Arrival perfect, greeted with a cold glass of juice while we checked in, which was a quick experience. Our rooms were absolutely fine, spacious, clean, plenty of hanging space, comfy beds and a great shower. Sure, rooms are a bit tired, but we didn't plan on spending much time in! Location is amazing, right on a vast, white, sandy beach. The sea was not as rough as other resorts I had been to, in June it was very warm, with schools of fish swimming around you. Bar service brilliant, food choice very good. Thomson excursion was amazing.. 4x4 jeep around the island, a must, especially floating in the salt lakes and seeing sharks. The only gripe we had, and it is a small one that needs fixing, is the awful sickening smell coming from the cupboard under the coffee machine in reception, where most guests congregate to make the most of the free wifi. If you are looking for a week of relaxation, I suggest this place. Make the most of the walks further along the beach, where the surroundings change. Totally, and finally, make the most of the Renova Spa, towards the back of the grounds..... We had a back, neck and shoulder massage, followed later in the week by a detox scrub .... Seriously indulging and about the best massage I have had.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- * Situated on the island of Sal in the Cape Verde Islands * Main building and 2-story annexes * Situated on the beach front together with the ClubHotel Riu Funana * Complimentary sun loungers and parasols on the beach * 1.5 Km to Santa Maria * 15 km from the airport * Credit cards accepted: Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Riu Funana Santa Maria
- Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde Cape Verde/Santa Maria, Ilha Do Sal