Oasis Porto Grande


São Vicente

Oasis Porto Grande is a comfortable hotel next to the central square of vibrant Mindelo, one of the most important cultural centres of Cape Verde.

Our Guest’s Opinion

"We were impressed with the choice of items in the breakfast buffet and the hotel position was excellent for our exploration of Mindelo."

- Mrs Nicholls


What we love

  • You couldn’t be better located - situated in the central square of Mindelo.

  • It’s a win-win whatever room you choose; either overlook the bustling square or face towards the pool.


Good to know

  • Kalimba Beach Club, located on Laginha Beach and owned and operated by Porto Grande, serves a selection of drinks and good food.
  • Due to its central location, the hotel regulary hosts events with live music and dancing.


Mindelo on your doorstep

A recently refurbished and fantastically located hotel right in the heart of Mindelo, São Vicente’s vibrant cultural capital, a stay at Oasis Porto Grande will provide complete comfort and convenience. The hotel’s bedrooms, all of which are refurbished, are set across two floors and enjoy attractive views, while the public areas also benefit from a recent upgrade. Evenings can be spent recharging in the lobby bar and listening to live music, or enjoying a drink on the terrace overlooking the atmospheric square. The hotel’s à la carte restaurant offers a mix of international and local traditional food.

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Out and about, day or night

During the day, you can relax around the inviting pool, or take an easy 15-minute stroll to Laginha Beach, where white sands and calm, turquoise water await, along with impressive views of Santa Antão, its magnificent silhouette in the distance. Or alternatively, you can simply make use of the great location by heading out to explore the shops, markets, eateries and architecture of marvellous Mindelo.

Another particularly rewarding experience of staying at Porto Grande is that being in the centre of Mindelo, there are ample cafes, bars and restaurants which offer live music most evenings, which will not disappoint.

Getting to São Vicente

Hop on a direct international flight to Sal, and then board an internal flight to/from São Vicente.

São Vicente is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island hopping holiday around the archipelago. We offer a number of itineraries that include a stay on São Vicente. Visit our Island Hopping Holiday Ideas page, or call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.

Please note there is no lift at this hotel.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star


What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance 
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal, provided by TICV
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible)
  • Access to UK airport lounge
  • Airport Security Tax (TSA)
  • Experienced and reliable resort team on hand to help 
  • Free Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Swimming pool and children's pool
  • À la carte restaurant Pérola do Atlântico
  • Lobby bar with outside terrace with live music & Terrace bar
  • Kalimba beach bar on Praia de Laginha beach
  • Fitness room (also open to the public)
  • Massage cabana (payable locally)
  • Local craft shop
  • W-Fi and internet point 
  • 50 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Double or twin beds
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe 
  • Small terrace/balcony
  • Minibar (payable locally)


  • Beach: Laginha Beach, 15-minute walk 
  • Restaurants: On-site. 15 minutes to Marina
  • Main town: Mindelo, located opposite main square
  • Airport: São Vicente - 15-minute drive by private transfer
  • Port for ferry to Santo Antão: 5-minute drive

Travelling Between the Islands

Internal flights are provided by Binter. It should be noted that internal flights can and do change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even early!

Travelling time between Sal and São Vicente is approximately 45 minutes' flying time.


Rooms at Oasis Porto Grande

Standard Room

From £1,295pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Standard Square-facing Room

From £1,337pp

Sleeps up to 2 


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Junior Suite

From £1,631pp

Sleeps up to 3 


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Hotel & Local Restaurants

Opening dates are subject to change and beyond our control.


Hotel Restaurant, Oasis Porto Grande Hotel, Sao Vicente, Cape Verde

Hotel Porto Grande

International Cuisine

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Casa Café Mindelo

Cape Verdean

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O Cocktail

O Cocktail

Pizzeria & cocktails

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Chez Loutcha

Chez Loutcha

Cape Verdean

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Le Goût De Grills


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