Our Holiday to Boa Vista, Cape Verde

by - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hello, lovelies!

If you've been reading Who's That Girl? for a little while now, (firstly thank you) you'll know at the end of last year/beginning of this year I was lucky enough to win a MomentMakers holiday with Thomson. You'll also know that after some endless scrolling on the Thomson website we decided to book 10 nights at the Riu Touareg hotel on the island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde.

We flew out from Manchester Airport on the 15th May and stayed in Boa Vista until the 25th May. I've shared many holiday snaps on my Instagram over the last few weeks since returning home, as well as filming a little video for my YouTube channel, but I wanted to pop up a blog post to share even more of our incredible 10 nights in Boa Vista.

Our Hotel!

We stayed at the incredible all-inclusive 5-star hotel Riu Touareg which is just a 30-minute coach ride from Boa Vista airport, which is honestly probably the smallest airport you'll probably ever see!

The hotel is located on the beach, which offers some breathtaking views!

During our 10 nights at Riu Touareg, we were unable to go into the sea due to a constant red flag which meant it was far too dangerous to enter the water.

One two of the cloudier and slightly cooler days during our stay we did opt to take a little walk along the beach and letting the tide tickle our toes (and freeze them off!), which was amazing!

The Riu Touareg on Boa Vista island currently has over 1,000 rooms but there is definitely plenty more room to continue expanding. We were lucky enough to stay in their newest block which had only been built in the last year. Another new addition to the hotel was an infinity pool.

The hotel now includes 6 pools, one which is located in the 'adult's only' area of the hotel as well as a child-friendly pool. Neither of which we took advantage of, obviously, we were more than happy with enjoying every second of the main pool which included a swim-up bar and jacuzzi!

The hotel includes 5 restaurants.

The main restaurant Santo Antao has a huge selection for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We found ourselves sticking to this restaurant for most of our evening meals but did treat ourselves on a few evenings to the themed restaurants which you are advised to book at least 3 days in advance as they are very popular!

The themed restaurants include a Cape Verdian restaurant, a Chinese/Oriental restaurant, which we loved so much we paid it two visits. We also checked out the Italian restaurant and finally The Grill, which during the day transformed into a Snack Bar.

Our overall experience staying at the Riu Touareg was amazing.

The staff were so friendly and so welcoming, always making an effort to say Hello or wish you a Good morning/evening. They honestly could not do enough for you and for someone that has stayed in very few hotels, who has never been aboard it was definitely something that took a few days to get used too!

The Riu Touareg hotel do offer evening entertainment between 9pm-10pm and an activity board can be found just outside of the lobby area, right near the shops.

I'll be popping up a separate post very soon which will include everything there is to do during your stay at the Riu Touareg and on the island of Boa Vista, so please, stay tuned for that.

If you have any questions what so ever, about our holiday, the hotel or the island of Boa Vista. Feel free to leave them in the comments and I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

If video content is more your thing, head on over to my YouTube channel where I have uploaded a video and shared even more about our wonderful holiday!


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