We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

VOI Vila do Farol

View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Great Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
VOI Vila do Farol
VOI Vila do Farol
Panoramas (72)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,689 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 31: English reviews
Start your review of VOI Vila do Farol
 Click to rate
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Everything good with this hotel. Good food. Nice small room. Prifessional and very nice and serviceminded staff. Good bars and nice entertainment, both for adults and kids. Lots of fun activities both by The pool and at the bra. We Will return!

2Thank Mike N
Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Just got back from a week's stay here. We hadn't originally booked here but were placed here by tour operator when there was a mix up with bookings. The rooms are basic but adequate and yes it is full of Italians, but that made the food great, there was fresh pasta, fresh pizza, wine and beer on tap in the...

2Thank williamsruth130
Gambellara, Italy
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Was really a nice a break with my friend to escape from our jobs for a week. All was really organize. Buffet all day bar open everyday from early morning, and also a lot of activities to spend some time. I had the feeling it's more for couples than for a group of friend but overall was really nice!

1Thank Neary90
Zvolen, Slovakia
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This resort is friendly ONLY for ITAL. Animator is so loud and cheeky. Do you want to go to swimming pool - ital animation - go away . Do you want to go to bar at nigt - ital animation - go away. Never ever

Thank filtremann
Somers, Montana
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Just back from our holiday at the Vila do Farol, or Bravo as it seems to be named! I'll start with the visa, we got ours when we got there and we're through within 20 minutes, however were aware of others who took over an hour. We then got a taxi outside the airport of a cost of 15.00 euros...

1Thank sally14_50
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If your not Italian it not for you,whole entertainment programme is Italian,so every night the same problem all in italian, even when they knew we were English no attempt to adjust the programe Spent 14 nights there like being asked to a party knowing they don't want you there. Facts the food good choice Acoomadation bunglow type old, very outdated,...

4Thank Andysaunders
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Nice village, basic but confortable and cozy accomodations, completely Italian animation and food. I was there for a week in may with two friends. We met a lot of nice people, we enjoyed the animation program, we loved the beach and the swimming pool with salty water. Wind was a bit annoying time to time. Free wifi was very limited...

4Thank isideria
Reviewed 5 March 2016

First of the location of the hotel is heavenly, for the beach and the ocean is like 50 meters from the hotel. It is a hotel with much space in it for just walking around what felt comfortable when just hanging around the area, with a nice snackbar with beach and ocean view when you sit and eat their wonderful...

1Thank Konung T
Bergen, Norway
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Worn down, simple quality, very basic. Simple bungalows, low standard in everyting. Food was ok. Everything was in italian - 80% italian guests - only italiaan evening entertainmant an music. The rooms really was poor - with very little furniture, an no private outdoo space near he room, like a terrace or pribate balcony. I you are not italian nationals,...

1Thank Telly2014
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A good choice of hotel with great service and excellent food. The best all inclusive-food we have been to. The staff at the children's club where so good with our kids especially the ones from Cape Verde, they spoke English and where very kind.

Thank Barbara P

1,938 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (1693)
View from Room (23)
Pool/Beach Area (376)
Hotel & Grounds (152)
Room/Suite (77)
Bathroom (19)
Dining (104)
Family/Play Areas (5)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (5)
Videos (1)
Other (931)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

All TripAdvisor Photos (245)
Amenities (85)
Beach (11)
Bungalow (18)
Pool (28)
Dining (57)
The Hotel (46)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Maria hotels
1.3 km away
Hotel Morabeza
Hotel Morabeza
#3 of 19 in Santa Maria
724 reviews
0.3 km away
Crioula Club Hotel & Resort
Crioula Club Hotel & Resort
#14 of 19 in Santa Maria
1,844 reviews
1.1 km away
Hotel Oasis Salinas Sea
Hotel Oasis Salinas Sea
#5 of 19 in Santa Maria
2,328 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Hotel Oasis Belorizonte
Hotel Oasis Belorizonte
#12 of 19 in Santa Maria
1,650 reviews
1.7 km away
Odjo d'Agua Hotel
Odjo d'Agua Hotel
#11 of 19 in Santa Maria
458 reviews
2.5 km away
Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on Sal Island, the VOI Vila do Farol resort lies about 1 km away from Santa Maria, the main town, only a 20-minute drive from the international airport. It is immersed in a large garden overlooking the stunning beach. VOI Vila do Farol resort features 236 rooms housed in one-storey bungalows set along lovely lanes in a vast garden. The main meals are buffet served in the restaurant located in the main building, while a snack bar near the beach, a bar by the pool and a lovely bar in the lounge complete the offer. The main building includes a welcoming lounge with a reception desk, a disco, many boutiques, an internet point with wi-fi system, a multi-purpose room and a TV sat lounge. Between the main building and the seafront, a free-form swimming pool lies with a children section, surrounded by ample solarium terraces, and a separate plunge pool. Shady shelters and sun beds free as long as available by the pool and by the beach and towels. The beach is certainly one the main attractions of Sal. A shoreline of dazzling white sand extends for kilometres, lapped by the crystal clear water of sea characterized by unique colours… a true paradise for nature lovers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about VOI Vila do Farol

Address: Praia Santa Maria, Santa Maria, Ilha do Sal 4111, Cape Verde
Region: Cape Verde > Ilha do Sal > Santa Maria
Price Range: $185 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — VOI Vila do Farol 3*
Number of rooms: 236
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Hotwire, Expedia, Agoda, Cancelon, Evoline ltd, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your VOI Vila do Farol reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Aw Bravo Vila Do Farol Hotel Santa Maria
VOI Vila Do Farol Cape Verde/Ilha Do Sal - Santa Maria
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Maria
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from VOI Vila do Farol staff and other travellers.
241 questions
Ask a question
Ayr, United Kingdom
7 months ago

See all questions (241)

Questions? Get answers from VOI Vila do Farol staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room away from the pool area is more quiet!”
Neary90, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Italians only”
Andysaunders, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“i would suggest to choose left side facing the sea bungalow, not to close to the swimming pool”
isideria, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Old, worn down”
Telly2014, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Try to choose a bungalow far from the main building (live music every night in the lobby bar) and from the theatre where performances are held 2 times a week.”
KrisztinaV_11, 31 Dec 2012 | Read review
5 of 5
US$121* /night
View Deal
View all 9 deals
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates