This place has grabbed a prime beachfront location, right next to Praia de Salines’ white sands.
Set right on a huge white-sand beach and bordered by rolling sand dunes, the ClubHotel Riu Karamboa has a desert oasis feel to it.
Everything from the bedrooms to the massive pool area lives up to the hotel’s 5-star standards. And as for dining, you’ve got a buffet venue and a triple helping of themed restaurants.
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All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Themed buffet, twice a week. Speciality Cape Verdian, Asian and African restaurants. Cakes, coffee and snacks.
Unlimited local and select imported alcoholic & non-alcoholic drinks.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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This great feature pool has an adjoining whirlpool bath for ultimate relaxation.
Evening entertainment programme
Evening entertainment runs daily with live music and shows provided by RIU.
Barlovento Cape Verdian restaurant
Cape Verdian speciality restaurant. It offers two dinner sittings, and reservations are required.
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Suite with Balcony or Terrace
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
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This review is based around three mates on a kitesurf trip to Boa Vista staying at the Riu Karamboa for a week from the 1st December Firstly, the hotel was was superb for us as kitesurf beach bums looking for somewhere that we could stay, which allowed us to kitesurf from our front door and be fed and watered without enduring any extra costs. The Hotel was great, the room was clean tidy and stocked up with fresh bottled water every day. The staff were friendly, helpful and the food was excellent. After a full day of kiting you could rock up at the restaurant and load up with food and drink and then chill out next to the pool for an hour or so. The hotel was busy and the buffet staff did a great job keeping on top of everything so they rarely ran out of any particular dish. The meals were varied and the quality of food was very good. I wouldn't say it was a 5 star hotel but this is a very poor Island and compared to what else is around I'd say that it is Cape Verde 5*. The Surf Vista kite center is right on the beach next to the hotel which was run by a local chap called Tomas. 55euro for the week to store the kit and plenty of help from the local lads that work for him and plenty of helpful info from Tomas on the local kiting conditions. We were lucky with the wind on our trip, it was super windy on the first day and gradually died down over the week but still managed to kite every day except the day which we were due to leave but weren't that bothered anyway as we'd had such a good week. The wind blows cross-off on this side of the island so not ideal if you're learning or having trouble staying upwind but it makes a great spot for flat water riding if there is no swell or cross-off perfection if you want to wave ride when there is swell. We also tried a couple of other beaches, Pont Antonio on the north east coast....great spot cross-on with steady wind and waves on the outside and Paradise Beach, great for downwinders and loads of room with side-shore wind. The conditions were varied for the week we had there. We used Elton from Surf Vista to drive us around in his 4x4 which cost us 80 euro for the day and he is also a kiter so knows all the spots to go to. Would I go back.....definitely! We had such a good week, the wind was on our side, the conditions were varied and the hotel was everything that we wanted. The water is really warm and the air temp was high 20's so you can kite in boardies if you're brave enough but we wore wetsuits to mainly give us some extra protection from the sun and because we spent quite a while in the sea. If you're thinking of going kiting to Boa Vista then go for it, you'll have a great time at a fantastic place....More
Great relaxing week
We travelled at the beginning of May a little sceptical after reading some reviews, however our own thoughts were...the place is lovely, the people are so friendly, there’s a wide variety of food available at meal times times. We chose to lay on the Beach which was gorgeous and close to the pool bar too. Will definitely be going back :)More
Becky W, 187047
The dress coat for the pre-booked restaurants is long trousers for the men. Why do they allow people to enter in shorts. It was frustrating when I follow the code and others just pay "lipservice" to the code.More
First time to Boa Vista but not the last time. Hotel was massive. Bigger than anywhere ive ever been before. Usually like small independent hotels. Last minute booking & it was spot on. Staff superb. Pleasant. Helpful. Tipped porter 2Euro for carrying the bags ... think he was expecting more. Housekeeping very smiley as we left ... tip time! Rooms having said that were clean and tended daily. Fresh water daily. Clean towels etc. Even though massive there were plenty of bars & waiting staff. Tables cleared in seconds. Food fresh & plentiful. Altered daily. Clean everywhere. Dont hesitate to visit we couldnt complain about a thing. Entertainment quite random some nights but what an exceptional group of people. All in all extremely happy & would return. Temperatures 30+. Pool clean. Definitely would return. Cocktails poor ... watch who makes them for ingredients... the guys add 3 shots the girls just banana flavoured syrup.... sweet & sickly... thats the only negative I can give. A. More
My friend and I stayed from 24th nov for a week. Had a great relaxing week. We took a taxi from the airport to beat the queues at reception so we’re in our room before the others turned up. Found the receptionists great fun as were all the bar staff. Our room was perfect (2159) two beds,shower,loo,safe and somewhere to hang our clothes what more do you need ? The girl who cleaned our room did a great job,and was very deserving of the tip we left her.everyone tries so hard to keep us happy so a big well done from me. I think they should stop giving out plastic straws we are capable of drinking from the glass. Also we only used one plastic bottle of water,just filled it up every day in the restaurant. Go for a walk to the beach bars they are great and if you use the pick up truck taxis sit in the back it’s hilarious.. all in all a great week couldn’t fault one thing.More
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