The Sol Dunas Resort is tip top for relaxing – it’s got three pools, five bars and smart interiors.
We love this hotel’s location – it’s just 15 minutes' walk from the beach. When you get there be sure to have your camera ready – the views of the Atlantic Ocean are amazing.
Kids will love the splash park and playground, but don’t fret – this place hasn’t forgotten about the grown-ups. There are four bars across the site and a luxury spa.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Full Board buffet meals. Snacks.
Select local alcoholic and soft drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
Facilities ► View all
3 outdoor pools
There are three outdoor pools for you to pick from. Each one is set in a terrace area with plenty of sunbeds and parasols dotted around them.
Spices buffet restaurant
Spices restaurant is open for buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Children's splash park
Kids will love the splash park. There's a selection of slides for them to whizz down.
Rooms ► View all
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
Double rooms come with Wi-Fi, a balcony or terrace a child bed, tea or coffee-making facilities and a safety deposit box.
2 Bedroom Family Room with Balcony or Terrace
2 bedroom family rooms have a double bedroom and a twin bedroom, separate lounge area, Wi-Fi, shower and a balcony or terrace.
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Welcome drink on arrival Golf buggy to room Great Conceirge service Friendly Staff Clean room nice size (family suite) Great choice of food Water stocked in room daily Great entertainment and activities Excellent value all inclusive More
Excellent hotel for family
Lovely hotel. Very clean. Well done on antibacterial soap in food areas(a lovely touch). Also liked that on arrival at midnight having had a delay , the staff delivered food to our hotel room!! Plenty of facilities for the children. We came with a 10 year old and twins of 8. Loads of choice for food, loads of activities. Beach is clean and safe. There is a lovely cove in (bikini beach area) which is calm. We took our kites, really good fun as although warm there is a wind (be careful as easily burn). Cape Verde is still developing so don't expect loads of excursions (interesting to see in 20 years) but this hotel will certainly keep you busy!! Would I come back- yes definitely! More
Came to Cape Verde with my Girlfriend as we wanted to go somewhere we had never been before. Firstly, it's pretty easy to determine which parts of the hotel you are able to visit for no extra charge and what you cannot. This is outlined in the welcome meeting and if in doubt - just ask! Pretty much everything in front of reception, the pools, the Piano bar and the buffet restaurant are yours. Anything else in the Melia Dunas just cost for drinks etc. The resort is huge. It will take you a while to get from your room to the restaurant for example. This is not always pleasant in midday sun. But you can ask for a lift on the buggies no worries. Our room was positioned about midway in and it would still take 5-10 mins to get food. You will need eyes in the back of your head and any children on a short leash as the buggies hammer down the pathways. The rooms are very nice, modern, clean, spacious. We had a family room as it was actually cheaper than a double. Air conditioning was brilliant and we had a pretty big balcony overlooking the grill. You can choose to take part in the Green Choice scheme. This will give you up to 3 days in your stay where your room will not be cleaned. As a return, you are granted €10 credit to spend in the hotel per day you take part. This can then be spent in the spa or general store or even on branded alcohol at the bar. There are several pools all of which, to my knowledge, you have access to. There are a couple of smaller circular pools which seam quieter then 2 larger pools which have more things going on. We hung around the large central pool most days. Sun beds are never a problem. You could literally come to the pool at 1pm and have plenty of choice, There are even a couple of full egg beds which you do need to be up early to get. There are a fair amount of things going on and you don't really get that irritating lap of entertainment staff nagging you to take part. They even have smaller activities like paddle boards, floating water zorbs and one of those floating pathways for kids to run across. There are some tiles missing/cleanliness issues with some areas of the pools however but nothing serious. The food is pretty good. The main buffet restaurant has no air conditioning though which makes it pretty uncomfortable. There isn't a huge amount of choice but there is a cool kids area up in the corner which will always have chips and nuggets. Would recommend going to the grill for breakfast. It will probably be closer to your room than the buffet restaurant and you get served properly...kind of. The service is super inconsistent. Sometimes your'e offered drinks, then your order, then asked if there is anything else. Other times you are blatantly ignored and have to go get your own drinks, So its kind of awkward trying to decide what your'e supposed to be doing. The food, however, is great from there. Would recommend booking in an evening meal from the pool bar also. But again, this service was inconsistent. The area is pretty desolate. All of Sal is almost like a desert. It's a short taxi drive into Santa Maria and I wouldn't recommend walking it. Santa Mara is quite small and quaint and a good place to have a look around. Not an awful lot going on there though.More
Just back from a wonderful week at this resort. Rooms were perfect - 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in block 8000 which was really close to sal (main entertainment pool) and theatre for night entertainment- easy, baby splash pool and water park a stones throw from our door, ideal for nipping out in morning to reserve beds (if you want a pod or an umbrella you need to be out by 7am (take towel pegs to secure them in the wind). Food was absolutely fine, very hot, lots of choice and plates cleared away quickly to keep flies at bay - none of my family experienced any illness during our stay so don't be put off by comments around this - the food was always replenish quickly at the buffet so always fresh. Entertainment was perfect - day and night (I had 21 and12 year old who were kept entertained throughout day and night). Did 2 Thomson trips (turtle walk and shark swimming) saw 3 turtles and guide was very knowledgeable, disappointing trip to sharks as was in the afternoon (guide said you need to go in the morning really when tide is higher but Thomson won't take their advice !) went on island tour with sow no stress which was amazing - take plenty of stuff for kids in shanty town - 10 pieces of fruit were snapped up in seconds. One thing not mentioned on this trip is that you go to a restaurant in the morning to order your food for lunch later that day - you'll need about 50€ extra for this and not explained very well when booking - watch the street sellers on the beach too (very insistent you buy something if you look at their offerings). All in all I would go back to this hotel and island (there is a lot of buildings going up so I can imagine it will start to become very commercialised in a few years.More
Amazing hotel We had a great 2 bed suite , we stayed just two days So many little extras in the room which was a lovely touch- flip flops etc Particularly liked O grille. Lovely to sunbathe up by the slides as it was always quiet until they opened at 2 pm Never a problem getting a sunbed anytime of day for us Cava fantastic Great for families Great value for money More
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