Hotel (5*)
ETIC gold rating
9.2 / 10
24.9 Kg
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Sol Dunas

Family hotels , Sport hotels


8.6 / 10

1,639 Google reviews

Santa Maria is a fishing town situated in the southern part of the island municipality of Sal, Cape Verde. Santa Maria is located about 16 km south of the Amílcar Cabral International Airport, and km south of the island capital Espargos. Sol Dunas is located right on the seafront at Algodoeiro beach, opposite a coral reef with an exuberant variety of marine wildlife. It is also the best option for discovering and getting to know Island of Sal in Cape Verde, thanks to its natural beauty, impressive tropical gardens, eternal summer climate and luxurious facilities. Ideal for visiting with your family, friends or partner, Sol Dunas has 843 large bedrooms fitted out with everything you need in order to guarantee a perfect stay, free internet access (Wi-Fi) in communal areas; 4 swimming pools (3 for adults / 1 children´s pool); a Yhi Spa and a complete gym (accessible at Meliá Dunas); there are different gastronomic areas (Spice and O Grille); 4 bars; an amphitheatre for shows and themed parties; boutiques and shops in the Boulevard area; a hairdressers; 2 tennis courts and a Beach Volleyball court.



ETIC gold rating

9.2 / 10

THE ETIC Gold Certification is awarded to ethical and sustainable hotels having a score of at least 8 out of 10.


Company & values The family origin of our Company is the essence of our culture and values. These define our identity and guide our behaviour based on criteria of excellence, sustainability and responsibility. They are also fundamental drivers of our response to our public commitments. “We work to consolidate a global model of corporate responsibility” Corporate responsibility at Meliá Corporate Responsibility is the backbone of our business strategy and a fundamental support for a responsible and sustainable hotel model that is able to increase the positive impact of our activity on our environment. The United Nations 2030 Agenda is our guiding light as we move towards a more responsible tourism model and face major global challenges such as climate change, environmental protection [more...]

Carbon per night*: 24.9
CO2 per night*: 36.6
CH4 per night*: 0
N2O per night*: 0.04
Energy per night*: 0.04
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I. Environment (9.6)
1.1. Conserving Resources 9.5
1.1.1. Environment Friendly 9.8
1.1.2. Consumable Goods 9.1
1.1.3. Energy Conservation 9.8
1.1.4. Water Conservation 9.3
1.2. Reducing Pollution 9.5
1.2.1. GHG 9.6
1.2.2. Waste Water 9.4
1.2.3. Waste Management 9.1
1.2.4. Harmful Substances 9.5
1.2.5. Minimize Polution 9.9
1.3. Conserving Biodiversity, Ecosytems and Landscapes 9.6
1.3.1. Wildlife Species 9.8
1.3.2. Wildlife Captivity 9.3
1.3.3. Landscaping 9.5
1.3.4. Biodiversity Conservation 9.8
1.3.5. Interaction with wildlife 9.8
II. Social (9.2)
2.1. Fair Trade 9.1
2.1.1. Community Development 9.1
2.1.2. Local Development 9.1
2.1.3. Fair Trade 9.1
2.1.4. Support Local Entrepreneurs 9.1
2.1.5. Respect Local Communities 9.1
2.2. Labour Rights 9.3
2.2.1. Exploitation Harassment 9.1
2.2.2. Equal Opportunity 9.8
2.2.3. Labour Rights 9.1
2.3. Services 9.1
2.3.1. Community Services 9.1
2.3.2. Local Services 9.1
III. Culture & Site Protection (9.1)
3.1. Cultural Visits and Promotions 9.1
3.1.1. Culture Visits 9.1
3.2. Historical Artefacts 9.1
3.2.1. Historical Artefacts 5
3.3. Protection of Sites 9.1
3.3.1. Protection of Sites 4.2
3.4. Incorporation of Culture 9.1
3.4.1. Incorporation of Culture 3.8
IV. Sustainable Managment (9.1)
4.1. Sustainable Management System 9.1
4.1.1. Sustainable Mgmt System 9.1
4.1.2. Health & Safety 9.1
4.1.3. Legal Compliance 9.1
4.1.4. Employee Training 9.1
4.1.5. Customer Experience 9.1
4.1.6. Accuracy of Promotional Materials 9.1
4.2. Buildings and Infrastructure 9.1
4.2.1. Buildings & Infrastructure Compliance 9.1
4.2.2. Cultural Surroundings 9.1
4.2.3. Buildings & Infrastructure Practices Materials 9.1
4.3. Adaptive Incorporation 9.1
4.3.1. Access For Persons With Special Needs 9.1
4.3.2. Natural Surroundings 9.1
4.3.3. Reporting And Communication 9.1




