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Villa Ressaca is a luxury 3 Bed Villa set within the 5 Star Melia Tortuga Resort

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Fabulous Villa in the 5 Star Resort of Melia Tortuga

Villa Ressaca is a 3 bed-room luxury villa with private pool and air-conditioning. Located within the 5 star Melia Tortuga Beach Resort, it is less than 100m from a fantastic sandy beach and beach bar. The villa is ideal for both families and couples. Internally it has a superb open plan kitchen, dining and living area, 3 bed-rooms (2 upstairs and 1 downstairs) and 3 toilets / bathrooms. There are two 1st floor balconies and the villa benefits from good storage throughout. Externally the villa benefits from a garden with a small private swimming pool and patio area. The upstairs master bedroom, with en-suite (bath with shower, toilet), air-conditioning, flat screen tv and safe), has a king-size double bed and direct access to a private balcony with views of the beach. The upstairs twin bed-room is located next to a separate bathroom with shower. The 3rd bed-room (twin) is downstairs and is also next to a bathroom with a shower.Just off the 1st floor landing there is access to the large rear terrace / balcony which overlooks the pool and has table and seating for six – perfect for al fresco dining throughout the day !Downstairs, where there is air conditioning, the kitchen is fully integrated with hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. The dining area is fully equipped for 6 persons and the living room is furnished with a leather suite, large flat screen TV. There is free wi-fi at the hotel reception (5 min walk) and also at the nearby beach bar.The landscaped garden and private pool (with 6 sun loungers) is accessed from the living room via a cobbled terrace. Guests at the villa also have access to the resort facilities including 2 large pools (one with swim up bar) and gymnasium. There is also a kids club and spa (both of which incur additional charges). The resort has several fine dining and buffet restaurants and bars. For more information on all of this see the Melia Tortuga Beach Resort site.

Barry Macdonald
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018

About Barry Macdonald

Barry and Gillian live in Alloway Scotland. Purchased off plan in 2008

Barry Macdonald purchased this villa in 2008

Why Barry Macdonald chose Sal

We fell in love with Sal the first time we went over for a short inspection trip. The year round sun and water sports with temperatures never really falling below 24 degrees and never going above 30 degrees. The people with a mix of African and Portuguese are very warm and friendly and are only to happy to help. There is a great selection of restaurants catering for all tastes with lovely local seafood and meats from Brazil. You are a short walk to bars and restaurants operated with the Melia group or a five minute taxi ride into the town of Santa Maria. The fact that it is safe to walk about in town day or night is great. Santa Maria has a lovely Caribbean / African Portuguese feel to the place with everyone friendly and help full.

What makes this villa unique

The location of the villa with its large first floor terrace at the back allows you to sit out in the morning with your coffee watching the sun rise. At night you can sit at the front balcony and watch the sun going down with the sound of the waves rolling onto the beach. The villa is within the Melia Tortuga resort which allows you to be all-inclusive for as little as a day or as long as you want. You can use all the facilities for free and join in with the classes the run throughout the day. There are fitness classes on the beach, water polo and beach volley ball to name a few. The is full use of the modern Gym and there is a Spa centre which is payable locally. You can be totally self catering should you wish as well. The airport is only 15 minutes away from the villa and 5 minutes away by taxi from the town of Santa Maria.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Sal in Cape Verde

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Ensuite - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Master Ensuite has back with overhead shower and WHB and toilet. First floor toilet has shower, toilet, WHB and bidet. Ground floor has shower, toilet, WHB and bidet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 Large Double Bed , Air-conditioned. Ensuite, TV and doors onto balcony
    Bedroom 2 - First Floor - 2 Single Bed , Sliding door onto balcony
    Bedroom 3 - Ground Floor - 2 Single Bed
  • The Master bedroom is on the first floor and has a En suite as well as having access to a balcony via patio sliding doors giving you views of the beach and ocean. Master bedroom benefits from air-conditioning. There is a twin room also on the first floor next to the master bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes and has easy access to the shower room next door. The third bedroom which is a twin is on the ground floor .This room as a shower room next to it. All bedrooms are fitted to a high standard as can be seen in the photographs.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
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
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The benefits of the villa is that you can use the five star facilities of Melia Tortuga . If you want to be all inclusive you can be from a day or as long as you want or just sample the many restaurants Santa Maria offers .


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Villa Ressaca is a luxury 3 Bed Villa set within the 5 Star Melia Tortuga Resort
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 9 reviews

Excellent all round ! Definitely would love to stay again .

  • 5 of 5

Excellent all round ! Definitely would love to stay again .

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Villa stay

  • 5 of 5

The property is situated on the edge of the Tortuga resort adjacent to the access for Bikini beach (100 meters away) we found the location of the village be extremely quiet ( very good) with an up stairs sun terrace at the rear which catches the sun all day long and is not really over looked.

The Villa itself was very clean and well looked after with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and is likely in a very secure and safe position through a security guard being stationed almost outside.

On the complex it is possible to upgrade to all inclusive deals and / or eat in the restaurants. We chose not to do this and ate out in the town of Santa Maria which is around 30 mins walk away or 4 euros in a taxi. There are some excellent restaurants in the town all very clean inside with friendly and helpful service. We followed the recommendations of the owner and were not disappointed.

For snacks in the villa there is a bakery/ pizza shop along with a small supermarket approx10 mins walk away in the complex directly in front of the main entrance to the Tortuga resort.

We will highly likely revisit.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious villa, well maintained and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with 2 other couples. The villa is spacious , well equipped, inside and out and well maintained. Modern decor. Would definitely stay again

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

We spent lovely vacations in Sal. The villa is well equiped, spacious and comfortable. We did not take the all inclusive package (but everyone else in the hotel/villas seemed to have taken it). The downside is that you can't buy anything, not even a drink at the hotel if you are not AI (they have no price list), but it proved to be a great decision as there are some exceptionally good restaurants in Santa Maria in magnificent settings and often with soft live music (our absolute favourite was Le Prive). For that reason we really appreciated the owner's list of recommended restaurants.

We were also very happy to be able to swim in the sea, thanks to the next door bikini beach (they constructed a protected bay, sand and no waves). However, the music from the bikini beach club was sometimes too loud for our taste (but our kids were very happy to listen to their favourite pop hits..). On sunny days we also enjoyed the pool at the villa - the hotel staff does a great job cleaning it daily.

The beach is perfect for small kids (wide and hardly any people) and beach sports. We had some problems finding out where to deposit trash (we asked several staff in the hotel, nobody knew...), the internet connection was erratic and the beds are on the soft side... But overall it is a great property and I definitely recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent property, clean and well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable villa.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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heel mooi vakantiehuis

  • 5 of 5

Fijn en ruim vakantiehuis op een luxe park. Goede bedden, luxe keuken ,ruime tuin met ligbedden en een mooi zwembad dat elke dag schoon gemaakt werd.

Dicht bij zee en met een taxi kun je overal naar toe op het eiland. Santa Maria is een gezellig dorpje om s'avonds te gaan eten. En de stranden zijn echt prachtig!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
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Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Sal International Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Beach Bar and Grill
Nearest Beach
90 Metres
Algodoeiro beach

The villa overlooks the stunning white sands of the Ponta Preta beach and only a short walk to the Ponta Petra beach bar and restaurant where the windsurfing championships are held yearly. The island is a mecca for both wind and kite surfers. Deep sea fishing and scuba diving are very popular. An extensive selection of restaurants in santa maria which is only a five minute drive away. There is a selection of restaurants on the beach overlooking the pier where the local fishermen bring the catch in to sell. Most bars and restaurants offer free wifi .


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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