Riu Palace Boavista

This new hotel occupies a vast estate along the beach at Boa Vista. The white palatial buildings house stylish bedrooms, designer bars and international restaurants, and all four swimming pools look out across the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a state-of-the-art gym and spa for adults, and a kids club, splash pool and playground keep the little ones entertained. You can join in snorkelling, kayaking and bodyboarding on the beach, or just snooze through the afternoon on the gorgeous sun terraces. Riu’s sister-hotel next door has a nightclub, or you can stay where you are, sip cocktails and enjoy Riu Palace Boavista’s live music and shows.

Overview of Boa Vista, Cape Verde

Cape Verde is a collection of ten islands, about 500 miles off the west coast of Africa. Boa Vista is the third largest and home to nesting loggerhead turtles, white-sand beaches, jaw-dropping hotels and year-round sunshine, ensuring your holidays to Cape Verde get off to a perfect start. This tropical island is yours to explore after only a six-hour flight from the UK. Discover an exciting mix of Portuguese, African and Brazilian influences, and if you stay at Riu Palace Boavista, you can look forward to beach-front luxury.

Things to do in Boa Vista, Cape Verde

The fabulous facilities, Praia das Dunas beach and nightlife at Riu Palace Boavista are more than enough to keep you entertained. But if you want to explore the island further, the town of Sal Rei is a short drive away. Stroll around the main plaza or old fishing harbour and treat yourself to a swim in the clear sheltered waters in the bay. You can book boat trips from the port to other islands in the Cape Verde archipelago, such as Santiago and Sal, or venture out after dark for a taste of rum and African nightlife.

Resort Summary

Beautiful Boa Vista offers a meticulous cream-coloured desert landscape and colourful houses, set against the backdrop of a shallow volcanic mountain landscape. With just about the right amount of nightlife, you’ll be up bright and early to spend your days immersed in watersports , marine life exploration, relaxing on a sunlounger with waves lapping against the sandy shore.