This island chain spanning not one, but 10 volcanic islands is one of the best places to get away from it all, and is quickly becoming a destination on par with the Caribbean in the minds of many travelers. National Geographic also named it as one of its “Best Trips” in 2014.
Though Cape Verde is located in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, you don’t have to rough it, as there are plenty of high-end accommodations to choose from. Here are our picks for the best resort hotels in Cape Verde.
Located on the island of Boa Vista, the all-inclusive Hotel Riu Touareg is a virtual slice of paradise. One of the prominent features of the hotel is the large outdoor area which includes three salt water swimming pools, a freshwater swimming pool, a jacuzzi, a hammam and plenty of massages to go around. There’s also an adults-only wing if you don’t want to be bothered by children tagging along. There are a whopping 881 guest rooms on the property, including suites with hydromassage bathtubs. Dining at the hotel is superb, and there are various themed restaurants on site serving up international cuisine. It’s also close to some of the island’s spectacular beaches like Playas de las Tortugas, Chaves Beach, and Santa Monica.
IBEROSTAR Club Boa Vista
This seafront hotel in Chaves Beach offers 5-star service with fantastic beauty at every turn. Couples and families alike will enjoy the amenities and activities that are available here. Most of the rooms are large and classy, with many having fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean. There are several restaurants onsite serving a mix of international fare, along with bars by the beach and the pool — perfect for relaxing in the sun and sipping cocktails all day. The beach in the area is perfect for beginning surfers, and there is also a large gym onsite for some last minute work on that beach bod.
Clubhotel Riu Karamboa
Also located on Boa Vista, the Clubhotel Riu Karamboa is another excellent all-inclusive option on the island. Like the Riu Touareg, this offering is situated on the beach as well and will get you similar picturesque views. It’s slightly smaller, but still offers 750 rooms and all of the amenities you could think of with 24 hour service. Activities available include beach volleyball, shuffleboard, an aqua gym, kayaking, and snorkeling. Guests will want to check out the Renova Spa, offering many massage treatments to put you in complete relaxation.