Apartment / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

A luxury 5 star 2 bedroom apartment furnished to a superb standard, benefiting from a spacious lounge & dining area with 2 air conditioning units, 2 flat screen TV's and Smeg kitchen appliances. Located on the ground floor the private terrace has rattan furniture and a beautiful outlook into the resort and main pool area.

Melia Tortuga Beach & Spa resort has undoubtedly the best facilities on the island of Sal. Due to its wide variety of facilities and services, the resort is ideal for families and couples, with a great choice of restaurants, elegant bars and a luxurious YHI Spa for revitalising the body and soul.

Located on the beach front, the newly constructed beach bar allows you to enjoy drinks and cocktails along with gastro delights on the beautiful white sands with crystal clear water. The ideal place to watch the amazing Cape Verde sunset!

It is possible, subject to availability to choose the all inclusive package on a daily basis. However, the self catering facilities within the apartment give you the flexibilty to sample the local cuisine in the town of Santa Maria close by and purchase holiday essentials to use in the apartment.

The resort offers two large pools (one for children with a mini kids club). Sports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, fishing, surfing, kite surfing and windsurfing are also available.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Pronta Preta
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Sal Airport
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The apartment is furnished to an extremely high standard, in line with the resort's 5 star brand.

It has a contemporary feel with hard wood furniture. All linen and soft furnishings are of top quality, giving a luxurious feel to the apartment. The kitchen has soft closing cupboard doors, Smeg cooker with extractor, quiet boiling kettle & toaster with everything you will need for a self catering basis.

The apartment is modern yet classic with tasteful decor, allowing for a relaxed holiday setting.

Further details outdoors

The apartment has one of the best positions within the complex next to the main pool but with a garden and pebble area in front of it.

The gardens have been extensively landscaped throughout the resort providing an established look.

It is possible to enjoy the apartment on a fully self catering basis or use as much or as little of the 5 star hotel facilities on site.

The Ilha do Sal region

Cape Verde is less than 5 1/2 hours from the UK with no time difference - so you won't suffer from any jet lag! Tortuga Resort is just 10 minutes by taxi (15-20 Euros) from Sal airport, the expense of hiring a car is not necessary.

More About Sal...

Sal is the most developed of all the Cape Verde Islands in terms of tourism yet still has a very barren landscape. In the north of the island you will find a salt lake in an extinct volcano crater, an impressive sight. Marine life around the coast of Sal and the rest of the archipelago is high with countless species including flamboyant tropical fish, dolphins and turtles.

Live music plays a huge part in Cape Verdean culture and is often performed live in various bars in Santa Maria during the evening. This is a unique experience and one not to be missed.

A large percentage of visitors come to Sal for the watersports and it's hardly surprising. Sal's long sandy beaches and turquoise water make a wonderful playground for watersports enthusiasts. It is also the perfect place for relaxing in the sun and enjoying long walks along the coastline. Sal is considered to be amongst the world's top five windsurfing locations so it is not uncommon to see bright coloured sails dotted about the ocean. Kite surfing, diving and deep-sea fishing are also very big on Sal. There are plenty of places to hire equipment, have lessons and organise trips.


Santa Maria

The apartment is situated within minutes from the magnificent Ponta Preta beach which is a haven for sun lovers with its crystal clear waters and tropical beaches. Just enjoy the wonderful views and sound of the breaking waves or simply watch the local wind surfers and kite surfers showing off their skills.

Simply watch the fishermen bring in their daily catch on the pier in Santa Maria, stroll around the many craft shops where you can buy anything from African hand made jewellery to beautiful hand paintings or just enjoy a cold beer just watching the day go by.

The town of Santa Maria is a pleasant 20 minute walk away or a short taxi trip where you will be captivated by the blend of African, Brazilian and Portuguese cultures in this charming small cobbled street town which has local shops and bars. There are also numerous restaurants specializing in Cape Verdian cuisine, Italian, grill and fish dishes.

If you are feeling more energetic, you can enjoy surfing, wind surfing, kite surfing, scuba diving and snorkelling all of which have local tuition. Other activities include deep sea fishing, sailing and quad biking. If you want to spend a few hours away from the beach or pool, you can visit the salt lakes at Pedra De Lume or pay a visit to the main town of Espargos.