Five Years at Tortuga Beach Resort
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Five Years at Tortuga Beach Resort

It’s been five years since we opened the doors at MELIÃ Tortuga Beach Resort, and we couldn’t have imagined what a success story it has been. We take a look back at the high points of our very first development in Cape Verde.

Occupancy levels have remained strong since launch, with consistent growth and an impressive average of over 70% in the last 5 years. During high season, which traditionally stretches from October to February as winter sun lovers visit the Islands, rates have reached as high as 99% – a trend that shows no sign of slowing down.

It wasn’t long before the awards starting rolling in. It started with MELIÃ Tortuga Beach Resort being named ‘Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel’ in the 2012 World Travel Awards, an award it continued to receive in 2013, 2014 and 2015, but it didn’t stop there. The coveted TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ was awarded to the Resort in 2013 and 2014. Most recently, we were honoured to receive the Luxury Hotel Group of the Year 2016 from the industry-renowned Luxury Travels Awards.


If the reviews on TripAdvisor are anything to go by, it’s no wonder it has won this prestigious award twice since opening. Users have frequently commented on the wonderful welcome, excellent service and stress-free environment. One reviewer said it all: “We stayed here last year, it really is a little bit of paradise. Rooms are spacious and spotless, food was great with plenty variety. The staff could not do enough for you, […] we had the holiday of a lifetime. Can’t wait to go back!”

The Resort Group PLC is known for its continued vested interest in our Resorts post-completion, working in close partnership with the hoteliers. So, to ensure only the highest of standards on MELIÃ Tortuga Beach Resort, extra multi-million pound investments have been made since its launch to further enhance facilities and guest experience. This has included a new waterside restaurant, an expansion of the main Spices dining area, new furniture for the bars and restaurants, Bali beds and decking for the beach, improvements in the Spa and an upgrade of the sports bar to a luxurious champagne bar. There have also been improvements to the infrastructure of the Resort, such as the IT systems and the staff offices, and the company is committed to continuing this level of investment including staff training and facilities.

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