The Sol Dunas Resort is tip top for relaxing – it’s got three pools and you’re a stone’s throw from a sandy stretch of beach.
We love this hotel’s location – it’s just a hop, skip and a jump 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.
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3 outdoor pools
There's a trio of 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.
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I came after reading the reviews with a little appreciation but I needn't have worried great hotel and holiday. I understand the previous reviews about the split of the hotel and when I booked I didn't realise what it meant. Limited to the bars and restaurants you could visit but in the end happy for what I paid for. I would look at the melia next time as we had no children so the extras may be worth it. The hotel is spotless and the staff exceptional. No mosquitoes or upset stomachs. Food and choice plentiful at all meals. Lots of different entertainment to choose from in the evening. The beach was the best I've been to for a long time. If you've booked this hotel you won't be disappointed. Sorry to be leaving but hopefully will be back. More
Was concerned when we made this booking,but got a really good deal only paid Â£1500 for 3 adults so for winter sunshine would take the risk. When we landed in Sal thought what have we done ,but transfer to hotel was quick and we booked in very quickly no queues, the staff very friendly and helpful. The room was great 3 bedroom 2 bathroom modern clean what are people complaining about I thought. We ate in the main Spices restaurant the first night typical help yourself buffet,but very busy. We ate in either the Grille or Italian other nights but menu very limited and although the staff were very friendly did'nt seem to have a clue, often getting your food before a glass of wine, There is a constant smell of sewage and sound of dogs barking, the water has been Luke warm in the evening for 3 nights. This could be a great place so I can see why there are such mixed reviews but for me it misses the mark . I believe there is a sewage plant next to hotel so not much can be done about that and the dogs are a problem on Sal. Can't wait to get home and will not return .More
Recently split the hotel, spoilt a fabulous place
We first went in August and loved it so much we booked again for New Year, WOW! What a dissapointment. They have split the hotel and totally ruined it. Rooms are great but the service and availability have gone down hill. Sal bar pool is great with lots going on so were happy with that but the service in the restaurants and the way it has been split made it a 'them and us' situation. Very dissapointed. All had sickness for 2 weeks due to no water for 2 days. No flushing toilets, no showers, high percentage of guests were ill.More
Amanda C, 503790
A pure pleasure
7 night holiday to Cape Verde departed Bristol on a very cramped Thomson flight, made worse by passenger in front not knowing she had her seat in the reclined position! therefore little or no room when it came to drinks & meal service (yes we were served a meal) Flight landed slightly ahead of time-bonus. You need to apply for visas, Thomson do it the price of your holiday but don't seem to broadcast the fact. 25 euros person. If it doesn't go through on line or you don't do it before you fly you are charged this at the airport however TUI staff do refund in resort if you keep the receipt. Our hotel no further than 20 minutes from airport, private taxi will cost you 15 euros. Sol Dunas is a "massive resort" over 800 rooms on the Dunas side, the more expensive side "Melisa" just over 300. I think the way the plans works is that the colour of your wristband tells resort staff if they can serve you or not. Our room 5001 is/was perfect for us, close enough to pool & bar area but lovely and quiet at night apart from other inconsiderate guests who slam their doors. They have buggies to get you around the resort if needed. They also provide free bus transfer to and from the town during the day. All reception staff very helpful. Grace who checked us in was lovely. "Spices" is the main restaurant its self service with wine & beer on tap also self service.Obviously very busy but we have always managed to find a table. Food very acceptable though on the warm side rather than hot! If you can't find anything to eat then you are just too picky! We tried "The Grille" last night, very nice you can eat here and the Italian as often as you like though you do need to book for the evening, breakfast & lunch just turn up. Accommodation ranges from 1 bedroom apartments to 3 bedroomed villas with own pool. Use of safe in room is free Tea/coffee/ bottled water supplied. Bed very comfy. TV lots of English speaking channels with sub titles in other languages, seemed to be plenty of children's channels so better than other countries we have been to. Taxis into town cost 3 euros each way during the day 4 euros at night. Friday & Saturday nights are party nights in town apparently great fun and should not be missed. Entertainment team on site friendly but not "pushy" they even went to the trouble of continuing playing with the children although they were packing up by the pool. Sign by the pool says you can't reserve sun beds, loads of people do though. Bar staff not able to "police" this and some guests including English guests got quite nasty, so be warned. Beach at Melia end is a public beach not private, this means the locals can go on and sell their tours, we did an all day trip for 25 euros per person ( felt very safe and visited all the areas that you would on a TUI organised trip), yes we had to pay for lunch 8 euros each and very nice too. You could pay more depending on what you ordered. The same trip is 75 euros per person from the resort. Children's play and pool area fantastic can't think of any child that wouldn't be happy here. So would we come back YES, would we recommend this resort YES. It's been a lovely 26 degrees late January, you couldn't ask for more? A BIG thankyou to all resort staff. But an even bigger thankyou to Elton (my favourite barman)More
sue c, 186338
Amazing Fantastic holiday
The accommodation is fantastic very clean and comfortable. staff are friendly and very helpful. Hugh variety of food something for everyone. Very clean restaurants staff are always cleaning and clearing tables and counters. I can't understand the bad reviews, really amazing holiday had an amazing stay would defiantly stay here again. There are activities during the day if you want to keep fit or you can just relax by the pool or on the beach. The kids club staff keep the children entertained throughout the day. seriously recommend this hotel.More
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