About the property
- Apartment807 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
2 Bed Apt at Ponta Preta Beach, Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde - Beautiful Location In The Islands Most Stunning Resort
Located in the newly built Award Winning exclusive, 5* 'Tortuga Beach and Spa Resort'. With the tropical white sandy beaches of Ponta Preta beach only 50m away. It's the perfect location to relax and enjoy your time on the island of Sal. The property is fully furnished with top quality fixtures and fittings along with luxurious contemporary furniture.
The property is both spacious and perfectly located in the complex with a south west facing balcony and is one of the closest apartments to the beach. Also the apartment is located on the 1st (top) floor so you won't have to worry about any disturbance from other guests above! 2 very large pools, 1 of which has an impressive swim up bar, large babies pool & the following amenities, will surely help you to have a superb visit to this beautiful island with year round sun:
Beach club, Kids pool, Mediterranean a la carte restaurant, cocktail & tapas bar, Free Wi-Fi throughout the resort and works nice and fast inside the apartment too.
Full spa facilities including beauty treatments and massage (treatments are not included free of charge), gym, diving and kitesurf centre on resort!
Some of the best kitesurf and Windsurfing conditions worldwide during winter months with some world class instructors available for lessons.
For those of you just wishing to have a week or two of relaxing there are plenty of amazing beaches for you to relax and unwind!!
- Response time:
- within a few days
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- May 16, 2018
About James Allen
Following many years being based in London running my own building/renovations company I am now based in the French Alps working as a ski instructor in winter months and building in the summer. I'm a keen kitesurfer and this was another big appeal of buying the property as there is some fantastic kiting to be had in Sal. Very much into my sports and love to travel and live/work abroad.
James Allen purchased this Apartment in 2008
Why James Allen chose Sal
Following a long weekend in Sal with my girlfriend and experiencing the friendly and relaxing atmosphere that was shown to us in Santa Maria, i decided to agree to purchase the Apartment off plan from the UK based developer. At the time there was nothing but an arid landscape where the resort was to be built!! The resort has been built and finished to the highest quality and even better then i had expected given it's remote location. I love the feel of the resort and the fact all the apartment blocks look like villas as opposed to the kind of apartment blocks we are used to seeing in mainland Europe! The grounds are well landscaped and the whole place has a relaxing and pleasant feel about it. Everyone who visits has nothing but good things to say about Sal and Tortuga beach and i'm sure you'll have a great time and come home relaxed and refreshed!
What makes this Apartment unique
The private south west facing balcony benefits from plenty of afternoon and evening sunshine and given the fact it isn't a shared balcony you can spend this time chilling out away from the rest of the resort.....
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Had a great stay over Easter in sunny Sal with temperatures around 30 degrees every day. The apartment is in an ideal spot on the resort close to the pools and a short walk to the beach whilst the balcony is perfect to capture the late afternoon sun.
The glorious beaches of Ponte Preta and Santa Maria are only a 5 min taxi ride or a longer walk if you're more adventurous and fancy a stroll along the coast. Both are spectacular and where we spent most of our time. Santa Maria also has plenty of great restaurants and bars to enjoy.
If you're after a relaxing week in the sun, this is the place!
We enjoyed our stay in the apartment which is in a good location in the resort. We spent a lot of time on the beach as the pool areas were very crowded and noisy. We only met one couple who were not all inclusive at the resort, they like us were not impressed with 83Euros each per day to upgrade. Several people we spoke to said the food at the resort was only average, mainly buffet style and a bit boring so we were glad to get the short taxi ride into Santa Maria which had a good seldction of restaurants. On arrival at the resort we asked a taxi driver to take us to a supermarket in town and he offered to wait for us and take us back to the resort. A good tip is to ask your transport to drop you off at the side gate as it is a much shorter walk to the apartment than from the main entrance. The groceries in the supermarket were fine, not as varied as in the UK and a bit more expensive. Bread is very fresh and a reasonable selection of fresh vegetables can be found on market stalls. Go off the beach and main shopping street and we found the restaurants just as good and a lot cheaper off the beaten track but still close to everything. With warm sunshine it is a great place for a winter break.
