An immaculately kept, family-run hotel boasting great facilities and direct access to Santa Maria’s golden beach, it’s no surprise that Hotel Morabeza continues to be voted the top hotel by our guests.
A beautiful beachfront location
An ideal choice for both couples and families alike, not only does Hotel Morabeza boast extensive and colourful well-kept grounds, but is also blessed by an envious position close to the pier along the golden sands of Santa Maria Beach.
A long bay lapped by turquoise water just steps from the hotel, Hotel Morabeza is the perfect base for beach lovers, and every day you can watch fishermen bring in their catch of the day. Being close to the pier offers a glimpse into Cape Verdean life, where children jump and flip into the ocean, and the locals come to the pier to buy fresh fish for their dinner.
Hospitality at the heart
‘Morabeza’, locally translated as ‘hospitality’, describes this hotel perfectly, and it’s constantly reinforced by its glowing reputation and the fact it’s the longest established hotel on the island. A popular pastime for guests is to make good use of the Aquarius beach bar, where you can enjoy a tasty seafood lunch and sip on a refreshing caipirinha cocktail, all whilst soaking up the sunshine and looking out across the bay – what a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Plus, for families, there are two good-sized pools and a variety of on-site activities such as mini-golf, archery and tennis - great fun for all ages.
Hotel Morabeza also boasts four restaurants, where you can enjoy a variety of à la carte dining experiences to make your evenings that little bit more special.
Enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep
The guest rooms at Hotel Morabeza are spacious, and decorated using neutral tones to create a relaxing ambience. This also extends throughout the grounds, so even during peak season you won’t struggle to find yourself a sunlounger to relax on and get lost in your favourite book.
Executive rooms and suites
Available exclusively via Cape Verde Experience in the UK, the Executive area is set in an attractive, adults-only (12yrs+) area of the hotel grounds. These rooms are of a high standard, located on the Sea Side of the hotel, coupled with a smart, L-shaped terrace where a child-free pool is situated. Upgrading to these rooms will ensure a relaxing and carefree stay, next to a beautiful golden beach. Find out more about the Executive rooms and suites.
Exploring Santa Maria
The resort of Santa Maria is the main tourist area on the island, although it’s still a relatively small town with a laid-back vibe. There’s a good selection of bars, shops and restaurants to discover, and all of this is just a five-minute stroll from the hotel, so it’s easy should you wish to spend your evenings trying all manner of international and Cape Verdean cuisine.
We offer a choice of board options for your stay at Morabeza. If you’re looking for an inclusion of some meals, with the flexibility to explore Santa Maria, the Bon Appetit dining is a great option. This includes dinner in the hotel’s Les Palmiers restaurant on the first and last night of your stay, plus a Saturday local themed barbecue buffet each week. This leaves you free to stroll into Santa Maria to try the excellent bars and restaurants on your doorstep on the other evenings.
Official local hotel rating: 4 star