We stayed in Vila Verde for a full week. It was ideally located with close access to three nearby beaches. The holiday flat is spacious and has everything you may need to enjoy a beach holiday! The host was incredibly responsive and accommodating.
The flat provides beach mats and beach towels. There are terraces all around which is nice is you just want to sunbathe in some privacy. The super king bed is really firm so perfect for us with our back problems. The kitchen is fully stocked so you can definitely prepare light meals or drinks. Though you don't necessarily need to as the restaurants in town are plentiful. We really enjoyed having the catch of the day, (everday!), Londres and the Mexican restaurant. The breakfast buffet at the resort is pretty decent and BBQ night at the resort is fun.
The three beaches are also so different from each other; we truly enjoyed them all for different reasons. We went swimming with the lemon sharks, floating in the salt mines, body boarding with the locals, watched the amazing kite surfers. We did not get to go to the Eye or to go snorkelling. We will do that next time hopefully.
You will not be disappointed with this island or at this Holiday home. We cannot wait to return!
We stayed at this lovely apartment beautiful and clean also had everything in for a self catering the complex was lovely and clean and all the staff was very nice it only a 15 mins walk into the lovely town of Santa Maria with lots of nice bars and restaurant not forgetting the beautiful beach we will definitely be going back
Fantastic accomodation and everything you need. Location, facilities and weather is absolutely amazing. Ready to book again and again.
Visited in December and arrived after a 6 hour flight from the UK to 28 degrees heat :-) The apartment is located on a complex approximately 10 minutes in a taxi from the airport (12 - 15 Euros) All the apartments are located around a central pool and bar, so it's only 100 yards from your door. The apartment is on the ground floor and of excellent standards throughout with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room and kitchen/dining area. Settee beds in the living room made it able to accommodate 6 people. Balconies with furniture are located at the front and the back of the apartment with access via patio doors. All doors have integral fly screens which we had never seen before. This meant you could have a cool breeze blowing through but no flying insects! All mod cons just like being at home, TV, DVD player, Washing Machine, Microwave, Full Oven, Fridge Freezer to mention a few and a water filter to save buying bottled water. The owner seems to have thought of everything, even beach towels if you fancied going further afield.
Plenty of loungers available around the central pool area and the bar did reasonable priced food (Burger and fries 6 Euros) that you could also get as a take out. Different cocktails on offer each day and check when the Happy Hour is! Complex also had its own supermarket and bank around 5 minutes walk away.
There was a shuttle service provided into the town of Santa Maria or taxi for around 4 Euros. Well worth a visit, seemed like you were in the Caribbean. Plenty of places to eat, drink, shop or just chilling. Safe enough to visit day or night.
Plenty of beaches available a 5 minute taxi drive away, just always agree the price before you set off. These can also be breezy so make sure you take plenty of sun tan cream as you are just off the coast of Africa.