Cape Verde - Boa Vista

Jade Hawkins on 09 January 2017
Last year we took our first Family holiday with Skye. When we were looking to book something we wanted an all out relaxing experience with a relatively short flight. Considering we were traveling at the end of November we knew we would need to go outside of Europe which gave us limited options.

Eventually, we were down to two destinations Mexico and Cape Verde. We chose Cape Verde purely on the length of flight and also the fact that I had never been before and therefore it would be a new experience. We booked the Riu Touareg an all inclusive all singing all dancing hotel. Not our usual thing but for this trip, it was what we needed. With Skye being only 7 months old we didn't want any hassle or thoughts of where we were going to eat each night and this provided the perfect solution.

On arrival at the hotel it was MASSIVE, I knew this before I went obviously but it was bigger than I thought it would be. The hotel rooms were very large we easily had enough room for a cot in the room as well as the table and chairs in the corner. The staff at the hotel were amazing, all of them paid lots of attention to Skye and she loved it. The food was good at each meal there were lots of meal options however they were often the same at lunch and dinner each day.

Cape Verde itself was lovely we had 28degree weather and not a drop of rain for the whole of our stay. You could barely feel a breeze. The island itself has some activities such as offshore snorkeling and quad biking however If you wanted a more active holiday I would not recommend Cape Verde for you, or at least not this island. The island has a resort feel to it making it mainly for people who want to enjoy an all-inclusive resort. It has plenty of daytime activities which are run by the animation team and a children's club and area too. In the evening they put on a live show too.

So if you are looking to head slightly further afield and like a good quality all-inclusive with great weather in our winter then this just may be the place for you.