All all-inclusive hotel, bounded by a very long beach, scrub/desert inland and nearest settlement about 5 km away. This is Africa, not Europe. Everything on the spot: excellent food in the hotel, entertainment provided during the day and evening if you want it (9.30pm shows are a must), large, warm swimming pools. Go out and you have a long empty beach with dunes - we did a lot of walking and local exploring. Get off the beaten track and there is absolutely nobody about. Beach is great for windsurfing but not for swimming. Red flag all day, every day. Windy and large waves - we enjoyed standing in the sea and feeling the surf break over us - not too far out! Low rise accommodation - we were lucky to have an apartment closest to the beach (25 metres away). Very few British people. We were the only ones from a full plane to go to this hotel. The entertainment is mostly in French but reception and other staff understand English and we had no problems. Local currency and euros are interchangeable. It took a while for us to work this out. People generally ask for payment in euros but will accept escudos. We visited Sal Rei (capital) twice by taxi - 10 km away and we hired the taxi driver who took us back, for a day, to take us right round the island, Eye-opening trip - cheaper and much more flexible than the standard tours provided by the tour operator. One decent road, otherwise cobbled or dirt tracks - quite unbelievable. The 4x4 taxi travelled at times at walking pace as it negotiated the very awkward terrain. We travelled during winter time at Cape Verde. Weather was ideal for us - around 25C, plenty of sun. Just one and a half days when it was overcast and a few drops of rain fell. My wife enjoyed feeding the hotel cats - we had our own "resident" cat - and also the cheeky sparrows. Room service was very good - if we needed something and asked for it, it was done.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Decameron Boa Vista Hotel Boa Vista
- Ventaclub Hotel Boa Vista
- Ventaclub Resort Boa Vista