Dunas de Sal is within walking distance of Santa Maria Beach in Cape Verde, an island chain in the Atlantic Ocean of the west coast of Africa. It's known for its mountains, beaches and peaceful seaside villages. Cape Verde's landscapes, exotic wildlife and year-round sunshine have earned it a reputation as Africa's answer to the Caribbean. Dunas de Sal is mainly adults-focused, although children are welcome here too. At Dunas de Sal, you'll find a spa which offers a range of pampering treatments and a gym. You could also attend a yoga class. The hotel is also home to a diving centre for those looking to learn something new on their holiday. You can opt to try diving in the hotel's pool first before heading down to the beach. Evening entertainment, including live music, is on every week. There's also an outdoor pool which has a bar. The sandy beach is steps away. Dunas de Sal has a restaurant that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and has a mixture of both local and internationally inspired dishes. The outdoor pool bar serves lighter snacks throughout the day. The hotel was renovated in late 2017 with all guest rooms and the restaurant, spa and gym being updated.
Dunas de Sal is 1.2km from the centre of Santa Maria. The town is known for its distinctive pastel buildings and it has a wide range of restaurants and bars. You can snorkel in the clear waters here to try to spot turtles and other marine life. You can travel further afield on the island of Sal to find a range of attractions. You can try to spot sharks at Shark Bay, or visit the Pedra de Lume salt mine, where you can float in a natural salt lake. Head to one of the many beach clubs to enjoy food and music.
Dunas de Sal's restaurant serves three-course dinners from a menu that changes every day. Breakfast is available as a buffet. You can also enjoy a soft or alcoholic drink at the hotel's pool bar.
To keep active on your holiday, head to the gym at the Dunas de Sal. You can keep up your fitness routine with a range of equipment.
Nice pool area with one pool. The pool is divided into a deeper and a shallower part (40 cm deep).
At Dunas de Sal, each room has air conditioning, satellite TV, a safe and a minibar. Baby cots are available.
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Distance to beach 0.4km
Distance to airport 17km
Address: 002382429050, Ponta Preta - Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Cape Verde
Santa Maria, Sal, Cape Verde
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Had a great time food great never got bad tummy Elton behind bar all ways happy and freidley great for kids water park ten + pools lots off entertainment dune bugging is a most but book throw TripAdvisor as tui cost more and if you want to do shark bay just get taxi dawn there and get him to wait coz we paid £125 with tui and go visit blue eye and agen take a taxi you can hier taxi £20 a head for about four hours.
Well organized, nice service, modern furniture, was really good to stay there. we has such pleasant time. food was not bad also. I would definitely go there again and recommend the hotel in cape Verde
What a wonderful hotel my cousin and I stayed in a junior suite room 304 had a lovely view of the pool was spotlessly clean and had good air con, waterfall shower was a god send at the end of a hot day. The beach 5 mins walk away which we went to a few times good to sea all the kite surfers. Never an issue of getting a bed by the pool there were plenty for everyone, hiring of beach towel €15 deposit and you could change daily. Breakfast was very pleasant plenty of choice and I disagree with others saying not replenished we found it was and if you asked they soon supplied.
Drinks were slightly more than in town but not too much especially during happy your. We also ate on site twice in the evening both times we really enjoyed the food. We walked into town the remaining evenings The Dubliner and Palm Beach were our favourites.
My cousin had a massage which she thoroughly enjoyed whilst I was on a horse riding beach trip.
The only slight downside was the lift being temperamental but hotel only two storeys so not much stair climbing anyway.
All the staff at this hotel are polite courteous and an absolute credit to the hotel, I believe the Gardner’s hard work needs a special mention as the clean pool and gardens are just a perfect place to relax thanks to him.