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Sal Island Holidays

Sal Island holidays

A holiday to Sal Island offers you the perfect beach break away from the beaten tourist track. Ideal for visiting with someone special or for an unforgettable family holiday, the island is one of ten Cape Verde Islands situated 350 miles from the west coast of Africa and has a charming mix of African, Portuguese and Brazilian influences. There’s so much to see and do on this beach island that keeps those who have visited before coming back time and time again.

Which resort is right for you?

The resort of Santa Maria is a bustling town offering its visitors a taste of both the traditional and contemporary Cape Verde Island style. You can expect to find all the normal mod con’s from a beach holiday, plus eight kilometres of stunning picture-perfect white sandy beach meeting the crystal clear sea to take a dip in.

In town there’s a quirky mix of restaurants, shops and markets, as well as nightlife to suit all, so after a long day kicking back on the beach you can be assured of a good evening on your holiday on Sal Island.

Those seeking fantastic surf, sail and dive spots are also incredibly well suited to Sal too, as the sure swell and consistent winds draw people from all over for their world-class opportunities. If you fancy trying your hand at a new sport, tuition and kit rental for a variety of activities are readily available and at reasonable prices.


Top 5 attractions on Sal Island

The scenic town offers travellers a mix of things to do and see while on holiday in Sal, so if you can drag yourself away from the beach there’s a lot to do inland and island hopping to enjoy too!

  • Visit Praia de Santa Maria and watch the fishermen hauling their catches on to the beach.
  • The stunning Olho Azul in Buracona is a stunning underground cavern and if you catch it at just the right time, the light shines directly into it, presenting fantastic photo opportunities.
  • Visit the Pedra de Lume crator. Created by an extinct volcano, its mammoth 500 metre radius naturally formed a lake which is now used as salt evaportation ponds.
  • Maio Island is easily reachable by boat excursion from Sal and is a great opportunity to see Mount Fogo. Here you can see the volacano and learn about its hardened lava tracks.
  • Fontana is a great spot to hone your surfing skills or pick up tuition.
    • Hone your surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving or sailing skills or try your hand for the first time on a holiday to Sal.
    • Browse our special offers on holidays to the Cape Verde Islands.
    • Treat yourself or someone special to the holiday of a lifetime on the picture perfect white sands.

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