What We Think
Right in the heart of Santa Maria, enjoying a privileged location and its own sandy beach, Odjo d’Agua is a small, family run hotel with an authentic Cape Verdean feel.
The hotel has a charming interior with many personal touches as well as antiques and photographs from the owner’s history. The warmth of the greeting adds to this family atmosphere as well as guests receiving a personal guided tour of the hotel. The rooms are simple but comfortable and are situated on two floors, with upgrade options available including sea views and suites.
From the swimming pool, the views along the shore are fabulous, although nothing can match the outlook from the O Farolin restaurant. Perched on a sea wall promontory, the restaurant comes alive at night with gentle live music and serves some of the fi nest freshly caught seafood anywhere on Sal. A bon appetit dining option is available at a supplement.
To the side of the hotel, there is a more sheltered sandy cove, ideal for sunbathing or having a quick dip. For those who wish to venture out in the evening, the Odjo d’Agua is only a short stroll from the resort centre of Santa Maria with its ever-growing number of shops, restaurants and bars.
Please note there are some unguarded drops around this hotel.
Local rating: 4*