Large Quality Apartment in modern 5* Complex., Bakery, Restaurant, Pizzeria, Bar, Bank, Ice Cream Parlour, Supermarket. Weekly BBQ with live music, Quiz, Happy Hour.
Enjoy your sunshine holiday, whether active and sporty or chilled out and relaxed, in this large comfortable apartment that is conveniently situated in a prizewinning 5* Resort, close to all amenities, on an island with almost guaranteed 100% sunshine every day, all year round.
Welcome to the 'THE NEW CARIBBEAN' island of Sal, one of the 10 islands of Cabo Verde, 500 miles off the West coast of Africa (Senegal), just 2 hours flying time south of the Canary Islands..
Luxury, airy and comfortable 2 double bed/2 bathroom Ground Floor Apartment, with views out over swimming pools and gardens. Sleeps 6 comfortably + baby.
1 x King size bed, 2 x single beds, 1 x double sofa bed, plus Cot and high chair available by arrangement.
Modern, comfortable, and very well equipped. spacious ground floor apartment fitted out with all mod cons. Home from Home.
Whether self catering, eating out, or a mixture of both, you will find everything here that you require. This award winning Complex is quite new and spacious, but does not get too crowded. There is a supermarket, bakery, pizzeria, 2 x restaurants, bar, ice cream parlour, bank with ATM plus tennis courts on site. The beach is just a 10-15 minute walk through the resort, or take the free shuttle bus to/from Vila Verde entrance that goes regularly to the beach or to Santa Maria town and back, or is a 5 min (3euro day/4 euro night) using one of the many taxis passing the entrance.
The complex has several blocks, all named after exotic flowers, each with their own adults plus children's pool and play area. Some have pool bars and free wifi (Cactus, next door is one of them, serving snacks, meals and drinks all day + happy hour every day from 5pm & a quiz each Mon eve 7pm), which you are free to use if you wish, together with free wifi. Also, at the Clubhouse each Saturday, there is an excellent 'all you can eat' BBQ (15e pp+ drinks - children half price). There are also 2 more restaurants in the main Square, opposite the supermarket, plus a bar, a bakery and an ice cream parlour with more shops opening all the time. 15% discount on restaurants etc with complimentary owners pool/shuttle bus passes.
This ground floor corner apartment is large and airy, with 3 patios, one from each bedroom plus a large one off the sitting room overlooking the swimming pool and gardens.. The patio doors and windows all have fly/mosquito screen doors to enable you to enjoy the outdoors even when it is hot and/or mozzie season.
The double bedroom, with King size bed has large wardrobes, a dressing table and an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over, toilet, bidet, washbasin and hairdryer, plus small safe.
The 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds that can be put together, if required, also has large wardrobes, and a dressing table. Separate (family) shower room, wash basin, toilet and bidet. The sitting room has a double sofabed, plus 2 settees. For youngsters there is a cot and high chair.
The kitchen is very well equipped with kettle, coffee percolator, toaster, steamer, juicer, blender, toasted sandwich maker, microwave, washing machine, fridge/freezer, excellent selection of pots and pans, casseroles etc., cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery and glassware etc.
The dining table seats 6 and extends to 8. There are 2 settees and one large sofabed, from where you can read, watch TV or DVDs or play CDs and games.
There is also extra cupboard/wardrobe/drawer space in the hall.
There is outdoor furniture for the 3 patios and 4 folding loungers for if the ones supplied round the pool are all occupied..
Each bed also has a mosquito net if needed. There is usually a good through draught, due to windows/doors on three sides, plus there are 2 floor standing fans, a small personal desktop fan and a room cooler in the sitting room that has ice packs for the water container from the freezer for extra cooling if necessary.
Air con is available by arrangement for 5euros per night, payable to Lizy.
Santa Maria is the nearest town (about 5 mins by taxi for €3 daytime or €4 nightime or local hop on/off bus €1 from just outside the complex, or free shuttle bus from VV entrance). Besides being right on a beautiful, safe, sandy beach, the town is vibrant, colourful and very busy with plenty of shops and bar/restaurants that have an authentic African/Portuguese influence.
The fish available (esp garuper, tuna, wahoo, swordfish and sailfish) is excellent as it is so fresh, straight from the town pier, or the main market, caught that morning by local fishermen. There is a great choice of cuisines available in the town at various prices to suit all tastes and pockets. Or stock up the fridge/freezer and savour delicious home cooked really fresh fish!
The safe, sandy beach in Santa Maria is very popular with tourists and locals alike, with lots of sea front bars for people watching whilst enjoying a drink, snack or meal at any time of day. Sal is famous for its water sports - scuba diving, snorkelling, deep sea fishing, shore fishing, kite/board and windsurfing, plus dune buggying (although no vehicles are allowed near the loggerhead turtle nesting sites). Also whale and shark watching at certain times of year.
Owner is a wheelchair user so the apartment is great for wheelchair/disabled access. The bed is a good height and there is a stool for use in the shower, plus grab rails if required. There is a ramp for getting over the small lip onto the terrace if needed. Please do ask if further info needed on this subject either re the apt itself or the town etc., as each person's ability/disability is different.
The managing agents are an English/Cape Verdean couple (Stuart and Lizy) and live closeby,, for any assistance or info needed.
A basics welcome pack, electricity, water, linen and towels (not beach towels) is included in the price quoted, as is a refundable £100 damages deposit (returned approx 1 week - 10 days after departure). A visa needs to be purchased on arrival at the airport costing 25 euros per person, although is included if flying with Thomas Cook.
Linen/towels changed and apt cleaned by arrangement with Lizy (charges on request).
Ideal venue for groups, families, or couples of all age groups, looking for an interesting, sporty or purely relaxing vacation. The mixture of African/Portuguese people and places, food and cultures is fascinating.
Mifi (portable wifi unti) and local phone available for small charge (10euros). Units come with small amount of credit. Can be topped up from phone shop in town (usually 10euros is enough for a week's normal use). Request on booking please and apt manager will supply on arrival. Local phone supplied will have useful numbers e.g. taxi, manager's numbers, doctor, emergency etc.
Information on the apartment, the Vila Verde Complex, the Island and the local Town supplied by email on booking.
Airport taxi pick up by arrangement 12 euros day/15 euros night, then manager meets and greets guests at the apartment.
This is a self catering apt. There is a washing machine, drying line, iron and board for guests use. However laundry and/or cleaning can be arranged by the manager for a small charge.