we stayed at the Belirezonte Hotel in Sal at the Cape Verde Islands in
November of 2012 and it was awesome! The hotel is nice, probably not four
stars like they say but a good 3.5. The reason for the little lower star value
is because the rooms a little bit older, but still nice. They are basically
bungalows, with a private porch. The rooms are air conditioned, and clean and
perfectly fine. One problem we had was a necklace and a watch was stolen from
our room, I guess by the cleaner but that was only because we didn't use the
safe that is in the room. The local populace is poor though, so we can't
really blame the hotel since we didn't use the safe which is available.
The hotel itself is nice, there are three different pools, with a kiddy pool
all with lawnchairs. There are two pool tables in the bar area, as well as
ping pong table, and the hotel organizes entertainment each night. The best
thing about the hotel is the food, as it is very good. They have a large
variety with salads, fish, meats, vegetables, and really awesome deserts. We
have stayed at all inclusive resorts in Turkey and the Canary Islands and this
food was the best so far.
The best thing by far is the beach, which the hotel is right on. We could walk
out our door and basically step onto the beach. It is an awesome large, sandy
beach with clear warm water. There are lots of lawn chairs on the beach in
front of the hotel, and a bar right on the beach where you can get all
inclusive drinks (including alcohol) all day. In addition there is a
kiteboarding center and a dive center on the beach right in front of the hotel
so you can go on diving trips and take kite boarding lessons right from in
front of the hotel.
Sal itself is poor and undeveloped. There is a lot of construction going on of
new hotels and apartments and I would say that Sal is currently where the
Canaries were 30 years ago. The streets are cobbled or paved but are old, and
there is a shortage of sidewalks. People in the street come up to you trying
to get you into their stores to buy stuff, or try to sell you stuff on the
street, but this is typical of any undeveloped country. The people are very
friendly though, and we had a great time walking around the town at night
visiting bars and restaurants, including a cool rooftop reggae bar in the
center of the town.
There is not a lot of touristy stuff on the island so you can explore the
whole island in one day. We went on the Itaka Island tour, but this was a
mistake and I do not at all recommend it. It was very expensive and was not
good, plus the tour guide has a deal with one of the market owners to get cash
on what the tourists buy so that was not cool. I would recommend you take the
island tour by renting 4x4 quads, or by a small local tour guy with the tour
toyota trucks for four people. We didn't do it but some other guests did and
they said it was really good.
Overall we had a awesome time at Sal, and I would highly recommend you go
there. It's 28 degrees and sunny everyday, so nothing wrong with that! We went
diving and kiteboarding everyday and lay on the beach and enjoyed great food
at the hotel. It was really great!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the white sand beach of the Santa Maria beach, bathed by a calm, turquoise, crystal water sea stands the hotel Oasis Atlantico Belorizonte. Being in first line on the beach, this is the ideal place for those who look to rest from the daily stress and who try to enjoy some relaxing holidays. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, Priceline, Hotels.com, HotelQuickly and TripOnline SA so you can book your Hotel Oasis Belorizonte reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Oasis Belorizonte Hotel
- Hotel Oasis Belorizonte Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria