Accommodation

Sal is arguably the most touristy of Cape Verde's islands. It has thus the widest range and selection in places to stay.

From 5-star all-inclusive luxury beach resorts and small, private aparthotels to picturesque B&Bs as well as practical and affordable self-catering holiday flats - there is literally something for every taste and wallet.

If you can't make up your mind or are unsure of what's the best option for you simply contact us. We will do our best to support you with information and opinion in order to make your holiday perfect.

Whereever you stay though, don't miss out on Santa Maria's wonderfully diverse restaurant scene.

 

 

 

 

Hotel Dunas de Sal****

 

Overall impression: This family-style complex was completely renovated in 2017. Its quietness is perfect for those who don't fancy the hustle and bustle of the large All Inclusive hotels.

Location: Situated on the west side of Santa Maria, directly behind the new Hilton Hotel. Three minutes' walk to the hotel's own sun loungers on the famous white Santa Maria beach. Ca. 10 minutes' walk to the town centre, 5 minutes' car trip to our dive centre. The transfer is of course free of charge.

Rooms: The 49 comfortable rooms and suites all have bathroom/WC with hairdryer, satellite TV, free WiFi, safe, minibar and orthopedic mattresses. Categories: Double/Twin Standard, Double/Twin Standard Single Use, Double Superior, Junior Suite, Master Suite. Extra bed possible. Discounts for children under 12 years.

Meals: You can book breakfast only, half or full board. Breakfast is served buffet-style, lunch and dinner at the excellent restaurant.

Services: Spa, gymnasium, yoga for free, pool with beach towel service, restaurant, free sun loungers with sun shade on the beach, free parking, souvenir shop.

Contact: Email: geral@hoteldunasdesal.com, homepage: www.hoteldunasdesal.com

 

 

Hotel MiraBela (Les Alizés)***

 

Overall impression: The new owners, Judith and Ron from Holland, run this small, boutique-style hotel with a strong focus on customer service. It was newly renovated and re-named in 2018 and is already scoring high marks in all categories, especially cleanliness and staff friendliness.

Location: MiraBela is located in the new pedestrian street of Santa Maria, right in-between most bars and restaurants and within 100 meters from the beach. Eco Dive School Cabo Verde is at a walkable distance (10 minutes) but of course we can also pick you up for free, especially in the morning, when every minute in bed counts.

Rooms: There are 10 double or twin rooms, all with en-suite bathroom, private balcony, ceiling fans and warm-water showers. Free WiFi access is available.

Meals: A lovely breakfast on the amazing roof terrace is included. Shops and plenty of restaurants of all price categories are close by. Nearby TamTam and Cam's have lunchtime deals while Relax and Angela's offer an affordable lunchtime buffet. For evening meals, the best restaurants in Santa Maria like Le Privé, Chez Pastis, Sabores e Livros and Odjo d'Agua are within walking distance.

Services: 24-hour reception. Daily room cleaning. Bed sheets are changed weekly. Free toiletries, luggage storage.

Contact: Email: contact@hotelmirabela.com, homepage: www.hotelmirabela.com

 

 

 

The Guesthouse

 

Overall impression: The Guesthouse is the perfect choice for divers who want to spend less on accommodation and more on diving. Emmanuelle and Phil, the hosts, are always available and help out with advice and information about the island. The Guesthouse is great for diving couples or a group of diving friends.

Location: It is located in the quieter Eastern area of Santa Maria, not even 2 minutes away from Eco Dive School Cabo Verde and the beach. The town's restaurants, bars and sights are only a 5 - 10 minutes' walk away.

Rooms: There are 6 double or twin rooms with either en-suite bathroom or a bathroom shared between 2 bedrooms (max 4 people). Air condition and fan, warm-water showers. Some bedrooms have private balconies. Always 3 bedrooms share a fully equipped kitchen, dining and sitting area. All rooms are newly renovated in 2018, brightly coloured, tastefully furnished, spotlessly clean, airy and comfy.

Meals: This is a self-catering acommodation. Shops are in walking distance and there are plenty of restaurants of all price categories close by. For breakfast we can recommend Angulo's or Cape Fruit. Lunchtime deals are offered, for example, by Cam's, Cafe del Mar, Pubim and Restaurant Dado; Relax and Angela's provide a lunchtime buffet where you pay by weight.

Services: For stays longer than a week, bed sheets and towels are changed weekly.

Contact: philbennett82@hotmail.com

 

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