Royal Decameron Boa Vista  

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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  • 300Rooms
  • Lifts: 1 in lobby to pool only

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

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.

Live music and dancing

Open-air theatre with nightly cabarets at 9.30pm, plus themed nights with a themed meal twice a week. There's also live music and dancing which take place by the pool three nights a week.

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double room with sea view

Double room with sea view sleeps 2, with a double bed. This room comes with a mini-fridge.

double room

Double room sleeps 2, with a double bed. This room comes with a mini-fridge.

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The entrance to this hotel is a bit off putting and if you have walking difficulties I wouldn't suggest this hotel it would be difficult to get to the beach the rooms are staggered on different levels and are made up mostly of 2 storey buildings the pavements around the hotel are cobbled and again some missing and uneven. The bars are ok but if the weather isn't too good and cold there's nothing much to do and not enough inside seating. the pool area is nice but they do have lots of loose tiles around it the pool is salt water and unheated but clean the room we stayed in 120 was large clean and comfortable and by the quiet pool which was also unheated the restaurant offers a mixture of food some of which was cold and not cooked properly uncooked,chicken to say the least. The Cape Verdi restaurant was ok and so was the Italian.the beach restaurant we also had cold chips. The majority of customers seem to be french and the kids club seem geared to just them. The outside entertainment is in a concrete arena the team work really hard always take a cushion with you otherwise it's extremely uncomfortable all the staff work hard in this hotel and are mostly friendly. The beach is amazing clean and great for long walks not a lot to do on the island unless your adventurous but a great place to chill out saying all this it was a good holiday unfortunately the weather wasn't so great the first week but lovely the second good but take something warn to wear at night as it gets cold bear in mind this is a windy islandMore

Maggie324569, London, United Kingdom

wonder land

we had a very nice time at the decameron. The staff were great, the food was fine, I like the easy way that the food was presented. The rooms were cleaned every day, drinks were always ready at hand. We did tip everyone and always thanked them for their help. the weather was great, we went in early Feb. The trips are great, do at least one. enjoy the whole thing, would I go again, oh yesMore

Jane505, Newhaven, United Kingdom

Return trip to the beautiful Boa Vista 19th December 2014 for Xmas and New Year

Our second visit to the Royal Decameron for Xmas and New Year and this holiday did not dissapoint. The beach was as lovely as I remembered it as and the Royal Decameron had greatly improved. The food was just as good and so was the service. We had a lovely time, so much better that the Melia Tortuga on Sal which we had the misfortune to experience 2 christmases ago-never again! I shall miss the lovely walks along the endless beach and the glorious sunshine!More

Susan P, Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom

You get what you pay for

This hotel is an adequate 4 star. Food was really good great choice for everyone. The one thing I did notice was that staff only spoke if you spoke first which is something I have never experienced before an "hello" is the usual from staff whichever country I have visited! Just be aware the plane is small due I think to the size of the island bigger planes cannot land so don't expect comfort but do expect the food/ drinks and duty free trollers to bump past if you have an aisle seat. Overall a cheap winter sun break from the English winter.More

Lynn19662013, Willenhall, United Kingdom

what you need to know

On arrival the check in desk will ask for your booking receipt from Thomson showing the name of the hotel you are booked into. The safety deposit in your room is 2 euro a day. If you bring a lock for your suitcase you could consider locking valuables in that (if they are not too valuable). There is water in the restaurants but it does not taste that good. Water in the room is supposed to be purchased from the shop at 2 euro per bottle. There is a fridge in the room. If you arrive in the early afternoon the restaurant near the beach is open later than the main one and is rather nice if you just want a light lunch The hotel Internet service is expensive and poor. If you bring a dongle and purchase a data SIM card in the capital you will likely get on much better. I used the hotel service and it was frustrating. Birds and insects can be a problem or a pleasure. The cockroaches don’t like light so leaving the outside light on should shut them up. If many get into the room the hotel will fumigate for you, but they are harmless. The birds are very tame and will almost eat out of your hand. The hotel goes to great lengths to keep them away from the food with the crumbs being swept constantly and bread etc. covered in muslin. The efforts were totally successful when we were there. There are wasps and you need to check your bag before putting your hand in. The cobbles and steps are a trip hazard and there is no hospital on the island so be warned. The beach is long and beautiful with good sand, widely spaced sun umbrellas and reasonably safe swimming. Lifeguards are very vigilant. In fact the hotel does everything they can to keep you safe with guards along the beach day and night and catering staff wearing masks. Decameron; yes French. The French are very different from the English. They don’t mind making a fool of themselves and are ready to partake in everything. The English reserve is the only thing stopping them from joining in the fun. The tennis and table tennis is good and reasonable racquets bats and balls are available and you only need to give a small refundable deposit. There is archery beach volleyball step aerobics, plenty to keep you fit. Be warned the game of boules on the beach is taken very seriously, but you are very welcome to play and learn how to; you soon pick it up and it is quite addictive. If you want to use the gym you have to have gym shoes and you must sign in but there is no extra charge. The food is good; too good! The breakfasts in particular are wonderful. The wine and beer are ok and there is a good range of cocktails in the all inclusive package. The evening entertainment is mainly dance but the performers are very good. It is outside and the wind can be chilly so bring something warm to wear. I really don’t know why some other reviewers are negative but things might be different at other times of the year. Do actually read what people have written though and not just look at their star ratings. This is my second visit to the hotel and hopefully will not be my last. Because of the reviews I was able to get a very cheap last minute deal so I can’t complain can I?More

Kristobelle, Sheffield

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