Santantao Art Resort


Santo Antão

Nestled amongst the stunning mountainous scenery, Santantao Art Resort is the ideal base for those wishing to explore.

Our Expert Opinion

“As the centre of this spectacular part of your holiday to Cape Verde, the friendly Art Resort enjoys a stunning backdrop and is undoubtedly the smartest hotel on the island - look out for it to your left as you approach on the ferry from São Vicente.”

- Jon Taylor, Commercial


What we love

  • The resort offers you sweeping views of the south side of the island. Peak after peak is on show, filling you with the wonder of what you can discover when you venture out the next day.

  • The resort is just a 15-minute stroll to Porto Novo, where you can enjoy drinks and lunch at wonderful, simple Cape Verdean restaurants.


Good to know

  • Excursions for full or half-day tours can be booked locally, as well as walking tours. Don’t miss out on what this stunning island has to offer.
  • We offer a panoramic transfer tour as standard on all package holidays that include Santo Antão. This is an approximate three-hour tour around the island, ensuring you get a chance to witness the natural beauty and highlights.


Discover stunning Santo Antão

Santantao Art Resort offers the perfect base for holidaymakers hoping to discover the must-see scenery of the breathtaking island of Santo Antão, set at the foot of its stunning mountainous landscapes.

The spacious and well-kept grounds of the resort are an attractive place to unwind, decorated with pretty flowers and swaying palms, and also boasting an inviting swimming pool to soak in after a day’s hiking in the surrounding mountains. Your room will be both simply furnished and equipped with good facilities, while the hotel’s restaurant and bar serve up delicious regional cuisine and refreshing drinks. Guests can also make the most of various room options, including upgrades to Superior rooms and Suites.

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Mountains and the ocean

If it’s relaxation you’re after, you’ll need little effort to achieve it. Simply through admiring the wonderful sea views and the distant mountainous vista of São Vicente, you will find yourself feeling a sense of serenity, especially from the terrace – the perfect place to relax and unwind with a cool drink.

Travelling to Santo Antão

Your international flights are direct to Sal, then internal flights to/from Santo Antão.

Santo Antão 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 Santo Antão. Visit our Island Hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailormade itinerary.

Official local hotel rating: 4 star


What's included in your booking 

  • 20kg luggage allowance 
  • Return inter-island flights from Sal to São Vicente, provided by BestFly
  • Return ferry crossing between São Vicente & Santo Antão
  • Private airport transfers (where operationally possible) to/from ferry port
  • Panoramic transfer tour on Santo Antão
  • 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 with sunloungers
  • Top de Coroa Restaurant
  • Fontainhas bar and terrace
  • Massage room
  • Boutique
  • Wi-Fi (in reception, bar & restaurant)
  • Local trekking guides can be hired (payable locally)
  • 73 bedrooms

Room Facilities​

  • Double or twin beds
  • Shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Television
  • Telephone
  • Safe


  • Restaurants: On-site 
  • Main Town: Ribeira Grande, 20-minute drive
  • Airport: São Vicente, overnight generally required in São Vicente
  • Ferry: Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão) - 1 hour 
  • Port: 5-minute drive

Travelling Between the Islands

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 São Vicente is approximately 45 minutes' flying time, followed by a 1-hour ferry journey from Mindelo (São Vicente) to Porto Novo (Santo Antão).

Rooms at Santantao Art Resort

Double Room

Sleeps up to 3 


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Single Standard Room

Sleeps up to 1 


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Superior Room

Sleeps up to 3 


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Sleeps up to 3 


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