Melia Tortuga was good, but the phone cost 25 to 35 Euro per phone call to the UK.
To draw money at their cash machine costs a minimum of 1.1 Euro per transaction, and then they also make a profit on the exchange rate.
Internet is only available at reception at a rate of 3.85 Euro per 100 MB, and the computer room has adult minder blocking everything, even PDF documents.
Their English is limited, and you will get much further with Portugese.
The beach is not for swimming, and Santa Maria beach is much better for swimming.
The bed and mattress is the best I've ever slept on, absolutely superb.
Food is always good and well presented and in abundance.
It's a pity you pay extra for good wine and spirit, as the house wine is not drinkable.
Sales on the Thomson flight are pushed hard, from drinks to jewellery and perfume.
Outward flight was delayed by half an hour, and return flight delayed by 1 ½ hours.
Good experience overall, but we had to scratch for information on basic things.
The drinking water in the rooms is not replenished, and you find yourself continuously carrying a basic commodity like drinking water to the rooms.
Aircon in the bedroom did not work, and the nights can be very hot.
Will I go again ?…….Yes, but I'll be better prepared.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5 star Melia Tortuga All-Inclusive Resort is located in the southeast of the island Sal, only a few minutes from the colourful town Santa María and Amilcar Cabral international airport. During your stay you will find relaxation and fun right on the fabulous Algodoeiro beach, with its white sand and turquoise waters. The resort offers spectacular suites and villas with up to 4 bedrooms, private garden and swimming-pool. Set in gardens there are 2 magnificent adult pools and 2 pools for children. Experience Yhi Wellness with sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, thermal circuit, fitness facilities, massage and beauty treatments. Dining options include a variety of 4 restaurants and bars, offering a selection of international and local cuisine. The Melia Tortuga All-Inclusive is also the perfect destination for windsurfing, kitesurfing or scuba diving. Events for up to 200 people can be organised in 2 meeting rooms with natural daylight. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal