ClubHotel Riu Karamboa  

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 luxurious 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, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Unlimited local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  Snacks at set times.

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Outdoor pool

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.

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double room

Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years - with a double bed and sofa-bed.

twin room

Twin room sleeps 2 adults and 1 child up to 12 years - with twin beds and a sofa-bed or temporary child bed. Can be sold as a single.

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Love the hotel & all about it

2nd visit to the rui club karamboa love the spaciousness of the complex, wonderful beaches, lovely people, excellent food, great accommodation, what else can I say except definite chill out holiday, will be returning againMore

L0velanza, Hertfordshire

brill hotel

great hotel all the staff are realy friendly.every body in the hotel are cleaning fanatics.all the staff from management to cleaners and gardeners are so friendly.there is a good variaty of food to suit all tastes.More

ian c, Tonypandy, United Kingdom

A Great place to relax and Chill

Fantastic, helpful ,friendly staff. Nothing is too much trouble you are always greeted with a smile and you don't have to tip the staff every time they just give 100% so at the end of the holiday its a pleasure to be able to give a little something extra. If you are wanting to take anything they are really grateful for paracetamol we took a dozen boxes and gave them to jazz the rep also soap and toothpaste it doesn't cost us hardly anything for these items but its so expensive for them we also took some colouring pencils and pens jazz will be truly grateful she takes them to people that have so little only one thing we didn't enjoy was the sunset Dinner and so called party not what we expected very poor indeed not what I would expect from Thomson at all but apart from that no stress totally chilledMore

Dominique S, Bollington, United Kingdom

Riew of Karamboa

I know that there's been a fair few bad reviews recently, however we had a really good holiday at this hotel. We were situated to the left of the building as you face the sea, on the far, far side. This didn't get the sun unfortunately on the balcony but to be fair we wern't in the room during the day much, however walking back from the pool etc I did get a little envious of the rooms with sun on their balconies... My husband kitesurfs a lot so I tend to spend my time around the pool or beach watching him. The pools were lovely, I always could get a space, mainly round the swin up pool bar as it was less windy. The beach is clean and there's plenty of sun beds of everyone, there's also wind breaks on the beach for shelter. We found the help yourself wine/beer pumps a good idea and they are dotted around the hotel in several places. Activities are plenty. There's the hotel activities of yoga on the beach at 10, darts on the beach at 11, aqua and pool vollyball at 12, bingo in th ebar at 3.30 and shooting at 4.30. There was also a seperate fitness activity company which ran various Les Mills classes thoughout the day, either by the pool or on the beach. All activites are advertised in reception and the Les Mills board by the pool. We always found plenty to eat. The main restaurent is, as others have said, very repetitive BUT there's so much choice, variety of pizza, loads of hot meats, different paella, huge salad selection, vegitarian corner etc. We could eat something different every night, so although it might be similar each night as long as you don't go 'mad' and have EVERYTHING which you really couldn't, there is plenty of variety, The 3 speciality restaurants, do get booked up quick - and they aren't all open every night. We went to the Asian twice and I really liked the food in there. We tried to get into anothe rone, but only had Sunday evening free and then found out it wasn't open on SUnday evenings so bare this in mind. Yes the island is windy - but you know that before you go, or you should if you you are looking up holidays. Hoever we only go on windy holidays (due to kitesurfing) so it was great for us. The WiFi was excellent, it's only in reception and the loody, however this area is huge and there's a bar and theatre also, plus seating inside or outside overlooking the sea, so you are never crammed in a small place. It's a nice relaxing area. We went to the Morabeza Sunet Set party on the Saturday - fantastic, however go on a tour as you get the entertainment etc and a sit down 2 course meal after everyone has gone and you have the place to yourself practically. We also did the South island tour, which gave another view to the one of just the hotel. For what we paid - which was considerably less than the £1000 some have quoted we really had value for money and a lovely time on a beautiful island.More

74jax, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Great holiday

Hotel is spacious.warm welcome on arrival. Alcoholic Drinks are good despite previous reviews!room was clean and beds very comfortable. Loads English programmes on tv. Food was presented well and of a good standard.staff were friendly .weather good but is a windy island so be prepared for that. Thoroughly enjoyed my holiday there.great value.More

SPLIT53, London, United Kingdom

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