Welcome to the 4 Star Crioula Clubhotel & Resort, the charming holiday hotel on the bright, huge and fine-sanded dune beach of Santa Maria in the south of the desert island, Ilha do Sal.
The holiday resort, built in single-storey construction, is surrounded by a 12,000 m² park with sub-tropical vegetation. The elegant Club and Resort Hotel offers its guests a pleasant and relaxing holiday in the midst of an enchanting holiday oasis in which the impressive ambience and relaxed atmosphere quickly enables you to put everyday life at home behind you.
The enormous beach, almost 10 km long, and the crystal clear, turquoise-blue water of the Atlantic dominate the scenic holiday atmosphere, and every guest simply drifts into a dream-world. When looking for eternal summer, the island of Sal has an even, mild and balanced climate the whole year round, and is a true paradise for all ‚beach freaks’ who long for sun, wind and the sea, and pleasant air and water temperatures.
The island located at the Tropic of Cancer has practically no humidity. The dry climate with its pleasant winds and ideal temperatures, which never dip below 22 ° C during the day and are rarely above 30 °C, make the Island of Sal a favourite destination for all those who wish to forget the long, dismal and grey winter months in Europe, at least for a short period, and enjoy life under the African sun.
Guests & Hotel language: International guests, mainly from countries of the European Union Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian, German, French.
Guests feel the warm and relaxed atmosphere as soon as they arrive. The hotel reception and lobby, in Pueblo style, comprise a variety of facilities which lend the reception area a noble ambience. Around the piazzetta, suffused with light, you will find a boutique, the Crioula Wellrelax Oasis, hairdressers - for men and women, a small fitness room, the excursion point, a photo studio and the inviting "Grogue" Bar.
The heart of the Crioula Clubhotel & Resort is the spacious pool area with island bar surrounded by an expansive relaxing area with sun-beds and sunshades. Between the pool and the beach is the single-storey clubhouse which houses the small theatre and the discotheque, as well as the Mini Club and the specialty restaurant, "Osteria lo Mar ".
We serve culinary delicacies in our main restaurant with buffet service.
An international team of staff provides entertainment, and can help organize your days with games, sport and fun.
However, our hotel does all it can to satisfy the wishes and expectations of all guests, especially those who wish to spend their holiday in peace and quiet. Other hotel facilities: Internet point, conference room, rent-a-car, TV room, studio, tennis court, beach volleyball, First Aid centre with European Doctor.
Especially for surfers and divers who can enjoy their favourite sport to the full.
The fantastic winds, especially in the bays of Santa Maria and Ponta Preta, as well as the fascinating deep sea reef of Choclassa or the huge cave of Burcona, are paradise for wind surfers and divers, and make hearts race faster.
For those who prefer solid ground under their feet we recommend a biking tour from Santa Maria to Pedra de Lume, the old salt-mine in the crater bed of an extinct volcano, or a relaxed effortless ‘chug’ across the island on a motor scooter.
Our ‘adventure’ excursion programme offers just that. In jeeps, pick-ups and an off-road truck (Super Trek) that can hardly be described as brand new, we travel across the few paved roads and many natural tracks, sand and rubble routes of the desert island.
Discover this seemingly barren island, parched by the heat and winds, more closely. The bizarre lunar landscape which characterizes the island alternates with sandy beaches and dune formations stretching for miles, and the waves of the Atlantic appear to flow into nowhere. Dust and aridity will accompany you on our tours around the island, as well as unique coastal areas with turquoise-blue, crystal clear water you will find hardly anywhere else on earth.
Fun and action awaits those who decide to take a quad tour along the beaches through the undulating dunes. The four-wheel motor bike with its extra-wide tyres pushes the adrenalin. If you’ve been in the seat of one of these racy four-wheelers, you know the meaning of ‚pure adventure’.
In the coming years the largest and most fascinating wellness oasis of Africa will be built in Pedra de Lume, in the east of the island of Sal, under the open sky in a crater bed of an extinct volcano.
The crater bed, which has a diameter of approx. 1 km, is below sea-level.
On account of the porous rock which makes up the crater ground and the volcanic caldera, seawater penetrates the rock and floods the crater bed. The evaporated water leaves behind a thick layer of salt, which is removed and processed on location to table salt. Almost the entire area of the crater bed is covered with a seawater basin which is knee-deep and has a salt content 25 times higher than that of the Atlantic Ocean. Initial therapy is already being applied here by qualified staff.
In the near future the natural Wellness Oasis is to become one of the most magnificent natural parks in the Atlantic. As of 2010 the park will be complemented by the first golf course on the island of Sal with a charming Golf Resort Hotel, a marina with 80 berths, and an expansive, top quality residence park designed in a holiday village style (refer to: www.pedradelume.com)
The Crioula Clubhotel & Resort has 242 rooms which are mostly located in a range of single-storey apartments. On the ground floor these have a small veranda, and the apartments on the first level have a balcony. At the border of the premises to the beach there are also 20 bungalows with spacious verandas.
All rooms are equipped with bath/shower, hairdryer, direct dial telephone, safe, fridge, satellite TV and air-conditioning. Many of the rooms on the first level have a direct view of the sea, or a view from the side.
Hotel rooms and bungalows have top-quality, solid basket furniture. Bathrooms and bedrooms are spaciously designed and have sufficient storage space.