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 one of the best hotels 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 grill 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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Large in size, the 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 if you need one.
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 is for adults only.
Evening entertainment programme
The party kicks off with live music. Then there's a show after, followed by a karaoke session. A live orchestra performs one night a week alongside dance shows and cabaret.
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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.
Suite with Balcony or Terrace
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Very relaxing holiday
We were on lower level of hotel and really close to restaurants. Staff were really pleasant and helpful. Food was excellent although didn't really get the same service at the beach restaurant. Staff at this restaurant were slow in clearing tables and didn't wipe tables down after use. Being on holiday sometimes you like a lie-in, not able to as cleaners were really noisy moving furniture around in room next door and although hotel asks guests to be quite after 11 p.m. we were woken by people shouting to each other as they were returning to their rooms. However down at the beach it was very relaxing but entertainment around the pool could be quieter to allow people on the beach to have some quiet.More
On my second week here and it's absolutely lovely, hotel excellent food very good. Entertainment however is crap, but that didn't bother us as we were happy to sit and just chill and have a few drinks. Staff here are superb can't do enough to help you xMore
Returned second time in 6 months
Amazing holiday again I can see this becoming a regular holiday destination for me. All staff as alway were extremely helpful, our room was spotless and to a high standard and the food was amazing with plenty of choice! I'd highly recommend this hotel.More
dustin f, 186337
Huge Sandcastle in Paradise
We've just got back from 11 nights at the Riu Touareg, this is our 4th different Riu in 12 months and did not fail to impress. We did our basic homework and knew the flight was long, on a Std plane not the dreamliner etc and there was not going to be entertainment supplied But we loaded our tablet up with movies and made the best of it. Likewise we knew that the hotel was remote in Location and away from town so booked 3 excursions with tui and these were excellent, the catamaran half day, 4 hour quad tour and a jeep safari tour to see the ship wreckage. The weather was excellent, 30o every day and mid 20s all evening and night. The sea is stunning to look at, warm and sea weed free But again we knew the red flags will be up most if not everyday but we did go in knee deep etc a few times and enjoyed the waves and beautiful sandy beach. The hotel is big, huge in fact and there can be 2500 people at this hotel alone, it's plenty big enough mind and you will be fed and watered no problem even if you might queue for 5 mins or so, no biggie at all. The food and drink had a Large range and selection at all meal times. Something for all to be sure. Chicken, Veal, Turkey, Fish, Mussels, salad, pizza, chips, pasta, soup, porridge, bread, fruits, waffles, cakes, ice cream... you name it Take plenty of good, high factor lotions as it is very hot there and the only shop sells lotion at 25 pounds a bottle, you've been warned! A very clean, well kept android maintained hotel that all the staff work tirelessly to maintain. All the staff are really helpful and friendly. If you're looking at this and thinking about visiting the island don't wait too long as many hotels are buying up all the prime land and sea front areas so soon this could be ruined. Would we go back yes, but we like to see something different every time we get away, would we recommend, again yes but just make them aware of the above small provisions to ensure they have a great time as we did. Just remember. No Stress. More
We traveled out on the 4th June. Yes we thought the flight was ok but that was only because we prepared before hand with our own entertainment. We thought the airport both ways was ok, completely no hassle!! Check in went smoothly & was given direction to our room, it was then that we realised the size of the resort. We asked prior to going for a ground-floor room in the new block 9 & that's what we got. We thought we was never going to get there! But we eventually did & was very satisfied with everything in the room, including tea & coffee making facilities. We stayed mainly round the main swimming pool because the infinity swimming pool near to Block 9 had no snack bar, so we still had to hike down to restaurant near to main swimming pool, its a minor point but in the midday sun i was a bit off a hike. The food was ok, plenty of choice at all meals. but, & this is our only gripe, it was not always warm enough & some of the combination was a bit weird i.e fried sprouts for your morning breakfast. Come sprouts on toast???? We thought the drink combination was one of the best we've ever had for an all inc. We did a north of the island off road tour, It was good,but a bit pricey for a half day tour. We went off road quite a few time & believe us the off road was sometimes smoother than the roads, wait while you transfer on the coach from the airport & you'll see!! The main selling point for this holiday was all the staff, every one of them, from the top to the bottom was the most friendly people we have ever met in our travels around the world. We thank all of them for their service & help. In conclusion we was told on our trip that our hotel was running at 100% so to be able to cater for 1150 rooms to the standard that they did was magnificent. regards CoobieMore
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