Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort



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An exciting and rewarding Hilton resort, based beside the stunning sands of Santa Maria Beach, promising a fulfilling holiday experience on the island of Sal.

Our Guest's Opinion

“A beautifully designed hotel and furnished impeccably with lovely rooms and a large pool.”

- Mr Atkinson



What we love

  • The Hilton brand and its fantastic facilities.

  • Evening strolls along the beach – take a wander along the soft golden sands of Santa Maria beach as the sun begins to set.


Good to know

  • The large Eforea Spa is the ultimate in relaxation. Unwind in the thermal lounge, get pampered in the hair and nail salon or indulge in a treatment. Usage is payable locally.


5-star quality from Hilton

A 5-star resort boasting everything from an incredible location and superb ethos in customer service, to a diverse range of facilities and unrivalled room options, the Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort has quickly become one of the grandest hotels in Cape Verde. Each and every room in the Hilton is modern, spacious and well equipped, with many blessed by wonderful views of the sea. Guests also have the option of upgrading to the likes of an Ocean Front Suite, making that holiday experience even more special. 

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Relaxation and fitness

Discover the great facilities that run throughout the Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort, beginning with a wonderfully inviting swimming pool located at the heart of the hotel’s grounds. A fabulous spa and fitness centre is also at your disposal, as is a nautical centre on the beach, offering a wide range of water sports opportunities. The former, named the Eforea Spa, boasts numerous features, including eight treatment rooms with heated beds, a hydropool and a sauna. For fitness fanatics, the fitness room boasts state-of-the-art cardio equipment, while personal trainers will be available to help with programmes and to provide advice and guidance.

Dining and sunbathing

Plenty of places to eat and drink guaranteed to keep you well fed and refreshed. Grab a drink or some food from the large poolside bar, enjoy buffet food with show cooking and international dishes at Magellan Restaurant, dine on the sand at the Bounty Beach Restaurant, or enjoy evening cocktails and light bites at Cize Bar. 

The Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort’s adjoining beach area will be another focal point of a stay here, filled with sunloungers and umbrellas for the ideal place to relax in the sunshine, while the nautical centre is always on hand to appease those looking for a little more action and adventure. For those holidaying with children, the Hilton Cabo Verde caters wonderfully for younger guests too, with a children’s club and nursery ready to help to make your sunny escape as relaxing as possible.

Evening entertainment

The town of Santa Maria is just a 15-minute walk away, along a cobbled pathway with its vibrant atmosphere and good selection of eateries, bars and cafés promising plenty of entertainment away from the resort. In addition to this, the first casino in the entire country is located next door to the Hilton, which will supply food to the casino. If you’re feeling lucky, why not dress up and spend a glamorous evening on the tables and slots?

Official local hotel rating: 5 star



What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance  
  • Private airport transfers 
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Digital Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Large swimming pool
  • Two restaurants
    • Magellan Restaurant, offering a buffet with show cooking and international dishes (casual/smart/formal attire required for dinner) 
    • The Bounty Beach Restaurant, located on the beach and serving chef specialities (casual/smart/formal attire required for dinner) 
  • Two snack bars
    • Cize Bar, open in the evenings serving light bites and snacks
    • Pool Bar, offering light snacks and ice creams daily
  • Two bars
    • Cize Bar, open in the evenings serving cocktails
    • The Bounty Beach Bar, open all day and evening offering an amazing selection of wines
  • Eforea Spa & Beauty Room (payable locally) featuring a thermal lounge with hydropool, sauna, steam and ice rooms. It also offers a hair and nail salon and eight treatment rooms (single & couples) 
  • Fitness Centre, open 24 hours and equipped with cardio equipment and functional training. Yoga and dedicated activity programme plus personal trainers are also available
  • Nautical centre Atlantic Star (payable locally)
  • Children's club with activities organised by the hotel (4-16yrs).
  • Children aged 0-4 yrs can attend the kids club with their parents.
  • Sunloungers and umbrellas on the beach
  • Beach towels
  • Casino (next door & payable locally)
  • ATM machine in casino
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Three lifts (located in reception) 
  • Four shops
  • Laundry facilities (payable locally)
  • 241 rooms

Room Facilities

  • King-size or two double beds
  • Bathroom with shower 
  • Air-conditioning
  • Minibar (payable locally)
  • Tea & coffee-making facilities
  • Ironing board & iron
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Room service (payable locally)


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

Rooms at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

King Guest Room

From £1,159pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Two Double Bed Guest Room

From £1,159pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Superior King with Pool View

From £1,215pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Superior Two Double Bed with Pool View

From £1,215pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Superior King with Partial Ocean View

From £1,271pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Superior Two Double Bed with Partial Ocean View

From £1,271pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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King Deluxe Room

From £1,327pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Deluxe Suite with Pool & Partial Ocean View

From £1,530pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Ocean Front Suite

From £1,901pp

Sleeps up to 4 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


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



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Soul Kitchen, Santa Maria, Sal

Soul Kitchen

Gourmet Restaurant

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Zum Fisherman Restaurant, Santa Maria

Zum Fisherman


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Restaurant Cretcheu, Santa Maria

Ristorante Cretcheu

Seafood & cocktails

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Eating Out in Santa Maria - Sal

Chéz Pastis


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About the Local Area


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.


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.


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) 16th & 17th September - Music festival

Facts about tourism 

It's important to remember that tourism is still very much in its infancy in Cape Verde. There's ongoing development on the islands, so you may see and hear building works, so if there's work taking place in or next to your chosen hotel, we will advise if you we think it will affect your holiday. You may also encounter locals selling paintings and handicrafts, however they're quite harmless. 




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.


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.