Our apartment is on the Tortuga Beach Resort which is run by world class 5 star hotelier Sol Melia,so you can expect the complete comfort of a 5 star hotel. As you can see from the photos it boast one of the best locations on the resort providing you with a sea views as well as overlooking one of the main swimming pools from a spacious south facing balcony, guaranteeing you stunning vistas of sunsets while you sip your cocktails.Our luxury apartment itself consists of 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms and will comfortably accommodate a family of up to 4 people & a baby. It also benefits from the fact it is right next to 5 kilometers of sandy beach. The apartment has been tastefully furnished and decorated throughout to a high standard and is extensively equipped with everything you would require for a very comfortable stay together with all modern amenities at your disposal. The development around the apartment has beautiful landscaped gardens and surrounded by lush tropical gardens & 5 pools.
The apartment itself has 2 large spacious bedrooms, master bedroom has a large queen size bed and the 2nd bedroom has 2 single beds. Bathroom 1 has a large bath and shower incorporated, together with a WC and Bee-day, 2nd Bathroom is a separate shower room and WC. A large kitchen with all modern amenities you would require for a stay on a self catering basis as well. Together with a spacious dining table plus 4 chairs. There is a spacious lounge area and large sun terrace with a table and 4 chairs. The terrace over looks the main pool and also has a sea view with fantastic views of the sunset.
Air conditioning in all the rooms
42' TV in the lounge with DVD
32' TV in the master bedroom
Washing machine, Iron & Iron Board, Clothes Airer
Complete kitchen with all accessories for a self catering stay
Full size oven
Music Entertainment System
The apartment is fully connected to satellite television and you have the option for internet access via a modem and Wi-Fi around the resort.
As we mentioned our apartment is on The Tortuga Beach Resort run by Melia so you can also expect the complete services that this high class brand offers and you have access to generous and exclusive amenities include 24 hour reception and concierge, spectacular landscaped gardens and lush green areas, luxury 5 star hotel with facilities. 3 different themed seated restaurants, elegant piano bar, courtesy and lounge areas, a full luxury spa and gymnasium, 3 communal large pool areas, 2 small children pool area,kids club, A beach bar & grill that has been voted one of top 50 beach Bars in the world by CNN International. A Warm friendly staff to ensure you have a great stress free stay.
You can simply tailor your holiday however you wish and either take our apartment on a full self catering basis or fully inclusive with the 5 star hotel services or split the difference and have the option for both..t really is up to you and we are very happy to take care of all of this on your behalf should you wish to.
There is huge variety of restaurants and cafe-bars in the quaint historical town of Santa Maria which is very nearby. We can even arrange transfers from and to the airports as well any other requests or needs you may have.We are the owners of the apartment and take great pride in offering the best service possible and would like to share our wonderful Cape Verde experience with you. Please take a minute to look at all the photographs on this site of the apartment and the resort. Should you have any further enquiries or concerns or wish to find out availability of our apartment then please either phone or email us. We ask you to visit our website for further information and photographs of our apartment. We look forward to welcoming you to Cape Verde.
This apartment was beautifully decorated and immaculate. All the amenities you need are in the kitchen, bath and sitting room. It has great natural light and is quiet, with easy access to the pools. The AC works very well and the apartment is only two blocks from the beach. You will not be disappointed!
The information and the flawless service provided by Rebecca about the local restaurants and the family activities to be done while on Sal really made our one week stay a "stress free" holiday. The locals are lovely and very nice. The local food is top quality and not very expensive. We had so much fun we have already booked tickets back to Sal again soon!!!
We spend almost three weeks in Sal during the Christmas time. We have two little boys (age 7 and 9) and had a wonderful time. We deliberately booked without all-inclusive service as we don’t like going all the time to the same buffet restaurants. We found out that going all-inclusive is extremely expensive, it’s really not an option to book it when you are already there.
There is a small supermarket in the neighborhood so for breakfast etc it’s not a problem. The apartment has everything you need for breakfast and preparing a simple meal. We took a taxi to town and had lunch/dinner there. Of course, the beach side restaurants are more expensive than the others. It’s all relaxed and small so no stress… We found that after dark you’d better stay in the touristic area’s.
The ponta preta beach is a 15 minute walk from the apartment, has a stunning beach, sometimes huge waves (but save enough for the boys) and a very nice restaurant. We spend a significant part of our holiday budget there.
The island itself has beautiful more beaches and is super for watersports. Diving and windsurfing, if that’s your hobby, than Sal is perfect. Good modern equipment is for very reasonable prices. The rest of the island is nothing special.
We enjoyed our stay very much and the communication with the owners was quick and flawless. We had a miscommunication on the cleaning of the apartment that’s was adequately fixed. Super.
This was the first time for us to go to Cape Verde. The contact with Rebecca and Jay was very good. Very nice people and they gave us good advice.
Unfortunately it was more cloudy than we expected, but when the sun was shining it was hot. The temperature was good.
We went to Ponta Preta for lunch every day (good advice Rebecca!!), and we laid down on the beach here. Also dinner at the Odjo d'Agua hotel and Morabeze hotel were super!! Dinner at Restaurant Barricuda was good, but the service could be better.
The appartement is very nice, nearby the swimming pool with the bar.Also the beach is close by (but we prefered the beach near ponta Preta). The beds in the appartment were also very good and we had all we needed in the kitchen as well. We also arranged the cleaning via Rebecca and the cleaning was also good.
