About the property
- Apartment1431 sq. ft.
- Separate WC's1
- Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights
Sal Luxury Duplex Penthouse at Paradise Beach, Huge Terraces With Pool/Sea Views
Situated on the top 2 floors (2nd and 3rd), overlooking one of the resort pools and pool bar, and commanding views over the spectacular Ponta Preta Bay, this 3 bed 2.5 bath penthouse apartment has everything you need for a truly relaxing stay on the sun-kissed shores of Sal Island, Cape Verde.
The 133 square metres (approx. 1,430 sq ft) of internal accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms (1 with an en-suite bathroom) and a twin bedroom together with a double sofa bed, a family bathroom and a large open plan living room / kitchen area.
There are also large terraces on both levels, totalling 87 square metres, stretching the entire length of the property and giving ample space to enjoy the sun on the upper level all day. The lower level terrace provides some shelter from the sun which is very (very) strong in Cape Verde so don't forget to pack your sunscreen!!
All bedding and towels are provided (just bring a towel for the beach) and the fully equipped kitchen has everything from fridge freer, washing machine, and dishwasher to crockery, glasses, and cutlery.
You'll find Paradise Beach has wide open spaces of gardens and low density construction which is quite unusual for Sal.
This is a new resort, and so still relatively quiet in relation to most, but PLESAE NOTE it is not currently finished so facilities are limited.
It is, however, a perfect place to come for a relaxing break away from it all whilst only a short taxi ride away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Maria with it's lively bars and restaurants.
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- May 19, 2018
Why Rob Thornewell chose Sal
I just love Sal - it's the perfect place to go to escape the British winter with it's year-round sunshine and I find I've relaxed into the pace of life over there after just a few hours.
What makes this Apartment unique
Same climate as the Caribbean but without the hurricanes, only half the time to get there and no jet lag!! Windsurfing and kitesurfing is big on the island - even if you don't do either yourself it's fun to watch them ride the waves....I think it's probably a lot more difficult than some of them make it look!
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Fabulous penthouse apartment with amazing views of the sea
Such a fabulous holiday. The apartment is finished to a very high standard with beautiful furniture , amazing balconies , one with table and chairs , settees and swinging chairs and the upper balcony with sun loungers for sunbathing . The view from this apartment is stunning, over the pool and the sea .
Very nice, quiet and peaceful, clean, large rooms, well laid out. Loved the private top balony
We enjoyed the holiday very much. The climate was perfect, the beaches clean and beautiful. The local people we lovely. The resort was just as we wished; quiet and peaceful, with good views of the sea and setting sun. Enough sun hours to sunbathe on the top terrace in privacy. Fairly well equipped. Some of the resort is unfinished and scruffy but you soon get used to seeing it, and most of it was to the side and rear of the property. We would love to return to Cape Verde and this apartment.
Fantastic holiday in an amazing apartment. The views are also fabulous .
This beautiful apartment is well equipped and so luxurious and comfortable . Well kitted out kitchen with a dishwasher and washing machine and all so spacious in the dining , lounge kitchen area . There are two fabulous terraces . The bottom terrace has table and chairs, sofas and we just loved the hanging chairs ! The top terrace has loads of lounging chairs for sunbathing or chilling with a cocktail whilst watching the amazing sunsets .Great size bedrooms and with a main bathroom, ensuite to the main bedroom and there is a downstairs toilet so loads of facilities if you have a house full !. The owner was so helpful prior to arriving re where to go and all was arranged perfectly for when we arrived . A great holiday , we will be back !
Thanks very much for your comments Alice - look forward to having you back again for you next visit! Rob
Really nice appartement, spacious and comfortable
We had a great stay in paradise beach resort, the appartement is perfect, just like the picture. Beautiful sunset, and also a lot of times island was without water or electricity, but at our place it always worked. Incase you go for a longer stay, definitely reccomand car rental. The apartment is a little too far away from everything to walk. For short stay taxi is easy and cheap. Overall very good stay and Rob was very helpful and good with communication. Thank you!
Thanks very much for your comments Monique and I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully I can welcome you to my apartment again in the future.
Property was perfect for our family
Property was bright & spacious. Reception staff lovely, very helpful & made us feel very welcome.
Thanks for your comments Denise - Sal is a great place to spend Christmas in the sun! All the best, Rob
Paradise Beach Penthouse
Love love the penthouse the view of the ocean is beautiful.
It would be nice if you had a welcome letter to say don't drink tap water buy bottle water, few taxi phone numbers,what do you in a emergency contacts numbers.
I know came in low season but it would be nice if lift was working.
I will come back in your busy season to see what it is like
Paradise Beach is a resort around 2.5 km outside of Santa Maria which is the main tourist centre on the island of Sal. PLEASE NOTE - the resort is not yet finished and there are currently no bars or restaurants on site. Lifts are also currently not in operation.
A taxi from the resort into town costs about €4 during the day (€5 after 8pm) or you can walk either along the road or beach route. It's right next door to the Dunas resort which opened in November 2014 and is situated on Ponta Preta beach.
A walk along the beach to the south brings you to a hot-spot for wind / kitesurfers and jet skiers near some rocks jutting out into the sea and just after that you'll find the beachfront Restaurant Ponta Preta - a wooden building serving some lovely food with a superb view across the beach and out to sea. This stretch of beach, and the sand dunes behind, are protected from further development to preserve the habitat for the turtles who come here to lay their eggs every year.
Also available on Sal is fishing - if you go into Santa Maria mid morning you will likely see the catch coming in on the jetty. All sorts of interesting looking fish and sea creatures that will be served up in the local restaurants. If you like to go fishing yourself you can - deep sea fishing excursions are advertised in many places.
If it's land-based activity you're after there's quad-biking and cycling and there are trips available around the island up through the island's capital, Espargos. You'll find varied coastal scenery from the white sand beaches and turquoise waters in the south and west to the more harsh and rugged eastern coast where you can walk in the ocean with Lemon sharks.
There is also the old salt works to see and you can bathe in the salt waters below sea level in the crater of an extinct volcano at Pedra Lume.
Or, if your idea of a holiday is something a little more relaxing, enjoy the balconies of my apartment or the pool at Paradise Beach resort or one of the beautiful beaches and just soak up the sun whilst sipping a cold drink...as the locals will tell you...'No Stress'
The choice is yours!!
Additional pricing information
Rates include:- 1. Departure clean 2. Electricity and water charges up to a maximum of 6 guests. For groups in excess of 6 guests, an additional charge of £35 per week is payable. For bookings of 6 nights or less an additional cleaning charge of £45 is payable Air-conditioning is also available for an additional cost of £50 per week, although this should only be required during the months of August, September and early October. There are air conditioning units in each of the 3 bedrooms and the living room. Please also note, there is a tourist tax in Cape Verde payable by all visitors (over the age of 16) at all types of accommodation. The cost is €2 per person per night - capped at 10 nights. It is the responsibility of resort managers to collect so, as a result, this will be due on arrival at Paradise Beach.