Just two kilometres from the airport, Riu Karamboa is a beach-facing hotel, just a few steps away from the white sands and turquoise waters of Praia de Salines. Overlooked by plunging sand dunes and located directly on a colossal white-sand beach, the five-star Riu Karamboa has a luxurious feel to it. Its bedrooms are tastefully decked out with traditional dark wood and wicker furnishings. But its main talking point is the enormous outdoor pool, surrounded by sun loungers, parasols and swaying palms. Feeling energetic? Get involved with volleyball, tennis, group fitness sessions, kayaking or pedalos.
Overview of Boa Vista
This immaculate island of gentle waves, rolling sand dunes and azure waters is a holidaymaker’s paradise. You’re even likely to spot a turtle or two! You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in the Caribbean, thanks to the island’s soft, white sands and sapphire waters. Just six hours away by plane from the UK, holidays to Cape Verde are all about sun-baked beaches, great food, lively cuisine and music. Often thought of as the crème de la crème of Cape Verde, Boa Vista is part of a 10-island enclave and lies off the coast of West Africa. Its name translates to ‘Beautiful View’ – and once you’re here, you’ll see why.
Things to do in Boa Vista
With warm temperatures, a gentle Sahara breeze and hardly any rainfall, it’s easy to see why Boa Vista is such a popular holiday spot. For some high-octane fun, head to Deserto de Viana. It features practically lunar-like scenery, sitting on a stretch of ocean, and is just one kilometre wide and five kilometres long. Home to dazzlingly white sands peppered with black grains of soil, you can go quad biking, trekking or head out on a desert safari. Nature lovers will enjoy spotting the nesting sea turtles on the shores, and you may see roaming humpback whales that swim past the island. On the North Coast is Praia de Atalanta, where you’ll discover the shipwrecked Cabo Santa Maria. This pristine island is arguably most famous for its sea turtles, but it also has beautiful views. Boa Vista is a largely undiscovered paradise that’s sun-drenched all year long. Boa Vista holidays are all about rest and relaxation. So, what are you waiting for?