The SpaceCompletely restored from a colonial-style house and situated in the old part of Sal Rei, a small town on Boa Vista island, this very good quality guest house uses natural energy and local products in an earnings redistribution context.
Upon returning from your adventures, you’ll encounter a tiny bar and a amazing patio. This cosy environment allows you to relive that exotic atmosphere bound to the traveller’s hospitality. Ultimately, you’ll flow with the rhythms of live from the music and smiles of the Capverdians. Guest AccessThe pleasure of resting in comfortable rooms enclosed and protected by old stone walls and furnished with all you need on returning from long sunny days at the sea.
The various items of furniture and fittings: wooden floors, wood and iron beds and baldachins, cotton mosquito nets and white linen, all of which emphasize our unhesitating search and desire for beauty. Interaction with GuestsA seaside town with its history and people whose lives unfold day by day.
The guest-house, situated in the centre of the old village, is also a meeting point for visitors and local people.
The atmosphere of a traditional bar, where, between a Grogue and a Pontche the musicians play. The Morna, the Fado, African and Portuguese music and sounds varying from cheerful to melancholy.
A contact with daily life and all its joys and difficulties. The NeighborhoodThe guesthouse is located in the centre of Sal Rei, facing the old port and the beach known as “Praia Diante” where some “mythical” beach volley matches take place, which is prevalently frequented by the youth and children of the town.
Considering the importance of the port for commerce in salt, bricks and lime, the strategic position of the house is evident. The sea is calm and flat here and the water is warm year round.
Today the merchant port is north of the settlement, but the fishermen still use the old wharf as their point of arrival, the beach as the shelter for their small boats and the low wall, where the fish market takes place. Other Things to NoteA BIT OF HISTORY:
The manor was built by the Ben’Oliels, a Jewish Moroccan family of Sephardic origins, and belonged to them for many years.
In 1860, Abraham and Esther Ben’Oliel, who came from Rabat, migrated to the island of Boa Vista; at the time the small town of Sal Rei was considered the best commercial port for traffic to and from South America and South Africa.
In a few years’ time the family attained considerable economic and social influence on the island. Abraham and Esther are buried in the small Jewish cemetery of Sal Rei, near the Church of Fatima, which they had built as a votive offering; the Church still exists, although it is in ruins.