Oasis Tarrafal Alfandega Suites

  

Santiago

This brand new property is set above the glorious white sands of Tarrafal Beach, offering stunning views of the azure blue waters of the bay.

 

What we love

  • The location away from the hustle and bustle of Praia, as well as the uninterrupted views of the ocean

 

Good to know

  • The hotel provides a beach towel service
  • Although there is no swimming pool at the property, the beach is just a few steps away

 

Having recently opened its doors, this brand-new hotel offers beach lovers the opportunity for the first time to enjoy Santiago from a picturesque beachfront setting. Situated to the north of the island on the fine white sands of the naturally beautiful Tarrafal beach, this small and friendly property is part of the popular Oasis hotel group.  

It offers four room types which are well equipped and fresh and modern in design, with a seating area and kitchenette offering flexibility and convenience. All suites boast spectacular views over either the Bay of Tarrafal or Presidente Beach. The chef of the Malagueta Restaurant creates delicious culinary delights served on the terrace overlooking the beach with a mountainous backdrop.

 

Getting to Santiago

You'll take a direct international flight to Sal, then an internal flight to/from Santiago.

Santiago 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 Santiago. Visit our Island-hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailor-made itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star

 

What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance 
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal provided by BestFly
  • 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 digital Cape Verde destination guide 

Hotel Facilities

  • Panoramic restaurant
  • Bar
  • Wi-Fi free of charge
  • 20 rooms

Room Facilities

  • Double or twin beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite television
  • Safety deposit box
  • Kitchenette with hob and oven
  • Coffee machine
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • Shower room
  • Hairdryer

Location

  • Beach: Tarrafal Bay Beach and Presidente Beach 1 minute walk 
  • Restaurants: On-site. 5 minutes to town
  • Main Town: Tarrafal, 5 minutes' walk
  • Airport: Santiago - 1 hour 30 minute drive by private transfer (where possible)

Internal flights are provided by BestFly. 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 Santiago is approximately 45 minutes' flying time.

Rooms at Oasis Tarrafal Alfandega Suites

Deluxe Room

Sleeps up to 2 

   

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Deluxe Family Room

Sleeps up to 4 

   

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Deluxe Family Terrace Room

Sleeps up to 4 

   

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Deluxe Suite

Sleeps up to 6 

   

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About the Local Area

ABOUT THE ISLAND

The largest island in the archipelago and the first to be populated, Santiago is rich in history and culture. The various mountainous peaks of the island reflect its volcanic origin.

With a unique blend of diverse landscapes, volcanic rocks, green valleys, barren regions and beautiful beaches Santiago is aesthetically pleasing. Hiking is popular here as this is one of the few islands with a refreshing hinterland which can be very rewarding. Ornithologists will be in their element as most of the species endemic to Cape Verde can be spotted here.

Praia is the capital of Santiago, a traditional bustling African town and the trading hub for agricultural products. Live music plays a huge role in the city's culture and can be heard playing in bars and restaurants and is hugely popular amongst the locals and tourists. No visit to Santiago would be complete without a trip to the old capital of Cidade Velha and Forte Real de Sao Filipe, the main slave trading point between Europe, Africa and America.

FESTIVALS IN SANTIAGO

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

Gamboa Festival - 17/18/19 May - Held in the bay of San Fransisco and arguably the biggest music festival in Cape Verde. Musicians from other countries come to Santiago to participate.

Tabanka - June/July - A celebration of the liberation of slaves which takes place in Assomada.

WALKING & HIKING

The Islands provide some spectacular scenery and there are walks to suit all levels of fitness and experience.

Some of the walks in the islands provide challenges which require previous hill walking experience, a higher than average level of fitness and proper walking footwear. For some walks guides are a necessity and can be arranged and paid for locally where as others are well signposted and there is no need for a guide.

The interior of Santiago provides many beautiful walks that start at a point in the centre of the island and follow a ribeira down to the coast.