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Luxury apartment in Tropical Resort with large shared swimming pool and gardens

Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Comfortable, well-furnished ground floor apartment only 3 minutes walk from sea

Inside the apartment…

The apartment accommodates up to 6 people and includes one king size double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, a double sofa bed, a dining table that seats 6 people, kitchen, bathroom with Italian tiles and modern sanitary fitments, (including shower toilet and bidet), and an outside terrace with table and chairs. The kitchen includes the essentials for cooking including a refrigerator, hob, oven and grill, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, utensils, crockery and cutlery. The living area is comfortable and well equipped with sofa, coffee table, radio and television. There are ceiling fans in all rooms. The apartment faces southeast so it is possible to sit on the terrace in the mornings and enjoy a sunny breakfast.

Outside the house…

There is a private terrace overlooking the shared gardens pool. The shared areas include a tropical garden, a large free-form swimming pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor shower and there are sun loungers on both sun terraces and shaded terraces. There is a bar, restaurant and small supermarket just 2 minutes walk away. The sea is just 3 minutes walk away and the town 10 minutes, where there are a number of bars and restaurants.

Your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request) including bedding, house towels and beach towels. Also included is entry and exit cleaning, laundry (of bedding & towels), electricity, gas and water. There is WIFI available within the resort and a selection of local maps and restaurant guides are available in the apartment.

Tropical Resort is located close to the centre of the 8km of the sandy Santa Maria beach. This beach is known for surfing and to the east, about a 25 minute walk, there is a kite beach, comprising a wild stretch of untouched wilderness, where you can enjoy a coffee in a new restaurant, kite surf, or paddle with the harmless dog sharks.

For more information on the island of Sal, its beaches, its climate and how to get there please see our website:


Tourist Tax is payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival.

If your preferred dates are already reserved, please contact us, as we can offer you a similar apartment close by, on the island of Sal, also in Tropical Resort.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

About Philip

My name is Philip, that is me on the left :o) It is our aim to make your holiday as close to perfect as possible. We are passionate about Cape Verde, its people and its potential. If you haven’t been before, you must! If you have been, we are confident we can show you more. Cape Verde is an amazingly diverse holiday destination. Please ask any questions you like…

Philip purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Philip chose Sal

This property is ideal for those wanting a holiday in a warm climate, with the options of beach and water sports as well as more developed entertainment options close at hand. Sal has colourful towns such as Santa Maria, which has pretty squares lined with cafes. The reason we decided to invest in Tropical resort is because Imobrisa Lda (the company who built it) quite simply are the best construction company on the island. You will see this with the quality of workmanship if you visit.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment offers the chance of a quiet holiday enjoying the warm weather, sunshine, small towns, pleasant cafes, restaurants, but also provides the opportunity to participate in a number of beach-based sports, such as surfing, kite surfing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and deep sea fishing. The unique benefits of Tropical resort are the pool, the tropical gardens and its closeness to the best beach in Cape Verde


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

Luxury apartment in Tropical Resort with large shared swimming pool and gardens
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews

Lovely relaxing place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a wonderful Christmas and New Year's at Philip's flat in Santa Maria. We couldn't have had a nicer time there. Philip was a wonderful host; he thought of absolutely everything and went over and above our expectations, making sure we were happy before leaving and even giving us tips for where to go for New Year's Eve. The flat is very well situated, a short two minute walk to a stunning beach that goes on for miles and near to all the restaurants. It is in a quiet area so no disturbances at night when you want to relax. I would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, I am so pleased you had a lovely time. Hope to see you again soon. Philip
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lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Me and my husband really liked staying at Philip's place. It was clean,tidy and everything worked the way how it was supposed to. Philip is a great host,one of the best we have ever had!very hands on,any question you might have he will reply within few minutes! also big thumbs up to Lorena (house manager) who waited for us at the apartment (transfers also organised by Philip!!) and kindly took us to the centre and showed us places where to have a nice meal!she also arranged for someone to come to tell us about all the available trips:) if you are after nice relaxing and quiet place dont look anywhere else!:-)

  • Review Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Misha thanks for taking the time to post your review to Home Away. I am so pleased you had a great holiday. If you fancy visiting CV again some why not try some of the other islands? They are all different with so much to offer. We have another place on the island of Maio that is more secluded and almost no tourists go there www.villamaio.com
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Best place to stay in Santa Maria

  • 5 of 5

Lorena (the house manager) picked us up at the airport and drove us to the beautiful tropical resort. The apartment was very clean and Philip answered all question we had during our stay immediately via WhatsApp. The pool is nice and has some shadow places around. The beach is close and easy to reach (even our younger daughter (2 1/2 years) could walk the way). The beach is really beautiful and not many people around. We loved our stay there and would recommend it to everybody. It is quiet as it is not directly in the city Santa Maria but close enough to enjoy all the bars and restaurants as well.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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My family enjoyed every minute of our stay

  • 5 of 5

We found in Tropical Resort everything we had come for. The flat was very nice and comfortable, all the devices worked perfectly. The area around the pool and the garden are very beautiful and clean. My family enjoyed every minute of our stay in Santa Maria. Philip was contactable at all time, and everything went well.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review it was a pleasure having you!
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First time in Sal

  • 4 of 5

We thought our holiday was very good!

The appartment was very clean, it had everything it said in the welcome notes etc. If we had any more questions we could always contact the housemanager, who was there every day. Or we could email Philip, the house owner. The contact was very good, we would always get an answer the same day!

Philip made sure we had all the information we needed to stay on Sal, like the location of the supermarkets, the restaurants, etc.

Everything is in walking distance, but somethimes its nice to take a cab because they are not expensive.

The town is not very loud, its very peacefull so we enjoyed our stay very much.

Kite beach issn't far away, i would say 10 minutes with the car, so we went there alot to kite!

Overall a very nice stay, i would definitely recommend it! Its closeby to everything, you also have two places were you can book extra things like a day riding a quad in group, or diving - snorkeling etc.

If you want a holiday that is peacefull, not to loud or to many people around, just "no stress" like people say in Sal. Then you definitely should book a holiday there, and this appartment is just the perfect place to stay!

You can pay in Euro's everywhere, somethimes they pay you back in Escudo but you figure it out very quickly :))

Thanks Philip for all the help and your kindness!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Guys, thanks for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. There is detail that I think will help new travellers make an good choice. I am pleased you had a great time. It’s going to sound crazy but I have been to Santa Maria so many times and my last trip was the first time I went to kite beach. I was also surprised how different that beach is. We have 4 separate beaches and they are all have something special to offer. I hope you will return soon and maybe even explore some of the other islands ;o)
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Un séjour fort agréable

  • 4 of 5

L'appartement est bien situé (quelques centaines de mètres de la plage), la description sur le site correspond parfaitement à ce que nous avons trouvé sur place. Il serait souhaitable d'ajouter un peu de vaisselle dans la cuisine. Les lits sont confortables, l'appartement spacieux et très propre. Le propriétaire a été d'une grande disponibilité pour répondre à nos demandes.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay :o) Merci d'avoir pris le temps d'écrire une critique, je suis heureux que vous avez apprécié votre séjour :o) Philip
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Sal International (SID)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

More information on activities on our website:



Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £85
Final cleaning £21

For additional Charges / Discounts please see this page:


Please note, these are not calculated automatically so you must send an enquiry first

For our terms please see this page:


If your preferred dates are already reserved, please contact us, as we can offer you a similar apartment close by, on the island of Sal, also in Tropical Resort.

Tourist Tax is payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 68 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Also includes washing machine
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 (Living room) - 2 Sofa bed/Futon , Double sofa bed in living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 25 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

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