Hotel Dunas de Sal

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with spa, near Santa Maria Beach
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Hotel Dunas de Sal

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
View from room
Master Suite
Outdoor dining
Junior Suite | Bathroom

Overview of Hotel Dunas de Sal

8.2 out of 10 Very good
8.2/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
Ponta Preta, Santa Maria, Sal, 21100
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Superior Room, Balcony

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Superior Suite

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double or Twin Room, Garden View

  • 25 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Junior Suite

  • 49 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Master Suite

  • 64 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Deluxe Room

  • 36 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.) - 17 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • RIU Cabo Verde Restaurant Promenade - 12 min walk
  • Le Privé - 4 min drive
  • Chez Pastis - 2 min drive
  • Barracuda Restaurant - 19 min walk
  • Palm Beach Bar & Restaurant - 19 min walk

About this property

Hotel Dunas de Sal

Hotel Dunas de Sal offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CVE 40 per vehicle one way. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with massages, body wraps or facials. Other highlights at this upmarket hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar and a fitness centre.


English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Scuba diving
  • Beach nearby
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2005
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Lift
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The on-site spa has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CVE 276.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: CVE 6000.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: CVE 3000.00 (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: CVE 11821.78
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: CVE 6600.00 (from 3 to 12 years old)

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CVE 40 per vehicle (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) and COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Dunas Sal
Hotel Dunas
Dunas Sal
Dunas De Sal Hotel
Hotel Dunas De Sal Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Dunas de Sal Sal
Hotel Dunas de Sal Hotel
Hotel Dunas de Sal Hotel Sal

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Dunas de Sal offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Dunas de Sal does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Dunas de Sal?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Dunas de Sal?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Dunas de Sal?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Dunas de Sal?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Hotel Dunas de Sal?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CVE 40 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Dunas de Sal?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 1:00 PM.
What is there to do at Hotel Dunas de Sal and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as scuba-diving. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool. Hotel Dunas de Sal also has a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Dunas de Sal?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
What's the area around Hotel Dunas de Sal like?
Hotel Dunas de Sal is a short 18-minute walk from Santa Maria Pier and 18 minutes' walk from Santa Maria Beach.



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6/10 Good

The room was OK, evening dinners were ok and the hotel is well located - 5min walk to a lovely beach, 15mins walk to town centre, restaurants etc. Breakfast was poor - limited choice, poor quality, constantly running out of glasses, cups, cutlery. Coffee and juice machines repeatedly out of order. No GF offering. In a word chaotic. Lift was often not working properly, with door only partially opening. Most of the staff were friendly and reasonably helpful though some were fairly indifferent if not rude in their service. Overall, very poor value for money hotel in my opinion
Mark, 14-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The lowrise building, simplicity, gentle and genuinely helpful staff and service was appealing. The hotel was peaceful, quiet rooms and lovely hammock areas, yoga in the garden, top floor small gym, reading and relaxing spaces and a short walk across the road to the beautiful beach and a 15 min walk into the centre of Santa Maria along the beach boardwalk. Lovely time.
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

ADEBAYO, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

6-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Quiet location, relaxed atmosfere, nice breakfast buffet.
5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

To Whom It May Concern: What I liked about the property is that it is centrally located and convenient to everything. The uniqueness had a gym. What I did not like going to the gym, and there weren’t any Towels, trash can or anything to disinfect the machine before or after use. Thanks.
8-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely six night stay. The staff were lovely and incredibly helpful. The part of the beach near the hotel was beautiful. The hotel also offer yoga classes as part of your stay.
6-night trip
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6/10 Good

7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hotel and very good value for money. Ideally situated a short walk away from the centre of Santa Maria. Mainly adults. No booming music. Smallish hotel with friendly able and professipnal helpful staff in all areas
14-night romance trip
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