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Luxury Apartment on Sol Melia Tortuga Beach and Spa Resort

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Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
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Brand New 5* Apartment, Sal Island, Cape Verde (All prices just reduced) - Only Metres from the Magnificent Ponta Preta Beach

This luxury 5* apartment is located on the 'Melia' Tortuga Beach and Spa Resort, only a few steps from the beautiful Ponta Preta beach with its crystal clear waters and tropical beaches.

The resort has its own restaurants, including an Italian, Mediterranean, beach bar/restaurant, pool bar/restaurant serving fresh fish and meat. Live music/entertainment every evening. Private spa and gym. 2 large swimming pools with a swim-up bar. There are ample sunbeds around both pools and on the beach. The resort has a secured gated community with a 24 hour concierge service.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Paul and Sandy Withey
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 12, 2016
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About Paul and Sandy Withey

We, Paul and Sandy are the private owners of 2 properties in Cape Verde which consist of a Luxury Villa and a Luxury Apartment.

We purchased them when we visited the island in 2008. We simply fell in love with the island and its people and decided that others would do the same! Now that we are both retired, we pride ourselves with the personal service that we are able to give to our clients.

Paul and Sandy Withey purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Paul and Sandy Withey chose Cape Verde

This apartment is the only one on the resort that has a combination of, a private balcony, (most have a shared balcony), located on the 1st floor (more privacy), 2 bathrooms, faces south (sunshine all day) and is located in a nice quiet position on the resort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Paul

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say a massive thank you for letting us stay at your property in Cape Verde. The apartment was stunning, very well equipped for all our needs and in a fabulous setting and resort.

We visited some of the restaurants you mentioned in your information pack and also a few other places in Santa Maria. The resort itself was fantastic and the staff were so friendly and attentive. We came back so relaxed and all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank you so much for all your handy hints and the information you provided on booking with you.

Kindest Regards


Hi Paul.

The Holiday was perfect, we loved the place !!! We thought it is still so unspoiled which makes it even more beautiful. The apartment was wonderful, it had everything we needed and we loved the walks along the beach.

Thank you again for contributing to our lovely holiday. Maria
Sep 2010
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Luxury Apartment on Sol Melia Tortuga Beach and Spa Resort
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Great apartment on a super complex

  • 5 of 5

We had a really fantastic holiday. Me, my wife and two boys aged 11 and 14. Very relaxing hotel, not too rowdy but enough to do. Our two boys net loads of friends and had a really memorable kids holiday. We are in Santa Maria most nights and had some great food.

The apartment was quite large, clean and comfy. Like a second home rather than a hotel room.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Owner's Response: Dear David Thank you for your review. I'm very pleased to hear that you and your family had such a fantastic time staying in our apartment in Cape Verde. We are always trying to make it as comfortable as possible for guests like yourselves and its nice to learn that you enjoyed it so much, especially your 2 boys. I'm also pleased to hear that you tried the restaurants in Santa Maria, as I believe that are all very good and great value for money. Once again thank you for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back should you want to visit this wonderful island again. Kind regards Paul
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A super spacious apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very convenient to the pool but far enough away not to hear any noise. Paul thank you for all information we received before travelling it was a great help especially the restaurant recommendations.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn. Thank you for your comments. I'm so glad you enjoyed the apartment and had a great holiday. It means a lot to me to know that all the effort that we make for you to have a lovely holiday has all been worthwhile. I'm also please that you found the information pack useful, especially the restaurant recommendations. Kind regards. Paul
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Great apartment in as perfect setting

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was perfect. As self catering we experienced the local life and food etc which is a bonus. You get the pools and lovely surroundings but are not tied to all inclusive. Really loved it.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Quiet and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The owner of the apartment at Melia Tortuga was very helpful through out the booking process. The info pack that was supplied was also a great help.

On arrival at Tortuga we were greeted with drinks and were checked in within 5 minutes. We then had a bell boy take our cases to our apartment and a standard hotel info pack was also presented to us.

The complex itself is kept to a high standard and the pool areas very clean.

We stayed SC so we tripped into Santa Maria most nights to eat and have a few drinks.

The apartment itself was very clean and in excellent condition with all the necessary amenities.

The beach was about a 2 minutes walk with plenty of beds, although entry into the water was quite rocky with a bit of care and common sense it really wasnt to difficult. The sea is quite rough so dippers should take care.

We will be staying again.


  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
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  • 5 of 5

We have recently returned from a two week stay at Melia and we privately rented a two bedroomed apartment for our stay. The hotel reception were very warm and welcoming and check in was swift and efficient. Hotel porters will if required escort you and your luggage to your room ( may wait a little if busy).

The apartments were fantastic and our was very well equipped, we did make friends with families who travelled with Thomson's and they also had well equipped rooms.

