Just wanted to say a big thank you for the use of you gorgeous apartment at The Tortuga resort in Santa Maria. The apartment was like a home from home, so nice to feel relaxed indoors with the lovely sitting room and kitchen area, instead of feeling like you were hanging around a bedroom! Stepping out onto the spacious balcony for breakfast or an early evening drink was fabulous, the position meaning it was very private, yet we could still sit and people watch.
We didn't use the all inclusive as after reading trip adviser reviews of the restaurants we decided at 80 euros each per day, it wouldn't really be good value for us as we wouldn't eat/drink enough to cover that cost. We ate out each night in Santa Maria and had some lovely meals with cocktails to follow in the Ocean Cafe most nights! Taxis were cheap enough at 4 euros each way and readily available at the hotel. We did have a meal in the complex Aqua restaurant on our last night and whilst very nice, it cost 70 euro and we had just had good food in Santa Maria for less money, so overall, we were pleased we had the freedom of going into town to try different places, as well as it being a change of scenery from the complex.
Another bonus was that we completely missed the 'beast from the east' winter storm at home. We were getting lots of contact on Facebook saying how dreadful it was, whilst we were lying on the beach with a cocktail!
I'm sure we will be booking again next time we visit Cape Verde - thanks again!
Alison & Steve Stokoe
We had a lovely holiday in this two bedroom apartment. The apartment is very well equipped in a nice quiet sunny position on the alll-inclusive resort. Sitting outside on the balcony in the sun was a joy with the upstairs position affording extra privacy. There is a nice beach at the resort but we would recommend walking 10 minutes to Ponta Preta beach which was gorgeous and virtually empty. In the evenings a 5 minute taxi ride (cost 3 or 4 euro) takes you to the local town with a number of restaurant options. Paul was very helpful throughout the process with prompt, friendly and informative replies. There isn't a huge amount of things to do in Sal but if you are after a relaxing holiday in the sun we would recommend this as a good option !
This apartment was truly lovely and brilliant that the balcony caught the sun all day long. The kitchen is fully stocked will necessary appliance cutlery etc. We experienced a fuse issue in the kitchen after a couple of days of being there and the speed at which someone was there to help was really impressive - especially in high season! Beds were comfy, showers great pressure, apartment clean, great size telly etc etc - really cannot complain about a single thing about the apartment.
A few days home from my week at this lovely apartment. It has all the touches of home in a clean & tidy Holiday apartment. Air con is top notch and much needed in the heat. The sea is a stones throw & is a perfect temperature to swim.
The balcony of the apartment is the perfect place to have your morning coffee & even overlooks the sea in the distance right where the sun goes down. Perfect!
I would definitely return to this apartment.
Paul was extremely helpful giving advice on the area as well.
All the luxury without the all inclusive mentality
Just brilliant this is paradise with the most beautiful people
Stayed at the apartment with a friend.The apartment is spacious well furnished and always plenty of hot water. The private Balcony is South facing so lovely to sit out for lunch. Would recommend.
Tortuga is a great location and great resort. The apartment is superb, relaxed, immaculate, friendly and we will go back. Loved the whole Cape Verdian relaxed culture so much so looking to buy on the island!