The unusually attractive VOI Vila do Farol hotel is shaped like the bow of an old galleon, curving out towards the sea and comprised of a number of single-storey bungalows in a luscious garden setting, connected by pathways. The hotel's sandy beachfront is one of its main draws and this is where most of the entertainments are based. The closest town is Santa Maria, just 1km away, where visitors can find a variety of colourful shops as well as restaurants, bars and cafés.
The main restaurant serves mostly American-style fare but there are also many local dishes on offer, and you can pick up light snacks and relax for drinks in the attractive bar lounge area of the hotel.
The private beach offers a range of activities and there's also a seasonal outdoor swimming pool on-site with associated spa treatments. Head for the nightclub for a bit of dancing in the evening to loosen up, and take a drink to the relaxing lounge area next to the lobby before hitting the pillow.
Make yourself at home in one of the 236 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars (stocked with some free items). Rooms have private balconies or patios. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
This property is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Enjoy a meal at the restaurant or snacks in the property's 2 coffee shops/cafés. Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the beach bar or the poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.
Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.
Santa Maria Pier - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Santa Maria Beach - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Nazarene Church - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Santa Maria Town Square - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Ponta Preta - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Kite Beach - 3.3 km / 2.1 mi
Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Shark Bay Beach - 5.8 km / 3.6 mi
The nearest major airport is Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.) - 18.9 km / 11.7 mi