|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
SUPERB 1 BEDROOM APT IN NEWLY OPENED 5* MELIA DUNAS BEACH RESORT, PONTA PRETA BEACH, SANTA MARIA, SAL ISLAND, CABO VERDE.
Opened in November 2014, this Luxury 5* Hotel and apartment Complex is just outside Santa Maria town.
This Apartment has high quality fixtures and fittings and is furnished to a high standard.
Fly screens fitted to patio doors and bedroom windows.
Fully equipped kitchen with full sized fan oven, glass 4 ring hob, extractor hood, electric kettle, toaster, microwave, drinking water filter, cafetiere, iron, ironing board, washing machine, TV (+ telephone - you can speak to reception or housekeeping, ask questions or book a restaurant), DVD player (+dvds/cds), and various games. The bedroom and lounge overlook the pool and garden. King size bed with quality linen, a good area of cupboard space, wall mirror, and bedside cupboards with touch lamps. Small safe for valuables. Mosquito net over bed. Bathroom has bath with shower over and washbasin with mirrored cupboard.
Dining area seats 4 comfortably.
Plenty of cupboard space in the kitchen, plus a cupboard for hot water boiler, washing machine, iron, board and other kitchen/cleaning utensils.
Sitting room has a very comfortable Italian soft leather 2 seater sofa and 3 seater sofa bed. Side lamps. Coffee table opposite widescreen TV and DVD player with a selection of DVDs, CDs and games. Sliding patio doors leading from sitting room to terrace overlooking garden and pool, with table and chairs ideal for drinks and snacks whilst watching the sunset.
Enjoy a choice of 5 free pools (some with fountains, jacuzzi or swim-up bars); some pools have daytime activities and can include fitness, dancing and water polo (note - the pool opposite my apt does not have any activities, just peace and quiet!).
2 other private pools for 'Level' guests only.
Lots of free seating/lounging/sunbathing areas around the pools, most with bars and/or swim-up bars.
Separate children's pools, water park with chute and play areas. For families with young children there is a creche, babysitting, childminding service and kids club (some additional charges).
On site - 6 speciality restaurants and 8 bars, various shops and boutiques, ice cream parlour, nightly entertainment/shows either early in the piano bar or later at the Auditorium/amphitheatre. Late night bar.
Choose to self cater (small supermarkets next door in Vila Verde complex or Paradise Beach Resort or several larger ones in Santa Maria town) or go fully or part inclusive at the hotel for meals, either occasionally, daily or weekly - (details sent on booking and you can decide and book when you arrive at reception - charges apply payable direct to hotel on departure).
All inc price: Buy 6 days, get 7th free - Adults; 65e ppp day; Kids 32.50e.
Or: High Season - Breakfast: 22e/11e; Lunch: 38e/19e; Dinner: 48e/24e
Low season - Breakfast: 17e/8.5e; Lunch: 27e/13.50e; Dinner: 38e/19e
High Season: 1st Jan - 30th Apr 2017; 21st - 30th Dec; 31st Dec 2017 - 7th Jan 2018.
Full details supplied on booking.
Beautiful vast white sandy beach area (Ponta Preta) is a few minutes walk through the hotel gardens and past the shops and restaurants (inc. the ice cream parlour!) has sunbeds and parasols plus a bar close by. Short walk along beach to another beach bar serving excellent pizzas etc.
Wifi is available free in and around the very helpful and informative hotel reception and beach bar areas, and there is a cash machine. Depending on the strength of your network, you may be able to receive wifi in the Apt. itself.
The hotel has a gym (free), a spa and tennis courts. Various water sports like wind, kite and board surfing, or jet skiing can be organised, as well as various tours, deep sea fishing, whale and turtle watching (in season) etc., just ask at reception.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
There is an information booklet in the Apt. Also, my agent, Shirley, is Scottish, lives in Santa Maria, and is available for info and queries if needed, although the hotel reception can provide most answers. Or you can emai/phone/text me direct.
Airport pick up can be arranged (15 euros daytime/20 euros eve paid direct to driver) and a free welcome pack of basics is supplied on arrival.
Linen and towels supplied and changed mid stay if staying 10 days- 2 weeks. Longer stays attract a discount, so extra changes/cleans need to be arranged for a small charge payable direct to Shirley or there is an efficient washing machine in the apt. plus drying rack Sorry, beach towels not supplied but collect/return them at the pool bars for a refundable 20 euro deposit..
