Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located on the island of Sal, Cape Verde's most tourist orientated island, and only 5.5 hours away from Europe's major cities and in the same time zone, this vacation will provide you with the best that the Caribbean can offer but without the jet lag.
The apartment is on the modern & contemporary 5 star resort of Melia Tortuga. It therefore has access to all of the resorts facilities including 24 hr reception & concierge, elegant wine bar, 4 restaurants, state of the art spa, and well equipped gymnasuim, 2 pools with swim up bar and 2 children's pools, set in spectacular landscaped grounds and only a few steps from the beautiful Ponta Preta beach, with its crystal clear waters and tropical beaches.
The apartment is one of the only apartments on the resort that has a combination of a private balcony, (most have a shared balcony), located on the 1st floor (more privacy), 2 bathrooms and is located in a nice quiet position on the resort.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Amílcar Cabral International Airport, Sal 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Sauna, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Telephone, Games room, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
This is a large 2 bedroom apartment offering a large bathroom, fully fitted kitchen and spacious living area. Comprising of 2 separate bedrooms (1 double bedroom with King Size bed and 1 twin room), Main living and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, Full bathroom with bath and shower and a Balcony.
There is a 42" HD flat screen TV with satellite in the lounge and a 32" HD flat screen TV that is wall mounted in main bedroom. Air-con is included.
|Further details outdoors|
The 5-star MELIÃ Tortuga Beach offers a full range of resort facilities for your perfect Cape Verde holiday.
This includes a range of restaurants serving world class cuisine inspired by delicious flavours from all over the world. There is a fine selection of bars, including the O Grille Beach Bar and Grille , which is perfect for watching the sun go down with a bite to eat or a few drinks.
The signature YHI Spa offers total relaxation and is the place to go to relax whilst the fully equipped gymnasium is perfect for those looking for something more active.
MELIÃ Tortuga is a great resort for families, with an excellent Kids club and separate children's pool, as well as an activities programme for the Kids to enjoy throughout the day.
There is a bank and supermarket 200 metres away from the resort and many more banks, supermarkets, mini markets and local markets in Santa Maria.
Santa Maria has many fabulous bars and restaurants, day or night there is always somewhere to be entertained, from daytime beach activities to night time live music and many nightclubs.
The Barlavento Islands region
A charming island nation off the African west coast. Cape Verde is great for holidays in the sun. Beautiful white sand beaches and clear blue waters awaits you on Boa Vista, Sal and other stunning Cape Verde islands.
Sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing and fishing are some enjoyable activities available to visitors to Cape Verde.
Scuba divers will be enthralled by Cape Verde’s wrecks, caves and wildlife including sea turtles and manta rays.
There are many places of interest including the Fortaleza del Real Felipe, built in the 16th century, which is a restored Spanish fort overlooking Santiago’s Cidade Velha. Grand Mount Fogo, Cape Verde’s tallest peak, offers intrepid climbers amazing panoramic views from its summit. Unspoilt Brava, smallest of the islands, contains an incredible wealth of diverse wildlife in its expansive forests.
Enjoy Cape Verde’s vibrant and mixed culture in live performances of local morna, coladeira, funana and batuque music. With the unique blend of Latin, Afican and Portugese influences, this is a very exotic and vibrant place to be. The true examplar of this is the Mardi Gras which is celebrated in a lively carnival in Sao Vincente town Mindelo with live music and colourful parades.
Santa Maria, Sal Island
If lounging on balmy tropical beaches is your thing, Sal delivers big time. The most tourist-oriented Cape Verde island, this stunning gem is encircled by dazzling white sands and turquoise waters, creating an idyllic playground for sun and surf fanatics. There's a myriad of ocean-going pursuits to enjoy, from snorkelling and diving amid waters alive with tropical fish, to exhilarating deep-sea fishing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. You must go to Kite beach, if not to participate, it is still a great place for the spectator.
The main hotspot of Santa Maria has friendly cafes, bars, surf shops and restaurants and for more adventure, take a jeep safari through the surreal desert landscape to wow at the volcanic crater of Pedra da Lume and the astonishing ocean-mirage at Terra Boa. By night, Santa Maria swings into action, with a cavalcade of morna-playing bars, mouth-watering fish restaurants and a cluster of discos to keep you up late.
You really feel safe and relaxed here. The locals are charming, shy and very friendly and they go out of their way to help.
Try Azul Restaurant at the Porto Antigo or Tam Tam for lunch and Zum Fisherman Restaurant is a must for sea food lovers.