Our first visit to Cape Verde (and our first self catering holiday for a very long time) so we didn’t know what to expect. Excellent communication with owner- we had all the information we needed. Short taxi ride from airport to Vila Verde was a bonus (and reasonable at 12 euros).
Lovely spacious, clean and modern ground floor apartment with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. There was a large patio overlooking the very clean pool for the use of our particular block. There was also a larger pool area in another block with pleasant poolside bar and snacks- the Cactus poolside bar. The Vila Verde complex is about 20 mins walk from the town (or the regular free shuttle bus which we tended to use) but there is a supermarket, bakery (where you could also buy pizzas), ice cream parlour, restaurant and bar in the complex so you didn’t need to go into town for provisions if you didn’t want to.. We went to the restaurant on the complex for a ‘Cape Verde’ evening with buffet dinner and dancing. Great fun!
The town itself has lots of character in the evening along the Main Street and plenty of places to eat . There were always plenty of taxis outside reception and in town.
The nearby beaches have wonderful surf and are so lovely that I was tempted to try snorkelling for the very first time- only made it about 20 metres out but was mesmerised by the numbers of fish I saw. Loved it!
Sadly, our week went all too quickly.
Check in was smooth and easy, communication was great. The apartment is very spacious, clean and has everything needed for a self catering holiday. We cooked our breakfast each morning with supplies from the supermarket on the complex. We found the nearest beach was about a 10-15 minute walk away (Ponta Preta) which has a pretty good place to eat for lunch. There was a free shuttle bus to Santa Maria where we dined each night as there was a lot of choice; we walked it once and it took about 25 minutes along a flat, straight road and a taxi back was 4 euros. Pool areas were clean and relaxing. The complex was quiet, which suited us.
the apartment was extremely modern spotless and very well equipted with excellent facilities. the complex resides in a quite area but still within walking distance for santa maria with it bars and resturants and wonderful beaches the booking process washasle free and the owner was very helpful and informative so with all the pleasure we found we have booked again for next year
A very impressive apartment with everything necessary for a great holiday and all at a really good price. It has its own spacious private balcony too with deck chairs.
Definitely worth the price, amazing views, friendly people and the apartments location is perfect . Will be booking again for next year .