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Situated in a clifftop position overlooking the turquoise ocean, Stella Maris is a lovely little property perfect for exploring the powdery white sands of Maio.
The infinity pool offers a refreshing escape from the heat of the day, boasting spectacular views. A detached villa as well as one and two-bedroom apartments benefit from this elevated position, all individually furnished offering their own unique style. The complex is centrally located and complemented by the team of friendly, English-speaking staff.
The peaceful ambiance of this hotel is only interrupted by the sound of the waves hitting the shore, perfect for relaxing on the terrace. You may spot the occasional flying fish and if you’re fortunate, the chance to witness a humpback whale breaching as it gracefully glides along. You have a range of delightful beaches on the doorstep; choose from the small, secluded private beach just for Stella Maris guests or take a short stroll to the endless white sands of Vila do Maio in Porto Inglês, known as Bitxe Rotxa to the locals.
Vila do Maio is a mix of Portuguese and British colonial style buildings that spread up a small steep hill to a huge Baroque church. To the north of Maio you will find a magnificent 5km lagoon surrounded by lush vegetation.
Direct International flights to Sal then internal flights to/from Maio via santiago
Maio is best experienced as part of a multi-centre island-hopping holiday around the archipelago. Visit our Island-Hopping Holiday Ideas, or call one of our experts about a tailor-made itinerary.
Official local hotel rating: 2.5 star
Our Expert Opinion
- Suzanne, Commercial
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 Maio is via Santiago and works best as part of an island-hopping itinerary. The approximate flight time between Maio and Santiago is 20 minutes flying time.
One Bedroom AC Apartment
Sleeps up to 2
One bed apartments are comfortably furnished with partial sea views.
Two Bedroom Panoramico AC Apartment
Sleeps up to 3 (2 adults)
Two bed apartments are comfortably furnished with partial sea views.
Sleeps up to 4 (2 adults)
Villa Amaranto is comfortably furnished with partial sea views and private garden.
This small island just east of Santiago is a beautiful addition to any island hopping holiday. Whilst the terrain is similar to that found on Boa Vista and Sal, many parts of the island have been reforested, giving it a lovely lush green vibe.
Vila de Maio is a mix of Portuguese and British colonial-style buildings, these colourful buildings spread up the hillside leading to a huge Baroque church. The island is home to lovely unspoilt beaches and is largely untouched by tourism, making it a great place to escape and unwind.
Summer visitors may see some turtles on Maio's beaches and there are also some interesting birds that call the island home.
Visitors to the island will be able to experience wonderfully long and uninterrupted walks throughout the scenic landscapes, beaches and forests.
In the summer months tourists may be able to see some turtles on the beaches and some rare seabirds in the north of the island.