A privately owned Villa is located on the Dunas Beach Resort amongst beautifully landscaped grounds and approx 150 metres from the white sands of the Ponta Preta beach. The villa itself, set in its own private gardens within the secure complex, was completed in November 2011 and is fully furnished to a very high standard with all the facilities that you might require while holidaying on this fabulous island.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ponta Preta 200 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cape Verde International Airport 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
The villa has a spacious and contemporary open plan living area downstairs, with a fully equipped kitchen (inc dishwasher) and lounge and dining area which look out over the rear garden and swimming pool. The accommodation is fully equipped with all that you would need for a perfect 'home from home' experience furnished with high end furniture, including leather sofas and dining chairs to seat 6 comforably and all tableware and crockery. Fly/mosquito nets have been installed to some of the windows/doors to give more comfort. The dining room has a full double length window to view the rear garden and patio doors lead out from the lounge to the patio, garden and pool. On the ground floor is the first bedroom with 2 x single beds and a shower room with wc. Upstairs there is mezzanine balcony off which is a second bedroom with 2 x single beds and a 'juliet' balcony and another with shower room and wc. The master bedroom has a double bed, plazma TV, dressing area (with wardrobes and dressing table), balcony with a small table and chairs and an ensuite bathroom with a bath/shower and 'his' and 'her' sinks.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside the villa has a 400m squared private garden with a wall providing extra seclusion to the sides and the rear. The garden is mostly grass with shrubs around the perimeter and a pool in the middle. The terrace area comes with an outside dining table and chairs for six, to facilitate al fresco dining and six sun loungers are also provided. There is a private car parking space to the side of the property. Pedestrian walkways lead from the villa to the other facilities on the resort.
The Dunas Beach Resort, once complete, will be a luxurious 5 Star Spa Resort. Completion is expected to during 2014 and until this time facilities can be enjoyed at the neighbouring (sister resort) Tortuga Beach 5* Spa Resort situated next door and a short walk along the beach. All of the Villa's on the Dunas Beach Resort have been completed along with lanscaped gardens and communal areas and also enjoy communal pool with loungers. The unfinished part of the resort has been screened off during this time so as not to detract from your enjoyment of the Villa. The 5-star MELIÃ Tortuga Beach offers a full range of resort facilities for your perfect holiday.This includes a range of restaurants, bars, YHI Spa, fully equipped gym, kids club and seperate children's pool and activities programme.
The Island of Sal is the main tourist destination accounting for over 50% of all travellers to Cape Verde. They are drawn to the beautiful all year round climate, fantastic beaches and world-class water sports. Sal is certainly the most developed of all the Cape Verdean Islands from the point of view of tourism and caters for all budgets from 5* resort style hotels to small bed & breakfast and residential apartments. Sal is the gateway to the other Islands and therefore acts as an ideal base. Santa Maria which has just now been declared as a city, is situated to the south approximately 20 minutes drive from the airport.
The spectacular chalk white sandy beach is the glittering centrepiece to Santa Maria, the main tourist centre on Sal, and the clear turquoise waters are the main draw. Resort style hotels line the main bay, a haven for water sport enthusiasts. The beauty of the beach is its proximity to the main town, and most amenities and attractions are within a short walk from the beach. Forget big and bustling holiday destinations although this is the main tourist centre it is by no means over crowded and remains unspoilt.
The beach acts like a municipal park, especially in the early morning or late afternoon, where people exercise. See locals perform various acrobatics and also practise Copercia, a spectacular Brazilian martial art.
Santa Maria is a traditional Cape Verdian town with cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses, just a 20 minute walk away from Paradise Beach. Amenities include two banks, a supermarket, and a delightful mixed bag of shops, from surf places selling beach gear to rustic makeshift shops painted in every rainbow colour selling carved wooden masks and brightly coloured canvas by local artists.
The town has an excellent choice in dining, from restaurants serving traditional dishes, to tapas bars, pizzerias, and Italian eateries. Cape Verdian cuisine will have your taste buds tingling with its exotic mixture of African, Portuguese, and Brazilian cuisine, and if you are a fan of seafood you are in for a real treat; not only is it mouth wateringly delicious – it's extremely reasonably priced too. Tuck into charcoal grilled lobster, juicy giant prawns, tasty octopus, and of course, the fresh fish catches of the day.
Nightlife generally stems from live music, a mixture of African, Brazilian and Cape Verdian. Santa Maria is one of the liveliest towns with a vibrant buzz of music and local dancers. Whatever you do, don’t leave without experiencing what has been dubbed the most beautiful music on earth – a scintillating hip-swinging fusion of samba and salsa sprinkled with tribal African.