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Apartment located in 5* Tortuga Resort With Private South West Facing Balcony

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Hot Tub
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking


About the property

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!!

More Details

James Allen
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 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 Santa Maria

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.....

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria in Sal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • waterfront
  • Family
  • Holiday Complex
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • caves
  • marina
  • restaurants
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
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Apartment located in 5* Tortuga Resort With Private South West Facing Balcony
average rating of 4.8 based on 11 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sunny Sal

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 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 James
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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: 14-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 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: 21-Apr-2015
  • Date of Stay: March 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: 05-Mar-2015
  • Date of Stay: February 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: 19-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Beach Bar
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Beach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Ponta Preta
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. 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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Santa Maria, Cape Verde

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2018 - 15 Jul 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Peak Season
16 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 1 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Early Winter 2019
2 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Xmas 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2018
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Winter 2019
5 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
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.

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