About this listing
This luxury new Apt overlooks one of the quietest of the seven pools & gardens. It slps up to 4, and has 1 x kingsize bed + comfortable sofabed. Choose to self cater (fully equipped litchen), go fully inclusive or some and some at this brand new 5 star hotel complex. Free entertainment, sunbeds etc, Suit families, couples or singles of all ages. Kids pools/play areas. 5 mins to town. Short walk to beach. Gym, spa, tennis, shops, wifi. Welcome pack on arrival, airport pick up if required.
This Luxury 5* Hotel and apartment Complex is just outside Santa Maria town.
Opened in Nov 2014, the Apt has quality fixtures and fittings and is furnished to a high standard.
Fully equipped kitchen with full sized fan oven, hob, extractor hood, electric kettle, toaster, microwave, drinking water filter, cafetiere, iron, ironing board, washing machine, TV (+ telephone - you can speak to reception or housekeeping, ask questions or book a restaurant), DVD player (+dvds/cds), and various games. Air con. Safe. Mosquito nets over beds. Bathroom has bath with shower over.
Private terrace area through sliding patio doors from sitting room overlooking garden and pool, with table and chairs ideal for drinks and snacks whilst watching the sunset.
Enjoy a choice of 7 pools (5 public, 2 for Level premium guests) some with fountains and jacuzzi, some with swim up bars); daytime pool activities include aerobics, fitness, dancing and water polo (note - the pool opposite my apt does not have activities, just peace and quiet!). Lots of sunbeds and parasols. Pool towels available at each pool bar for €20 refundable deposit. Change them as you want.
Lots of seating/lounging/sunbathing areas around the pools, some with swim-up bars.
Seperate children's pools and play areas. For families there is a creche, babysitting, childminding services and kids club (some have additional charges).
On site - 6 speciality restaurants and 8 bars, various shops and boutiques, ice cream parlour, nightly entertainment/shows either in the piano bar or at the Auditorium. Late night bar.
Self cater (small supermarket next door in Vila Verde complex or in Paradise Beach complex or several large ones in Santa Maria town) or go fully or part inclusive at the hotel for meals, either occasionally, daily or weekly - (details sent on booking and then you can decide and book when you arrive at reception - charges apply, payable to hotel at end of stay. )
All inc price: Buy 6 days, get 7th free - Adults; 65e ppp day; Kids 32.50e.
Or: High Season - Breakfast: 22e/11e; Lunch: 38e/19e; Dinner: 48e/24e
Low season - Breakfast: 17e/8.5e; Lunch: 27e/13.50e; Dinner: 38e/19e
High Season: 1st Feb - 30th Apr 2017; 21st - 30th Dec; 31st Dec 2017 - 7th Jan 2018.
Full details supplied on booking.
Beautiful white sand beach area has sunbeds and parasols with a bar close by.
Wifi is available free in and around the very helpful and informative hotel reception and beach bar areas, and there is an ATM cash machine.
There is a gym (free), a spa and tennis courts. Various water sports like wind and kite surfing, jet skiing can be organised, as well as various tours around the island to the Salt pans and several other places and local interests such as whale watching, turtle watching. Just ask at reception.
Interaction with guests
My agent, Shirley, is Scottish and lives in Santa Maria, phone no is available for info and queries if needed, although the hotel reception can provide most. There is an information booklet in the Apartment.
Airport pick up arranged on arrival if required (15 euro daytime, 20 euros night-time)) and a welcome pack (bread, milk, butter, water, supplied on arrival). There is a seperate drinking water filter tap at the base of the kitchen tap.
Linen and towels changed halfway if staying 2 weeks or more. Sorry, beach towels not supplied but collect/return them at the pool bars for 20 euro refundable deposit.
Any queries that Shirley or the hotel cannot answer, please email or text me and I will answer as quickly as I can.
Very safe environment, 24 hour security, entry only with hotel issued wristbands. Local people very friendly. A trip to town (5 mins- 3 euros) by taxi) is a must! Excellent, well trained and helpful hotel staff, mostly of Cape Verdean nationality. Many different nationalities stay at this resort, both guests and owners. Supermarket and bank for self catering supplies in next door (south) Vila Verde Complex. Tortuga Resort and now Llana Beach Resort/Bikini Beach (owned and run by same company next door if you fancy a change of scene).
Short 10 min walk (or buggies are always around for a lift) through lush hotel gardens to Ponta Preta beach. Santa Maria town 5 mins by local bus (1 euro) or taxi (3 euros) from reception, or 40 mins walk round the coast. 10 mins by taxi to the wind/kite surfing beach on the East coast. Hire a car, bike, beach buggy, or scooter. Welcome pack included in price and airport collection by arrangement. A trip to the capital, Espargos, is worthwhile, as is an island tour to see the salt pans, protected loggerhead turtle nesting sites, plus whale watching (in season) or deep sea fishing trips and various other sights.
Other things to note
Discount for stays of 7 days or more (automatic).
Welcome pack, electricity, water (and drinking water) included in price.
Medical services are good and at reasonable cost. There are doctors and dentists around plus chemists and a hospital. Details supplied. For anything more serious you are flown to Praia the Cape Verdean capital, or flown home.
Mosquitos are around more at certain times of year for example from July to Sept/Oct, so if you are susceptible please take your own sprays/ointments etc., although the local shops do stock them.
Please do not leave doors/windows open when air con is turned on, as this reduces its effectiveness and is a waste of power. Also ensure mosquito blinds are in place when windows/doors open.
No smoking in apartment please, but it's ok out on the terrace.
Breakages are sometimes inevitable but I would be grateful if you could let us know so that we can replace or repair for the next guests. Thank you.
On arrival at my apt no 4072, keycard will be in the keysafe (4884) outside the front door but please check code before arrival. On departure, please leave keycard in the keysafe (not at reception) for Shirley, my agent, to collect when checking the inventory, cleaning and taking the laundry.
Please note that this is a self catering apt., so before leaving, please ensure the apt is reasonably clean and tidy and that rubbish is taken out. Thank you.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
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I am a busy 60+ year old, despite having had a serious horse riding accident over 30yrs ago which put me in a wheelchair, thereby slowing down or putting a stop to most of my outside interests such as farming and horses. We still have cows and sheep. I now get all the family's clerical and administrative jobs. In the past, I have set up and run a computer staff agency in London, then back in the country, a tea rooms, b&b, farm shop, and 2 campsites, one with carp fishing lakes. My husband left after my accident, but I have wonderful PAs and I enjoy travelling when I can. My favourite destinations are Scotland, Co Kerry in Ireland, the Cape Verde Islands, Florida, Portugal, Canaries, and Spain, but some are more wheelchair friendly than others. I enjoy my own garden, reading and trips to local places of interest such as NT Gardens etc., meeting friends for lunch or the cinema, plus the occasional trip to London where I lived for 12 years before my accident. I enjoy new projects, and I have tried to make my rental apartments home from home that people will want to return to.
My motto is 'Never give up! There's a wonderful world out there'.