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Newly Built, Tortuga Beach 5* Apartment With Private South West Facing Balcony



Updated: 11-Sep-2016
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 Internet in communal areas (cable required for internet in the apartment), 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!!

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French

Guestbook comments from the owner

Fantastic apartment, in the great Tortuga complex - if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, within comfortable, modern, top quality accomodation this is the place to be. The apartment owner arranges a lovely local taxi driver to take you to and from the airport and can have some groceries ready if required. The apratment looks EXACTLY like the pictures!

The Island is still in very early stages of development which means you will see it before it becomes too commercial. However there are still plenty of bars & restaurants to sample both at the complex and in local Santa Maria. The Cape Verdian people are about the friendliest I've ever met. Their term 'no stress' is so true!

I intend to go back as soon as possible and will definitely stay at Tortuga as I have sampled the other All Inclusive option up the road which is no comparison. James' apartment gives you the choice to eat where you want, when you want.

My advice get it booked!

Karen Scott,

Feb 2011
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7 Reviews

based on 7 holidaymaker reviews


Great Apartment

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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.
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Marlow, Buckinghamshire

A great apartment in a great place

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great Apartment, location and weather

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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London England


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent Apartment in a quiet area of the Resort

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Apartment as described in the listing. Situated in a quiet part of the resort but near to all facilities. Very clean and comfortable, well equipped, with a large South West facing balcony, ideal to soak up the last of the evening sunshine. Taxi transfers to/from the airport included. Good communications with the owner. We did not take up the Resorts All Inclusive option, but decided to eat out each evening in Santa Maria, where there are a good and varied range of restaurants on offer. Our favourite was Leonardo's near the Square. Taxis to Santa Maria are cheap and plentiful - €3 each way during the day - €4 each way at night, a 5 minute ride only. Free Wi-Fi in most cafes - we would recommend Ocean Café and Baileys Bar. If you like beach walking turn left out of the resort onto the beach and walk for 20 minutes where the real Ponta Preta beach begins - a quiet stretch of sand with good swimming and the added bonus of a good beach bar/café.

Thank you James - I think we may well return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 11 days in James' apartment, with my husband and our 2 daughters.

It's well located close to the pool and to the beach but very quite, even when you are on the terrace.

We have chosen to not take the all inclusive proposed by the Melia hotel for the meals, as Santa Maria located at 5 minutes in taxi is full of good restaurants.

The apartment is perfect, well equipped as mentioned in the description.

The staff in the hotel is pleasant as most of the people in Cape verde.

We definitely recommend James' apartment for your holidays.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Beach Bar at 50 Metres Nearest Restaurant : Beach Restaurant at 50 Metres Nearest Beach : Ponta Preta at 50 Metres Car: not necessary

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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Nov 2016 - 1 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
New Year
28 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
2 May 2017 - 15 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

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:

50% Deposit when booking and 50% balance 8wks prior to arrival.

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Updated: 11-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

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.....

Property Type

  • apartment


  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • children welcome

Location Type

  • beach
  • waterfront


  • caves
  • restaurants
  • water parks

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 80 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Master bathroom with bath/shower, WC and basin. 2nd shower room with shower, WC and basin. 100% cotton bath towels, hand towels and bath/shower mats provided.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Large master bedroom with queen size bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside tables and 32" plasma TV. Large 2nd bedroom with 2 single beds, built-in wardrobe and bedside table. 100% cotton linen in both rooms, orthopedic mattresses and plenty of comfy pillows!


  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Fully inclusive food and drink packages available on either a day to day or weekly basis. This can be arranged on arrival so no need to commit when booking. Full list of 5* Spa Facilities and gymnasium available on a pay per treatment basis. Gym is free of charge for all guests. No pets allowed in the apartment. Outside: South west facing balcony with table, chairs and plenty more space for lounging. Beautifully landscaped gardens. 2 large adult pools, one with impressive swim up bar. Large kids pool and also a 4th babies pool. Beach club with cocktail bar and grill. Plenty of sun loungers around all pools as well as the beach. Cabo Verde dive centre located on the beach with kitesurf/windsurf school. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels and linen provided, mid-wk clean can be arranged for additional charge. Other: Air conditioning, large balcony with table, chairs and parasol. The resort has been beautifully developed and well landscaped. The whole place has a lovely feel and relaxed atmosphere.

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