The apartments are situated in the well respected Porto Antigo 2 complex. The well tended gardens are ablaze with colour from the abundance of tropical plants that surround the central swimming pool, and this opens onto the white sands of Santa Maria Beach. The beach is a mecca for windsurfing and kitesurfing, fishing, scuba diving and swimming. Turtles return year after year to lay eggs in the sands of Sal island, and a fantastic conservation programme is in operation. During the nesting season you can arrange to go on night patrol, and even see baby turtles hatch and return to the sea. Boat trips can be organised from the pier to go fishing or sailing. Whales and dolphins frequent the waters of Sal, and are regularly seen. The fishing trips can be game fishing, or a few hours in a local wooden boat. Scuba diving can be booked from several outlets on the beach, and depart from the local pier. Or if you just want to chill, free sunbeds are available around the pool.
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- Jun 13, 2018
About Andrew Seeley
We are Andrew and Lorraine and we have a 12 year old daughter called Poppy. We like places away from the mass tourist market. We liked the idea of an up and coming destination with year round sunshine and only 6 hours from England. Since we have been visiting Sal we have become friends with alot of the 'Ex Pats' and locals. My daughter always plays with the local children and loves to learn how to catch fish, and play in the sea. We have visited Santiargo, and are hoping to visit the other islands soon. We enjoy the seafood, and our late afternoon drink in 'Q' beach bar next to the complex.
Andrew Seeley purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Andrew Seeley chose Santa Maria
We initially bought for an investment, but just find Sal our home from home. We always look forward to returning and seeing the changes.
What makes this Apartment unique
We enjoy being right on the beach. I love to sit on my patio and watch my daughter play on the beach in front of the apartment. We like the convenience of the location, and the peace of the complex.
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That really is the view from this property!
Perfectly positioned, a well maintained property in the heart of Santa Maria, you feel part of the community and the location was the envy of many an ‘all inclusive’ traveller from further up the beach!
Thank you Sandie for your review, so pleased you and family enjoyed our apartment, and the location, yes it is a perfect location
Fantastic location, probably the best place to live!
Apatrment had a stunning location. Everything was perfect except for the beds which was hard as a rock. For a high priced living this must be fixed. The swimmingpool was veeeeery cold! Overall a winner though!
Thank you Stefan, for you kind review, so glad you loved the apartment and location, it is perfect Location on the beach with the beautiful turquoise sea in front, it is just perfect, we always get the mattresses checked, I will get them looked at.
Thank you for bringing it to our attention,
We have just returned from 2 amazing weeks in Lorraine's gorgeous apartment. The location literally could not be any better, just a few feet from the beach and right next to the immaculately kept private pool area, with shops, restaurants and the bakery within a short walk.
There are 3 decent sized bedrooms, a large kitchen/diner/lounge and a shower room with bidet. The jewel in the crown for us was the huge patio with views over the beach and sea and, to the side, the pool. I'm already missing my early morning cuppa out there before the rest of the family awoke!
This is clearly a well kept family home which has a great assortment of cooking equipment (there's no oven but there is a microwave/grill, a George Foreman grill and a sandwich toaster) plus tons of local information, books, DVDs (not that we ever sat inside to be able to watch them!) and an assortment of games.
On site, all the staff were helpful and attentive and Lorraine was incredibly efficient throughout the whole process, from booking, through to advice whilst we were there. She also arranged for us to be collected in style from the airport as it was my son's 14th birthday: Alex and Stefan who picked us up were a great source of local info and lovely guys too. Alex sings in many of the local bars 6 nights a week and is well worth seeking out for an enjoyable evening's entertainment.
We thought the apartment was the best in Santa Maria - and judging by the number of people who admired it as they passed, we were not the only ones!
This was our second visit to Sal but our first to this apartment, but I'm certain we'll be returning.
Possibly the best place to stay in Sal
An excellent apartment which is very well equipped and clearly well maintained. Best views in Sal from veranda. Excellent position to explore Santa Maria and the beach.
Thankyou. So pleased you had a good stay and enjoyed our apartment, we always do our best to make sure our apartments are kept up together, as we know how important this is.
Best apartment of Santa Maria
We came back a few days ago and already miss your apartment, what a wonderful place to stay!
You said it's the best apartment and it is! During our stay we haven't seen any apartment we would have preferred above yours. The location is great, next to the beach and the pool.
Santa Maria itself was lovely too, nice people and lots of restaurants. We really enjoyed our holiday and so did our kids!
Thank you Rosalie, it is always nice to hear from guests, so pleased your family enjoyed the apartment, we do our best to make your stay enjoyable, but having the apartment on the beach , next to pool certainly helps.
Best apartment in Santa Maria
A first class apartment, right on the beach, walking distance to all shops, restaurants, bars, excellent owners, very helpful, you could see try are looked after
Coast/Beach: The apartments are on the beach. Santa Maria beach has white sand and turquoise sea. The beach is a mecca for kitesurfing, windsurfing and fishing, snorkelling and swimming. A short stroll to the pier is a must, to see the catch of the local fishermen. The best place to swim is each side of the pier. Travel: Sal airport is approximately a 20 minute drive, and taxi's are always available outside. Please confirm price of journey with the driver. A guide price is 10 euro's. Distances: The apartments are in the centre of Santa Maria, and all bars, restaurants, banks and shops are reachable in minutes. Further Details: Santa Maria has a good variety of bars and restaurants. If you want to dine on the beach there are some stunning venues. The seafood is fantastic. There are also several pizza restaurants in the town. The bars have a welcoming and friendly feel, and several serve home cooked food. Some also show live football. There are also very good ice cream parlours.
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: To book please phone the number provided and speak to Andrew or Lorraine who will be happy to discuss your booking or offer advice on Cape Verde. A 20% deposit (non returnable) is payable on booking, with the balance paid in full 8 weeks before your holiday. Changeover Day: Please contact owner. Notes on prices: The apartment will have clean bedding and shower and beach towels are provided. For a 2 week stay, the apartment will be cleaned after 1 week, and the bedding and towels will be changed. Additional servicing to be paid for by guest. Please phone for late deals.