Outdoor pool area of Hotel Morabeza

Hotel Morabeza

On December the 11th 1962, South African Airways made an experimental flight and landed at Sal.
Once the necessary repairs were made to the landing field, a regular flight began between Johannesburg and Frankfurt, with a stop-over at Sal.

In 1967, Mr. Bonenberg, an SAA mechanic living in Espargos asked Mr. and Mrs. Vynckier if they could rent him 2 rooms. With SAA’s obvious desire to shelter its crew, Georges Vynckier started building 6 prefabricated bungalows in 1970. Later, 16 rooms were built with the country’s rocks.
Over the years the demand kept on rising along with the number of stopovers from the airline that made Sal its major stopover worldwide (up to 32 “Boeing 747” per week). This way Morabeza became a 140 room hotel, lodging also TAP, TAAG, Cubana and Aeroflot. In November 1986, President Reagan refused landing rights to SAA on American land.

Hotel Morabeza offers a variety of accommodation, in a charming setting, along the finest beach of Sal Island.

90 rooms and 30 suites, with terraces or balconies, are overlooking the sea or the gardens.

All our rooms are decorated in a sober and refined style and comfortably equipped.

All rooms are equipped with:

  • Bathroom with shower or bathtub and bidet
  • Hairdryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Television with satellite channels
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Electronic safe
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Wireless connection


  • 66 Standard Rooms (single or double use)
  • 18 Executive Rooms (single or double use)
  • 31 seaside & 35 garden side Terrace
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