main amenties

Free water park, "Free childrens club", Near the beach, Terrace, 3 outdoor pools, 843 smoke-free guestrooms, Beach umbrellas, Free area shuttle, 2 outdoor tennis courts, Daily housekeeping, Free WiFi , Full-service spa, 3 restaurants and 3 poolside bars

what's around

Santa Maria Pier - 33 min walk, Santa Maria Beach - 34 min walk, Shark Bay Beach - 34 min walk, Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo - 12 min walk, Ponta Preta - 18 min walk, Kite Beach - 33 min walk, Nazarene Church - 33 min walk, Santa Maria Town Square - 35 min walk

food and drink

Refrigerator, Free bottled water

things to do

Kayaking nearby, Full-service spa, Beach umbrellas, Spa treatment room(s), Steam room, Playground on site, Sauna, Scuba diving nearby, Beach sun loungers, Pool umbrellas, Fitness facilities, Snorkeling nearby, Number of outdoor pools - 3, Surfing/boogie boarding nearby, Free water park access, Spa tub, Beach towels, Water skiing nearby, Waterslide, Windsurfing nearby, "Childrens pool", Pool sun loungers, Outdoor tennis courts - 2, Arcade/game room


Concierge services, 24-hour front desk, Porter/bellhop, Dry cleaning/laundry service, Luggage storage, Tours/ticket assistance, Hair salon, Multilingual staff


Elevator, Garden, Terrace, ATM/banking

languages spoken

English, Portuguese, Spanish, French

taking the kids?

Supervised childcare/activities (free), "Childrens club (free)"

working away

Conference space size (feet) - 3767, Conference space size (meters) - 350, Conference space, Meeting rooms, Computer station

home comforts

Air conditioning

freshen up

Free toiletries, Shower/tub combination, Hair dryer, Private bathroom


Time From: 18:00:00


Time To: 11:00:00

be entertained

32-inch flat-screen TV

stay connected

Free WiFi, Phone


Access via exterior corridors, In-room safe, Daily housekeeping

Payment types at the property



Questions & Answers

Yes, Sol Dunas - All Inclusive does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
This property is closed from April 22 2020 to January 31 2021 (dates subject to change).
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-out is available.
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and pool views. Nearby restaurants include BIKINI BEACH BAR (11-min walk), Sabores e Livros (2 mi), and Cape Fruit (2 mi).

Year Most Recent Renovation: 0000

: Government-issued photo ID may be required, Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges, 843 rooms, Check-out time is noon, Check-in time 3 PM-midnight, Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others: Free WiFi in public areas, "Free childrens club", No pets or service animals allowed, No cribs (infant beds), Free WiFi in rooms, Babysitting/childcare *

Transportation: Smoke-free property, Cash, Free area shuttle within 5 km

All inclusive: This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply). nFood and beveragesBuffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and local beverages includedNumber or type of beverages limited at one or more venuesnActivities and facilities/equipmentLand activitiesFitness facilitiesnEntertainmentOnsite entertainment and activitiesOnsite live performancesnNot includedSurcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beveragesMinibarAirport transfersGratuities

Spa: Yhi has 9 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam. The spa is open daily. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.


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Policies: "Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the health club, fitness facility, or spa tub. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-out is available.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Stay Safe with Meliá (Meliá) guidelines.The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines.Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash."

Mandatory Fees: Optional extrasBabysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge


Landmarks arround

  • Santa Maria Pier - 33 min walk
  • Santa Maria Beach - 34 min walk
  • Shark Bay Beach - 34 min walk
  • Viveiro Botanical Garden & Zoo - 12 min walk
  • Ponta Preta - 18 min walk
  • Kite Beach - 33 min walk
  • Nazarene Church - 33 min walk
  • Santa Maria Town Square - 35 min walk

Transports arround

  • Sal Island (SID-Amilcar Cabral Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Free area shuttle


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