Any queries that the hotel or Shirley cannot answer, please email or phone/text me and I will answer as quickly as I can.
Very safe environment, 24 hour security, entry to the grounds is only with hotel issued coloured wristbands. Local people are very friendly and helpful, all with a "NO STRESS" motto . A trip to town (5 mins and 3 euros by taxi) is a must, to see and try the safe and busy beach, pier, lots of varied restaurants, bars and shops! Very much an African/Portuguese influence.
Excellent, well trained and helpful hotel staff, mostly of Cape Verdean nationality, although all languages are spoken, as many different nationalities stay at this resort, both guests and owners. Small supermarket and bank with ATM for self catering supplies in next door Vila Verde Complex. Tortuga Resort, which is owned and run by the same company, Melia, is just next door (South West) if you fancy a change of scene.
Short 10 min walk through lush hotel gardens to Ponta Preta beach. Santa Maria town 5 mins by bus (1 euro each) or taxi (3 euros) from reception, or 30 mins walk round via the beach. 5 mins by taxi to the wind/kite surfing beach on the East coast. Hire a car, scooter, beach buggy, bicycle or Segway. Welcome pack included in price. A trip to the capital, Espargos, is worthwhile, as is an island tour to see the salt pans, protected loggerhead turtle nesting sites, plus whale watching or deep sea fishing trips and various other sights, according to season
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE
Discount for stays of 10 days or more.
Welcome pack, electricity, water (and drinking water) included in price.
Medical services are good and a reasonable cost. There are doctors and dentists around plus chemists and a hospital. For anything more serious you fly to Praia the Cape Verdean capital.
Mosquitos are around more at certain times of year; for example from July to Oct, so if you are susceptible please take your own sprays/ointments etc., although the local shops do stock them. Mosquito nets for the beds and mosquito blinds fitted.
No smoking in apartment please. OK on terrace.
Breakages are sometimes inevitable but I would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can replace or repair for the next guests. Thank you. Your damages deposit will be refunded 1 week after departure.
On arrival, the keycard will be supplied by your taxi driver on pick up from airport, but on departure, please leave keycard in the keysafe just outside for Shirley, my agent, to collect.
Please do not leave the air conditioning on if you are going out or have the windows/doors open. It is on a timer of up to 2 hours at a time, as electricity (and also water) is very expensive here and I cannot offer the apt at the quoted prices if the air con is left on all day and night.
Am in my 60's, having had a varied business career, from banking to farming and all sorts in between, including tea rooms, restaurant, b and b, organic farm shop, computer staff agency, campsites and fishing. Still into beef and sheep farming, but interested in emerging locations such as Cape Verde. Have been in a wheelchair since breaking my neck in a horse riding accident in 1981.
Geraldine purchased this apartment in 2014
This is a personally furnished and equipped apt., giving a first class luxury and comfortable stay for any guest, whether self catering or using all inclusive or partial hotel packages. Lovely island with guaranteed (almostl), ALL YEAR ROUND SUN. All mod cons here, but island and towns/villages retaining original African/Portuguese charm.
A luxurious apt having it's own private patio leading from the sitting room, overlooking and close to the pool and gardens, bar and the many facilities and amenities of a 5 star hotel, giving a brilliant relaxing or activity holiday for all age groups. 5 min taxi ride to Santa Maria with many restaurants and bars to suit all budgets and tastes.
Left on Jul 8, 2016 for a stay in Jun16
Geri was a wonderful host from start to finish. She answered all my questions and she made me feel well prepared for my stay which was important as I travelled on my own. Everything went like clockwork, from the airport taxi waiting for me, to collecting the room key and to upgrading to all inclusive at the hotel. The apartment was very welcoming and I appreciated the extra touches like the water filter and washing machine and the TV film channels and DVD player. It was also well equipped for self catering even though I chose to upgrade to all inclusive. The double bed was comfy and I slept well every night. The location of the apartment was ideal as it was right by my favourite quieter pool, away from the more active/busy pools. It was situated perfectly in the middle of the complex so you don't have too far to walk, although there are little car buggies to take you anywhere you wanted within the hotel complex. I cannot fault it and I would definitely book it again or any of Geri's properties.