The pools are of a good size and the main pool has a swim up bar, there are always loungers available and the hotel provide pool towels as part of the package. We did occasionally encounter no towels but some guests tended to keep hold of them instead of returning them at the end of the day. Beaches are a bit rocky in places but you have stunning views across the coast and ocean.

The main restaurant does get quite busy at peak points in the day but it's what you can expect, staff do try their best to get to you as quick as possible. We did have to go and get drinks from the hotel bar on a few occasions but it was no major drama. There are different theme nights every day with a fair selection of food. If you enjoy fish, you will be very pleased!! In addition to the normal menu, they also have a pasta station which gets extremely busy. I would have recommended the kitchen have two stations to cater for this as you did have to queue a long time for this. Because of this, we did go into town quite often to try different restaurants and cuisines. I feel that at the evening meal is the only aspect I was disappointed with. There are a selection of different eateries within the complex, offering great snack and lunches throughout the day. Breakfast was excellent but again an additional omelette/pancake station would be useful in the main restaurant, but food was plentiful and delicious.

The bar service was good a little slow at times but friendly. Plastic glasses are used in all outlets apart from the restaurant and main hotel bars, which is completely understandable.

Cleaning services were very through and left everything to a very high standard.

Evening entertainment is primarily more orientated to adults but had some fantastic acts ranging from local musicians to traditional dance groups.

Overall, we had a fantastic stay and returned completely relaxed and refreshed and we will definitely return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Everything we hoped for and so much more

  • 5 of 5

The apartment offers so much more comfort than just having a hotel room - it's spacious and very tastefully furnished with everything you could possibly need on holiday. It's in a perfect location within the complex, it was so pleasant to sit on the balcony with a glass of wine and do some people watching instead of overlooking an empty space or somebody else's wall.

You also feel completely part of the hotel complex even if you do not partake in the all inclusive choices.

The all inclusive option offers a great choice in restaurants and the food is plentiful and varied.

The beach is perfect - as promised by the brochures, it's paradise and closer to home than the Caribbean. We had originally planned to take some trips but we fell in love with the beach so much that we stayed there the whole stay, the only exercise being a lovely daily walk along the sea to walk of the excesses of lunch.

The booking experience was also very smooth - the owners are more than happy to answer any questions you may have and supply you with a very helpful information pack which includes tips on where to eat in Town if you don't choose to go All Inclusive.

Perfect holiday and wuold definitely choose CV47 again.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Car: not necessary

Special interest holidays:

If you like adventure, then hire a quad bike and visit one of the many sand dunes or beaches that the island has to offer or why not try windsurfing, kite surfing or scuba diving. Deep sea fishing, catamaran trips or whale/dolphin watching are also available on the island. The resort has its own windsurfing/kite surfing hire and tuition facilities.


This luxury apartment is situated right next to the beautiful Ponta Preta beach.


Cape Verde is only 5.5 hours from the UK with only 1 hour time difference, therefore no jet lag! The international airport is only a 20 minute taxi ride to the apartment, therefore hiring a car is not essential as most of the facilities are within walking distance. Taxis are plentiful on the resort, in Santa Maria and also at the airport.


The quaint little town of Santa Maria, with its numerous bars, restaurants, shops, banks etc is only a pleasant 20/25 minute walk away or just 3 minutes in the resorts free shuttle bus or local taxi. A visit to the salt lakes, which are situated in Pedra de Lume is worth a visit or take a look at the main capital of Espargos. A trip to the Blue Eye in the northern part of the island is also well worth a visit.

Further Details:

For those who just want to chill out, then simply watch the local fishermen bring in their daily catch on the pier or simply stroll around the many craft shops where you can buy anything from African handmade jewelry to beautiful hand paintings.


Rates & Availability

Sal Apartment Rental Rates

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Jan 7 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Jan 9 2017 - Dec 17 2017
7 night minimum stay
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Dec 18 2017 - Jan 6 2018
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $4 per night, per additional guest

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please contact the owners.

Changeover Day:
Changeover days are flexible.

Notes on prices:
All prices have just been reduced by 30%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sal Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 138 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed, wardrobe and 32" HD flat screen TV. Bedroom 2 with twin beds and wardrobes.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
42" flat screen TV/DVD in the lounge with a further 32" flat screen TV in the main bedroom with independent satellite channels available. Outside: The apartment has its own private 1st floor balcony (not shared) with table, 4 chairs and parasol The large swim up pools and children's pools are only a few metres away, as is the popular children's club. The beach is also only a few steps away with lots of free comfy sunbeds and parasols. The resort also enjoys beautiful landscape gardens. Towels, linen, cleaning and air-con are included. Beach towels not provided

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