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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Based On 4413 reviews
- Official Rating: 5 Star, local category
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
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.
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.
RiuLand Kids' Club
Open seven days a week for kids aged 4-7 and 8-12 years.
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can wait !!!
Going back to riu touareg hotel boa vista in September . went in September last year , great time to go , hotel fabulous , food fabulous, beaches fabulous. As you can see we love this resort on this island .More
gill e, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Another amazing two weeks in paradise!
Just returned from our second time at this hotel. Visited the same time last year and was not disappointed this year. Met several people again who were also there at the same time as us last year. We stayed in the adults only again and had emailed the hotel 2weeks before, so had the same room, with a fab view of the beach and nothing else. Check in at the hotel was quick and we proceeded to the bar with some people we met at the airport, a few piÃ±a coladas soon set us in holiday mode. As soon as you arrive, there a sense of calm and relaxation, which is exactly what we want from our holiday. The place was still spotlessly clean and the staff can't do enough for you. I excelled myself by managing to lock myself out of my safe, within the first 30 mins of being in the room, but a quick call to reception and a visit from a member of staff, was resolved within the next 20 minutes. The food was good and plentiful as always, with only a couple of days where my hubby, who is a vegetarian, had a problem. They seemed to have an issue with the veggie labels not being with the veggie food, but I did speak to the manager regarding this and he told me that this was an area that they needed to improve on. Loved the gourmet restaurant, which is for the adult only section and the Asian restaurant for the amazing sushi and the African for its meat selection.We enjoyed the champagne lunch parties round the pool, twice a week and this year, even ventured to the karaoke bar and the nightclub, once. As there is nothing to do here, we were simple worn out every day from laying around the pool or on the beach, so rarely saw much after 10.30 pm. We love the beach and are happy to just paddle in the water to our knees, but there are always the pools to enjoy. We did go the swim up bar in the other side, on two occasions, which was a nice experience, but a few too many cocktails were drunk! All in all, if you want to do absolutely nothing, but laze around, reading books and making new friends, this is a fabulous place to visit, if you get bored easily and need to be busy, you will probably not like this hotel. It is so remote and the only hotel on the south of the island, but is an amazing building with a fabulous beach, what more can you want? We will definitely be making a third visit and again for the same two weeks. You can guarantee the weather and no rain, in fact it was far hotter this year than it was last.More
Amanda P, Swindon, England, United Kingdom
Best holiday ever
Such an amazing hotel, this was the perfect holiday and you will hardly ever find a better place than this, don't listen to the people moaning in the reviews because I saw some before we came and I was a bit sceptical, soon as we got here I could see they must just be miserable people as the place is second to none, its the best hotel on the island. Staff are constantly trying to do what they can for you, we never once had to wait long for a drink or food. The restaurants are superb, there is 1 main restaurant to eat at on a night, and 3 special ones, a African, and Asian and a cape verdian (also another for the adults only section) again you get waited on hand and foot, you always got seated straight away and your drinks fetched for you, be it water, wine or pop. There is loads of choice for food to, we never once couldn't find something we liked, out of the special restaurants the Asian was our favourite, lots of nice food in here, and we had a special table and champagne waiting for us on our table one night. The pool area is lovely, we always found sunbeds to use as you aren't allowed to reserve beds before 9am (thankfully) for the idiots who decide to get up at 7am reserve beds and not come back till the afternoon there towels were removed. There are also many sunbeds on the beach to use with lots of shade too if needed. Pool bar is brilliant, got served by loads of staff but "andre" was by far the best, he knew we don't drink alcohol much so he made us our own alcoholic drinks which we loved and kept drinking. best bar man in the hotel. We got engaged here in the Spa area after having a twin full body massage together, the staff were so helpful at the spa, and also "Hannah" from first choice who helped me set everything up. Perfect holiday!! 5* Amazing!! Cant wait to return!!More
Best relaxing holiday ever
Lovely hotel and so big, really spread out with beautiful gardens. Lovely pool areas in both sections (we upgraded to adult only, but could roam around all areas). The bonus of the adult area we had our own bar/snack area. Two days a week they put on an in-house singer/dancers plus Champagne, plus Champagne from 6.30 onwards all evening. Food was lovely and had a choice of 4 restaurants, the main, one plus a Gourmet (excluded to adults only), an Asian and African. Accommodation was very clean and staff were very friendly and accommodating. Beach was lovely, but the sea was pretty rough and the whole time the red flag was flying. All in all was a lovely holiday and definitely recommend it to anyone - cannot wait to return.More
Wonderful 10 days! Positives: Hotel spotlessly clean, great staff, lovely food with an abundance of choice. Beautiful beach, great pool. If you want a completely relaxing holiday then this ticks the box. Negatives: long flight , no wifi in room, no kettle in room( bring your own or hire for 3â¬ per day. Looking foreward to returning.More
Anne P, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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