Thank you for a very nice stay, Rebecca and Jay!! We definitely will go back!!
The owner, Rebecca is very gentle. She gives in advance a lot off information about the apartment and the island. Also she give every time a quick response on my email. The apartment is beautiful and big. It has two bedrooms and two bathrooms, perfect. The view is fantastic, in front off the swimming pool and the sea. The only disadvantage that i can say is, that there is no dishwasher, but that gives funny conversations like the old days. The resort is 5 minutes away from the center. A taxi costs 3 euro. There are a lot off excursions: rent a scooter to see the island by yourself, like the lemon sharks by sharks bay, the blue eye and the salt mine. Also you have boattrips, quad,catamaran or horse riding trips.
I will definitely recommend this apartment and the perfect service from Rebecca!
We have stayed in the apartment of Rebecca for 1 week in April. Unfortunately we were not able to stay longer. WE had a great time. our children are still talking about the vacation and they have seen quite a bit of the world already! The animation for the childern is absolutely great. For those who dive there is a diving school within 5 min walking distance with very professional dive instuctors and very good equipment!
The apartment is very nice, clean and has everything you need including2 large televisions, Aircon etc.
There is a small supermarket nearby for those who are not keen on going all in at the resort. The personal of the resort are very friendly and helpfull. The is a great babysitting service that allows you to go and do things for a couple of hours (Diving for example) without the childern. Our kids had a great time in the junior club. I can only recommend this apartment to anyone!
I had to book this on very short notice (1 day before arrival) as the apartment I had initially book was double booked al of the sudden. Rebecca responded to my request within the hour and arranged every thing for our arrival the next day. Cant say there is anything she could have done better.
Thanks a lot Rebecca for making our holiday possible on such short notice!!!! You are a real gem!
We’ve had an absolutely amazing time staying in this apartment. Communication with the owner is faultless. We checked in at reception like a normal guest and made our way round to the apartment which is located in one of the best positions within the resort. The owner seems genuinely interested in making sure you have a great time.
Apart from the East coast of Florida which we love, most of our other holidays around Europe etc have always had something that wasn’t quite right. We’re not fussy; all we want is a beach/pool that isn’t over crowded, nice accommodation and good weather. Cape Verde is perfect if you're looking for temps in the high 20's during April
The resort seems to cater equally for families and couples. There aren't too many kids for it to be noisy but it's also not so quiet that you keep telling your kids shush when they get a little over-excited. There are two large pools, we preferred the quieter upper pool as we weren't all inclusive therefore didn't need to be near the pool bar in the main pool. We had a few sunbeds in between the kids club and the upper pool. My wife said to me that this was the first time since having the kids, where we’ve been on holiday and she’s literally felt “no stress”. She actually sun bathed without having one eye on the kids which is a first for her! Our 5 and 8 year old children loved the kids club and my wife didn't feel compelled to be constantly watching them.
The best thing about this resort is that the apartments are very large and spread out. This means that even when the resort is fully booked, it still doesn’t seem over-crowded like some resorts
Not being all inclusive was a blessing. Initially we felt a little envious because most of the guests were AI. However as the days went by we soon realised we were the lucky ones. While the AI guests were stuck to dining within the resort we paid a fraction of the cost and were free to dine wherever we liked, and believe me, there are some stunning locations on and around Santa Maria beach that you would miss out on if you were all inclusive. Cost in Euros is pretty similar to other locations in Europe.
In terms of activities, as a windsurfer I was in heaven even though it wasn't windy that week. Also lots of more activities like sea fishing, water-sports, a catermaran trip to see dolphins & humpback whales out in the ocean. There's also dune buggying and quad biking to get the heart racing a bit!
We have a stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom beachside, and poolside apartment for short or long term holiday let in Cape Verde on the 5 star resort of Tortuga Beach, Ponta Preta Beach, Sal.
The apartment is only 15 mins away from the airport on the main island of Sal perched right on Ponta Preta beach and 10 minutes away from the quaint capital town of Santa Maria. Cape Verde and the surrounding islands benefit from near perfect climate so the weather is warm and sunny all year round. It also has beautiful endless long sandy beaches and emerald green waters. The islands are only 5 1/2 hours away from most european capitals and there are direct flights to Sal.It is the perfect place for you and your family to unwind,and enjoy the endless long sunny days.
Cape Verde is beautifully unspoiled and does not suffer from mass tourism or commercialism. It is a cluster of ten islands lying like a set of pearls south of Portugal and the coast of West Africa.It has only been in the last 10 years or so that its secret beauty and location has been been discovered by worldly tourists, and now every year more and more people are looking to travel to this exotic destination, without the stress and burdens of a long haul flights.
Cape Verde has an abundance of attractions and things to do during your stay. If you are into water sports- it is now one of the worlds hot spots for Kiteboarding, Wind Surfing And Fishing, or you can can just relax by one of the 4 pools, and also enjoy the 5 kilometers of beaches, which are situated right next to the apartment.
The people are a blend of Portuguese, Brazilian and African. Portuguese is their first language. The local people are warm, friendly, laid back- and very passionate about there country and what it has to offer you as a tourist. They will welcome you to their rich vibrant culture and way of life. If you are looking for a fresh new holiday experience, enjoy fine beaches, exotic blend of music,beautiful diverse scenery, wonderful fresh food, and a perfect climate then Cape Verde promises not to disappoint.