The Cape Verde Islands the New Holiday Hotspot
If you have never heard of the Cape Verde Islands before, then you soon will. These islands will become the new holiday hotspot that everyone will be heading to this and next year. More and more holiday firms are starting to feature the Cape Verde islands and are offering extra flights from airports throughout the UK.
Cape Verde is located off the coast of West Africa and made up of a number of islands including Sal, Maio, Fogo, Brava, Boa Vista, Sao Vicente, Santo Antao, Santiago, Sao Nicolau and Sao Vicente. So far the most popular island is Boa Vista. Many people compare the Cape Verde islands to the way the Caribbean was many years ago and being located mid-way between South America and Africa just adds to it’s appeal.
The island of Boa Vista has some of the best beaches and offers some great opportunities to enjoy windsurfing and other water based activities.
The resort of Santa Maria on the island of Sal offers great beaches with the resort itself a strange mix of old and new. On the beach you will generally find a selection of water sports and water based activities. In the evening you can relax in one of the bars or head off for a spot of dancing. The resort is growing with the addition of new hotels and so far this has not affected the enjoyment of the resort.
Popular hotels in the resort of Santa Maria, Sal
ClubHotel Riu Funana, ClubHotel Riu Garopa, Hotel Morabeza, Hotel Oasis Belorizonte, Melia Tortuga Beach Resort & Spa and Odjo D'Agua Hotel.
Popular hotels and accommodation in Boa Vista
ClubHotel Riu Karamboa, Hotel Riu Touareg and Royal Decameron Boa Vista.
Getting to the Cape Verde Islands
Travelling to the Cape Verde Islands is getting easier as the holiday firms see an opportunity to offer holidaymakers something new. Therefore there are lots of new flights from all over the UK flying to Cape Verde.
Holiday Firms offering holidays to Cape Verde
Thomson Holidays Cape Verde Islands
Thomson holidays Cape Verde Islands range is growing and Thomson feature the islands in a number of their brands. Thomson Small and Friendly and Thomson Summer both include holiday options and accommodation for you to select from.
Thomas Cook Holidays in the Cape Verde Islands
Thomas Cook Cape Verde Holidays include holidays to Boa Vista from Glasgow, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, London and more.
First Choice Cape Verde Holidays
First Choice feature the ClubHotel Riu Funana and the Rui Touareq on an all inclusive basis. First Choice switched to being an all inclusive holiday firm from 2012. Flights are on offer from Manchester, Glasgow, London and more.
There are not lots and lots of options yet as the Cape Verde islands are such a new mainstream holiday destination that the number of properties available are not fully at the mass market level yet. Despite this the hotels that are there do offer quality accommodation with lots of activities and entertainment. Just check and see what your chosen hotel has to offer before you book to make sure you get the holiday you are looking for.
Overall if you are looking for a great new destination unspoilt by mass tourism now could be the time to visit the Cape Verde Islands.