A go-to for luxury holidays
Floating off West Africa’s coast, the Cape Verde Islands are a mid-haul alternative to the Caribbean. With an unspoilt coastline, guaranteed sunshine and luxe accommodation, these hotspots hit the mark for luxury holidays.
Offering much more than just a week in the sun, luxury holidays to Cape Verde give you the chance to completely unwind. In just a six-hour flight from the UK, you’ll be greeted by a line-up of impressive four and five-star all-inclusive resorts, waiting to spoil you for the entire duration of your stay. No matter which of the two isles you go to, both boast the most lavish of features, so much so you’ll never want to leave.
Because a trip abroad isn’t your everyday treat, we are all for pushing the boat out and making it that extra bit special. Whether you want to escape with a loved one to a premium adult-only hotel or upgrade your family room to include its very own swim-up pool and give the kids a taste of the high life, on these tropical isles you can. Both Boa Vista and Sal islands have something to suit everyone, particularly with their range of Riu resorts which go that extra mile for both grown-ups and the whole family.
A life of luxury is not just for the rich and famous either, along with Cape Verde being a viable alternative to the Caribbean, it is also home to a selection of affordable All Inclusive hotels. With everything included in your holiday package like flights and transfers to wining and dining, you can sit back, relax and spend your getaway being waited on like an A-lister.
If the beach lover’s paradise and its glistening beaches and sapphire-coloured sea waters aren’t enough to wow you, Cape Verde’s luxury All Inclusive resorts are sure to. Offering first-class treatment like no other, you’ll be spoilt with Instagram worthy terrace views, spectacular sunset dinners and in some properties, your very own whirlpool bath tub. With luxury getaways, it’s all about the personal touches.
All of Cape Verde’s five-star resorts are home to sensational spas, some so good that they’ve won a string of awards. Their spa facilities available take relaxation to a whole new level, we’re talking high-end pampering treatments to melt any stresses away like deep tissue massages, body wraps and aromatherapy.
With both Sal and Boa Vista being relatively unknown in the mainstream market, it works hand in hand for their luxury resorts. Find them in laid-back locations, with footprint free stretches of sand on their doorstep and uninterrupted views afar. It’s not all about the views on the outside either, when stepping inside the properties you’ll see that comfort and class are absolute key.
As for the dining, during an All Inclusive luxury holiday you should prepare to be wined and dined like royalty. With a la carte and gourmet cuisines included in your holiday package, the biggest worry you’ll have will be which cocktail to order next.
Other luxury holidays
Luxury Cape Verde holidays is just one of many destinations available, there are many other hotspots where you can also enjoy the finer things in life. If lounging by a pool, soaking up the sun and melting away any stresses with award-winning spa treatments are main factors of your perfect getaway then head to the Caribbean itself and enjoy even more VIP treatment or try something closer to home with Greece’s classiest island, Santorini.
The swanky, state-of-the-art interior of the sandcastle-shaped Riu Palace Cabo Verde are guaranteed to wow you, along with its powder-soft beach situated right on the doorstep. Not only that, it goes by the theme of the bigger the better, thanks to its neighbour property Riu Funana hotel, you get double the facilities. Expect spectacular suite rooms, four restaurants, five bars and a first-rate pool scene.
Crowned one of the best hotels in Cape Verde on TripAdvisor, the Riu Touareg hotel offers a fantastic luxury getaway for both families or adults. For those that enjoy spending the majority of their holiday in the water, this five-star fascinator has swim-up bars, hot tubs overlooking the beach and the icing on the cake — an infinity pool. That's not the only thing done on a grand scale, there's a very impressive dining scene to indulge in to.
This tropical five-star resort puts everything in the palm of your hands. You've got spectacular sea views, a la carte restaurants, a Champagne bar and smart spa boasting a hydrotherapy circuit, and that's us just naming a few. This place takes into account those wanting a luxurious escape away from the daily grind and the children with its 'The Level' zone. This guest zone includes a swimming pool, the spa and specific hotel rooms reserved especially for adults.