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Melia Tortuga Beach hits half a million visitors

The Resort Group has today announced that Melia Tortuga Beach, located on the sun-drenched island of Sal in Cape Verde, has now to hit 500k visitors only three years after opening in 2011. This significant milestone marks a major step towards putting Cape Verde firmly on the map as a popular tourist destination.

Tortuga Beach has also since twice been crowned Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel by the World Travel Awards, and its O’Grille Beach Bar has been voted as one of the world’s best beach bars. The respected property development brand also revealed that the resort’s glorious beaches and sunsets, along with the famous lobster and champagne dinners, have tempted a host of celebrities including Katie Price, Mary Berry and Danielle Lloyd.

Due to the success of the resort, The Resort Group is set to open another five-star accommodation Dunas Beach Resort in November, and has plans to further expand its portfolio of properties in Cape Verde in the coming years.

“MELIA Tortuga Beach has attracted both holidaymakers and property investors from across the globe,” said Rob Jarrett, Chairman at The Resort Group. “By working with award-winning architects, we have been able to create beautifully designed properties for people who simply want to get away from it all or those who are looking to find their perfect investment property.

“Our latest figures show that Cape Verde is a destination to watch. One of the biggest selling factors is that holidaymakers can travel in under six hours to a destination that guarantees sunshine all year round. The country now has more than 40 international flights a week, which includes Thomson operating regular flights to the main island of Sal.”

The five-star resort was developed in partnership with travel partner Melia Hotels International. Finished to an exceptional high quality specification, MELIA Tortuga Beach caters for couples and families seeking an idyllic location, impeccable service and exquisite resort facilities. Holidaymakers are able to enjoy the luxurious hotel suites, apartments and villas, fine restaurants and bars, two large pools, a Yhi Spa, and a watersports centre.

Cape Verde, located off the coast of West Africa, is now a booming tourist destination with 1,000,000 visitors expected to the islands by 2015, and the demand for high quality accommodation is far exceeding supply. MELIA Tortuga Beach is The Resort Group’s first project in Cape Verde and has since added three to its portfolio of properties on the islands