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The Changing Face of Cape Verde

13th April 2011

It wasn’t long ago that you could be mistaken for thinking that certain parts of Cape Verde were akin to a desert…

Cape Verde Sandy Beaches and Dunes

With little infrastructure and no direct flights from most European countries, Cape Verde as a holiday location was only for the most hardcore of travellers.

Fast forward a few years and Cape Verde presents a very different image. None more so than Sal.

Being only 5 and a half hours from the UK and now benefiting from a direct flight from many major cities there is little doubt that Cape Verde is the future winter holiday destination for most of Europe.

Through increased interest and build Cape Verde have been able to push more money to the infrastructure of the country, building roads and bringing power and water facilities up to European standards.

Cape Verde is now being talked of in the same breath as the Canary Islands and the Caribbean as a winter holiday destination. This is in no small part due to a handful of developers that have managed to build affordable quality property that offers high yields and low entry costs.

With the Completions of Villa Verde and Tortuga Beach Resort slowly but surely the face of Cape Verde is changing.

Tortuga Beach Resort brings the first of three 5* hotel resorts to the Island, all operated by world class operator Sol Melia, the quality of these properties have to be seen to be believed.

Many overseas developers promise a lot and deliver little, this is certainly not the case with Tortuga Beach, with the development going live to the public next month pictures of the finished product are now available for all to see.

Located right on Cape Verde’s famous Ponta Preta Beach, many apartments and villas have direct sea views and easy access to the beach and beyond.

The emergence of hotel companies managing developments built and sold on to investors is fairly new and as with every walk of life, as time flows these precesses are refined. I say this because there are plenty of developers that build with the intention of bringing a 5* hotel company in to manage but only a handful that actually manage it.

9/10 the hotel company realises the increased cost in terms of added specification of doing this and decided to go it themselves or attract a lesser hotel company to do this for them. Not in this instance! Sol Melia is well known for it’s 5* brand and it’s evident that Tortuga Beach Resort fits into this perfectly!

With a 5* Hotel branding also comes the benefit of increased specification and leisure facilities:

Tortuga’s Features and Benefits include:

  • Stunning beach-front location
  • Occupancy density of less than 25%
  • 12 luxury front-line single storey 4 bed detached villas
  • 40 luxury two storey 3 bed detached villas
  • 306 two bed apartments
  • 358 properties in total
  • Two communal pool areas
  • Lush green landscaped gardens
  • Luxury 5-Star Hotel
  • Apart-Hotel facilities for all villas and apartments
  • Superb 150 seat restaurant
  • Elegant Wine Bar and Piano Bar
  • Luxury Spa and state of the art Gymnasium

With only limited availability left on this stunning development you may look towards this developers next project, Dunas Beach Resort. Ready at the end of next year and with build already underway you can be assured this will be bigger and better than it’s predecessor!

Or if you prefer, wait for Llana Hotel and Spa, the developers third resort which is due to be released next month.

Whichever you choose, Cape Verde as a destination is here to stay and these three developments will become a massive part of it.

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