Location-wise, the Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa is hard to beat. It hugs the sands of watersports-friendly Algodoeiro Beach, and is just a 10-minute taxi ride from the centre ... Continue reading

Location-wise, the Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa is hard to beat. It hugs the sands of watersports-friendly Algodoeiro Beach, and is just a 10-minute taxi ride from the centre of Santa Maria. TripAdvisor awarded this hotel a Certificate of Excellence in 2013. Reviewers really rated its range of activities and smart family-sized rooms.

Swimming Pool

Each pool has a different character – one has the corner on relaxation, while the other has a busy sports schedule. A couple of separate children’s pools are close by.

2 outdoor pools

At this hotel you'll find two spacious swimming pools, which are surrounded by sunloungers and parasols - ultimate chill out time.

Pool towels

2 children's pools

Other facilities

Warm-coloured rooms and stone feature walls decorate the YHI Spa*, which has aromatherapy and reflexology treatments topping the massage menu.




Hairdressing is available on request.

YHI Wellness Centre*

The YHI Wellness Centre has a range of beauty treatments including indulgent massage. You can also the whirlpool bath, sauna and steam room at your leisure.


Hot tub/whirlpool*

Steam room*


Watersports* are this hotel’s forte, with beginner classes introducing you to the local favourites of scuba diving and kite surfing. A free short shuttle bus ride to the beach is provided for watersports.


Board games




You'll find snorkelling, windsurfing and scuba diving at the watersports centre.



Pool table*

Daytime activity programme

Dance lessons

Creole lessons

Beach volleyball

Beach football

Water polo

Boogie boards

Food and Drink

The beach bar-grill* plates up meals on its sand-side terrace – locally-caught seafood tops the menu and sunset views are guaranteed. Meanwhile, the gold-hued Champagne bar* ups the luxury factor.

Main buffet restaurant

Spices buffet restaurant offers a fantastic variety of dishes to satisfy your hunger. Premium drinks may carry a charge.

Beach club restaurant

The O'Grille beach club bar and restaurant 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.

Show cooking

The Aqua Mediterranean gourmet restaurant

The Aqua Mediterranean gourmet restaurant offers another great venue for your evening meal. Reservations are required and premium drinks may be chargeable.

Pool bar

Experience the tranquillity of the swim-up pool bar. 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.

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Melia Tortuga Beach in Santa Maria (Cape Verde). Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Melia Tortuga Beach in Santa Maria (Cape Verde) easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Melia Tortuga Beach with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Melia Tortuga Beach are available from Thomson .

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,
Currency: Cape Verde Escudo (CVE)

This week's weather forecast

28°C Low 24°C
Today: Wed 25 Nov
29°C Low 25°C
Thu 26 Nov
28°C Low 25°C
Fri 27 Nov
29°C Low 24°C
Sat 28 Nov

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Hotel address : SANTA MARIA, Santa Maria (Cape Verde), Cape Verde Islands

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Questions and Answers about Melia Tortuga Beach

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Hello, The hotel do provide beach towels. Regards

Added 1 month, 3 weeks ago.

By Leanne, loveholidays.com team member

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Please see below the link to the hotels own website which indicates what food the serve which looks like they cater for all tastes.

Added 1 year, 1 month ago.

By Charlotte, loveholidays.com team member

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