With its great dining scene and beachfront setting, it’s no wonder TripAdvisor reviewers crowned this place the best hotel in Cape Verde in 2013.
This hotel looks a like a sandcastle – appropriate really, given it fringes one of Boa Vista’s best beaches.
Glossy lawns and courtyards surround the Hotel Riu Touareg, creating a real sense of privacy. There’s also an adults-exclusive area with a swimming pool and an à la carte restaurant. that you'll get access to if you stay in the adults-only rooms.
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- Official Rating: 5 Star, local category
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, late breakfast, lunch and dinner. 1 meal included at the gourmet à la carte restaurant, for those staying in the Adults-only section. Selected imported, local alcohol and soft drinks. Snacks at set times.
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Outdoor freshwater pool
Large in size, the freshwater pool here comes with the added luxury of in-water loungers, a whirlpool bath and swim-up bar. Plus, it's heated during the winter months and towels are on hand from 9am 'til 5pm.
Spa and wellness centre*
You'll find the spa on the beachfront, offering an extensive selection of treatments including massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, facials, body wraps, nail treatments and waxing. The Turkish bath and sauna are for adults only.
Evening entertainment programme
The party kicks off at 7pm with live music. Then there's a show at 9pm followed by a karaoke session. A live orchestra performs one night a week alongside dance shows and cabaret.
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Adult's Area Junior Suite with Sea View, Balcony or Terrace and Whirlpool Bath
Junior Suite with Sea View, Balcony or Terrace and Whirlpool Bath
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Another fantastic holiday, will be back!
Just returned from another fantastic holiday at the Riu Touareg, Boa Vista. Weather glorious, stunning beaches, amazing sea which was a little rough for swimming but got some outstanding photos. Rooms are lovely and cleaned every day; staff are the friendliest I have every known, food plentiful variety and something for everyone. Fab new infinity pool. Went out on a whale-watching trip and saw my first whale - a wonderful experience! will definitely return some time in the futureMore
Great short break for a week
Booked a week, which was easy to do with FirstChoice. Flight from Birmingham early morning and again faultless. Plane was very small and no entertainment I.e films etc and its a 6 hour flight so quite a long one. Take a tablet or iPad to help pass away this time. Arrived at the very small airport, got our bags we were put on a coach to the hotel, we drove on some cobbled streets then into the desert which was not a road and fairly rough then onto a super smooth road to the hotel. This journey is about 30 mins and not worth complaining about like some people have. At the hotel which is massive tidy and clean, very easy check in and don't forget your 2 euros per day per person hotel tax, this is for tourism improvement and don't grumble about its helping the island. Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way! The Sea ! There are clear red flag warnings about this, there was one day where it was easy to get past the waves and the flag was at half mast, but still go in at your own risk. The last few days there was a full moon and the waves were at least 3 meters high, no one was going in the water this was far too dangerous. Trust me the last thing you need is a fairly serious injury here. Respect Mother Nature. There are plenty of pools, and we hung around the endless pool most of the time which is on the beach anyway and the nearby bar was very handy. Plenty of sunbeds as well so nice choice where you wanted it, our trip was not in the school holidays so this might be very different. We did use the main pool bar but that got a little loud for us, hence preferring the other quieter one. In my opinion food was great although being buffet, I found the choice endless and there was something for everyone all the time everything was hot fresh and very clean, 4 specialty restaurants to choose from the BOA VISTA was my favourite massive choice of amazing fish. Drinks at all the bars were great, nothing branded but did not bother me, nice beer as well. Rooms are basic but come with enough after all there just for sleeping and again very clean. I would come here again to re charge the battery's and chill but more than a week I reckon I might go a little stir crazy. But loved it all the same More
Great winter break
Been looking to go to Cape Verde for a few years so had done some reading about the islands. There is very little there other than the airport and a few hotels and our hotel was certainly an oasis in the wilderness. Much of the road system is still tracks or cobblestone apart from directly outside the airport and hotel. Fabulous miles of empty sandy beach on your doorstep. The step into the sea was very steep resulting in some spectacular crashing waves, also it can be very windy and the red flag was often flying for no swimming as a result of both of these. Hotel room was better than expected, decent space for clothes and a good bathroom with shower. All the staff were extremely helpful and smiling all the time, great to have a quick chat with at the bar or in the restaurant. Food was as expected from an international hotel chain, good quality, very well presented. So much choice and local dishes to give a nice holiday feel. Good choice of pools and not to much waiting time at the bars. Expensive taxis seemed to be the only local transport, but not aware there is any nightlife out there. Would definitely return to this hotel for another winter break in the sun. More
Great resort, great holiday and would return again without hesitation. We stayed for 11 nights in this large resort. Accommodation, Restaurant's, food, staff all spot on. We upgraded to adults only section which we felt was worthwhile. Quieter pool area, it's own bar open until late and access to a good a la carte restaurant. If I was been really pedantic here are the downsides; you can't go in the sea, it is too dangerous. Red flags constantly flying because of 10-15ft breakers and strong currents. Poor wifi. In accessible areas it cuts off every 5 minutes. Personally I think this is deliberate to stop people streaming. Thomson reps telling you on the coach that you are in Africa now and you need to attend the welcome meeting to be advised on the do's & dont's of Africa. In actual fact the usual waste of time them trying to flog trips. We only ever saw reps at breakfast and never around the resort. More
Great hotel, very pretty spotless and new.. only downside was the red flag every day in the sea therefore could not try it out... the whole experience was amazing, the entertainment through to the drinks through to the food and the pool .... would def go back again XMore
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