Odjo d’Agua

Hotel Odjo d’água, a distinctive beachfront accommodation, is nestled in the heart of Santa Maria, on Sal Island, Cape Verde. This charming hotel enjoys a prime location atop the “Ponte do Porfirio” promontory, alongside the Farol Vera Cruz, offering guests breathtaking views of the Bay of Santa Maria from its unique restaurant balcony situated over the sea. This proximity allows guests to dine to the soothing sounds of the waves​​.

Originally opened in March 1999 as a Hotel de Charme, Odjo d’água has expanded from 48 to 113 rooms through thoughtful renovations and expansions, including a new wing in 2018. Despite these enhancements, the hotel has preserved its tranquil ambiance and attention to decorative detail, making it a stand-out establishment in Sal. Under the management of a native islander with extensive experience in the hospitality industry, the hotel encapsulates the Creole spirit and Cape Verdean culture, offering guests an immersive experience into the island’s history and culture​​​​.

The hotel’s proximity to local attractions adds to its appeal. It is situated just steps away from Praia de Santa Maria, a 3-minute walk from Praia António Sousa, and a mile from Ponta da Fragata Beach. Additionally, it is only 18 km from Amílcar Cabral International Airport and a mere 100 meters from the center of Santa Maria, making it an ideal base for exploring the island​​​​.

Accommodation options include standard rooms, junior suites, and various suite types, all simplistic in design yet comfortable for a restful sleep. The rooms offer amenities like air conditioning, minibars, safety deposit boxes, flat-screen TVs, and private bathrooms with showers. Most rooms feature balconies or terraces equipped with hammocks, perfect for relaxation​.


  • Two swimming pools, including a new ocean-facing infinity pool
  • Free WiFi access throughout the hotel
  • Beachfront location with sunbeds and umbrellas (available for an additional fee)
  • Two a la carte restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, including African, Portuguese, and Seafood
  • Family rooms available for guests traveling with children
  • Spa facilities for relaxation and rejuvenation (services available for an additional fee)
  • Free parking for guests
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in all rooms
  • On-site bar for beverages and socializing
  • Breakfast included, with options to upgrade to half-board or “Bon Appetit” meal plans​


  • Location: Vila de Santa Maria, Sal Island, Cape Verde
  • Opened: March 1999
  • Rooms: 113
  • Distance from Airport: 18 km
  • Beach Proximity: On Santa Maria Beach
  • Nearby Attractions: Praia de Santa Maria, Praia António Sousa, Ponta da Fragata Beach
  • Management: Directed by a native islander with extensive hospitality experience
  • Cultural Influence: Design and atmosphere reflecting Creole spirit and Cape Verdean culture​