Never having visited Cape Verde before, I was not sure what to expect. I wasn't disappointed.
Sal is underdeveloped but you can see the potential. We stayed in a five star resort just outside one of the main towns. Our apartment was exactly as described - very clean, modern and comfortable. We overlooked one of the resorts swimming pools and could not have asked for a better spot. Each night we used our patio area to take in the beautiful surroundings with a drink in hand. Perfect.
We took the option to go self catering, although this is an all inclusive resort. In my opinion, this was a good decision as each evening we travelled into the town of Santa Maria and were able to enjoy the local atmosphere, the friendly people and a variety of food.
The deserted beaches were accessible direct from the resort and were magnificent.
All in all, a great holiday. more