Glad you had a nice holiday and enjoyed your stay at the apartment.
Sorry the pool was a bit crowded but New Year week is the busiest of the whole year so does mean having to be a bit of an early bird to catch the best spots, but i guess this would be the same in any of the other resorts....
Thanks for the good advise on the shopping and taxi drop off tips.
Hope to be able to have you stay again in the future
All the best
A lovely apartment with great surroundings. As self catering we got to experience the local town and all the fabulous restaurants and bars. The beaches are brilliant too. Loved our stay here!
Glad you had a great holiday and enjoyed the apartment.
Many thanks for taking good care of the place and hope to see you again soon.
A great apartment in a great place
We had a fantastic two weeks here on a self catering basis (all inclusive is way too expensive for mediocre food), besides we had lots of fun choosing from the many lovely restaurants in Santa Maria every night. The apartment is in pretty much the most optimum location at Tortuga, a nice stroll to the beach, away from the loud nightly entertainment but close enough to the pool. We had everything we needed here and would definitely recommend this holiday let to our friends and family.
Great Apartment, location and weather
James apartment is well located on the hotel complex. You feel very secure at night as the complex has many friendly security guards.All the staff of the hotel are very polite, friendly and helpful. Close to the super white sandy beach, in a quiet area with lovely views of one of the pools and palm trees.
The apartment is very well equipped, comfortable and looks as good as the photos.
We self catered and the taxis were cheap and plentiful. (day 3eur e/w and 4eur e/w at night. We took taxis to the beach at Santa Maria (better for children) west of pier, fantastic sand sea and waves. Then back into town at night for a meal. Several good restaurants on beach front. Palm Beach and Port Antigio to name but two. Didnt see one mosquito all week, had there been if they took off they would have been blown miles into South Atlantic. Finally vg weather 23-25c every day. Thanks James for a great holiday we will return.
LOVELY APARTMENT PERFECT POSITION OVERLOOKING POOL
James's apartment is 1st class exactly like the photos, & relaxing on the large balcony overlooking the small pool is idyllic.We started by being met at the airport by Ildo our lovely taxi driver who couldn't have been more helpful (He works during the day & arranges for you to be picked up at night by one of his friends). James put us in touch with Vikki who has Baileys bar where we enjoyed English food & Sunday roast with the added advantage of her mini-market next door.Other good restaurants are Mora Beza Hotel (live music Wed night)& Chez Pastis a tiny Italian place was also excellent.Tortuga Resort is immaculate with 3 pools & a lovely beach.(Restaurants can be expensive if you're not all inclusive.)In the evening till 10.30 there is open air entertainment just in front of reception & the live Cape Verde music is fantastic.A really wonderful holiday made perfect by James's apartment.
Special interest holidays:
Cape Verde is fast becoming well known in the kitesurfing/windsurfing world and currently hosts 1 of the world cup events each year on the island. Fantastic steady trade winds throughout the winter months with perfect waves. There are perfect spots for all levels. Ponta Preta has an amazing wave that is strictly for the more advanced surfers! Sea fishing is widely available along with quad biking, scuba diving, dolphin watching and boat trips.
The stunning white sandy beach of Ponta Preta is only a matter of metres away. Cristal clear waters and day after day of sunshine will make it a trip to remember. Whether you are here for the fantastic water sports or simply to relax, this resort will be the perfect choice!
Sal benefits from direct flights from some of the UKs major airports. 5.5 hour flight times. 15 min taxi ride to the resort and no time difference from the UK.
Only a 15-20 minute walk into the lovely town of Santa Maria. Plenty of taxis available from the hotel entrance and in town for only a €3 ride into Santa Maria.
The town has numerous bars and restaurants offering various types of cuisine. Some of the food i've tried in town has been fantastic and i highly recommend going into town rather than the paying over the top for the all inclusive food in resort. Very friendly locals too and most speak good English.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Security Deposit will be refunded within 7-10 days of your departure and paid directly into the account of your choice. Booking Notes: Please contact the owner for more details. Changeover Day: Flexible.