Hotel Riu Touareg  

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.

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  • 10Buildings
  • 881Rooms
  • Official Rating: 5 Star, local category


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

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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family suite with balcony or terrace

Suites sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with a double bed and a sofa-bed in the lounge. There is also air-conditioning and a shower. Natural light is provided via a balcony or terrace.

adult's area junior suite with balcony or terrace and jacuzzi

Adults-only junior suites have either a balcony or terrace and come with a double bed, Jacuzzi® and shower. There is also air-conditioning. And as they are in the adults-only part of the hotel, you'll get access to a pool reserved for guests in this section.

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This hotel is absolutely faultless, staff wanted to be there and willing to help in every way they could, the hotel itself was completely immaculate. who ever is complaining about the noise from the extension, it is complete nonsense, we were there 10 days and didn't notice a thing. there is always something to do at the hotel with the entertainment team doing a fantastic job suitable for all ages and gender. we couldn't go in the sea for the 10 days we were there which didnt bother us in the slightest as we just went for a walk everyday along the white sands. Food at the hotel was incredible with a great variety every single night, chefs are incredible. would highly recommend the 4 hour quad bikes for 88Euros as you basically go on a tour of the island on a quad bike, only downfall on the quads was when you stopped off at a village the locals were quite pushy (which is understandable as tourism is there only income, so i would advise you to take some money as there are good things to purchase. also take plenty of water on the quads). the whole experience was unforgettable and i would advise anyone to go sooner rather than later as 80% of the beach has now been sold to hotels, so go before it gets commercialized. FAULTLESS holidayMore

tommitchell7, 190758

Great Hotel with fantastic staff

Stayed for 2 weeks (11th-25th July) and was quite impressed with the hotel and the food.... Couldn't fault the food. Great choice and variety from starters to desserts. The staff were always smiling and very helpful. In the main restaurant with had Marina and Lidiana. Ludy in the Asian and Alexander in the bar area. Very clean everywhere. My only comment, would be about the pool area - very busy, insufficient sun loungers and little too noisy for us. We tended to go the beach, which was lovely with the tree umbrellas and sun loungers and did manage to dip a toe in the ocean. Very strong currents and fantastic waves, but best to not swim. We walked for a few miles in either direction and other than sand, sea and quite barren landscape and a few goats, there is absolutely nothing - Great way to relax and unwind from the hustle and bustle of every day working life. Would very much recommend this hotel and Thomsons rep Bobby, who was very helpful.More

julie s, 186378


11 night trip in April 2016, absolutely stunning resort. Definitely a must see. Nothing around the hotel (which we knew), just miles of beautiful golden sand. If you want an idea of how remote it is, have a look at the satellite view on Google maps. Sea was red flag all the time but we did see people in the sea - no way I'd risk it. Could feel how strong the undercurrent was just from paddling. We were incredibly lucky to witness whales swimming freely from the beach outside the hotel, jumping in and out of the water. You could tell how rare this is from how many people went running to the beach - the staff were so excited and trying to gather people round to ensure everyone witnessed it. Truly magnificent to see. We could see them for hours after from our room too. Food was the best we've had in all inclusive resorts. Nice selection of drinks. Main restaurant is buffet and large. Smaller restaurants are booking only, but worth a visit. I quite liked the Asian theme. Pool entertainment is a good laugh to watch, and nobody pressured to join in. Animation team are very friendly and will always say hello, good morning etc. Room was basic but decent enough. Yes, a funny sewer smell from the toilet but this can't be helped. Not awful. Shower was great. Bit strange not having a bathroom door (there is a toilet door), but you get used to it! I think we were block 8, 2nd floor facing the sea. We could see the building work and if we sat outside we may hear it, but I didn't think it was bad at all. If we were to visit again we'd probably try the other Boa Vista hotel, or Sal island. Nothing against this hotel, but due to remote location and because we like to see new places. Would definitely recommend.More

Samantha J,


We stayed at the Riu Touareg in April 2016 for 7 nights with our 18month year old child. The room was clean, spacious and tidy. Was great to have a separate seating area to the bedroom - really came in hand for the three of us. The restaurants on the whole were of a good standard. Can't complain with fresh fish everyday, although there is a fair amount of rotation, but this is expected on an all inclusive break. Breakfast was excellent...great variety! The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The only gripe we had with the trip was that the kids area was closed for 2 of the days we were there for painting/maintenance. This was annoying as the kids' pool was perfect was for our LO. Would recommend it and if going back to CV wouldn't hesitate to stay here again...excellent value for money!More

kpizzle, 186338

Amazing hotel

Went to Cape Verde at the beginning of May for 2 weeks. On arrival we found our room was next to part of the hotel they were extending - the Thompson rep was too busy to speak to me but the TUI rep was more than helpful. Not only were we moved but we were upgrade (nice touch). Hotel is clean, entertainment good and the staff cannot do enough for you. Food was very good with specialities every day. There are 3 other book able restaurants - we loved the Asian. You cannot put your towel put before 9 unless you are sitting on it so there is no shortage of sun beds. Equally there are more on the beach. The beach is pretty dangerous but the signs are up warning you and lifeguards on duty. Be mindful that you are pretty resort bound as there is nothing on the island other than a few trips but if you want to totally relax this is a great place to go.More

hjw3860, 186306

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