A privately owned Villa is located on the 5 Star Melia 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.
The Dunas Beach 5 Star Melia Spa Resort officially opened 1st November 2014 and boasts 7 pools throughout the resort,
including 4 'swim up' pools. The Villa itself has it's own private plunge pool in the garden.
There will be daily activities onsite including fitness and dancing and water games for adults and children. There is a specially designed kids pool with its own shade and located close to the Kids Clubs. There is a programme of activities at the kids club, however, this is an extra cost (subject to availability) and paid for directly via the Melia Reception.
The Villa is self-contained, however, if you wish to eat out there are many bars and restaurants for you to choose from both on and off-site. You may purchase drinks and food onsite and this can be done via booking with the Melia Reception after you have arrived.
UPDATE for 2016
Please note that during 2016 the Resort is building a 'Lagoon' and walled area on the beach which will shelter the beach from the waves and enable pleasant swimming and paddling. We are unable to confirm the level of work and impact at this moment in time, however, the beach stretches for miles and will not hinder your chance to find a quiet and beautiful spot to relax and soak up the sun.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 en suite and 2 shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Check in time:||14:00|
|Check out time:||11:00|
|Nearest beach||Ponta Preta 200 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Sal Airport, Cape Verde 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Sauna, Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Children's pool|
|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|
|Furniture||Single Beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Secure parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
|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 6 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 property is within a secure complex with manned security on the Melia 5 Star Spa Resort, Dunas Beach.
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.