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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Suite with Balcony or Terrace
Twin Room with Balcony or Terrace
Twin room sleeps 2 with twin beds and an open-plan bathroom with enclosed toilet. An African theme comes courtesy of earthy tones and striking patterns. This room comes with air-conditioning and a shower. There is also either a balcony or a terrace.
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Everything you want for a relaxing holiday
We returned on the 19 September our stay at the Touareg was great. Our Room was very clean,comfortable and cool . We found the food to be very good it was hot and never repeated, the waiting staff are friendly efficient and work incredibly hard (so be nice and polite to them). In fact We cannot fault any of the staff. The entertainment was normal hotel stuff but not bad.You are given 2 litre bottles of water everyday in your room, we only used one so we gave a bottle to the gardeners, who were always grateful if a little surprised.The Touareg now has a new infinity pool and more rooms, the infinity pool is lovely,we found it better than the main pool as its not as busy and is quieter. We used the spa during our stay, we had a massage and my wife had a facial. My massage was probably one of the best I've had and my wife enjoyed her facial,the staff really know their stuff. We spent time on the beach but the sea/ waves are huge and strong, the pull when they go back out could easily knock you off your feet and it did while playing on the shore.Please be careful.The Tui reps gave us the talk on trips etc. We booked the 4 hour quad bike trip, this is a brilliant trip you visit a small town where there appears to be a shopkeeper per quad, you get a bit hassled but not much.Then you go over a desert to beautiful beaches where you get time to swim in the turquoise sea ( it's not rough there). Brilliant day the company is called quad zone . We also went on the catamaran adults only another great trip, the staff aboard the catamaran are chatty and friendly and we saw a turtle!.One trip I advise you to think carefully. The rep says beach bar,owned by an Italian footballer watch the sunset etc sounds amazing...in fact it's a shack on the beach the welcome drink (coconut or honey) tastes like hand sanitizer, and when we were there one table was alive with flies(I know it's Africa) but it looked like they could be breeding the worlds population of flies.The toilet has a piece of string to flush it and unless water turned on nowhere to wash your hands. The food is OK although my wife gave the dog her chicken!The African band entertainment was very good,The music was good also.This trip is 53 euros a bit of a rip off. We tried out the African restaurant which is on the complex, you might like it, wasn't for us. The new Italian is buffet although food is good but you cannot get coffee in there to round off your meal, so you may as well use the main dining room where you can get coffee. All in all a great holiday, lovely people , good weather and food. By the way if you have read other reviews that tell you to buy stuff is expensive it is Haribos are 2.50 or 3 euro, pineapple juice 6 euro a carton.My wife packed for all eventualities, God knows how much paracetamol costs. The Tui reps have a swap box so people leave stuff sun cream,toiletries etc to save having to buy them , when we left we put stuff in the box inc. a hat as if your going a bit thin on top and forget your hat it will cost 25 euros to buy one.More
Excellent Stay and a Scorcher
The hotel grounds are very well kept. The Gardeners do really good job of keeping it looking nice. There are coconut trees everywhere with fruit growing on them but there are signs to let you know that they don't like you damaging them. People write there names on the husks as they are all still nice and green. There was one of the Gardners with a Machette cutting the headges and it was amazing to watch especially as he gets them so neat. They are a credit to the hotel as they are what keep it looking as nice as it does. As with everyone else who works there they do a Fantastic job in keeping the Hotel looking Clean and pleasing to the eye. Well that is what i thought. The pools are well kept but a little warning, i don't know whether it is the salt or chlorine in the water but it made my eyes burn a lot. Could just be me. The infininty pool seems a little cleaner. Plenty of beds to go around. There is a pool bar which is quite popular and lttle booths for you to sit in while having a drink. These can get full at peak times. We noticed something that looked like someone had thrown up. It was ther the next day too. Resteraunt. The food is really quite good, the bacon is bacon and not the usual type you get at alot of the all inclusive. There is a choice of different eggs, Boiled, fried, Sunny side up or down, omellete, Scrambled egg etc. Sausages are not to bad. There is a good choice of fruit and cereals and bread. Toasters are a little slow, if you like well done about four times through. The butter in the morning is off a block so you can take as much or as little as you want. The later servings it is the usual little tubs of marg which have this reaaly anoying thing of you not being able to peel the foil all the way off in one go. It seems to leave a membrane underneath. Not a complaint just an observation. You can get doughnuts some mornings which i qite like myself. The lunch menu was Burgers and hot dogs with fried onions just like you get back home. Just that the baps can be a little dry, i think it is just the overhead heat. There is plenty of other choice too. I really enjoyed the chicken in breadcrumb. Always done just right. Never had to worry whether it was cooked right or not. There is also a good selection of other meats, Veal Pork Beef Lamb and others. It all seemed to be cooked well.There is a Vegitarian section for those people of that persuasion. The resteraunt staff are very efficient. Almost as soon as you are seated you are asked what you would like to drink. The staff behind the counter are pleasant especially one of the girls who i'm sure is on something. But i mean in a nice way. You will be greeted with a big smile and a Good morning honey. She is always so Happy. She obviously likes her job and she makes you feel so welcolme. All the other staff are very welcoming too but she stuck out. There is seating area inside and out in the main resteraunt. And a Smoking area down the side. The other resteraunt is close to the pool. We felt it did not have has much choice as the main one but the food was the same good quality. The Maids. What can i say. i have heard so many people complain about maids and that they don't do a very good job. Well these people work very hard and they do a FANTASTIC job. Our room was cleaned and beds made every day and i must say they were spotless. Everything was so well maintained. Absolutely no complaints in that department. Thank you to our Housekeeping Girls who were pleasant and always did an excellent job. The Alcohol. Well it is what you would expect from an all inclusive. There are local brands and these are the usual Vodka, Rum, Brandy, Tia