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Modern & contemporary apartment on the 5 Star resort of MELIÃ Tortuga

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

This is a large 2 bedroom apartment that is fully and tastefully furnished

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 hour reception & concierge, elegant wine bar, 4 restaurants, state of the art spa, and well equipped gymnasium, 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.

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.

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.

Sal Island, one of the Barlavento Islands, is 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.

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 Angulo Windsurfing and Kitesurfing Centre or Tam Tam Bar & Restaurant for lunch. Zum Fisherman Restaurant and Le Prive Restaurant & Lounge Bar are a must for sea food lovers.

More Details

Denis Lindsay
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
13 August, 2018

About Denis Lindsay

We are a family of 4, that includes 2 teenagers. We have always travelled, with extensive vacations all across the Caribbean (e.g. Grenada, Tobago, St Kitts, Antigua, Bahamas, St Lucia, Barbados, Jamaica etc, etc) as well as across the USA, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, France etc.

As such, we wanted to procure a home away from home that we could frequently visit but experience the same levels of enjoyment as we were always used to.

I am a senior IT Manager, who chose interim management as a profession after leaving Grand Metropolitan plc in 1997, shortly after it merged with Guinness plc to form Diageo plc.

I have had a wide range of interim management assignments, mainly focusing on business-critical transformation and technology change, in well known multinational companies.

I am a long standing member of the Institute of Directors and I am a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.

Denis Lindsay purchased this apartment in 2009

Why Denis Lindsay chose Santa Maria

We loved Cape Verde because we can revel in a Caribbean like experience but without the jet lag. At the time that we purchased the property there were a lot of buzz around the development community about the potential of Cape Verde, but the clincher for us was when the MELIÃ group decided to run the resort.

All of the marketing surrounding the buzz has materialised and there are loads more facilities and services to come.

This is a great destination and a fantastic resort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Loraine and Denis made sure we had all the information we needed for our first holiday in Cape Verde. I am sure we will be back, we had a wonderful time.. The apartment is spacious and nicely furnished. Unlike many holiday rentals, the kitchen was very well equipped. The Melia Tortuga resort is set out well and had everything you might need. Having said that, we liked to get out and about in Santa Maria which was a short taxi ride away, or a long but beautiful walk along the beach.
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria in Sal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 with wash basin, WC, bidet, bath & shower. Bathroom 2 with wash basin, WC, & shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 1 with king sized bed, 32' flat screen TV, 2 x bedside cabinets, wall lights, wardrobe with safe and air conditioning. In addition this apartment is one of the only 2 bedroom apartment will a full length mirror in the main bedroom. Bedroom 2 with twin beds, bedside cabinet, wall lights and wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • bay
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
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Modern & contemporary apartment on the 5 Star resort of MELIÃ Tortuga
average rating of 4.6 based on 12 reviews

Wonderful apartment in a gorgeous resort

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our 10year old twins stayed in Denis apartment at the beginning of April.

There was everything we needed and the washing machine was a really personal touch that meant we didn't have to take as many clothes!

The beds are extremely comfy and air con was welcome just to cool the place down for a little while. ( not that it was roasting hot in April but still warm inside at first)

The resort is catered for all inclusive which we ended up doing for the first week as buying food from the little supermarket is very expensive. However week two we just paid for breakfast then ate out every night. Some lovely little restaurants in Santa Maria. The PalmBeach was especially nice. Getting taxis is super easy and the3 euro during the day rule and 4 euro at night makes it easy. The resorts are a short taxi ride to the town.

The locals are very friendly as they need tourism. We got to know one of the men who worked on the beach selling island tours,Mustapha, and he ended up inviting us to his home a few days later. It was a traditional basic African home and the food was a chicken stew which we all ate communally on the floor. Wonderful experience! If you want to do an island Tour don't but from Thompsons, but from the guys on the beach. 3 times cheaper and totally safe.

We loved Cape Verde and are squirrelling our penning so we can go back in turtle season.

Thanks Denis for a lovey stay. Your apartment is in a great quiet location and the sea view was a bonus.

We'll be back!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that you had such a good time in Cape Verde and in our apartment. It would be our great pleasure to host you again in the future
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Lovely clean, well equipped 2 bed apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very clean and has everything you need to make your stay comfortable.

I don't think I've ever stayed anywhere with so much coffee and so many cleaning products. The washing machine was handy as it cut down the amount of laundry we took home. We were very grateful for the washing powder and hope you found the replacements.

We cooked breakfast in the apartment using ingredients from the local shop. We didn't actually eat on site but there is a nice looking restaurant. There are just so many restaurants in the local town Santa Maria and it's only 3 euros in the day and 4 euros at night for 1 of the easily available taxis.

There are 2 pools which had lots of beds but quite frankly we came for the beach and the crashing waves - they were spectacular. Don't forget to get your beach towel card it was really useful.

We had a wonderful week and will most definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very peaceful, family friendly stay.

  • 5 of 5

The property is in a fantastic resort located only a 15 minute drive from the airport and just five minutes from Santa Maria. We didn't take advantage of the opportunity to upgrade to the hotel's All Inclusive package, instead we ate out in Santa Maria or we bought food in town and cooked in the well equipped kitchen. The hotel pools are nice and well kept, but the hotel beach was a little soulless for our tastes so we went to the beautiful beach in Santa Maria every day instead. The apartment itself is faultless, perfect for a family. The balcony is lovely for eating out on and having a glass of wine in the evening. Denis, the owner, was easy to contact and very helpful. Would absolutely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equiped and clean

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely 2 week stay in this lovely property. It had everything we needed even a his and hers bathroom. Also the apartments are well sound proofed, didn't hear the neighbours who had kids. We were also very pleased with the view hadn't expected a sea view. Lovely. We didn't bother with all inclusive as we wanted to try the local places just a 3 or 4 euro ride away. The lads on the door will always whistle one up for you. The hotel staff are a joy. All in all a good holiday 😎

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice first floor apartment with good views from the private balcony.

  • 4 of 5

Good facilities including air-conditioning and kitchen. Wi fi available all around the Tortuga complex including apartment although slow but manageable. Plenty of sun beds available on beach and pool side. We had a very good time eating at several restaurants in Santa Maria. Would go back and stay at this apartment again. Staff in MeliaTortuga Hotel very helpful and friendly.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fijn en mooi appartement

  • 4 of 5

Goed, van alles voor zien. Prachtig balkon.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bedankt dat je bij ons bent gebleven en voor je positieve opmerkingen.
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Amílcar Cabral International Airport, Sal
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Ponta Preta
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £89

NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.

The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

A cleaning charge for the initial set up of the Apartment is included. Any additional cleaning requirements may be at an additional charge

Weekday nightly rates are for Monday to Thursday.

A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before departure. Your 50% deposit is refundable if you cancel within 6 weeks of booking. A 100 Euro refundable cash deposit is required for loss and damages which is refunded at the end of your holiday after the apt is checked over before you leave. Additional cleaning fees may apply PayPal payment accepted

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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