Everything’s done on a grand scale here – there’s a mammoth main pool and a quartet of restaurants. Plus, TripAdvisor reviewers have crowned this place the best hotel in Cape Verde.
This hotel’s beachfront spot guarantees you a stretch of pancake-flat sands. Sea views can be seen from the main pool and from some of the roomy suites.
The lead role goes to the diverse pool scene – although the speciality restaurants are attention-grabbers, too.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
24-hour All Inclusive
Food: Buffet meals. Late breakfasts. Snacks. Coffee and cake. Cape Verdian, Asian and African restaurants. Gourmet à la carte restaurant, exclusive to those staying in the Adults-only section, 1 visit included.
Local and imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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Outdoor freshwater pool
Large in size, the freshwater pool here comes with the added luxury of in-water loungers, a whirlpool bath and swim-up bar. Plus, it's heated during the winter months and towels are on hand from 9am 'til 5pm.
Spa and wellness centre*
You'll find the spa on the beachfront, offering an extensive selection of treatments including massages such as Swedish and deep tissue, facials, body wraps, nail treatments and waxing. The Turkish bath and sauna are for adults only.
Evening entertainment programme
The party kicks off at 7pm with live music. Then there's a show at 9pm followed by a karaoke session. A live orchestra performs one night a week alongside dance shows and cabaret.
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family suite with balcony or terrace
Suites sleep up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children with a double bed and a sofa-bed in the lounge. There is also air-conditioning and a shower. Natural light is provided via a balcony or terrace.
adult's area twin room with balcony or terrace
These Twin rooms are located in the adults-only section of the hotel and come with either a balcony or a terrace. These rooms also have TV, air-conditioning, a shower and exclusive use of the adults-only pool.
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Relax and chill out
We had a fantastic relaxing stay at this hotel. Check in was swift and the cold drink waiting for us while we did this was much appreciated after the very bumpy transfer. Our room was 5027 which was quite central and quiet. This is a very large complex but very well laid out so that it doesn't feel big. We didn't upgrade to the adult only as there was a waiting list but we were not disappointed. The room was kept spotlessly clean as were all areas of the hotel. All of the staff were friendly, polite and happy to help. The food in the main buffet restaurant was great and although it does get busy you don't feel rushed, the staff bring drinks and always provide water but there are self service drinks if you want to help yourself. We tried all of the bookable restaurants (except the adult only which is not available unless you have upgraded) and found the Italian to be the best but still can't fault the Asian and the Bereber Grill. The main pool did get busy around the bar but there are still plenty of sunbeds at most times of the day which seemed to be the same at the infinity pool. There are plenty of sunbeds on the beach with areas where there is wind protection. We had the red flag every day but you can still get into the water if you time it carefully but it is quite difficult to get back in without being knocked over by the waves. There are activities at the hotel but I would say be prepared to just relax. Overall this is a great hotel and I would not hesitate to recommend staying here. The only things I would have liked would have been "TIPS" boxes dotted around as it's just not possible to tip everyone (which they don't expect) and I do think that a mini bus going into town a few times a day (even with a small charge) would have been good as the 30 euro one way taxi is a bit steep,More
Won't be returning
We travelled here in august with 4 friends! All couples! We stayed in the adults only area (which we paid to upgrade) and we later found people had been upgraded for free! This cost us about Â£1000 more! However, sometimes these things happen!! The hotel is massive!! The rooms are comfortable, but we were on the ground floor and had problems with cats and cockroaches!! I found them in my shoes!! In the adults only you have optics on the wall which they replace every other day!! Run, vodka, Gin and whiskey!! The food is good, what you expect from an all inclusive! We didn't go hungry! Book the restaurants as you arrive as they get very booked up. DO NOT SWIM IN THE SEA!!! At least 1 person a day was badly injured and you are not covered by insurance as the beach is always red flagged! There is nothing to do, so if u just want to lay and relax and read books then it's perfect! We did go quad biking which is amazing, â¬90 ish I think for a two person bike! And we went for the dinner on the beach! The staff are great, the drinks are great but I wouldn't go back More
well worth a visit
have just arrived back in the uk after one week in this lovely hotel cant really say anything bad about the place at all the staff were amazing very friendly and nothing was to much bother the food was great there was something for even the most picky eater the rooms are great and cleaned every day with fresh towels the bar staff were great and the drinks were exellent ! so overall i would deffo recommend this hotel but think a week is to short really so 10 days next time just a quick note tho it is deffo a chilled type of holiday as there is nothing and i mean nothing for miles around outside the hotel so if you like to shop and party this is not the place for you but if you want a friendly hotel which is clean with a lush beach and great staff GO ON GIVE IT A GO you wont be dissappointedMore
Nice relaxing winter holiday
The Touarge is like a sandcastle in the distance on arrival in the middle of nowhere. It was a very large complex with numerous pools and bars. The food was plenty-full always hot and really delicious. The restaurant was always busy but you could always fine a table and were cleaned rapidly by the restaurant staff. They provided a couple of champagne breakfasts whilst we were there that was a pleasant change to the norm. The bars had an array of cocktails and you never had to que. There was also hot drinks available including a 24 hour coffee machine in the main hotel area. The rooms were spacious clean and exactly as in the online photos. Never a problem with hot water or the cleaners. Generally spot on. The pools were all clean and lots of sunbeds never had to fight to bag a decent spot. There was a disco onsite which had soundproof doors and walls so never a problem at night when in your room. They had a few karaokes which were good fun especially when you had a guest who could sing. The beach was amazing far reaching stretches of sandy white sand, however there is a flag raised every day do pay attention at the waves can be extremely high and very dangerous. There isn't a lot to do in Cape Verde bar eat, sleep, sunbath and relax and that is exactly what we holidayed for. I would definitely go back for a sunshine relaxing break. If you are looking for shopping and excursions this may not be the holiday for you but it was a lovely hotel and somewhere I never thought of visiting. The hotel staff couldn't do enough for you always pleasant smiling and helpful.More
Great food and service .
If you want a winter break at 25C and sun every day in a spotless great food and service all inclusive hotel with only an hours time difference then look no further! Both Rui hotels are brilliant and staff so genuinely friendly.More
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