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VOI Vila do Farol Resort

Praia Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111 Cape Verde
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#13 of 24 hotels in Santa Maria
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Located on Sal Island, the VOI Vila do Farol resort lies about 1 km away from Santa Maria, the main town, only a 20-minute drive from the international airport. It is immersed in a large garden overlooking the stunning beach. VOI Vila do Farol resort features 236 rooms housed in one-storey bungalows set along lovely lanes in a vast garden. The main meals are buffet served in the restaurant located in the main building, while a snack bar near the beach, a bar by the pool and a lovely bar in the lounge complete the offer. The main building includes a welcoming lounge with a reception desk, a disco, many boutiques, an internet point with wi-fi system, a multi-purpose room and a TV sat lounge. Between the main building and the seafront, a free-form swimming pool lies with a children section, surrounded by ample solarium terraces, and a separate plunge pool. Shady shelters and sun beds free as long as available by the pool and by the beach and towels. The beach is certainly one the main attractions of Sal. A shoreline of dazzling white sand extends for kilometres, lapped by the crystal clear water of sea characterized by unique colours… a true paradise for nature lovers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness classes
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Swimup bar
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kid-friendly buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
Banquet room
Facial treatments
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Italian
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God food and very god service. The beds are very poor. The hotel is very fray with toilet doors you cant lock and chairs that falling apart. All entertinment are in italian. This is a hotel mostly for Italian people so if your dont speak Italian find another hotel.
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Not a good destination for Brits,as stated in previous reviews it is 100% Italian, wife and i we're billy no mates for two weeks but with only 1 morning of rain in two weeks the weather made up for it.The food is ok,sprout salad is a new one on me.This place is very dated,chalets are more like 1960's Butlins,There is little shade on the beach and its a long walk for toilets & drinks.At night there is only one bar open which gets very crowded with big queues on occasion,they need to open the snack restaurant bar by the pool for those seeking a quieter atmosphere and a seat. The rooms are ok but be warned,the beds are so hard you won't sleep well,air con was noisy but worked well as did the shower.The room safe is included but the pool towels require a 20 euro deposit each which is exactly the amount of departure tax you pay at checkout.The pool area is big and the nice thing about this being Italian owned and run is that the guests are far too laid back to fight over sunbeds at 6am.I would go down about 8 to 8'30 and there would be 4 or 6 towels in the entire pool area,the pool and area are ok but an injection of about 3 inches of sand over the whole area is needed to cover the gravelly areas but the sand is a nice touch.The sea is always rough and not for the faint hearted so if your a beach person this is not for you. We booked thru an agent and despite applying for visas online before we left assuming they we're paid for we had to pay 32 euros each on arrival so be aware.
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This is not the ideal resort if you want to speak with other English tourists. Most of the team planned everything around Italians. The food was mainly Luke warm and boring. Accommodation was clean and adequate. In the 14 days we were there we only met two other Brits.
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Terrible. No WiFi Hotel very old Really needs updating Rooms smell of old damp clothes You even have to pay €2 euros for water even all inclusive Very old furniture Only bonus food is lovely Would never stay here again NO English Channel on tv at all. No hot water until you leave tap running for 10 mins. A/C not fully working and very loud when it does work.
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Resort is very nice and clean. We were very satisfied with both personel and provided services. Living accomodations were nice, although, since you just sleep there, who cares, really 😁. The most beautiful was long, white sandy beach. It didnt matter, how many people were staying in the hotel or other hotels around, you could always find a nice place,, just for you''. All and all, we can recommend this destination for a nice, relaxing vacation.
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Frequently Asked Questions about VOI Vila do Farol Resort
Which popular attractions are close to VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Nearby attractions include Caramau Tours (0.9 miles), Djunta Mo Art (1.0 miles), and Project Biodiversity Turtle Conservation Hatchery (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hot Spot, Ocean Cafe, and Marea Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and fitness classes during their stay.
Does VOI Vila do Farol Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, VOI Vila do Farol Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to VOI Vila do Farol Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores (1.0 miles) and Nazarene Church (1.1 miles).
Does VOI Vila do Farol Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.