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2 bed 2 bath with roof terrace on Dunas beach resort and Spa

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Before you book anywhere on Sal take a look here first!

Spacious, well appointed apartment on the newly opened luxury five star Dunas beach resort. Fully equipped and furnished for four people this beautiful apartment also has a balcony and roof terrace. Ideal for couples or families the apartment is located very near to pools, bars and restaurants. Separate fully equipped kitchen with washing machine. TV in lounge and in main bedroom. 5 mins from beautiful sandy beach. Self-catering or pay to use bars and restaurants in complex also all inclusive available. Free WiFi in reception and most public areas.

7 pools some with bars. 8 restaurants, 6 bars including champagne bar,sunbeds, parasols.Spa and beauty salon, ice cream parlour and specialist coffee shop. Cape Verde activities include scuba diving, surfing,kitesurfing,windsurfing, dune safari, game fishin, horse riding, cycling and yachting. The temperature is 25-30c all year and the sea just a little cooler.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

Why roy chose Santa Maria

This apartment is one of the best on Dunas - its quiet yet near reception and the amenities. It over looks the nicest pool at Dunas and has views to the East at Kite beach and also to the west at Ponta Preta. Have a drink on the private roof terrace and watch the sun go down.

What makes this apartment unique

The location and size of the apt and one of the few that has a private roof terrace make this apt something special. We have a local driver with a 4x4 with a/c who will meet you at the airport, arrange trips and even suggest restaurants for you - a really lovely guy.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria in Sal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 13:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , en suite to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure , next to second bedroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , large wardrobe with safe
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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2 bed 2 bath with roof terrace on Dunas beach resort and Spa
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Lovely well equipped apartment with beautiful sun terrace and great servace from the owner.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was spacious, clean and had all the equipment needed for a self catering holiday. The owner responded within 10 minutes by email when we requested a second key card. It arrived at our apartment within the hour. We were extremely pleased with the level of service we received from the owner. I would definitely recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay In cape verde

  • 4 of 5

Just spent the week in Roy's apartment in the complex of Melia dunas/ sol dunas.

First of all the hotel is amazing, lots of pools and easy to get sun loungers, fab entertainment, helpful staff who go above and beyond for you.

Secondly , the apartment is lovely with a fab roof top Terrace and balcony. It was squeaky clean and can not complain about the cleanliness. However I only give 4 stars as I really think essentials such as washing up liquid, bin bags and toilet roll should be included in the price of the apartment. Also I found it strange how we had to pay extra money for a maid to clean the room midweek - this should also be included in the price. Also there was lots of meat knives but no bread knife? Little extras like this would be ideal. And we had to find the manual for the oven and hob as we found it confusing - I think these manuals should be left out in future Roy.

Another thing is the all inclusive / putting things on your account fiasco. It is really confusing and we did not bother doing this -- none of the staff seemed to know how much things cost and it was too expensive to go For separate meals (breakfast was €22 per person, lunch was €42 per person and dinner was €48 per person). You could go all inclusive for the day at €65 but we ate in town mainly. Also getting drinks in the hotel was hard work as nobody knew how to charge to our room so We ended up paying in euros - but the bars never had change!

The town is a 5 minute drive away in a taxi at €3 day/€4 night. We also caught the free shuttle bus some mornings. The cazu supermarket was good and reasonably cheap - however the goods are limited so don't think you will find everything. The town is nice but Cape Verde is still developing - there is a lot of construction going on. The bars and restaurants were relatively cheap . Some people are lovely some people are just plain rude depending on where you go. And be prepared to be blagged to buy rubbish souviners.

Never the less the beaches are lovely, and the hotel is spectacular. Would probably return to the same hotel all inclusive next time as it seemed to be easier.

PS make sure you go to the lion king show... it was amazing!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the feedback and glad you had a nice time in Sal. I usually pay for a midstay clean for stays of greater than one week. I suggest doing all inclusive days rather than paying for individual meals as this is difficult but usually signing for drinks is not too difficult but remember the mantra on CV is 'no stress' ! I will take your other comments on board Roy
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Excellent apartment, great facilities at the hotel, lovely island

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 2 weeks in April, family of 4, with 2 daughters aged 4 and 7. Roy was very helpful prior to our trip, providing contacts for airport transfers and car hire, and information about the island (shops, restaurants etc).

