Some might say that Cape Verde combines all the goodness of Africa and Europe. It's hard to argue against the climate, the beaches and the relaxed vibe. And the island of Sal maxes out on all. The 4-star smartline Crioula is your way in - on the beach of Santa Maria, set in sub-tropical gardens. This is luxurious fun for couples and families - smartline Crioula blends casual with efficient for a memorable holiday. Local Tips Santa Maria is a friendly, bustling small town. A riot of vibrant colour and boasting a gorgeous 10km-long stretch of sandy beach, only 2km from the town centre. It's carefree and it's fun. Fast Facts Approx. 12km from Amilcar Cabral International Airport. FACILITIES: Food, Drink and Entertainment A variety of food and drink will tease your taste buds. Savour fish specialties and Spanish/South American creative menus, a rich choice of buffet dishes, spicy late-night pasta, snacks and beverages for all thirsts. Evenings burst into life with dancing and music: it's show-time. Activities There's sport and fun activities for all. And the outdoor pool arena plays a big part - but if lazing on the sun terrace is your thing, so be it. You can always slip away to the Spa for a massage/beauty treatment - very therapeutic. Kids have their own club for fun and entertainment - they can even dine apart from you.