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A small cluster of islands off the coast of West Africa can now offer tourists the chance to enjoy the tropical paradise of white sandy beaches and turquoise seas in five-star all-inclusive luxury.
Cape Verde is a small group of volcanic islands 500 kilometres off the coast of Senegal in West Africa. The archipelago is made up of three islands: Sal, Boa Vista and Maio. The island of Sal is just 30 kilometres long by 12 kilometres wide and is home to Amílcar Cabral International Airport and the recently opened Meliá Tortuga Beach & Spa resort.
The resort is located on Ponta Preta beach, which is just 20 minutes south of the airport. It features 220 luxurious five-star residences, comprising of both suites and villas, which will allow couples and families to enjoy the mixture of relaxation and recreation that the islands offer. The extravagant complex has a choice of restaurants and bars on the site as well as two large freshwater swimming pools, a gymnasium and a spa.
Sal Island receives an average of 350 days of sunshine each yea,r and gentle breezes help to keep temperatures at a comfortable level. The sights and attractions of this destination, such as the salt lake in an extinct volcano crater, can be explored in half a day, leaving lots of time to enjoy the long stretches of white sand or snorkel with tropical fish, dolphins and turtles. Water sports are also a popular pursuit in this destination that is considered to be one of the top five windsurfing locations in the world.