Perfect for a relaxing or activity sunshine holiday. Sat TV. WiFi. Air Con
- english, Any language, as I can use a translation service.
About Geraldine Pring
I am 60+ year old and despite (or because of) not being very academic, have set up and run several businesses since I was 21. These have included a computer staff agency, a farm shop on the family farm, a B & B/tea rooms/licensed restaurant, plus 2 campsites, one with coarse fishing lakes. In 1981 I had a serious horse riding accident, resulting in a broken neck, and have operated my life from a wheelchair since then. In around 2006, I watched some well known TV travel programs and subsequently visited and then invested in the beautiful Islands of Sal and Boa Vista. I like to feel my guests are happy on their holidays in the apartment and always welcome constructive criticism as well as praise. Obviously, there are adaptions available for me and my wheelchair, but everyone's needs are different, so if you are interested but disabled (or less able of course), please ask me about the pros and cons of the Cape Verde Islands for disabled people.
Geraldine Pring purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Geraldine Pring chose Sal Rei
Peaceful location, but close to all amenities, accessible by either a 10-15 min walk or use very reasonably priced taxis from a few metres away. Nicely decorated apt, comfortably furnished and with quality linen and towels. The kitchen has almost every accessory you could wish for. The area has friendly and helpful local residents plus owners and tourists from all over the world. There is very little crime on the islands and there is 24 hour security on site. Both the adult and children's pools are freshwater and cleaned each morning. This Ground floor apt is easily accessible for the less ambulant and there is plenty of room for wheelchairs. There is a bathlift, bed raisers, grab rails on request. Ramps for ease of access to apt, terrace, and pool area, otherwise everywhere is on the level.
What makes this Apartment unique
Quiet, quality, very well equipped apartment with relaxing sea and pool views, spectacular sunsets and with all amenities a short distance away. My local English and Portuguese speaking managers, living nearby in the same complex, are available for any queries, Information about where to go, how to get there etc. is supplied by email after you book, and in the apt itself. A mobile phone is supplied with local numbers (eg taxis) for your convenience. Airport pick up by arrangement.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Apartment by Cabral beach and Elsibar pool perfect for families/children
The apartment has everything you need to be completely independent. Nice location by the pool and across from Cabral beach. Very good, thanks very much
Thank you for a great comprehensive review, do hope you will visit again.
Really good stay
I booked Geri's flat in Boa Vista for my mum and her friend; they indeed enjoyed their stay: the flat has all you need, wifi included, good location and great ocean view; if the ocean is too nippy, you could use the pool. We will come back on our next stop in CV
Thank you Giorgia, so happy they had a good time! I look forward to your next visit. I like to feel that the apt is home from home with little extras like usb points, wifi, multi country sockets etc...plus all mod cons in the kitchen for those who like to self cater....Gx
well located, near pool and across from the beach. the flat is one of the best in the area as has its own router and wifi which was very good, plugs everywhere and usb chargers on the wall. small details like books and torch appreciated, aircon also very good.
Thank you for a great review Elizabeth, I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves, and hope we can host you again. I like to think the apt is comfortable and has everything you might have at home. A shame the wind wasn't brilliant for wind surfing this time. All the best, Gx
Views from the apartment were lovely - balcony great place to watch the sunset. Apartment was very well equipped and comfortable. Pool was a good size. Everyone was very helpful and friendly
A great review, Alison, it was lovely to meet you. Thank you for leaving the apt very clean and tidy, there was not much for us to do at all!! We look forward to seeing you again when you need some sunshine!! We now also have WiFi and satellite tv for those who like their home comforts!
Great apartment in very convenient location. Only 2 of us stayed so masses of room for us. Ground floor location was good and provided very easy access to pool and Elcibar. Local agent met us at airport and drove us there on arrival; also provided some drinks in the fridge which saved shopping the first night as we ate supper and brunch on the first day at Elcibar! We didn't cook other than breakfast but found everything we needed in the flat. Used the mossie nets a couple of nights until we bought some fly spray. Found that leaving windows open with fly screens in place provided a very pleasant through breeze most nights. Also made use of the DVD collection a couple of nights; thanks a very useful addition. Walk into town is about 15 minute each way but take a torch as it is mostly unmade; didn't have a bad meal anywhere and some were excellent. Big (red)supermarket is about 10 minutes walk each way. Had a great two week holiday. Thanks Geri!
Brilliant review Sara, so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Interesting seeing the differences after 4 years or so! Look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Everything was amazing at Geri's apartment. Even before coming there, Geri provided us with a lot of useful information which was much appreciated. The apartment was really nice, well equipped and huge! The condominium was also really nice, especially the nice and quiet pool (much more beautiful in real than on the photos). It is at walking distance from Sal Rei which is the main village in the island with lots of nice restaurants. It was really a perfect stay and we will definitely come back there if we are to travel again to Boa Vista :)
Thank you for your kind review - much appreciated, I am always happy that guests enjoy their stay, and I try to ensure they have all the information they need for a trouble free stay.
We include an airport pick up service and a welcome pack on arrival. The apartment is c500m (10-15 mins walk) from the main town of Sal Rei. Many watersports and tours available (Barracuda and Giggling Gecko).. Superb white sand beaches all around the island. Lots of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Very friendly small complex of privately owned apartments around lovely pool (plus childrens pool) and its own pool bar/restaurant. The Island still retains a natural African/Portugese charm. The locally caught fish is fantastic and very fresh. .Ask for directions to the fishmarket, past the Post Office and quite close to the bakery. Best time to go is morning, For self caterers there are many small supermarkets plus the large red Boas Compras (closed 1-3pm),a bakers, a butchers (behind the Shell garage), the Municipal fruit/veg market in the main Square (Esplanade) a short walk away. For those wanting to eat out, Elcibar (at the pool) provides good food at reasonable prices all day except Mondays, and there are many types of good restaurants to sample in town. An excellent brand new Chinese (Shanghai, also will do take aways) just opened (Jan15) next to The Blue Marlin in the main Square. There is a hospital just at the edge of town coming into Sal Rei from the airport road and a couple of chemists (farmacias, pharmacies) in town. 2 banks with ATMs. 2 x Telephone shops for sim cards, top ups and cheap small local phones. Te Manche and Waikan bars are nice for a lazy drink near the pier and nice safe sandy beach. Estoril and Chaves beaches are long and beautiful with safe swimming, several bar/restaurants and discos a short taxi ride or walk away. Chaves beach is a bit further, a real favourite with wind surfers etc. Down at the South of the Island is Santa Monica Beach - miles of pristine sandy expanses with dunes and beautiful seas. Shortly to be developed with a hotel complex.
Be careful of the sea. Some beaches are safe for swimming, some are not - there can be rip tides and sudden drops in ground level plus hidden rocks. Do get local advice before plunging in.