Looking after you

Villa St Aubyn is staffed by a professional and friendly local team: 
Carlos – who manages the villa, Ana – the villa hostess and a small team of housekeepers. Together, they will see to your every need and make your stay as comfortable as possible.

A world to discover

As well as performing their day-to-day tasks, Carlos and Ana will be your guide to the secret treasures of Sao Vicente – from directions to a family-friendly beach, to recommendations on the best stalls to visit at the local market.

Ana is also more than happy to help make reservations for restaurants, trips and activities, catered lunch and dinner at the villa, as well as taxis, private chauffeurs and car rental.

Your hosts


He grew up in a tourism-oriented environment, his family having set up the first hotel on the now thriving island of Boa Vista. He went on to manage national tourism agencies and real estate development projects.

Using his expertise to contribute to the development of Cape Verde, he is a former board member of the Cape Verde Chamber of Tourism and national coordinator in fields related to oceanography, marine conservation and ocean sustainability, while also looking after the interests of fisheries communities.

Carlos speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.


Ana has been working for the company since 2010 and became Villa St Aubyn’s hostess in 2011. She has 10 years experience of dealing with customers in Cape Verde, but also in Belgium and The Netherlands. She is a proud native of Mindelo and calls herself Mindelense.

Ana loves keeping up with the best local tips on what Mindelo has to offer – from restaurants with great food to beautiful, newly developed beaches.

Ana speaks Portuguese, English and has a basic knowledge of French and Dutch. She is also very communicative and enjoys meeting new people from all over the world.

Villa St. AubynYour hosts