Geraldine's apartment is ideally located close to the Airport, and nearest town in Santa Maria, were you are able to access the local shopping market for groceries, beaches, restaurant's and Bars. Access in and around the hotel is straight forward and the hotel staff were helpful when needed. Geraldine was very accommodating before, during and after my stay, with no delays if I had an queries or concerns. Having travelled to Sal twice in the same year, doing both the all inclusive holiday, and self catering, I would highly recommend self catering in Sal all the way!! Having travelled here alone on my second visit, I felt extremely safe during my stay!!! On this basis, I would definitely look to return to Cape Verde and would seek to rent property from Geraldine again in the future. Many thanks! :-)
My friend and I stayed at Geri's apartment for one week in January. From booking Geri was available when needed and provided us with lots of info to get us started. The apartment itself was extremely confortable with quality furnishings, more than was expected from a rental. There is a full modern bathroom and gorgeous terrace overlooking the pool. We didnt need it but there is air con too. If you are spending time in the apartment there is a good selection of tv channels. The resort is huge and you have the option of upgrading to all inclusive/half board. We preferred to eat out in the town which is 3/4 Euros (3-4 min drive) in a taxi and has a large selection of places to choose from. The hotel resort has numerous pools and bars and their food is also of a high quality. There is a beach in the resort which is stunning. Whilst in Cape Verde there are lots of excursions available and we tried the buggies- highly recommended! We would not hesitate to book this apartment again due to its comfort, location, facilites and flexibility. Thanks Geri!
I booked this apartment for my son and daughter in law. They had a great time here.
The apartment was clean, tastefully furnished and well equiped.
Good location, beautiful surroundings, great swimming pools, relaxing atmosphere, nice beach nearby.
I really recommend it!
The apartment was as described, comfortable, clean, with all the amenities that you need for self catering and very useful when traveling with small children and a baby like we did, where you can take care of the baby food and prepare it in the comfort of the apartment.
The only thing I feel that could be improved was that it should have a smaller AC in the bedroom because it can became very warm, even having a large AC in the living room. Aside from that, the apartment is great.
A very positive aspect of the apt (and the resort) is very near the kids swimming pool, that was very nice, and also from the kids club.
The resort I honestly didn't like so much:
1st the options for drink/eat are very expensive. You need to go out of the resort to Santa Maria to have other options, that after trying food in the resort and outside the resort the conclusion is that you can have much better, fresher meals for half the price.
Nonetheless, if you feel tired and don't want to go out prepare to pay.
2nd the resort is way too big, there is no shadow along the way to anywhere, and from the apt to the beach is a 15min walk, having no transportation (there were some golf caddies but there were not frequent). With 2 small kids, with the harsh sun, this can be very uncomfortable for them and for you if you need to carry them.
3rd it's so big that everything feels "far away"
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Geri was a wonderful host from start to finish. She answered all my questions and she made me feel well prepared for my stay which was important as I travelled on my own.
Everything went like clockwork, from the airport taxi waiting for me, to collecting the room key and to upgrading to all inclusive at the hotel.
The apartment was very welcoming and I appreciated the extra touches like the water filter and washing machine and the TV film channels and DVD player. It was also well equipped for self catering even though I chose to upgrade to all inclusive. The double bed was comfy and I slept well every night.
The location of the apartment was ideal as it was right by my favourite quieter pool, away from the more active/busy pools. It was situated perfectly in the middle of the complex so you don't have too far to walk, although there are little car buggies to take you anywhere you wanted within the hotel complex.
I cannot fault it and I would definitely book it again or any of Geri's properties.