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Dunas De Sal Design Hotel

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Set just a short stroll from Sal's famous Santa Maria Beach, the Dunas De Sal Design Hotel is an ideal pick for those seeking a relaxing break amidst great facilities. With less than 50 rooms and a host of welcoming staff, it's also a great choice for a 'small and friendly' style experience.

How far is the nearest beach?

The hotel is approximately 400m from the beach.

Distance from Airport

The hotel is approximately 18km from Sal's Amilcar Cabral Airport.


The property features 49 well-appointed guest rooms, with a choice of single, double and double superior accommodation. Each room includes comfortable beds with orthopaedic mattresses, along with a mini-bar, safe and laundry service for a local charge. For an extra taste of luxury, you can also choose the superb Master Suite, which comes with a toasty private hot tub.

Food & Drink

In the main restaurant, Salt and Pepper, there's a feast of both local and international cuisine on offer, including a range of Cape Verdean specialities. At the friendly pool bar, you can also try out the island's famous 'Capigrogue', a traditional local tipple made from sugar-cane.

Sports & Entertainment

As well as two spacious, sparkling outdoor pools, the Dunas De Sal Design Hotel offers a sun terrace furnished with loungers and parasols, along with a spa with a range of treatments for a local charge. There's also a well-equipped yoga and fitness centre, complete with a gym and complimentary yoga lessons - and the diving centre offers a choice of PADI-accredited courses and snorkelling experiences. Wi-Fi access is free in the restaurant and bar area, and pre-payable vouchers are available for access elsewhere in the hotel, including the rooms.


The hotel has a good level of accessibility for guests with disabilities, and offers two specially adapted rooms. Wheelchairs are also available for use around the resort and in the local area.


  • Disabled Facilities Available
  • Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry Service
  • Minibar
  • Pool Bar
  • Reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Scuba Diving
  • Spa
  • Sunbathing Terrace
  • Sunbeds
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Wifi