Updated on Jul 28, 2017 by Alastair McClymont
Blog > Holidays to Cape Verde in 2017
Starting to consider potential destinations for your 2017 holidays? This is why Cape Verde will prove a highly rewarding destination for your sunny getaway.
As the weather begins to get colder in the UK and the days become shorter and darker, you can be forgiven for casting your mind to the prospect of sunnier climes, with your 2017 holiday ideas likely to be going into overdrive. Now is a great time to get your 2017 holiday booked up, not just because it gives you some sunshine to look forward to, but also because you're likely to be able to benefit from some great early booking offers.
We think Cape Verde could well be the perfect holiday destination for you in 2017, for several reasons. Whether it is the wonderful weather, the superb sporting opportunities or the great range of accommodation which turns your head, there'll also be countless more rewards and benefits behind embarking on a holiday to the archipelago.
To help you decide if a holiday to Cape Verde in 2017 is for you, we've put together some of our favourite factors of a holiday to the islands, as well as some of our top places to stay.
One of the most alluring aspects of any holiday to Cape Verde is the beaches, with several stunning strips of sand located across many of the islands. Sal and Boa Vista are the islands most famed for a beach break in Cape Verde, with the likes of Santa Maria Beach and Praia de Chaves favourites among beach bums.
A Cape Verde holiday isn't all about lazing around on the sand or by the pool, there is a great deal of adventure to be embraced across the archipelago. If you're the kind of holidaymaker who finds it difficult to sit still on the sand, why not hop between some of the islands and hike their diverse and dramatic landscapes? Fogo, Santo Antão and Santiago are particularly good for trekking, so pack your hiking boots! Find out more about our island hopping opportunities.
Another element of a holiday to Cape Verde which is ideal for those who fancy a dose of action and adventure; the islands are renowned for their superb water sports conditions and facilities, especially when it comes to the wind. Kitesurfing, windsurfing and kayaking are among the most accessible sports, with tuition and equipment hire readily available on the islands of Sal and Boa Vista.
There is always music, colour and vibrancy around Cape Verde, but that is especially the case when one of the country's famous festivals gets into full swing. There are countless festivities to absorb throughout the year, but arguably the most atmospheric and famous is the São Vicente Carnival, held 40 days before Easter and defined by colourful and rhythmic street parades, the largest of which can be found in the town of Mindelo.
Located on the island of Sal and set beside Santa Maria's breathtaking sandy beach, Hotel Morabeza is consistently voted as one of our top hotels by our customers, recognised for its friendly atmosphere, great facilities and beautiful vistas. During your stay, swim in one of the hotel's three pools, dine across its four great restaurants and enjoy its top water sports opportunities and comfortable rooms.
Another of our hotels blessed by a fantastic location beside one of Cape Verde's premier beaches, Iberostar Club Boa Vista Hotel boasts Praia de Chaves on its doorstep, with its endless strip of golden sand and clear blue water. Beyond the beach, the hotel is of an excellent standard, offering a fantastic range of comfortable and well-equipped rooms, a swimming pool, several bars and restaurants, a spa, sporting facilities and a daily activities programme, ensuring it is an ideal option for holidaying families.
Boasting its own small, sandy cove as well as a top quality restaurant and beach bar, Odjo d'Agua Hotel is an atmospheric and relaxed place to stay in the heart of Santa Maria on Sal. The hotel is small and cosy, with a friendly, family-run environment, while the interior is adorned with charming antiques and photography. At night, the hotel adopts a vibrant atmosphere, with live music held at the restaurant, combined with delicious fresh seafood.
Tempted by the prospect of a holiday to Cape Verde in 2017? Find out more about the kind of holiday you can enjoy in the archipelago by checking out our Holiday Ideas page.
Posted in Alastair McClymont, Holidays | Tagged Beaches, Excursions & tours, Holidays, Things to do
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