Beaches and turtle spotting on your All Inclusive getaway to Boa Vista
Within a relatively short flight of just over six hours from the UK, you can be discovering the stunning sandy beaches of this tropical island.
Boa Vista is ripe with outdoor pursuits
, with 55 kilometres of quiet beaches and lots of sporting choices. Many of these activities will be included in your All Inclusive package – from quad biking on the sand dunes to windsurfing and kitesurfing.
The island is known worldwide as one of the best places to spot loggerhead turtles, which generally arrive between June and October. A night-time excursion gives you an opportunity to view these special creatures. You also won’t want to miss the chance to view humpback whales, especially between February and May – special tours will take you to the whale hotspots near Sal Rei.
Inviting sand dunes and turquoise waters give the beaches of Boa Vista a Caribbean flavour, with sheltered coves ideal for snorkelling and diving. One of the island’s best beaches is Praia de Chaves, which has a landscape of sand dunes and exotic palm trees and lies to the south of the island. The sandy beach of Praia do Estoril is closest to the island’s capital and is home to many of Boa Vista’s top hotels.
To the north is the stunning sandy beach of Santa Maria, named after the Spanish ship whose wreck still lies here, ready for snorkelling adventures. A selection of All Inclusive hotels are located along this seven-kilometre stretch of sand.
What's included in your holiday
In most cases, your All Inclusive package will include transfers to your hotel from the airport, along with buffet meals, drinks and some hotel activities and evening entertainment. Some facilities like spas and beauty treatments are usually offered for an additional charge. Check the hotel information to find out exactly what’s covered before you book or see if one of our Boa Vista All Inclusive hotels below grabs your attention.
Other popular holidays in Cape Verde
One of the most popular of Cape Verde’s islands, and another great place for an All inclusive holiday, is Sal, which means ‘salt’ in Portuguese. Its stunning beaches are massive expanses of glistening sand and Sal is full of natural wonders, with an extinct volcano hiding a crater filled with saltwater, and the mirage at Terra Boa.
If Boa Vista is your preferred choice, take a look at our travel guide and our selection of All Inclusive hotels below.
You get plenty for your money at this large 5* hotel, set right on Praia de Lacacao beach. The main pool has an adjoining whirlpool plus there are three saltwater pools and an infinity pool with an adults-only section. As well as a gym and whirlpool, you could try your hand at tennis, beach volleyball, snorkelling and take an introductory scuba diving lesson. If you want to be pampered, head for the wellness centre and beauty salon, where treatments are provided for an additional charge. And you're spoilt for dining options with a buffet restaurant plus three others offering Cape Verdian and Asian cuisine. Evening entertainment is available nightly, with live music and a selection of bars.
This 5* hotel has a desert oasis feel to it, with a prime beachfront location beside rolling sand dunes. Other than the large swimming pool, with swim-up bar, there are a whole host of activities to try, from beach volleyball and aerobics to snorkelling, pedalos and an introductory scuba diving lesson. A themed buffet is served at the main restaurant twice a week or you can dine at one of three speciality restaurants offering Cape Verdian, Asian and African cuisine. With a nightly entertainment programme including live music, plus a nightclub and several bars, you won't need to leave the hotel grounds day or night.