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4.1 out of 5

"Like all hotels there was good and bad..... but overall good value for a family of four: *Nice grounds, all buildings only 2 storey so felt homely an ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 08 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the quiet rooms at Melia Tortuga Beach - All Inclusive. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Ponta Preta. Features include free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking, plus 2 outdoor pools. Built in 2010, this 5-star resort has 271 rooms over 2 floors. Furnished balconies/patios and flat-screen TVs are available in all rooms.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with furnished balconies or patios, flat-screen TVs and fridges
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine at Spices, one of the property's 4 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Take a swim in the 2 outdoor pools or soak in the spa tub
  • Indulge with body wraps, aromatherapy or hydrotherapy at YHI SPA
  • Services include babysitting, a free kids' club and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the pool
  • 14 minutes on foot from Ponta Preta and a 4-minute drive from Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo

Suite, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£108* Per night/room 7 Jan - 8 Jan

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (4 Adults)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Private Pool (4 Adults + 2 Children)

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 2 Bedrooms (2 Adults 2 Children)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (The Level)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Melia Tortuga Beach - All Inclusive ratings based on 12 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Melia Tortuga Beach - All Inclusive

Everyone (8) Family (2)
4 out of 5
Like all hotels there was good and bad..... but overall good value for a family of four: *Nice grounds, all buildings only 2 storey so felt homely and nice that there is a choice of a noisy or a quiet pool. Pools were a bit too cold but got in eventually. *Sunbed reservation/usage caused friction amongst the guests as there were not enough for all guests at peak times whilst others where reserved with towels but unused for hours. Think this needs to be resolved as lying in the sun is what a Cape Verde holiday is all about. *Aqua restaurant was lovely, Grill was good with nice setting, whilst the other 2 were fine with lots of choice - our teenage boys said best cooked meat ever! *Good drinks range - lovely cava, red wine and cocktails. Beer, white wine and rose not so good. *Used the gym daily but 3 of the 5 machines were broken for the whole time (reported this on day 1), however they are dependent on an external company coming to fix them. *Our air conditioning unit went wrong and they arrived within 10 mins of reporting it and fixed it soon after. *Very appreciative of the daily maid service who made our beds - thank you! Staff were mostly lovely especially the bar staff. Would stay there again.

Posted by , from Northampton on 8 Apr 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Apr 2018 by Simone Marques

Greetings from the Hotel Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa. Thank you for taking the time to give us the feedback of your holiday past here at our hotel. We greatly appreciate your comments that will be shared with my colleagues. We hope to see you soon. In the meantime at your disposal for more information. Best regards Simone Marques Agente Reservas/ Reservations Agent Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa ZDTI Ponta Preta Ilha do Sal - Cabo Verde Tel: +238 242 92 00 Fax: +238 242 16 40 MELIA.COM

5 out of 5

Perfect family holiday

Pros: There was plenty of space and even though the hotel was full, it didn't feel like that. It was very clean and well presented. Easy beach access.
Cons: Although we didn't need to use the kitchen, there was very little in the way of crockery and cutlery.
Location: Go to Santa Maria. Go and see Fransisco for a day trip, or horses or quad bikes. Kite beach to the east is fantastic. The Dive centre is good.
On arrival, we were greeted with fruit cocktails as we booked in. We were taken by buggy down to our accommodation overlooking the pool which was spacious, clean and well presented. We were travelling as a party of four with two adults and two teenagers. There was free wifi in the apartment which the teenagers were very pleased about and we could even get wifi on the beach! There were four restaurant, three of which you need to book for evening meal and we would recommend that you book for the week on the day you arrive. Our favourite was O'Grill, which was on the beach. Others liked Waterside restaurant and Aqua restaurant. Spices buffet restaurant always had plenty of choice and space and doesn't need to be booked. The food was very good quality and quantity. Drinks were always available from the main three bars and they make a lovely cup of coffee in the Sway bar by reception. If you want a good trip out then go and see Fransisco by the Beach Bar (He usually had a yellow top on and wooly hat). Island tour is a must although prepare for a few added expenses to get into some locations and for lunch. Takes pens, paper etc and anything for the children in the Shanty Town if you go there. There were always sunbeds available whether by the pool or on the beach which are included in the price but take pegs for your towels as it may be windy. The staff were always polite and helpful. We would love to go back again.

