|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Stunning views of the bay of Santa Maria, and complex of Porto Antigo 2 from your private balcony.
A first floor apartment with a double bedroom and 2 single beds on the mezannine level.
Inside is a kitchen with 4 ring hob, and large fridge freezer, kettle and toaster. There is also a TV with DVD player.
The apartment has air-conditioning and a bedroom fan.
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.
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
We initially bought for an investment, but just find Sal our home from home. We always look forward to returning and seeing the changes.
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.
We arrived at the complex and were taken up to the apartment which is on the first floor with a balcony that overlooks the pool, beach and sea - its a fantastic view. There is a double bedroom downstairs and twin beds up on the mezzanine level. The apartment was clean and well furnished with a good sized table on the balcony for eating. its possible to talk to your holiday companions if they are lying by the pool and you are on the balcony. We found it to be very quiet and private in the apartment and so it was great to get some good rest and sleep on holiday. The complex is clean and in a great location - the beach is right in front of you and you can walk along the beach to a number of very good restaurants. We also had a massage in the hotel to the left of the apartment which was lovely. I took part in yoga on the beach on a couple of days too!. The sea was nice to swim in although you might want to take some diving shoes for walking on stones in some areas of the water. Daily we walked down to the pier to see what the fishermen had caught. All in all we had a really lovely and very relaxing holiday and will definitely go there again. I would recommend this apartment for a very good value and well located base with a fantastic view whilst still offering privacy and quiet.
We had a wonderful stay in this apartment, it was clean, well equipped (not that we cooked much as there were so many lovely restaurants to choose from) and had the most fantastic view of Santa Maria beach, wonderful for watching the world go by with a G & T. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner who was absolutely brilliant and very helpful in telling us the best places to eat and shop. All the helpful tips and friendly advice made our stay easier and very enjoyable. The pool was lovely and never packed and there were always loungers available, comfortable cushions for them are also in the apartment. The complex is very pretty and is in the perfect location, lovely bars/restaurants and supermarkets are an easy stroll away. It's the perfect place to relax and chill out but there are also sports such as surfing, snorkelling or diving if you want to be active.
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.
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.
The apartments are in the centre of Santa Maria, and all bars, restaurants, banks and shops are reachable in minutes.
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.