This beachfront place takes advantage of its location, with sea views from the pools and restaurants.
This low-rise hotel is on one of Boa Vista’s best beaches. It’s a sandy number that has a bit of a Sahara Desert look with long and tall dunes.
Every room comes with a balcony or terrace with views across the manicured gardens. On the dining front there are themed buffet nights and an à la carte serving up the catch of the day.
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- Lifts: 1 in lobby to pool only
Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and à la carte dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol and soft drinks. Beer and wine served by the glass with meals. Snacks at set times.
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Saltwater outdoor pool
Quieter pool with kids' section, sunbeds, parasols, beach towels and sun terrace.
Praia Blue buffet restaurant
This buffet restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Head over here for a choice of massage and beauty treatments.
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Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
These double rooms, with their warm tones and simple furnishings, include a balcony or a terrace. And inside, you'll also find air-conditioning, a mini-fridge, and a TV. To let you know, these double rooms sleep 2 at the most.
Double Room with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These double rooms, with their warm tones and simple furnishings, include a balcony or a terrace that offers views of the ocean. And inside, you'll also find air-conditioning, a mini-fridge, and a TV.
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Very nice and quiet holiday!
Really nice place to stay for holiday. One week is not enough. Food, drinks, services was excellent. Our room was nice, big, little bit old, but we spent lot of time outside the room. Beach was realy huge. Sunbeds was also good and the best thing was the ocean. Love it and recommend boa vista for honeymoon or relaxing and quite holiday.More
The hotel is literally ten minutes from the airport. You'd never know though as you rarely hear any planes. When we arrived at the hotel it was not the best of starts. Confusion over our room and nowhere to sit down for lunch. I was starting to dread the next 10 days. I couldn't have been more wrong. The hotel is far from perfect but we had a great holiday The staff were great, all very helpful and gave us a real warm welcome. They don't get a lot of British customers here so their English isn't as strong as other languages. I think that is why some people have the impression the staff aren't friendly. If you try and engage with them, using a bit of French / Portuguese / English they will always respond. The room was ok, nothing special and quite basic, this is Cape Verde though so don't be surprised. The TV didn't work but we dd not tell the staff so to be fair to them they couldn't do anything about it. It was cleaned every day and towels changed every other day. it can be every day if you wish. The food was great, the variety was good and the quality mainly excellent. The chicken alway full of flavour but sometimes a bit dry. Mealtimes were very civilised, not the usual dramas that you can get in an all inclusive holiday. Possibly unfairly, I put this down to very few British customers (two other families that we were aware of). There was overall, a very easy and calm vibe around both the food and the bar. It made the holiday very pleasant. The pool is seawater, temperature wise quite warm with a separate child pool. There is also another adult only pool. It was easy to get sun loungers. The beach is vast and quiet, plenty of room for everyone. A beach bar serves drinks and a smaller food menu. The animation team were absolutely brilliant, the right balance of encouraging people to take part in the myriad of activities and leaving people alone. They also put on some excellent evening entertainment as well. Yedl in particular was lovely. the French "Look" animation team were very nice but not as good. This is definitely a holiday to just relax. Tere isn't much to do, that shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone thinking of going to Boa Vista. We went on an excursion which was pretty interesting and went for a walk along the beach to the Perola bar which was a great way to spend the day. Other than that you are going to be lying in the sun. We, (me, wife, daughter and mother in law) really did enjoy our holiday there and would happily recommend it to people. I am not sure we would return though, I get itchy feet lying around doing nothing. The kids club was in French but looked like they all had fun. one last mention for the Chef d'reception. he was very helpful and gave us free wifi (glitchy) due to the mix up when we arrived. we really appreciated the effort he made to sort everything out. especially as I was a bit grumpy at the time.More
Gareth D, 186338
