Dunas de Sal Hotel

  

Sal

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Private transfers are included for this hotel

 

A modern, boutique-style hotel enjoying tranquil grounds filled with palm trees, bougainvillea and lush green lawns, you’ll discover a laid-back and distinctly romantic feel to Dunas de Sal.


Our Expert Opinion

“The new improvements at Dunas will only further enhance what is already a wonderful, serene holiday experience. If you’re looking to unwind and relax during your holiday, this hotel will serve you well, it reinforces Cape Verdes motto of ‘no stress’.”

- Suzanne, Commercial



What we love

- The location away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby tourist resort of Santa Maria complements the boutique, relaxing and romantic feel of this hotel.

- The new lounge bar, located at the entrance of the hotel, offers a relaxed atmosphere and wonderful cocktails. People-watch as life plays out along the avenue, listen to music or catch a movie shown on the big screen.

Good to know

- The hotel’s Salt & Pepper restaurant is one of the best on the island, serving Cape Verdean specialities along with International cuisine.

- The sands of Santa Maria’s stunning beach are just a short stroll away. Here you’ll find plenty of sunbeds, umbrellas and wind breakers available exclusively for Dunas de Sal guests.


 

A peaceful retreat

A bright, welcoming and contemporary hotel, holiday-makers staying at Dunas del Sal will encounter guest rooms surrounding a swimming pool and terrace area, adorned with comfortable seating and serving as the focal point of Dunas de Sal. There is real peaceful haven vibe to Dunas de Sal, best enjoyed relaxing around the inviting swimming pool or in the shade of your balcony or terrace area with a good book.


Exciting refurbishments

A recent refurbishment has seen the hotel undergo some exciting developments, including the build of a second floor which will increase the amount of rooms on offer to guests, as well as introducing new room types such as Master Suites, ideal for Dunas’ most discerning guests. The redesigned features greatly reinforce the hotel’s ethos of luxury and boutique, best found in the shape of a specialised spa with an indoor swimming pool, offering guaranteed rejuvenation and a range of treatments. Guests can also enjoy access to a panoramic gym and the chance to benefit from the likes of wellness treatments and PADI certified diving tuition. 

The location away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby tourist resort of Santa Maria complements the boutique, relaxing and romantic feel of this hotel, whilst the new lounge bar will offer a relaxed atmosphere and wonderful cocktails. 


Quality cuisine and plenty of activities

Cuisine is another highlight of a stay at Dunas de Sal, with the hotel’s Salt and Pepper restaurant considered one of the best on the island of Sal, serving Cape Verdean specialities and international cuisine. The sands of Santa Maria’s stunning beach is just a short stroll away. Here you’ll find plenty of sunbeds, umbrellas and wind breakers available exclusively for Dunas de Sal guests.

Guests will enjoy Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, as well as access to a small souvenir shop selling gifts and essentials. Dunas also offers several holistic activities in its programme, presenting the opportunity of a weekly yoga class in the hotel gardens, further adding to the promise of a truly relaxing holiday in Sal.

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What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance & in-flight meals 
  • Private airport transfers 
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Visas
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Children's pool
  • Salt & Pepper Restaurant
  • 2 bars 
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Yoga/holistic programme
  • Sun loungers and parasols available on beach
  • Dive centre nearby (payable locally)
  • Small souvenir shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • 68 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Twin or double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Minibar (payable locally)
  • Safe (payable locally)
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry Service
  • Balcony or terrace area

Location

  • Beach: Santa Maria Beach, 5 minute walk
  • Restaurants: On-site. Santa Maria
  • Main Town: Santa Maria, 15 minutes walk
  • Airport: Sal, 20 minutes by taxi transfer

Rooms at Dunas de Sal Hotel

Standard Room

From £769pp

Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)

   

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Superior Room

From £816pp

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Junior Suite

From £872pp

Sleeps up to 4 

   

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Master Suite

From £928pp

Sleeps up to 4 

   

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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.

Local

Restaurant Barracuda in Santa Maria on the island of Sal, Cape Verde

Barracuda

Seafood

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Local

La Tortue Restaurant

La Tortue

Cape Verdean

More information

Local

Zum Fisherman Restaurant, Santa Maria

Zum Fisherman

Seafood

More information

Local

Restaurant Cretcheu, Santa Maria

Ristorante Cretcheu

Seafood & cocktails

More information

Local

Eating Out in Santa Maria - Sal

Chéz Pastis

Seafood

More information

 

About the Local Area

ABOUT THE ISLANDS

White sand beaches and turquoise sea.

Principally a beach resort with long stretches of white sand and an abundance of water sports Sal is really an island for beach lovers as most of the island's sights and attractions can be seen in half a day.

By night, Santa Maria, the main tourist area in Sal boasts a lively atmosphere with a good choice of bars and restaurants.

Sal is the most developed of all the Cape Verde Islands in terms of tourism yet still has a very barren landscape. In the north of the island you will find a salt lake in an extinct volcano crater, an impressive sight. 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.

Live music plays a huge part in Cape Verdean culture and is often performed live in various bars in Santa Maria during the evening. This is a unique experience and one not to be missed.

A large percentage of visitors come to Sal for the water sports and it's hardly surprising. Sal's long sandy beaches and turquoise water make a wonderful playground for water sports enthusiasts. It is also the perfect place for relaxing in the sun and enjoying long walks along the coastline. Sal is considered to be amongst the world's top five windsurfing locations so it is not uncommon to see bright coloured sails dotted about the ocean. Kite surfing, diving and deep-sea fishing are also very big on Sal. There are plenty of places to hire equipment, have lessons and organise trips.

BEACHES

Santa Maria beach on Sal is simply stunning, offering four and a half miles of golden white sand. You can always find your own piece of paradise here, whether it be enjoying long romantic strolls along the shoreline and relaxing into the pure peacefulness, or hunting out the excellent water sports that the waters provides the perfect playground for.

SAL FESTIVALS

The following are just a couple of festivals that take place on Sal:

Nossa Sra. De Piedade (Our Lady of Pity) 15th August - Mass, processions, swimming contests and music festival on beach with local musicians.

Santa Maria Festival (Municipality Day) 15th September - Music festival

 

WINDSURFING

With constant breezes the Islands don't disappoint for windsurfing holidays and the keenest windsurfer can pretty well count on being able to windsurf every day; however the seas and wind dictate that you need a fairly high level of competence and experience.

Due to their position within the winter tradewind belt, the Cape Verde Islands boast near perfect wind conditions from late November to June and so the Island of Sal has been a popular haven for windsurfing holidays for years.

On Sal, the main area for windsurfing is at the southern end of the island in Santa Maria. The bay here has a white sandy beach stretching for approximately 4km with a steep sand entry in parts.

For the more experienced, seeking the rush of some serious wave riding then a visit to Punta Preta, on the rougher west side, is a must. Waves here can reach up to 8ft running onto a stony shore break.

DIVING IN SAL

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 and sharks.

Cat sharks are frequently seen and with some luck you can also observe tiger sharks, lemon sharks, hammer-head sharks and mako sharks.

We are pleased to offer diving with Cabo Verde Diving based on the beach near the Meliá hotel in Santa Maria, Sal. Dives, courses and equipment hire can be arranged by your resort representatives or prior to your holiday.

Cabo Verde Diving offers dives every day in the morning and afternoon. Night dives and dive packages (6 or more dives) can also be arranged.

 

The hotel was ideal, not too big and very friendly. Thank you.

Mr Humphrey – Guest – Dunas de Sal Hotel