My friend and I stayed at Geri's apartment for one week in January. From booking Geri was available when needed and provided us with lots of info to get us started. The apartment itself was extremely confortable with quality furnishings, more than was expected from a rental. There is a full modern bathroom and gorgeous terrace overlooking the pool. We didnt need it but there is air con too. If you are spending time in the apartment there is a good selection of tv channels. The resort is huge and you have the option of upgrading to all inclusive/half board. We preferred to eat out in the town which is 3/4 Euros (3-4 min drive) in a taxi and has a large selection of places to choose from. The hotel resort has numerous pools and bars and their food is also of a high quality. There is a beach in the resort which is stunning. Whilst in Cape Verde there are lots of excursions available and we tried the buggies- highly recommended! We would not hesitate to book this apartment again due to its comfort, location, facilites and flexibility. Thanks Geri!
This is a great apartment on a lovely complex. The location of the apartment was perfect. One of the things we loved was having our own little garden in front of the apartment. As we went self catering we stocked up at the local super market so had our own little private sun bathing area with a bar on tap and your close enough to dip in and out of the pool when you get too hot. The weather was fantastic and we found the air con quite sufficient as we just left the bed room door open. The beach is fantastic and we loved to walk down the beach into Santa Maria where you will find some lovely restaurants. There is also a really great little french bakery there. All in all a really lovely break and we will definitely return. Thanks Geraldine.
We had a lovely holiday and made all the better by meeting Geraldine the owner. The apartment was lovely and the resort was beautiful. For a few Euros you could go to Santa Maria for dinner. No complaints Jay and George
BE AWARE: There is no air condition in the bedroom.
La estancia en el apto. fue perfecta. Todo en perfecto estado y tan solo a 5 min. del colorido pueblo de Santa María.
Excellent one bedroom apartment with very good facilities for self catering. Lounge area has very comfortable double bed - will sleep family of 4 comfortably. The apartment itself is within maximum of 5 mins walk of all the 5 star amenities of the hotel resort, but is surprisingly quiet at night. Benefits from guests having access to all hotel facilities including entertainment at no cost - you do have opportunity to upgrade to all inclusive (although personally, we preferred to venture into Santa Maria and had many good meals in the local restaurants - the Atlantis Restaurant we considered to be excellent). Sal itself is perfect for relaxation - the beach walk to Santa Maria is superb. Water Sport activities are excellent.
New 5* hotel and apartment complex with self catering facilities or full/part board daily or weekly.
Choice of 5 free pools - some quiet, some busy with organised activities, some with swim up bars. All with lots of sun beds and parasols set in exotic gardens. Separate children's pools and play areas.
Several restaurants with different themes, or buffet style with many different dishes every day. Evening entertainment. Beautiful beach a short walk through the gardens past boutiques, shops, hairdresser and ice cream parlour. Optional varied watersports, excursions etc.
Children's safe play areas and pools with entertainment and supervision if required.
Go all inclusive, part board or occasional meals. Register on arrival with credit card at reception and avail of all amenities as and when you please, or take a short taxi ride into town for lots of local colour, music, watersports, restaurants and bars.
Lots of kite surfing, wind surfing etc., with schools for beginners and experienced alike. Hire facilities. Scuba diving, big game fishing, snorkelling.
Trip to Santa Maria town 5 mins by taxi - 3 euros, or hire beach buggy, car, scooter or bicycle..
Supermarkets either in next door complexes (Vila Verde and Paradise Beach), or in Santa Maria for those who wish to self cater in our fully equipped kitchen. Water filter fitted on kitchen tap saves carrying heavy drinking water bottles.
24 hour hotel security. Entry and use of facilities only by hotel registration at reception.
|Refundable damage deposit||$123|
Sorry, no pets or smoking in the Apt but ok on terrace. Occasional breakages are inevitable, but please let us know asap so that we can replace items before the next rental. If you have enjoyed your stay, we would be grateful for positive feedback. If not, for any reason, please let us know, so that we can rectify the problem.
if this apartment is not large enough, please see my listing for 2 double beds apt in Vila Verde (Spacious Family 2 dble bed apt. Slps 6+baby. Very well equipped. 5 mins town). This is in the next door complex.
Thank you for choosing to stay at my apartment. I do hope you enjoy your stay. Any questions, please ask.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.