Black Point Morabessa flatsMorabessa flats Porto Antigo dormitoryBoa Vista apartments
Apartments in Santa Maria close to the beach
Santa Maria has many restaurants and bars and few mini-marts where you can buy frozen meat, fresh fish and vegetables and freshly baked bread. Self-catering is feasible if you are happy to eat local produce - mostly tuna, shellfish and fresh vegetables. Some apartments on offer do not have electricity or water connected. Many others lack proper furniture and appliances.
Papaya offers breakfast, half or full board on the oceanfront ideal for people staying in Santa Maria. at a weekly rate..
Black Point flats/apartments
Santa Maria edging onto the beach and running 50m back from it, some with seaviews, some partial view.
Set just across the road from the Beach on the eastern side of town. These are large flats with a large,open communal roof terrace area, which has views of the sea. They are nicely furnished with Italian chairs and tables and kitchen equipment. There is a manager on site during working hours. They can sleep two or three in a bedroom and one more in the large living room area. Prices from £280 pw, but 15% more in High Season. The largest flat which sleeps up to 7 packed in like sardines in two bedrooms costs £553pw or £584pw in High Season.E from Grenoble found it very convenient.
"The apartment was ideally located, close enough (everything is close on this island really!) to go in town for diner or shopping without taking the car but quiet enough to put our heads down at night. We got friendly with one of the security guards for another residence and he was looking out for us bless him! He even invited us to a Gambian diner he'd made for his birthday! He showed us pictures of his wife and daughter, a lovely guy. "
When she visited again for the second time she added
" We liked the apartment itself very much; it was quiet but close enough to all amenities which was why we decided to go back there this year. The location is perfect for us to check out the surf in Santa Maria, the pontoon and close enough to Ponta Preta. Then if there is no surf we can move on to explore further up the coast towards Murdeira and Leao Mountain or on the other side of the island.
We love the apartments, their location is perfect for us and they are well equipped. We wouldn’t want to stay in a hotel; we’d rather be in self catering accommodation. We go to the restaurant every day and every evening but it’s nice to have breakfast and make a cup of tea when you want! The apartments are clean, spacious, quiet and ideally located. We really liked staying there each time we went to Sal. The cute kitten was an added bonus! I hope he will still be there when we return…"
R from Sussex was happy there
"We thoroughly enjoyed the week"
Newly built just behind the hotel and across the road these offer either one or two bedrooms at prices from £396 to £660 pw for the one bedroom to £528 to £880 for the two bedroom. They are much better furnished thamn most Santa Maria apartments and allow full use of all the facilities in the hotel.
Porto Antigo - Old Tuna port flats/apartments
These flats are in a fine position near Papaya`s but can be noisy and very cramped indeed. The beds are uncomfortable . Few go twice.
Boa Vista flats/apartments
Just back from the beach at Estoril Beach , the flats can accommodate up to 4 people. Prices range from £462 for a single person in a one room studio to £1565 for 4 adults in a two room flat..
High Season Prices
High season rates apply for Christmas, Easter and sometimes in July and August