Come on Holiday to Feed the Birds
Stayed at this fabulous extra large 2 bed apartment in Vila Verde and yes I know there are two "L"s in villa but that's how they spell it in Santa Maria on the unspoiled island of Sal, so who am I to change it. Been to this apartment before for two weeks and enjoyed every minute of it, breakfast on the private terrace after a comfortable night's sleep on the large double bed or one of the two single beds followed by breakfast on the private terrace. Now I did not come on holiday to feed the birds but take an extra crust with you on the terrace for the little birds and what a wonderful way to start the day and as the birds trust you more each day they come closer and closer for a crumb. We prefer self catering rather than all inclusive as some of the hotel chains offer and with a complete kitchen breakfast, lunch or diner is easy for those wanting it, but when a six euros special at one of the local restaurants offer a soft drink or beer with a a full dinner and a chocolate cake to die for afters is available eating out with the locals or others of same mind is great. This is a great resort with fabulous beeches and friendly people. With the flights from the UK only six hours away a must for a relaxing holiday
Communication with the owner and site manager was perfect. A lot of useful information was sent before arrival. Meeting in airport was orgized. Apartment is fully equipped, it was very convenient to cook. Flat was also very large, nice terrace too with barbeque equipment. Canna block was also very quit, suitable for relaxing holiday. Pool area clean and enough sun beds available.
The only tiny consern we had were ants, so don't leave any food available. We didn't, but still had some visitors ;) Solved it with bio powder from local shop for keeping them outside.
Came here last year with my partner we enjoyed it so much we booked again this year (January) Amazing apartment , all you need like being at home ! quite ,swimming pool very close about 50 yards ! The complex has everything you need shop, bar , more swimming pools a free bus to the town (about 3 min drive ) we often walked to town/beach and got the free bus back or a taxi that costs you $3 euro
Will deficiently return (Third time!)
Thank you :)
Geraldine is an excellent host and her apartment was just what we were looking for in terms of a private, quiet get away for our honey moon. She was also easy to contact and responded quickly to our requests before and during our stay.
Just spent a great week in this apartment with our 3 children age 15, 13,11. Eldest was on the sofa bed in the lounge area but this worked out fine. The apartment itself is clean and well furnished. Comfy beds. Its on the ground floor so great access to the pool which is a matter of yards away. The owner was very friendly and quick to respond to any queries. We were met on arrival by the apartment managers who went through everything with us and were contactable during our stay.
The resort is quite big but not busy at all. It has a basic supermarket, a bakery, a restaurant and a bar. It felt like there was hardly anyone there at times. It is definitely not a noisy place so if rest and relaxation is what you require this is perfect. You can walk to a beach in about 10 minutes (Ponta Preta) which is beautiful and has a lovely restaurant (which we visited twice we enjoyed it so much) but its not really a sunbathing beach - most people head in to the town for beach. The town is a free bus ride away (or about an hours walk along the beach) and is interesting and lively. Lots of bars, restaurants and a fabulous beach - the one you see in all the pictures! (Santa Maria) Our children loved to be there and soak up the atmosphere. Watersports of all sorts on the beach. Beautiful sand, clean and un crowded.
Cape Verde is an intriguing place- I'd like to go back and would definitely go back to this apartment again I do. There are island tours you can do but we didn't, preferring to just have a week of doing very little. A fab holiday.