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Melia Dunas Beach Resort & Spa

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Set right by the spectacular turquoise waters of the Atlantic, this stunning property offers the ultimate in five-star luxury for your Cape Verdean getaway. With its outstanding facilities and services for both couples and families, the Melia Dunas Beach is the perfect pick for a beach break where everything is taken care of.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is on the beach.

Distance from Airport

The hotel is 15km from Sal's Amilcar Cabral Airport.


Each of the beautifully-designed, contemporary guest rooms feature an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, 42” flat-screen TV, safe and a telephone. Plus, there are plenty of thoughtful extras on offer, including complimentary Wi-Fi access, deluxe bathrobes and slippers, tea/coffee making facilities, a mini fridge and a hairdryer.

For an even more exclusive experience, the magnificent Level rooms offer a range of upgraded services and facilities, including a Dolce Gusto coffee machine, premium bathroom amenities and a pillow menu. The Level guests also benefit from complimentary access to the exclusive Level Lounge, private pool complex and solarium, along with early check-in and check-out services subject to availability.

Food & Drink

With two international buffet restaurants and two premium a la carte restaurants to choose from, the Melia Dunas Beach is sure to tick the boxes of every foodie. From the fabulous show cooking and kids’ corners at Aqua and Atlantis, to Sahel’s Indian specialities and Rancho’s mouth-watering fresh grills, there’s something to delight your tastebuds around every corner.

If you fancy a refreshment or two, there are eight fantastic bars to choose from, including a coffee bar, beach chill-out bar, disco bar, pool show bar, and even a decadent Champagne bar.

All Inclusive Food & Drink

The hotel’s All Inclusive service includes breakfast (06:30-10:30, at Aqua and Sahel), lunch (12:30-15:00, at Aqua, Atlantis, Sahel and Rancho), and dinner (18:00-22:00, at Aqua, Atlantis, Sahel and Rancho). Please note that breakfast at Rancho (06:30-10:30) is exclusive to The Level guests, and that some dishes at Atlantis and Rancho may come with a local charge.

For drinks, a wide range of locally-produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be enjoyed from 10:00-03:00, subject to each bar’s individual opening times. Please be aware that some drinks and services from the Machiatto coffee bar and RJ Champagne bar are payable locally.

Sports & Entertainment

The star of the show at the Melia Dunas Beach has to be its amazing set of lagoon-style pools, including a separate children’s pool and an exclusive The Level Pool. Surrounded by luxurious furnished sun terraces, they’re the perfect place to cool off and enjoy some serious holiday relaxation. You can also try your hand at a wide range of hotel activities, including aqua gym, beach volleyball and yoga/Pilates – along with fishing, scuba diving and kite surfing for a local charge. If you fancy a spot of shade, head indoors for table tennis, billiards, games and a library, or bliss out in the sumptuous YHI Spa (local charge), which includes a Jacuzzi, steam bath, Finnish sauna, experience showers and a range of deluxe treatments.

For younger guests, there are dedicated kids clubs (8 months to 4 years, 5 to 12 years and 13 to 17 years), as well as a colourful splash park, water slides and a gigantic adventure playground. Finally, as the sun goes down, the hotel showcases a fabulous programme of entertainment, including live music and professional shows.


  • A la Carte Restaurant
  • Aerobics
  • Air Conditioning
  • Amphitheatre
  • Aqua Park
  • Bar
  • Beach Bar
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beauty Salon
  • Buffet Restaurant
  • By the Beach
  • Cafe/ Snack Bar
  • Cinema
  • Doctors / Medical Centre
  • Entertainment
  • Family Hotel
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hairdryer
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Kids Pool
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Pool Bar
  • Pool/Billiard Table
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Romantic
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Satellite TV
  • Sauna
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shops
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Sport Facilities
  • Sports Facilities
  • Steam Bath
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Table Tennis
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Terrace
  • Wifi