Posted by , from Cornwall on 28 Feb 2018

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4 out of 5

Short winter sun break

Pros: Friendly helpful staff
Cons: Improve quality of fittings, linens and bedding to a true 5 star standard
Location: Great beach front location, anything outside the hotel needs a taxi ride. Good for a relaxing short break
Good hotel location, good beach and several pools to use. Food excellent with very helpful and friendly staff. The accommodation whilst acceptable is of a UK 3star standard, basic comfort similar to a travel inn. The constant all year round wind that these islands are known for detracts from the glorious sunshine.

Posted by , from blackpool on 25 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5
Don’t want to sound spoilt .. really needed a break, but disappointing food, service and accommodation - I’m sorry to say this.. I did relax .. and it was a welcome break. Not a 5* in my opinion. Take woolly jumpers, socks, blankets and waterproofs in February!

Posted by , from kent, uk on 16 Feb 2018

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3 out of 5

Close to a nice beach

Pros: Staff, cleanliness, food and drinks
Cons: Air con in 2nd bedroom. Entertainment.
Location: A walk into Santa Maria was nice, a few shops and a nice beach was there. Island tour didn't look very exciting so we didn't go.
The staff are very friendly and cheerful. The room is cleaned every day and clean towels are provided. The bedding seemed to be changed each day too. The room we had was a two bedroomed to bathroom apartment. It was spacious. There was a microwave and a cooker. But on arrival there were no cups or spoons or glasses. There was air con in the lounge and the double bedroom. I had the twin room and I was surprised to find I had no air con in my room. I wondered why I should not need it, I am an adult and the same as the guests in the double room. This meant I had to sleep with the window open, which was still warm, but the mosquitoes came to visit me. I was too hot with the window closed. The food was plenty in the main dining room called Spices. There were 3 other restaurants, which keeps the same menu all the time. We were there for 3 weeks, it gets boring, so mostly we used Spices Restaurant. The entertainment was dire. It was very repetitive and there was no variation to the type of entertainment. There were on just 2 occasions in the 3 weeks that we were entertained. The bars are nice and on the all inclusive band you can get cocktails. The beach was very nice, but the sunbeds were the most uncomfortable I have ever laid on, so I chose to lay on the sand. The beach towels are provided and they are good quality, soft and big. This place is perfect if you want to do nothing on your holiday.

Posted by , from Purfleet, England on 13 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel

Pros: On the last day of my stay, there was no shampoo or gel douche.
Location: I advise a visit to the island with the company Sodade, have a good price as well as for water sports
Complete hotel, spacious with fantastic pools for the whole family, good food for all tastes.

Posted by , from Switzerland on 16 Oct 2017

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4 out of 5

Compact complex with great staff interaction

Pros: Spaciousness of hotel rooms and friendly staff
Cons: nothing!!
Location: One 'town' Santa Maria - not far and walkable along beach promenade. Not much there - lots of lucky lucky men but in shops!! Friendly and funny.
Just returned from Cape Verde. Island is very poor and appreciates a little extra in way of tips or sweeties/crayons/books for children. Tortuga Beach was wonderful. No stress is the catchword!! Unlike the neighbouring very large soulless complexes next door, this was a great little find. Still large enough to be quiet but everything to hand. Once the AI band is on -its enjoy yourself all the way. Very impressed the size of the rooms - had apartment 307 - upper floor right by reception but not noisy. 2 bed 2 baths and a kitchen. OK kitchen wasn't equipped, except for a kettle and a fridge - but why would you want to cook on an AI holiday!?! All kept clean by the ladies that do...!! Food was plentiful in all eating areas. Something for everyone and all tastes. Staff very friendly and helpful. Would certainly return to this hotel. But remember to take your midge repellents. They will try to eat you. Saw some terrible bites on people.. mostly bitten by the beach area of resort - which again is very picturesque. Great holiday. Thank you.

