Riu Funana

Steps from power-soft sands and a mere 17km from Amílcar Cabral International Airport, beach-facing Riu Funana is perfect for families, couples and friends alike. With its excellent 24-hour All Inclusive service, two dazzling swimming pools and stylish, modern rooms, this palatial property is sure to please. There’s a Jacuzzi, kids’ pool, a multi-sports court (tennis, basketball and mini football) as well as a range of sports activities like table tennis, volleyball and shooting to enjoy. There’s even a spa for when you just need to indulge in a massage or beauty treatment.

Overview of Cape Verde

In the North Atlantic, Cape Verde’s mixes African, Brazilian and Portuguese influences to serve up a melting pot of cultures on your holidays to Cape Verde – its sweeping beaches and year-long sunshine just add to the experience. From its deserted beaches to tangled jungles and extensive volcanic backdrops, Cape Verde islands guarantee a holiday with a difference. Spend your time discovering colourful towns, exploring diverse landscapes or lounging in the sun on one of the untouched sandy beaches.

Things to do in Cape Verde

Visit African-influence Praia, Cape Verde’s official capital on the biggest and most populated island of Santiago. Meander through its green valleys, laze on its pristine beaches and bag a bargain in the bustling city centre. If you’re a keen birdwatcher, you’ll be in paradise, as this island is home to many native species. Boa Vista, which boasts spectacular white-sand beaches and crystal-clear water is a mecca if you’re into sunbathing. Known for its rolling sand dunes and date palm trees, Boa Vista is great for water sports, and depending on when you visit, you might even spot sea turtles. From the soft sand beaches to its volcanic landscape, you’d be forgiven for thinking you’re in the Caribbean. Whether you’re looking to discover the islands’ turtles, volcanoes or Caribbean-esque beaches, the islands make the ultimate retreat for families, couples and friends alike.

Resort Summary

Named for the salt mines carved into its landscape, the island of Sal – which means ‘salt’ in Portuguese – is one of the most sought-out islands of Cape Verde’s 10-part family. Its trademark look is characterised by beaches that look like they’re straight out of the Sahara Desert, its volcanic landscape and colourful buildings speckling city streets.

The beaches aren’t the only thing to marvel at – Sal is full of natural wonders, from spooky mirages to salt-soaked pools. Strong winds make it a haven for watersport junkies while soft sands bring in a fleet of loggerhead turtles every year. Couples looking for quiet beach days and those with other interests won’t have trouble enjoying it either.