Pulled up against a golden stretch of coast, this away-from-it-all hotel is a beach-lover’s dream. Bright turquoise waters give way to a long ribbon of sand, while sun loungers, parasols and a great range of watersports add the finishing touches.
As for the accommodation itself, it’s dotted around the hotel’s grounds in low-rise buildings. Inside, good-sized rooms team lemon-coloured walls with muslin curtains and cool tiled floors. Each one comes with a balcony or a terrace, too, so you can soak up those views whenever you like. In-room comforts like air-conditioning, satellite TVs and mini-fridges complete the picture.
Outside, two swimming pools take centre-stage. Just metres from the beach and surrounded by wide terraces, they’ve definitely been designed with relaxation in mind. Elsewhere, meanwhile, you’ll find a fitness centre, two floodlit tennis courts and a football pitch. Factor in a spa and a beauty parlour, and you’ve got plenty to keep you busy.
When it comes to food, big international buffets are the order of the day. In the evenings, everything from fresh seafood to barbecue grills and specialities are on offer. Cape Verdean breakfasts are a help-yourself affair, too, with the likes of fresh fruit, pastries, and cooked-to-order omelettes on the menu. Plus there's also an a la carte eatery, where white tableclothes and candlelight add a touch of romance.
On the entertainment front, meanwhile, there’s an open-air theatre which plays host to live music, dancing and cabaret-style shows in the evenings with an international theme.
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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
For breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Tortuga buffet restaurant
Open for lunch.
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Just returned from this hotel after two weeks. Checked out reviews after booking and was very worried but found it to be exact opposite. Transfer is done by minibus and luggage carrier due to the fact you are only 5 minutes away from airport. Thompson coaches are used for the hotels on the other side of the island no biggie though. Bus was clean and comfortable. Hotel is a converted self catering complex which is why there are still sinks and hot plates in the suites. Rooms are functional but i will admit they are more two star than the expected 4 star. Kept spotlessly clean though with clean linen daily. The cleaners are always working and anything you need is just a phone call away. Food is what you would expect from an all inclusive but my biggest disappointment was the Italian restaurant. No atmosphere, quality of beef was terrible and you got one glass of wine free then you had to pay 20euros for a bottle after that!! Bottled water is available but costs 2euros for a 1.5 Lt. bottle. You can get filtered water at the bars and restaurants for free though. Pool area is very clean but if you want a lounger get there early as they are limited also towels for pool are in short supply. Now the weather. It is very hot and sunny .... But there is a constant wind so be aware that you will burn easier. We went with thompsons and the rep there (Lisa) is one of the best i have dealt with very informative and constantly went out of her way to help. Tanko in the restaurant is a pleasure he will keep you watered and fed all day long along with Eliania. All in all a great time and would go back. More
N R, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Had a good time
Looked on Trip Advisor just before heading off to Royal Decameron and wondered if we had booked the right place. We have just returned and had the best room of all right by the quiet pool with patio doors openning onto pool and near all amenities. Staff very friendly although not all speak English and mainly cater for French. Evening entertainment very good. This is third time we have been to Cape Verde and first time we experienced a windy holiday. If you are going soon make sure you have a warm jacket for the evenings. Only problem was not enough sun beds generally although plenty of room for more and if it had not been so windy more people would have gone on beach.More
Wraight, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Hard to find any fault.....
Just returned...wow, Boa Vista is a paradise and the Royal Decameron is a great hotel. I really can't find much to criticise , the hotel is extremely well run , staff are organised, helpful and very friendly. The hotel is immaculate in every respect. The food is fantastic, such a lot of choice and it is all good. The Thomson rep Lisa was great , very available and knowledgable. The rooms in the Decameron are spacious and built to allow a good degree of privacy, one of the best things was that despite being busy, there were always places to sit and there were a real variety from lively places to very quiet places. As the island motto goes ....' No stress' I will go back to Boa Vista and when I do I will stay in the Royal Decameron.More
To all Whingers and Moaners and "Cuisine"Diners
Don't bother to go!,This hotel is a pleasure to stay in.The multi-lingual staff are very helpful and efficient,the atmosphere is pleasant,rooms and linen spotless (changed every day!) Good selection of food at all meals.Swimming Pools are kept extremely well and cleaned everyday.The only comment I would make is that the time we stayed (14th -28thFeb.)French would have been an advantage since I would guess that they represented about 90% of the patrons........so there's something for the moaners and whingers to comment on!More
John D, Tring, United Kingdom
Return from 2nd Visit
We have just returned from our second visit to this hotel. This time it was for a seven day winter break, we previously visited in September 2012 for two weeks. Please ignore any derogatory comments you may read. The hotel service is superb, the food is varied and extremely well presented and cooked to perfection, but do not expect a full English breakfast every day and be prepared to try something a little different. When taking breakfast sit close to the main entrance where if you are lucky you will be served by Tanko - a waiter of the first order. The rooms are well maintained and serviced. For anybody who has visited previously you will notice that maintenance work and structural improvements are ongoing. Weather wise at this time of year it is windy and the evenings are very chilly - a warm jumper or fleece is essential. At breakfast time be prepared with a light sweater. Later in the day it becomes very warm although cool in the shade. Take a higher factor sun lotion than you think you will need with lots of moisturisers. The wind is very drying and can be deceptive. I used Australian Gold (available from Amazon - order early because its imported) which was very effective. Overall this is an ideal location to top up the batteries providing you do not have high expectations of an action packed holiday - just chill out and relax. Yes it is French oriented as are Thomson holidays English oriented and I'm sure French tourists would make similar remarks!More
Angela H, Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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