galé Hotel, Salvador, São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil is the perfect holiday spot, supplying you with heaps of sunshine too! Situated near the dreamy white sands and natural pools of Praia de Ondina beach, in a bay sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean, it's hard to believe that this stunning 5 star hotel is less than 20 minutes drive from Salvador International Airport. The city of Salvador is close by and the old town Pelourinho World Heritage Site is well-worth exploring, with its colonial architecture in candy pastel colours. Here is the birth-place of the Brazilian culture and it's not hard to see why, with an avid presence of music and carnivals. When you are not dancing to the rhythm of Samba, the surrounding islands will take your breath away, and nature lovers will appreciate the Praia do Forte turtle sanctuary and the tranquil natural habitat. This luxurious Salvador hotel caters for business as well as leisure guests, although in these beautifully designed surroundings, it's possible to combine both effortlessly. Great meeting rooms are ideal for large corporate events or for smaller, more intimate gatherings. The health club, with sauna, jacuzzi and gym will attend to your body, whilst the superb hotel restaurants will take care of your appetite. The Vila Galé Hotel is noted for its excellent Bahian cuisine, where the freshest of local produce will give your taste buds a real treat! If sunshine and music turn your thoughts to romance, then welcome to the perfect honeymoon location. The seductive outdoor swimming pool promises cool and refreshing laps, and those travelling with kids can be assured they are having fun in the children's play area. Laze back in your lounger and soak up the ocean views, with another well-deserved cocktail. PLEASE NOTE: The swimming pool will be unavailable from June 1st 2009 to June 8th 2009 do to renovation works. We apologize for any inconvenience.