Posted by , from West Midlands on 22 Sep 2017

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5 out of 5
Établissement propre, personnel agréable, nourriture bonne. Rien de négatif

Posted by on 31 Jul 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Aug 2019 by Melia Tortuga Management Team

Dear Guest, Thank you for allowing us the pleasure to accommodate you at Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for the valuable time that you have set aside to rating the Resort. We are elated to perceive that the Hotel and it´s service in general have all contributed to a positive holiday impression, this is the aim we strive towards each day, it will be a pleasure to share it with our team members and we are sure that they will be very happy to hear from you again. It is with this positive perception in mind that we shall look forward to see you again as our guests more often in the future. Kind regards, Melia Tortuga Management Team

3 out of 5
Hotel de bon confort Activités à l’hôtel insuffisante surtout le soir Déçu de ne pas avoir pu nous baigner au moins dans 1 piscine car elles ne sont pas chauffés( Eaux glacées)

Posted by on 5 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Apr 2019 by Melia Tortuga Management Team

Dear Guest, Firstly, we would like to express our appreciation for you having selected Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for having taken the time to share your holiday experience with us and with fellow travelers on Expedia. We would like to thank you for rating the Hotel and for the score on all the services this information will surely be shared with all our team members and we are sure that it will serve as a motivation to keep up with their effort. We also thank you for bringing into our attention the details that require our immediate attention, we will forward it to the department in charge for their consideration It has been truly a pleasure to have you as our guests, and we shall look forward to welcome you back more often to our resort in the future. Kind regards, Melia Tortuga Management Team

5 out of 5
Hotel acceuillant, front mere. excellent séjour. les normes de l'hôtellerie sont là.Seulement l'eau de la douche est tiède et non chaude. Pas de descente de lit. Le reste est parfait.

Posted by , from Marrakech on 15 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Jan 2019 by Melia Tortuga Management Team

Dear anasse on, It has been truly a pleasure having you as our guests and we are very happy that you have had an enjoyable stay experience with us. We are grateful for the trust that you placed in us by choosing Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa for your holidays and for the time that you have set aside to share your experience with us and with fellow travelers online. Having read your description, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay experience. We also appreciate your kind comments regarding each aspect of our services and facilities and for having recommended our hotel to prospective guests. Each positive feedback received from our guests is truly appreciated and motivates us to keep up with the good work. We thank you once again for your valuable contribution, we are already looking forward to having you with us again in the not so distant future. Kind regards, Melia Tortuga Management Team

About the Melia Tortuga Beach - All Inclusive

Location Urbanizacao da Cabocan ZDTI Ponta Preta, Sal,

All-inclusive Details

  • Food and beverage restrictions apply
  • Volleyball included
  • On-site entertainment and activities included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Premium/non-domestic beverages not included
  • Gratuities not included
  • Minibar not included

Property Features

Sit back and relax on the beach with cabanas (surcharge), umbrellas, and sunloungers. At Melia Tortuga Beach - All Inclusive, you can cool off in one of the 2 the outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a coffee shop/cafΘ and a nearby snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 2 bars/lounges, A beach bar, and A swim-up bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This luxury resort also offers a free kid's club, a kids' pool and a hot tub. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Sal resort.

  • 271 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • 1938 sq ft of conference space
  • 180 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2010
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Cabanas on the beach (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (surcharge)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.) (15.9 km / 9.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Melia Tortuga Beach - All Inclusive offers 271 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottles of water. Rooms open to furnished balconies or patios. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, a bidet, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony or patio (furnished)
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Spices – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Aqua – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.

O Grille Beach Club – This beach restaurant specialises in seafood and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Open daily.

Pasta Nostra – This poolside buffet restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

2 the outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a spa tub, a sauna and a fitness centre.

Guests aged under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Horse riding/rental on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Spa Services

YHI SPA has 4 treatment rooms. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Number of treatment rooms 4
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Steam room in spa
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.
  • Debit cards


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 10 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Facilities fee: EUR 20 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • – Sauna
    – Spa

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Meliá Tortuga Beach All Inclusive All-inclusive property Sal
  • Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort
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  • Meliá Tortuga Inclusive Sal
  • Melia Tortuga Inclusive Sal
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  • Melia Tortuga Beach - All Inclusive Sal
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Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.