The Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa has a couple of pools, plus a shallow spot where kids can swim. Beach volleyball, aerobics and watersports are all in the activities line-up, and there's a hotel-run kids' club for wee ones. Dinner's taken care of by four restaurants, and there are a couple of bars for evening drinks. The spa, meanwhile, offers massages and beauty treatments.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
The hotel-run kids' club comes with all the bells and whistles, like an ankle-deep splash pool, an indoor play area and craft tables.
Sporty sorts had better be ready to get their feet wet, as this hotel's activity list is all about hitting the waves. Kite surfing*, scuba diving and surfing are all on the to-do list. Back on terra firma, you can get involved in beach volleyball, dance lessons and aerobics.
You'll find snorkelling, windsurfing and scuba diving at the watersports centre.
- Daytime activity programme
- Dance lessons
- Creole lessons
- Beach volleyball
- Beach football
- Water polo
- Boogie boards*
- Board games
- Pool table*
FOOD & DRINK
You can munch your way through dinner at four different restaurants. The Spices buffet's the biggest of the bunch, with a spread that skips between international dishes and Cape Verdean cuisine.
On the fine-dining front, you can give your taste buds a Mediterranean hit at Aqua Restaurant. For romantic evenings, head to the beach grill, and try the poolside place for an à la carte night.
- Main buffet restaurant
Spices buffet restaurant offers a fantastic variety of dishes to satisfy your hunger. Show cooking is also on offer as well as a themed cuisine day. Premium drinks may carry a charge.
- Pool bar
Experience the tranquillity of the swim-up pool bar. Premium drinks may be chargeable.
- O'Grille restaurant and bar
The O'Grille restaurant and bar has beautiful views and comes with al fresco dining. Late-risers can enjoy breakfasts and afternoon coffee with cakes. Some premium drinks may be chargeable. There's a set menu for evening meals.
- Show cooking
- Aqua restaurant
The Aqua Mediterranean gourmet restaurant offers another great venue for your evening meal. Reservations are required and premium drinks may be chargeable.
- Waterside restaurant
The Waterside restaurant serves a buffet lunch and snacks throughout the day. There's also an à la carte menu in the evenings.
- A la carte dining
A la carte dining is available at the Waterside restaurant.
- New Year's Eve gala meal
HEALTH & BEAUTY
Nip to the spa for a massage*, a facial* or a beauty treatment*. There's also a sauna, a pressure show and a thermal circuit, plus a gym where you can pump iron or clock up a few miles on the treadmill.
Hairdressing is available on request.
- YHI Spa Centre*
The YHI Spa Centre has a range of beauty treatments including indulgent massage. You can also the whirlpool bath, sauna and steam room at your leisure.
- Steam room*
- Hot tub/whirlpool*
Nip into the adults-only Champagne bar if you're craving a suave and sophisticated evening. The lobby bar, meanwhile, serves cocktails to the sound of live pianists.
Entertainment comes in the form of mini-discos for little'uns, and local dancers and musicians for grown-ups.
- Evening entertainment programme
Regular evening entertainment including live shows, discos and folklore nights twice a week.
- Weekly themed nights
The hotel-run miniclub caters for kids aged 5 to 12 years.
Swimming's just a fraction of what goes on in the main pool. It's got a swim-up bar, and hosts scuba diving lessons a few times a week. Elsewhere, there's a relaxation pool and a kids' pool.
- 2 outdoor pools
At this hotel you'll find two spacious swimming pools, which are surrounded by sunloungers and parasols - ultimate chill out time.
- 2 children's pools
- Pool towels
Deposit payable locally.
- 24-hour reception
- Cash machine*
- Money exchange
- Laundry service*
- Free Wi-Fi in public areas
Items marked with * incur extra charges which are payable locally
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