Top 5 hotels for a winter escape in Cape Verde

Updated on Dec 07, 2023 by Ella Brundle

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Escape the cold this winter and head to glorious Cape Verde. Just under six hours from the UK, you will find yourself in a destination packed with colour and sunshine, what more could you want!

1. Orquidea Guest House, Boa Vista

Set in the small town of Sal Rei on the island of Boa Vista is Orquidea Guest House, a charming property set close to the beachfront. This is a perfect place for those seeking peace and escaping the tourist crowds. Experience the real Boa Vista, stroll along the beach and meet the pets that live around the property – cats, dogs and terrapins! This property has just a handful of rooms, making it very private, with restaurants just a short walk away. If you're lucky enough to visit during the turtle hatching season, there is a good chance you’ll witness the baby turtles leave the safety of their nests and start their mammoth journey to the water’s edge and beyond. 

2. Hotel Morabeza

Our top-rated hotel on the island of Sal, it never fails to “wow” its guests with attentive staff and magnificent setting along the stunning, golden sands of Santa Maria Beach, making it the perfect place to relax. Sip a cocktail by one of the three pools and enjoy executive seaside rooms and suites. Perfectly located for strolling into Santa Maria for dinner, or alternatively make the most of the hotel’s three restaurants; don’t miss the weekly BBQ evening with local dancing!

3. Spinguera Eco Lodge, Boa Vista

Set in a peaceful location, Spinguera is a charming small and friendly eco-lodge.  Originally home to a fishing community, the 25-minute transfer offers striking scenery, to a remote spot accessed along an old riverbed. The restaurant offers delightful cuisine and the whole ambience of the property boasts relaxation. The sea is a 10-minute stroll, and the coastline offers stretching, powdery white sands     


4. Colonial Guest House, Fogo

For a memorable stay, this guest house is the perfect place. A family-run property that will make you feel welcome and at home. Boasting a central location in São Filipe, explore the local shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance from the guest house. You can also enjoy excursions to see the volcano that the island is known for. In the evening, immerse yourself in the rich history and charm of the property whilst listening to tales told by the owners (Morten and Luisa) about their life on the island they call home. They pride themselves on providing top-class service and truly love the island of Fogo – and we are sure you will too!


5. Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort, Sal

A slice of luxury at this 5-star rated hotel, set along Santa Maria Beach, enjoy the hotel’s fantastic facilities and stroll along the golden sands of the beach in the evenings. Make the most of the large swimming pool, restaurants and bars on-site, with the tourist resort of Santa Maria just a 15-minute walk away. For a memorable stay, visit the Turtle conservation centre, Project Biodiversity, and perhaps sponsor your very own nest of Loggerhead Turtle eggs!

Book your winter escape to Cape Verde today and experience one of these hotels yourself, or why not indulge in an island-hopping holiday and experience more than one!


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