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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Just returned from a great week relaxing before the Christmas mayhem. Don’t listen to the moaners about the smell in the toilets it’s because they use sea water to flush them as natural water is very scarce on the island. The food was great but very repetitive but there is something for everybody. All the staff work very hard and are also very friendly please and thank you are free so if your polite you can expect the same back. I agree the hotel is big but is maintained very well considering it’s open all year round. All in all a great place to stay and a big thank you to all the staff for a great week in the sun More
Arrived on the 7th to a family room after booking a twin room! Was advised by reception and rep this was what I had booked until showing them my booking, also advised that they could not change our room until the next day! So I spent first night on a camp bed. Next day the reception staff who were really helpful by the way found us a new room which was what we had booked in the first place, wasn't just us other people were having the same problem aparently this was due to over booking! We had previously stayed here the year it had opened and although the staff are really nice and friendly and I have no complaints about them the hotel has deteriorated dramatically the food is basic and often only lukewarm warm certain areas smell of cat urine mast out by the smell of disinfectant I don't know which smells worse. On out 1st floor balcony we had claw marks up the wall and over the other side and these were not cat paws either when Google them looked like rodent! These were evident all over the place. Also lack of toilets around the hotel This has definatley lost its 5* rating in my estimation two many people Which is sad really. Pick up for airport has now been been moved to 12:00 guess that's so they don't have to feed you. Don't get me wrong a lovely place but no longer 5* platinum as advertised by tomson. More
dawn a, 186411
Ideal for December
We have just come back from a 10 day holiday at the Hotel Touareg in Boa Vista. We had a wonderful time; the staff was most friendly, the resort, indoors and outdoors, was spotless. There were 5 restaurants, We ate mainly at the main restaurant, near Reception, in the Wi Fi zone; the food was plentiful and there was always a great selection of fresh fruit, and, at least, 4 different fishes and meats at lunch time and dinner time. We were in Block 9, situated near the lovely infinity pool and with easy access to the sandy beach. No problems in finding sunbeds; there were plenty. The long and beautiful beach was almost empty. Very picturesque but rather dangerous for children because of the huge waves. Good for surfing and taking pictures, however! Walking on the dunes was fascinating. Such beautiful views! There is also a lake not far from the hotel where you can see lots of tropical birds, eg egrets, black winged stilts, sanderlings. We did not bring our binoculars which we greatly regretted. As for the weather, what can I say? we wanted to run away from English grey and wet weather; we certainly got what we were hoping for. 22 degrees in the evening, around 30 during the day! Needless to say we very much hope hope to go back next December.More
Went for 10 nights with my fiance with TUI .The hotel complex is amazing and the rooms are great too.However The Chefs at all restaurants can't cook nothing at all even at the themed restaurants either. Then when my fiance was in the shower whilst I was at one of the bars a maid randomly walked in our room for no reason more or likely to see what they can help them self to of our belongings as it is not the 1st ive heard this place needs 're rating to 3 stars as it feels like something that belongs in Benidorm and not worth spending your money on.More
Great winter sun holiday
Booked a weeks break at the Riu Touareg hotel in November and would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone. Firstly, the weather was terrific, wall to wall sunshine almost everyday with the odd hour of high level cloud which actually gave a brief respite from the intense sun. We stayed in block 9 which was right next to the infinity pool, our room had great views over the beach and ocean. The room was spacious and thoroughly cleaned everyday. There are plenty of warnings not to drink the tap water so they put 2 new bottles of water in the rooms everyday. The pools were cleaned everyday and there was never any problem getting sun beds in great sun bathing positions. The entertainment team operated around the main pool from about 10am and they were surprisingly good, lots of activities for those who want to participate. The main restaurant had a great selection of foods especially the salad bar. Fresh fish and meat cooked fresh in front of you at every sitting. Although they do similar foods everyday there is so much choice that you can have something different everyday. On Sunday’s they do Buck’s Fizz which was a nice touch. The evening entertainment was again surprisingly good. Overall, this is a great hotel and I would recommend it to anyone that asks and I will be returning 😊More
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