Maria, Malibu, Sambucca. The bar staff are very good and Friendly. They work really hard and long shifts. They keep everyone topped up with their alcohol. It is the usual loads of ice then the spirit topped up with coke, sprite etc. They also put a slice of lemon in everthing nice if you like lemon. We asked on several occasions for no lemon but it was pot luck whether that is what you got. Not a complaiint, it is just that they are so busy and sometimes forget. The Entertainment team are really good and they try and keep everyone entertained. They have several activities which you can take part in such as Shooting, Volley ball, Boules, Darts, Bingo, Water polo, Pool Aerobics etc. They do a very good job and also put on a show at night which is themed everynight. The stage area and seating area is of ample size so you can sit and watch the show or just have a drink quite a way back from it all. They are hard working and do not pester you too much like some hotels. The italian Resteraunt is nice the food is nice, Italian, pasta shell fish soup which they had advertised as Minestone but was more like a Mulagatani, very spicey. The Carbanara was nice, not alot of sauce which it is supposed to be. Muscles, Shrimp Chorizo sausage.The sweets were a similar choice to the normal resteraunt. It is Buffet style with a candle on the table but the staff are very attentive. They do a good job. We also did the fish resteraunt but we were not too impressed. It was in the resteraunt by the pool and it was mostly fish based food but alot of what you can get on a normal night. The staff were again very good and pleasant. These people are always on the go, they always smile and speak. They do a fansastic job especially when you see how some people are so rude and don't have a smile in them. The beach. I would put this beach up against any that we have been. The sand is lovely to walk on, the breeze coming across keeps you cool, this is much needed when you feel the heat from the sun. The waves are awesome, there is a flag system to let you know if it is safe or unsafe to swim. The red flag is usually the one that was up while we were there. There is a flag telling you that you do not swim at all. If you go in and injure yourself when red flag is up say goodbye to insurance. It is at your own risk. Beds and umbrellas on beach free!!!!! There are no Lucky Lucky people pestering you on the beach either. You can walk along and buy little Bracelets, Necklaces, Wooden carvings from some locals that are set up there. The crabs kept us amused for some time. Throwing food and watching them scurry across the beach to get it and then shooting back into their little burrows. There is also a sign telling you about turtles. Unfortunately we did no see any. There are plenty of beds on the beach you just position them yourself.More
A brilliant hotel in great setting
this hotel was the best i've stayed in by miles the staff are fantastic the place was clean and you cannot help but have something different to eat every night we went for 11 nights just come back had a great holiday rest rest rest if your going there wanting the Benidorm experience don't go if you want quality and quiet relaxing time this is the place we really had a great time and would return no issuesMore
reviews on here are either really good or really bad but honestly this hotel is great and we would go back and we would recommend to others. yes the flight is cramped but that's because it's a small plane they only have a little airport so biggest plane they can land is a 757, take a book/iPad/music you make do for 5 hours it's part of the holiday. its like landing on the moon very Barron and dirt tracks so A bit bumpy but again part of the holiday and fun. check in took 5 mins we stayed for 2 weeks and didn't once see a massive queue at reception , staff were brilliant and reps where there with a drink when we checked in. our room wasn't ready when we got there only had to wait an hour wasn't a problem as staff took care of our bags and it gave us chance to have a drink and chill after the flight and have a wonder round to find our bearings. rooms are lovely clean and spacious. our toilet was leaking so we moved next door we rang reception to report it and they dealt with it so quickly gave us key for next door so again wasn't a problem. the maids work so hard and are always friendly and happy, we had left 20 euros on the floor must have fell out if partners pocket when we came back to the room the maid had picked it up and left it on our bed, how honest of her! they don't get paid much so we did leave a tip most days for her. food and drinks we had no issues so much choice and never waited long at bars or even in main restaurant. we didn't have any problems getting into speciality restaurants for 2 weeks we were only in the main restaurant a hand full of times as we booked into speciality there was always availability for next 3 days ahead and we didn't have to que up at 7am like others say we just asked as we were passing reception. pool bar is brilliant we used main pool most days, never too busy, we did try infinity pool which is quieter a couple of days for a change. people mention sharp tiles and cutting themselves in the pool we didn't have any issues yes there are tiles missing but not really sharp and the maintenance men are always around different areas always doing some little jobs on the pool repairing where they can. staff work so hard they are all so friendly and welcoming and really do make the holiday. they can't do enough for you nothing was ever a problem. we hired tennis rackets a few mornings from reception and used the tennis courts before breakfast always availability. beach is beautiful, few people did swim but we didn't risk it waves can be huge we paddled and played in the waves all good fun but you have to be careful as some waves can knock you off your feet! there is a lifeguard but we also heard about tiger sharks so if you swim it's your own risk. reps are great always chatty and we booked 3 excursions catamaran all day cruise and North and South tour which we recommend guides are good fun and it's nice to see the locals and villages. some people moan about this not been a 5 star but when you see the local villages and hear how they don't have electricity and only 2 deliveries of water a week which is not a lot and they have to make last, it really puts it all Into perspective. they rely on tourists coming to the island and many of the staff live in local villages so this has created jobs for them. people that moan are picking on things and most likely haven't spent the time to go out and see how they live. yes I know we work hard save up and spend a lot of money on getting there and paying for the holiday but surely you know before hand it's a developing country. Thank you riu toureg for an amazing holiday and all the staff for looking after us and making our 2 weeks the bestMore
The whole experience of staying here was fantastic. Great hotel staff who were knowledgeable and friendly. The food everyday was great with good variety. Overall a very good stay and wold recommend this hotel to anyone that wants some peace and quiet.More
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