NEW: The Cape Verde Experience 2011/12 Brochure

13 June 2011 - The Cape Verde Experience - Press Office

Independent tour operator, The Cape Verde Experience launches its November 2011 – October 2012 brochure this month. The specialist features six out of the ten islands in the Cape Verde archipelago (in total fifteen hotels) and can arrange single-island and twin-centre trips, as well as a selection of programmed and tailor-made island-hopping itineraries. Highlights of the new brochure include:

Increased UK Flight Capacity to Cape Verde
This winter (11/12) there is a 100% increase in UK flight capacity to Cape Verde. The key departure airports are London Gatwick and Manchester, both offering additional direct flights into the islands of Sal or Boa Vista. UK regional departures are also available from Birmingham to Sal, and - new for this season - from East Midlands and Glasgow to Boa Vista. The Cape Verde Experience is able to book any of the above flights on behalf of its customers, subject to availability. (Flights are operated by Thomson Airways, with the exception of a Manchester to Boa Vista flight with Thomas Cook).

New Sal Hotel - 5* Meliá Tortuga Beach & Spa
The Cape Verde Experience has added a new 5* all-inclusive resort on the island of Sal to its programme. The Meliá Tortuga Beach & Spa - a member of leading hotel chain The Sol Meliá group – enjoyed its grand opening in May 2011. Positioned on Ponta Preta beach, the resort features a total of 220 luxurious residences, including hotel rooms, one and two-bedroom suites, and deluxe villas complete with private garden and plunge pool. Suited to couples and families, facilities include two freshwater swimming pools, four restaurants, four bars, gymnasium and Yhi spa.

Early Booking Offers – Book by 31 July 2011
A number of Early Booking Offers are available, valid for holidays booked by 31 July 2011 for the travel period 01 November 2011 – 30 April 2012. These include savings of up to £200 per couple at the Meliá Tortuga Beach & Spa and of £150 per couple at the 4* Hotel Morabeza on Sal and 4* Iberostar Club Boa Vista on Boa Vista. Conditions apply - please call The Cape Verde Experience for more details.

The Cape Verde Experience core hotel portfolio is based on Sal and Boa Vista due to flight routes from the UK operating directly into these two islands. The Cape Verde Experience customer favourite - the 4* Hotel Morabeza on Sal - has added Executive Rooms to meet demand. Located beside the sea, the rooms come complete with shared swimming pool.

This season (winter 11/12), 7-night holidays with The Cape Verde Experience start from £699 per person (£669pp with Early Booking Offer). This is based on two sharing a room on a bed & breakfast board at the 2.5* Hotel Pontão on Sal and includes return flights from London Gatwick, taxes and transfers, as well as contact with an English-speaking, local representative. For more information, call The Cape Verde Experience Reservations Dept on 0845 330 2071 or visit