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Hotel Dunas de Sal

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Beach nearby, white sand, scuba diving
Beach nearby, white sand, scuba diving
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas
Master Suite | Balcony

Overview of Hotel Dunas de Sal

VIP Access

Hotel Dunas de Sal

4.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
Ponta Preta, Santa Maria, Sal, 21100

Guests rated this location 7.5/10 - Good

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Maria Beach18 min walk
  • Popular LocationNazarene Church2 min drive
  • Popular LocationSanta Maria Town Square4 min drive
  • AirportSal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.)17 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

About this area


Located in Sal, Hotel Dunas de Sal is near the beach. Nazarene Church and Santa Maria Town Square are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Maria Beach and Shark Bay Beach. Don't miss out on a visit to Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo. Looking to get your feet wet? Water skiing, windsurfing and sailing adventures can be found near the property.

What's nearby

  • Santa Maria Pier - 18 min walk
  • Santa Maria Beach - 18 min walk
  • Nazarene Church - 2 min drive
  • Santa Maria Town Square - 4 min drive
  • Ponta Preta - 5 min drive

Getting around

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


  • Palm Beach Bar & Restaurant - 19 min walk
  • Morabeza Beach Club - 16 min walk
  • Breakfast Terrace - 11 min walk
  • Restaurant Cabo Verde Riu Funana - 8 min walk
  • RIU Cabo Verde Restaurant Promenade - 12 min walk

About this property

Hotel Dunas de Sal

4-star hotel
Located close to Santa Maria Beach and Santa Maria Town Square, Hotel Dunas de Sal provides a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar. Active travelers can enjoy scuba diving at this hotel. Treat yourself to a massage, a body wrap, or a manicure/pedicure at the onsite spa. Stay connected with free WiFi in public areas, and guests can find other amenities such as a terrace and a garden.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool and a children's pool, with pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Luggage storage, massage treatment rooms, and a front-desk safe
  • A 24-hour front desk, smoke-free premises, and a TV in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 68 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning and bathrobes, in addition to thoughtful touches like safes and sound-insulated walls.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Daily housekeeping and phones


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
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC) and COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO)

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 sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • A bar/lounge
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Gym
  • Outdoor pool
  • Scuba diving
  • Steam room
  • TV in common areas

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff


  • Garden
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Massage
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa treatment rooms


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Elevator
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible gym
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Minibar
  • Room service


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 2 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 1:00 PM

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 2 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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)
  • 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.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: CVE 40 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Dunas de Sal
Dunas Sal
Hotel Dunas de Sal
Hotel Dunas Sal
Sal Dunas
Dunas De Sal Hotel
Hotel Dunas De Sal Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Dunas
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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Dunas de Sal?

As of Mar 27, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Dunas de Sal on Apr 17, 2023 start from $96.41, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Hotel Dunas de Sal pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Hotel Dunas de Sal?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hotel Dunas de Sal?

Check-in is from 2 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Hotel Dunas de Sal?

Check-out is at 1:00 PM.

Does Hotel Dunas de Sal provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of CVE 40 per vehicle applies.

Where is Hotel Dunas de Sal located?

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Maria Beach, Nazarene Church, and Santa Maria Town Square. Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo and Shark Bay Beach are also within 6 mi (10 km).



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 21 out of 70 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 30%
Rating 8 - Good. 40 out of 70 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 57%
Rating 6 - Okay. 7 out of 70 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 2 out of 70 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 0 out of 70 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness
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
Stayed 14 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Stayed 6 nights in Oct 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Quiet location, relaxed atmosfere, nice breakfast buffet.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2019

8/10 Good

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 8 nights in Jun 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2019

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Stayed 7 nights in Apr 2019

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 14 nights in Apr 2019