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Apartment in Tropical Resort with large shared swimming pool and gardens

Bedrooms 3
Space 731 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Comfortable, well-furnished ground floor apartment only 3 minutes walk from sea

Inside the apartment…

The apartment accommodates up to 6 people and includes one king size double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom, a double sofa bed, a dining table that seats 6 people, kitchen, bathroom with Italian tiles and modern sanitary fitments, (including shower toilet and bidet), and an outside terrace with table and chairs. The kitchen includes the essentials for cooking including a refrigerator, hob, oven and grill, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, utensils, crockery and cutlery. The living area is comfortable and well equipped with sofa, coffee table, radio and television. There are ceiling fans in all rooms. The apartment faces southeast so it is possible to sit on the terrace in the mornings and enjoy a sunny breakfast.

Outside the house…

There is a private terrace overlooking the shared gardens pool. The shared areas include a tropical garden, a large free-form swimming pool, outdoor shower and there are sun loungers on both sun terraces and shaded terraces. There is a bar, restaurant and small supermarket just 2 minutes walk away. The sea is just 3 minutes walk away and the town 10 minutes, where there are a number of bars and restaurants.

Your stay includes everything on the inventory (available on request) including bedding, house towels and beach towels. Also included is entry and exit cleaning, laundry (of bedding & towels), electricity, gas and water. There is WIFI using a portable MiFi router (charged extra) and a selection of local maps and restaurant guides are available in the apartment.

Tropical Resort is located close to the centre of the 8km of the sandy Santa Maria beach. This beach is known for surfing and to the east, about a 25 minute walk, there is a kite beach, comprising a wild stretch of untouched wilderness, where you can enjoy a coffee in a new restaurant, kite surf, or paddle with the harmless dog sharks.

For more information on the island of Sal, its beaches, its climate and how to get there please see our website:

Tourist Tax is payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival.

Please note: If your dates are not available please message us as we have other apartments available at Tropical Resort.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Philip

My name is Philip, that is me on the left. It is our aim to make your holiday as close to perfect as possible. We are passionate about Cape Verde, its people and its potential. If you haven’t been before, you must! If you have been, we are confident we can show you more. Cape Verde is an amazingly diverse holiday destination. Please ask any questions you like…

Philip purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Philip chose Santa Maria

This property is ideal for those wanting a holiday in a warm climate, with the options of beach and water sports as well as more developed entertainment options close at hand. Sal has colourful towns such as Santa Maria, which has pretty squares lined with cafes. The reason we decided to invest in Tropical resort is because Imobrisa Lda (the company who built it) quite simply are the best construction company on the island. You will see this with the quality of workmanship if you visit.

What makes this apartment unique

This apartment offers the chance of a quiet holiday enjoying the warm weather, sunshine, small towns, pleasant cafes, restaurants, but also provides the opportunity to participate in a number of beach-based sports, such as surfing, kite surfing, jet-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling and deep sea fishing. The unique benefits of Tropical resort are the pool, the tropical gardens and its closeness to the best beach in Cape Verde

Guestbook comments from the manager

Review Submitted: 27 May 2013

During our 2 week kitesurfing trip we stayed in this apartment. We were three guys in the age 30 to 40. Booking: The owner replied quickly and I got a lot of information prior to booking the apartment. We got a lot of good information in the welcome information package. Checkin: We came to the flat at the scheduled time and was personally greeted and could ask questions and got some good advice for our stay. The flat was nice and clean. We had no complaints what so ever. The apartment: There is a big bedroom with a double bed and a big wardrobe, an extra bedroom with two single beds, an open kitchen/living room and a bath room with shower and laundry machine. The apartment was very fresh and didn't show any signs of wear and tear. There was plenty of bed linen and towels to last our stay without any extra laundry. The laundry machine was great as we could wash our cloth instead of binging a lot of cloth with us. The kitchen was equipped for most kind of cooking, but we did eat out most of the time. The pool outside is big and nice. Usually the pool only look big on pictures, but this one was actually big in reality as well. We travelled during easter 2013 and the place was not crowded at all. No need to "book" the sun chairs in the morning, there was always some available. We had rental car and outside the hotel there is a big parking lot. It was easy to carry our kite surfing gears between the car and apartment. There was no Internet included in the apartment but we got a 3GB deal for 40€ and had good WIFI connection during our stay. The flat screen in the apartment was equipped with USB reader. We brought movies with us on an USB stick and just plugged it into the TV and could watch our movies easily. A few minutes walk from the place there is a great place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. To the city centre it's about a 10 minutes walk. The walk between the centre and apartment felt safe. We saw some pictures on internet before we booked the place. When we came to the place we were positively surprised as the place was more spacious and fresher then we imagine from the pictures. We were really happy with our stay at this place and will stay here again next time we visit Cape Verde.

