If you are looking for a paradisiac oasis of tranquility and pristine luxuriousness, the MeliaTortuga Beach will be the best place for you to stay. From the moment you enter the bonteous lobby, you can enjoy the overwhelming view across the entire resort, including the most impressive perspective of the Atlantic.
Just off the coast of West Africa, the Cape Verde Islands are a wonderful holiday destination with plenty to offer anyone looking for great beaches and lots of wonderful sunshine. The year-round climate makes Cape Verde an ideal holiday destination, perfect for winter sun and also the place to go to escape the summer crowds of the other destinations. Sal Island is the place to go for white sand beaches with great water sports, diving, snorkelling, big game fishing and even whale watching. Marine life around the coast of Sal and the rest of the archipelago is high with countless species including flamboyant tropical fish, dolphins and turtles.
Located in the south west of the island, just 15 minutes from the airport and a 5 minute taxi ride from Santa Maria, MeliaTortuga Beach & Spa is the perfect choice for couples and families looking for an oasis of tranquility on the sun-drenched Island of Sal in Cape Verde. It is a little bit of paradise offering a mix of adult facilities plus separate children’s pool and mini club providing activities to be enjoyed throughout the day. In a stunning beachfront location, 4km to Santa Maria, 18km to the airport, the hotel is a few steps away from PontaPreta beach.
Accommodation at Melia Tortuga Beach
The resort comprises 286 luxurious Hotel Suites, Apartments and Villas situated throughout the Resort. All villas have their own private garden and plunge pool and all the apartments have terraced areas. All accommodation has been designed and furnished to a very impressive standard.
Villas & Suites - Suite -Large one bedroom Suite for 2 persons (double bed) with bathroom and spacious living area.Exterior terrace or Balcony.
2 Bedroom Suite - Large 2 bedroom suites range in style and layout, all offering a large bathroom, fully fitted kitchen and spacious living area. Comprising of 2 separate bedrooms (1 double bedroom with King Size bed and 1 twin room), Main living and dining area, fully fitted kitchen, Full bathroom with bath and shower and Exterior terrace or Balcony.
Family Suite - Large apartment style suites range in style and layout, all offering a large bathroom, fully fitted kitchen and spacious living area. Comprising of 1 or 2 separate bedrooms (1 double bedroom with King size bed and 1 twin room), Main living and dining area, Fully fitted kitchen, Full bathroom with bath and shower and Exterior terrace or Balcony.
3 Bedroom Villa - Two-story villas have 3 bathrooms, private pool, garden and large sun terrace on the first floor. Comprising 115 sq. metre total floor space, 2 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, Fully fitted kitchen and utility room, 3 bathrooms, including one en-suite, Open plan living and dining area and Sun terrace, garden and private pool.
4 Bedroom Villa - Spectacular beach front location, with a private garden and pool, as well as a fully fitted kitchen and dining area. Comprising 153 sq. metre total floor space, Master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite bathroom, 3 twin bedrooms, Fully fitted kitchen and utility room, 3 bathrooms, including one en-suite, Open plan living and dining area, Sun terrace, garden and private pool.
Room facilities, all rooms have -
Full en-suite bathroom with shower and bath
Direct dial telephone
Individual control air conditioning
In room internet access
Safety deposit box
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Flat screen satellite TV
Standard rooms have a double bed.
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Room Upgrades for families -
1 bedroom suites, Family rooms and 2 bedroom suites.
1 bedroom suites have a double bed, lounge and sleep up to 2 adults and 1 infant in cot.
Family rooms have 1 double bedroom and 1 twin bedroom, 2 bathrooms and a kitchenette.
2 bedroom suites have 1 bedroom with twin beds and lounge area, 1 bedroom with a double bed and sleep a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4, plus a child in a cot.
Facilities and Amenities at Melia Tortuga Beach
Please note that access to swim in the sea (Algodoeiro Beach) is only possible via a floating pontoon , which can only be used in calm sea conditions (typically in the summer months). You can have direct access to the sea via PontaPreta beach, a 10 minute walk south along the beach.
A full range of facilities -
The YHI Spa, with beauty treatments, massage, whirlpool bath, sauna and steam bath
Fully equipped gymnasium
Kids club and separate children's pool
Activities programme for the Kids
2 large resort pools with swim up pool bar
Walking & Hiking
Introductory scuba diving lesson in pool/kite surfing lesson on beach
Boules on the beach
Other facilities -
Watersports Centre and scuba diving
Internet access in Internet room
Wi-Fi in public areas
Hairdresser on request
Room service on request
For Families -
2 separate children's pools
Miniclub for 4-12 years
Swimming pool amenities -
2 swimming pools
Pool and beach towels
Swim-up pool bar
The Cape Verde islands are a diver's paradise with wrecks to explore, rich tropical underwater flora and a massive array of fish including shoals of rockfish and bream, dolphins, turtles. Cat sharks are frequently seen and with some luck you can also observe tiger sharks, lemon sharks, hammer-head sharks, moray, tuna fish, marlin, pelagic fish, lobsters, stingray, various mantas,and whale sharks.
The diving centre is based on the beach near the Meliá hotel in Santa Maria, Sal. Dives, courses and equipment hire can be arranged. Night dives and dive packages (6 or more dives) can also be arranged.
Dive sites -
Choclassa - Approximately 4km from the island of Sal; the depth ranges from 300 metres up to 14 metres.
Cavala - wall dive that starts from 28 metres and descends until 65 metres, every kind of pelagic fish are common here.
3 Caves (TresGrotes) - Easy dive; maximum depth 18 metres, with a wall and three penetrable caves from which emerge lobsters, slipper lobster, turtles and every kind of tropical fish.
Buracona - Regona - Volcanic cove; this is one of Sal's most interesting dives.
Regona - Consists of a labyrinth of caverns of various widths, with connections to horse shoe shaped tunnels that emerge into open sea. Nurse shark and crustaceans are often in the caverns.
Restaurants, bars & nightlife
Spices Restaurant - International cuisine from all over the world.
Aqua Italian - Gourmet à la carte restaurant Mediterranean style cuisine and the finest wines recommended - reservation required.
The Sway Lobby Bar - Any time of day or night, tantalizing cocktails as well as wide range of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
O Grille Beach Club Bar & Grill - Located right on the beach, it has a delicious menu of fresh fish and meat from the grill, as well as the finest seafood on the Island.
The Late Bar - Is the first and only Champagne Bar in Cape Verde. Opening from 10pm every night with Live DJ sets and dancing till late. There is also a VIP area for private parties and the best champagne.
Live music plays a huge part in Cape Verdean culture and is often performed live in various bars in Santa Maria during the evening.
Enquire about this hotel
Hotel Guide Price £950
The price is a guide price only to include flights from the UK (other world wide flights available), transfer or car hire as required and one weeks accommodation assuming twin / double room share.
Sports prices are additional as required (see sports centre pages for more on this).
Please call for expert advice and and instant best price quotation.