An amazingly relaxing holiday. We set up camp at the quiet pool and visited the main pool and beach occasionally. All tastes and requirements were met. Food was second to none; tasty and plentiful. Absolutely spoilt for choice! Staff always eager to please and very helpful. Would definitely recommend.More
This hotel is spacious and the accommodation isn't too bad either. Transported from the airport in a jeep which was good as only 3 of us going to the hotel. We didn't spend any time at the pool because there were no beds available due to people having reserved them with towels from dawn. same thin happened on the main part of the beach and we witnessed a couple of arguments over the dodgy reservation of sunbeds that went on. People reserving two beds per person in some cases so that they had one in the shade and one in the sun ( so that they didn't have to go to the bother of moving one bed around). we managed to find a few at the far left which were away from the crowded part which was quite nice. Very peaceful. The food was good, loads of variety and well cooked, was hot too at any time. If you dine earlier in the evening you have the animation staff (who are friendly) clapping around the tables on numerous occasions shouting Bon Appetite, which got really annoying at times. Also, there was someone walking around the dining room dressed in a big Teddy bear suit with kids running after it (great for the kids, but if you want any peace at dinner, go later on about 9pm). it was like being on the set of Sesame Street at times, a bit surreal. beach is fantastic. Would not go back however, but if you like that sort of thing, you will have a good time. Saying that, we made the most of it and enjoyed it for the most part, you can dodge the stuff you aren't keen on. reception staff, not great. paid for a safe but after ringing reception to come and open it for 3 days and no-one turning up, you get a bit sick so we opened it ourselves.More
1st (& Last) time in Cape Verde
When we initially booked, the idea of spending 2 weeks doing absolutely nothing seemed quite appealing. After a couple of days, however, we were both climbing the walls as there is so very little to do. Seeing a place before tourist infrastructure changes it to a plastic 'could be anywhere in the world' resort was an experience, but be warned. Other than one restaurant there is little to do on the island. We did go Whale Watching, but this was very expensive & doesn't run all year. Hotel: Is 10 minutes drive from the airport. We arrived at 13:00 & were asked to have some lunch as our room wasn't ready. Lunch at the Buffet - where there was always a decent selection, although if you suffer from food allergies I am not sure this is the place for you as the serving forks/spoons seemed to get moved around between dishes frequently. Room: Large, pleasant, and cleaned daily. The power did keep going off (trip-switch in the fuse box) but Maintenance sorted this after we complained. Very large bed, decent sized bathroom & separate seating area that was once a kitchen are. Outside patio for seating with sea views. All very good. Bars: Small bar areas. It wasn't high season, but space in the main (Lobby) bar area was limited. Drinks were fine, but local brands only. Food: We ate at the main Buffet most days - see above. We also used the beach-bar. This has the same food as the buffet, but a significantly smaller selection. We ate at the A-La-Carte restaurant once. It wasn't worth it. The food isn't cooked on-site, but brought down from the main kitchen that serves the Buffet. We found the whole experience of the A-La-Carte to be a let-down. Staff: Friendly & approachable. All spoke multiple languages. The Animation Team work tirelessly to try to get guests to participate, but if you don't want to a simple 'no thanks' or 'not today' & they will leave you alone. Bar Staff were OK. Facilities: Pool - large main pool. Cleaned daily. Activities - A whole range (archery, football, table tennis) Some organised by the Hotel Animation team & some by the Lookea French tour operators. Reception: Large area with seating. No real problems so can't really say much. When we needed them they were there & understood & resolved quickly. Beach: Very long, very wide & very windy. We went a couple of times, but the Red Flags were up so no bathing. It was very windy, so we spent most of the time by the pool where there was some shelter. We travelled with Thompson. Be aware of a couple of things. 1. There is no entertainment on the flight. If you have kids, or just want something to do for 6+ hours, take an iPad! 2. The Reps aren't based in this hotel. They only show up for about 20 minutes a day. This is fine, unless you have a problem when tracking one down can be tricky. Overall: Glad we went & glad we stayed at this hotel rather than the bigger Riu down the road, which looked enormous! Food & hotel were OK, Thompson Rep could have been a lot better. For a relatively cheap tropic's get-away-from-it-all holiday, this place isn't too bad.More
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