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Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

5 star hotel
CP 230 Avenida dos Hoteis, Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cabo Verde 4111, Cape Verde
241 rooms
FREE Internet

Atlantic Star

PADI 5 star dive center
Max 8 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort offers 5* ocean-front luxury and direct access to transparent, turtle-filled waters
  • Swim with sharks and watch turtle hatchlings make their epic journey to the sea from June to September
  • Between dives in the 5* PADI dive center, float in the salty lakes of Pedra de Lume - the crater of a long extinct volcano
  • Oversized pools, a wellness spa and excellent food await you at the hotel, and you can end your days with sweeping ocean views from your balcony
  • The beach location and soothing amenities make diving in the African Caribbean completely stress-free
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Booking process


Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 5.0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100.0% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort

Dive Center


  • Swim among turtles, rays and nurse sharks over plateaus of volcanic rocks with a 5* PADI dive resort
  • 20 blue-water dive sites are available for all levels, from deep immersions in wonderful caves to shallow coral reef sites filled with lobsters, rays, trumpet fish and sleeper sharks
  • Cabo Verde is renowned for its climate, having ideal weather conditions all year round. Its sea is heated by the gulf stream in the Atlantic making for comfortable diving
  • The area is excellent for cave diving and there are a couple of good wrecks, including a sunken Soviet vessel that is now home to several fish species
  • Beachfront dive center on Santa Maria Beach, with a nice open-air lounge to relax in before and after dives
  • Daily dives and snorkel safari trips
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence holder


Atlantic Star Nautical Center is a PADI dive center located in the middle of Cape Verde's finest beach.  

The school offers internationally recognized PADI courses for beginners and advanced divers who wish to improve their skills and technique. 

Dive sites range from exploring caves in search of resting turtles and large stingrays, to Soviet shipwrecks and fantastic macro sites.

The dive team is made up of qualified and experienced boat skippers and PADI instructors.

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PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Reactivate Program
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Dive boat facilities

  • Ladder
  • Drinking Water
  • Seating Area

Diving Facilities

  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi 5 Star Cdc

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Filling Station

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Resort Amenities


  • Book Swap/Library
  • Live Music

Great for families

  • Kids Pool
  • Board Games
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Halal Food
  • Gluten Free Food
  • Vegan

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash (Gbp)
  • Cash (Local Currency)


  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Heating

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services

Resort Description

Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort is a 5* hotel surrounded by clear waters that are home to rays and sea turtles.

A picture-perfect vacation spot in the colorful town of Santa Maria. Sink your toes in the pristine white-sand beaches and reach the local fishing pier, PADI dive center and extinct Pedra de Lume volcano within minutes.

Between dives, soothe tired muscles at the onsite spa and refuel in one of four restaurants and bars. Sal Island international Airport is just 10 minutes away for maximum convenience.

How to get there


  • From Amilcar Cabral International Airport, the resort will arrange a mini van (up to 8 people) or van (up to 16 people) for an additional fee (advance notice required). 
  • The journey will last around 15 minutes. 
  • Check in time is 3 pm. 


  • Check out time is 12 pm. 
  • Following check out, the team will assist you with luggage and take you back to the airport. 


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