Wow what a holiday! We went as a family of four 2 adults 2 girls aged 13 and 16. The flight was as everyone on tripadvisor has described. Rubbish! No entertainment just trolleys up and down. The transfer to the hotel was in a really cute looking yellow retro bus. The thomson rep Dion said hello then left and we never saw her again.the trip took all of five minutes and once we arrived we were asked to fill in some forms and pay the tourist tax whilst drinking a welcome cocktail. Our bags were carried to our rooms which were decent and spacious. It had two big beds and a fridge with a bottle of water. Lots of people complained on here about this but hey if you need that much water everyday when you can get it from all the bars and night club up until 2am. Then you must be ill. Also it is a third world country and the locals dont have running water !!!
We ventured out to a beautiful looking pool area and met two other families with boys aged 13. This was really good as the brochure advertised a kids club up to the age of 15 only this didn't exist!!! Luckily the kids got on great so did other things such as body boarding on the beach. There was other activities such as pool and table tennis but the equipment was extremely poor. The Decameron team(blue and white) did activities such as archery and darts and beach volley ball which the kids did too and had a great time with Juan Carlos especially who made the effort to get to know their names! The French team(red and white) didn't tend to come near us apart from one called Adam. The blue and white shows were fabulous too with incredible dancing. There were morning activities such as stretching and abs exercising. The music wasn't that loud that it invaded everything you did and if you didn't want to listen to it you could go to the quiet pool.
The restaurant was lovely, nicely set out and food very well presented. It never seemed too busy. Tanko was especially lovely every morning bringing the youngest hot chocolate. The food was very varied and suited us all including a vegatarian. There are quite a lot of little sparrows that will jump on your food as soon as your back was turned. the young french people thought this was a good excuse to kick a few chairs!!! we solved it by going and getting food in pairs and it only seemed to happen at lunch time . there were also quite a few cats which you are asked not to feed although most people do.The bars were not busy and it was always easily to get a drink. The staff were lovely and helped us make upa few cocktails of our own. The banana liquor is to die for - with sprite or orange juice.
We always manage to get sunbeds and spent most of our time there. The pool was freezing but looked fabulous. the kids went down to the beach which was only down a slight slope. The beach was incredible, it was a beautiful long clear unspoilt stretch of golden sand. The water was very choppy but if you didn't go too far in it was okay.
It is quite difficult to get around if you're not very mobile as there are a few stairs and the pathways are cobbled.
The night entertainment consisted of a show in the little amphitheatre and then everyone just seemed to go to bed! We went to the nightclub nearly every night much to the dj's disgust. He left by half eleven even tho the club stayed open til 2. We were the only people there!!!
The staff never stopped cleaning and it showed, the place is immaculate.
This holiday was the most relaxing and fabulous holiday we've had. We would definitely come back. The only reason it didn't get five stars is due to the kids club not being there!
Top tip: have Atililo the photographer take your photos.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal Decameron Boa Vista Hotel Boa Vista
- Ventaclub Hotel Boa Vista
- Ventaclub Resort Boa Vista
- Royal Horizon Boa Vista Cape Verde