Framed by sand dunes and hugging Praia de Salines Beach, the ClubHotel Riu Karamboa is a total retreat.
The ClubHotel Riu Karamboa has a real desert oasis feel to it. Looks-wise, the spacious property is reminiscent of a sultan’s palace – expect domed ceilings and arched windows.
Everything from the suite rooms – with their separate lounge areas and dark-wood furnishings – to the sprawling pool area lives up to the hotel’s 5-star standards.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Snacks at set times.
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This great feature pool has an adjoining whirlpool bath for ultimate relaxation.
Evening entertainment programme
Evening entertainment runs daily with live music and shows provided by RIU.
Barlovento Cape Verdian restaurant
Cape Verdian speciality restaurant. It offers two dinner sittings, and reservations are required.
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suite with balcony or terrace
twin room with balcony or terrace
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if you want peice and quiet and time to yourselfs its fantastic. staff amazing hotel clean spacious rooms great beach to walk along. calm comfy tranquil time. only down side for this hotel cats should be kept out of restraunts and off the tables and furniture in lobby.More
I can honestly say I would go back and I am a person who prefers to travel to different countries. The area is stunning, the restaurants are beautiful and the staff can not do enough for you. They are entertaining you 24/7. The complex is huge with plenty to do. If you like your fitness, there is a gym and classes available all day long. Wifi is only available in the reception area which to me was annoying as would have liked it in the room. More
January get away
Party of 2 Stayed here 29th January till 5th February and enjoyed a wonderful stay at RIU Karamboa. We stayed in room 2182 which had a nice flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities. The balcony looked over part of the hotel and the sea a lovely view. We did the VIP discovery tour where you ride off road bus which takes you road part of Boa Vista. You stop off at a beach bar for buffet lunch and sand boarding and was a lot of fun. We also did the sunset dinner where you get picked up from hotel and taken to MORABEZA beach bar which provides excellent view of sunset followed by locals dancing and playing drums. The food here was great and plenty for everyone. The hotel RIU Karamboa is huge and can be seen as you land at the airport. The hotel is around 4 minutes transfer and I would advise sorting visas out at home instead of waiting in visa line. At reception they will tell you guests need to pay tourist tax of â¬2 a day (we were a party of 2 and stayed a week so came to â¬28). Food was amazing and seen a few reviews saying it was same throughout holiday which isn't true it changes each day. During your stay you can eat in main restaurant or for 1 night you can eat at the speciality restaurants we chose Asian. The entertainment was split into 2 teams (day and night) through the day you could do aqua gym taken by K2 and sometimes someone else. There is also dancing, beach volleyball, rifle shooting and bingo just to name a few. Night team provided the nightly shows from disco to Cape Verdian night. Children's mini disco from 6:30. Best to get seat early as show starts at 9 and does get busy the hotel has Paccha nightclub which is open till 2am and drinks free with all inclusive. The bars were amazing and free to all inclusive but some are open at different times except for reception bar which in 24 hour. The weather was great a bit cloudy when arrived but sunny for rest of stay, warm and a little windy so take towel clips. There is a hut on beach where you can do windsurfing excursions and quad biking which is what we did. Chose the 2hour excursion driving near airport, sand dunes and Rabil. We couldn't swim in sea as RED FLAG ENTIRE HOLIDAY ðthe beach looked beautiful with plenty of sun beds. Thank you to all staff and may come back with family and would recommend to anyone. More
Just returned from 2 weeks here. Have stayed here before in 2011, and not much has changed, still a relaxing, friendly place. Only down side for us was that the hard working animation team insist on playing the same tunes every day and they are TOO LOUD !!! We ended up getting as far away from the pool as we could to escape the "ooh ooh" screeching during the day. All fine otherwiseMore
chilled out break
Lovely hotel. grounds are very well kept. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff were helpful and friendly. Loads of fitness activities going on but not mithered if you wanted to chill. Beach is beautiful but the sea was very rough would not let children in. The weather was excellent. choice of 3 al a carte restaurants to visit no complaints about the food. If you want a week away to just rewind this is an excellent choiceMore
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