Floating just off the coast of Senegal Africa, you’ll find Cape Verde’s sensational beaches and eternal sunshine. Made up of 10 volcanic islands in the centre of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s now a huge hotspot among holidaymakers. These lunar landscapes may be hard to spot on a map, but that’s what makes this hidden gem all the more desirable. If you’re a fan of the Canary Islands, you’ll fall head of over heels for Cape Verde, because like their Spanish neighbors, Cape Verde has all year round sun, yours for the taking.
We can thank the Portuguese for discovering this slice of paradise, and with African, Brazilian influences in the mix too, it’s a cultural treat to visit. You’ll find yourself feeling inspired as you get lost down the cobbled streets of Sal, the most popular Cape Verde island. Keeping below the radar is Boa Vista, which translates to ‘beautiful view’ and trust us, this island isn’t short of them with an endless supply of sparkling white-sand beaches, say hello to your next dream destination.
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Rui Touareg, Boa Vista
Crowned by TripAdvisor reviewers as one of the best hotels in Cape Verde, you’ll be welcomed by a mammoth-sized pool area, guaranteed beach views and first-class facilities.
You’ll find his 5* retreat has everything you need for a good time, with everything from six pools, beauty salon, gym, hot tub and multi-sports court. Not to mention the adults-only area, so you can escape for that much needed alone time and with a swim up bar, sip cocktails under the sizzling sun and feel refreshed. Your taste buds will head on adventure too with piled high buffets, Asian and grill restaurants.
Melia Tortuga Beach Resort and Spa, Sal
This hotel has relaxation wrote all over it, with stunning views of the white-sand beaches and two out-of-this-world swimming pools, your dream holiday is here.
You’ll be tempted by the swim up pool bar, lingering smells from the five sensational restaurants and non-stop entertainment. You can learn so many new skills with boogie boarding, dance lessons, yoga and scuba diving lessons, it’s a hotel with many hidden talents. But most importantly, your kids will have the time of their lives with a playroom and mini-disco ready to make them grin from ear to ear.