New tourist resort due to open in May on Sal Island, Cape Verde

26 April 2011

Espargos, Cape Verde, 26 April – A new hotel complex is due to open in May on the Cape Verdean island of Sal, by Gibraltar-based company Resort Group, which promotes tourist investments, according to website Liberal Online.

The British group, which also channels small-scale savings into long term investments, in 2009 started building the Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa, which was concluded last February and is also involved in another project, the Dunas Beach Resort, which is due to be opened in 2013.

The inauguration ceremony for the Meliá Tortuga Beach resort is scheduled for 7 May and the resort is due to open to the public three days later. The resort has four swimming pools, three bars, two restaurants, a cybercafé, gym, spa, shop, medical centre, a conference centre and water-sports facilities.

According to the resort’s promoters, “the Meliá Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa will provide luxury accommodation in a condo-hotel system, and is expected to have average occupancy of around 70 percent, and create around 300 jobs.

The Dunas Beach Resort, costing some 120 million euros, will also be managed by the Meliá brand and, when its starts operating, will create around 650 jobs and welcome around 1,000 tourists each week with an occupancy rate of around 70 percent.

The Resort Group is also involved in another project on Sal Island, which is in the planning stages and will be called Llana Beach Hotel & SPA, and due to open in 2015.

The new units will have a casino, a conference room and several restaurants and bars, and will cost some 80 million euros. (macauhub)