Marcus & friends


Dear Marcus,

Thank you for taking the time to send such a detailed review. Your feedback will help travellers make a more informed choice and it has also given us some idea
Mar 2013
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Santa Maria Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 731 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Also includes washing machine
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 (Living room) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Double sofa bed in living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 25 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Apartment in Tropical Resort with large shared swimming pool and gardens
average rating of 4.681818 based on 30 reviews

A lovely apartment in a great location close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is comfortable and well appointed. The terrace is the perfect place to eat breakfast, as it gets the morning sun. The gardens are lovely and well looked after. The pool is also lovely. There is also a new restaurant alongside the two existing ones, very close by that was a great place to eat and stocks a large variety of beers, including many from Belgium. All three restaurants offer different things.

The apartment is as described in the listing and was clean and well maintained. The owner was very helpful and so was the house manager. I would certainly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful location not far from beach

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was accurately described and clean. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The apartment location is excellent, being close enough to the beach and some good local shops. Views to the rear of the property weren't optimum, but the view from the patio (of the pool and gardens) was very nice and we had breakfast outdoors most mornings. We found two or three nice places to eat out, one of which - 'By Valeria' - does truly excellent pizzas and is just around the corner. Cocktails and food in Cam's, at the other end of town, were also very fine. Overall, we'd be very happy to recommend this apartment to our friends at the price asked.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Geoff and Sue. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday, even if the weather was not up to usual standards. Kind regards Philip
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Fantastic Christmas and New Years Eve on Sal

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic Christmas and New Years Eve on Sal, Cape Verde. We stayed in the well equipped apartment of Philip and Roger in Tropical Resort, Santa Maria. Within walking distance of the beaches and the village. Sun, sea, beach and a nice atmosphere, a real "No Stress" holiday.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gerard Thank you for the nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday in Tropical resort. Kind regards Philip
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Lovely apartment, gardens and pool, close to beach

  • 5 of 5

This was my second visit to this apartment. It is well equipped, comfortable and the east facing patio is a great place to enjoy meals, especially breakfast. The fabulous beach is just a short walk away. There are two small shops nearby that can provide the essentials, and there are three or four restaurants closeby too. I look forward to going back.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Super schöne Unterkunft an top Lage

  • 5 of 5

Die Unterkunft ist wirklich grossartig und bietet alles was es braucht. Die Wohnung ist toll eingerichtet, sauber, liegt direkt am schönen Pool in einer wunderschönen Gartenanlage und ist nur 300m vom tollen Strand entfernt. Bis ins Zentrum ist es nicht weit und in unmittelbarer Nähe befindet sich ein kleiner Supermarkt und Restaurants. Wir wurden bereits am Flughafen von Theresa herzlich empfangen und dann von Lorena freundlich durch die Wohnung und die Anlage geführt. Hatten wir ein Anliegen, konnten wir uns jederzeit an Lorena wenden und es wurde uns rasch und kompetent geholfen. Im Vorfeld haben uns Philip und Roger super bei den Reisevorbereitungen unterstützt und tolle Tipps gegeben. Herzlichen Dank dafür! Ein rundum toller Urlaub und auf jeden Fall sehr zu empfehlen. Vielen Dank Philip!!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing, close to the fabulous beach

  • 5 of 5

Within a few minutes walk to town and even less to the fabulous beach this apartment was near everything but retained a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. Its a small cluster of apartments and a small hotel (yet to open).

The apartment is well maintained and clean with all you need in the kitchen. The bed was very comforatable and a good nights sleep was achieved every night.

Tropical Resort is only 2 minutes from the casino, local bars and restaurants etc. We were collected from the airport by taxi driver Theresa who was extremely helpful and informative.

Santa Maria is in the process of being developed but the resort is tucked away from any disruption.

I heartily recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Tropical Resort. Best wishes Philip
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Sal International (SID)
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: not necessary

More information on activities on our website:




Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $36.92
Refundable damage deposit $123.06

For additional Charges / Discounts please see this page:

Please note, these are not calculated automatically so you must send an enquiry first

For our terms please see this page:

If your preferred dates are already reserved, please contact us, as we can offer you a similar apartment close by, on the island of Sal, also in Tropical Resort.

Tourist Tax is payable by all adults over the age of 16. The cost is €2 per person per night to a maximum of 10 nights. This will be collected by the House Manager on arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.