The hotel is really good - our kids loved the waterslides, pools and the playground, and also had fun at the kids club. Pools are good with plenty of sunbeds - although towels were a little scarce! We had a lovely day on a "Bali Bed" on the beach - with fruit and prosecco included for €25.

The vast majority of guests at the hotel are all-inclusive but we didn't find it particularly difficult getting meals / drinks etc. Breakfast at the main buffet was €24 per adult and the kids were free - dinner was €50 per adult and again kids were free. We also ate in one of the other restaurants a couple of times - each restaurant has both a small buffet / walk up station (eg pasta bar) and a la carte - there is a price for the buffet and a priced a la carte menu if you ask - we ended up just having the buffet and it was €25 per adult - again kids were free. Drinks at the bars during the day were €2 for a bottle of water or a glass of coke. We decided not to bother with any days all-inclusive - the price would have been €65 per adult and €33 per child per day.

Santa Maria is a lovely town, either €3 taxi ride (€4 at night) or about 30 minute walk. There are lots of good restaurants and we ended up eating in town most nights - we didn't have a bad meal at all. We tested the tuna tartar in most restaurants and decided the best was in Angela's, a restaurant on the front, just along from the pier!

There is only one supermarket in town - we didn't actually cook in the apartment, and only ever ate breakfast there (cereal and toast) so can't really comment on how easy self-catering would be - but there did seem to be a selection of basics.

Amy at "Surf Hub" was really helpful with car hire and other outings - we had a car for a day and did a tour of the island - salt mines were great viewed from the top of the hill (we didn't go in), the blue eye was good - best bit was the natural pool. We also did a half day sailing trip with some snorkeling, the kids had a body board for a few days and my husband had kite surfing lessons which he loved - all arranged for us by Amy.

In summary - a fantastic 2 week break, perfect apartment and hotel, and I would definitely recommend exploring the town and island.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Cath, very informative and glad you had a lovely time. Out of interest where did your husband get to with kite surfing after a few lessons ?
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Great apartment but not ideal for self catering

  • 3 of 5

Good resort for a relaxing break with all facilities on the doorstep. It is possible to upgrade to all-inclusive for a few, which may be advisable.

However, the apartment wasn't great for a self catering holiday. Simple things like a tea towel, washing up liquid, salt, pepper etc would have made the stay a lot easier to do self catering.

Otherwise a great apartment- clean, tidy, comfortable and a lovely roof terrace and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your feedback which will be taken on board
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Sol Dunas resort for a week in mid March with my husband and 9 year old son.

The apartment was a good size, comfortable, very clean and in a perfect location overlooking one of the pools. It was fairly central on the resort but far enough away from the main area that we had a peaceful sleep every night.

The staff were extremely friendly and accommodating and there were plenty of choice with regards to onsite restaurants, pool bars, pools etc. For my son the added bonus was a small water park and only a short walk to the beach where there was a beach bar selling drinks only.

My only criticism was that the all inclusive, which we paid for one day mid way through our holiday was expensive at 162.50€ for 2 adults and 1 child but if you eat and drink a lot then maybe it would be worth doing and is good to have the option. Also, the supermarkets are very limited so if you visit Sal make sure you don't forget any toiletries.

Roy was extremely helpful and responded to our emails almost immediately.

All in all we had a lovely relaxing holiday and will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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beautiful apartment and resort

  • 5 of 5

stunning apartment . easily accesible to facilities. comfy beds. very new. would stay again and reccommend

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Kilometres
Sal International

The island boasts numerous PADI-accredited diving centres, through which divers can access any number of the 25 dive sites around the island, which include cave dives, wreck dives and coral reef dives. Sailing boats can also be rented and there are numerous day trips aboard yachts. Sal is considered to be one of the best destinations in the world for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing, with trade winds from November to March and a tropical climate all year round. The west coast experiences the biggest waves. Beginners are advised to come from April to June when the waters are calmer.

Game fishing for Marlin,Tuna,Wahoo and Shark is also popular


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
xmas 2018
15 Dec 2018 - 13 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Nightly Rate
4 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Dunas resort is 15minutes from the airport and you will be met by our representative in reception.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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