Just got back from 2 weeks here brilliant stay.
We went to the welcome meeting hosted by Claire and Stacey from Thomson's also inc the Hotel staff and a short traditional dance show not the normal boaring meetings this was entertaining from start to finish.
Hotel is right on the beach and WOW what a beach!!!!!!!!!!!! there a few tour guides on the entrance to the beach, I highly recommend the tour and go with Ola and Daniel (brothers) fantastic tour guides and saw more than we expected all for 25euros each, leaving at 9.15 and back to Hotel at 5pm best tour of the island and fantastic events in the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hotel is more than I expected having staying in all inclusive in various countries this exceeded my expectations.
Food in main buffet was really nice and the 4 restaurants highly recommended but you need to book these 3 days in advance, so much choice so you will not go hungry.
Staff all friendly and nothing too much trouble, rooms are cleaned daily with clean towels and a fresh beach towel every day, so don't jam your case taking beach towels when Hotel provides them.
Live shows every night fab and even Night club in the hotel which opens at 11 if you want to dance the night away!!!! but doesn't effect those wanting a quiet night which there are quiet bars too.
Various cocktails served and Champaign each evening on entrance to restaurant and many morning champagne was offered heaven!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I highly recommend this place if you want holiday that's not commercialized and taste of part of the world different to what you can do at home, great place to relax ,chill and more.
Weather was Hot but be careful you don't realize with the winds still burns you even with factor 30, the sea is so inviting and not too cold its aqua blue like the pictures but current can be strong.
Fabulous in all theses areas!!!!!!!!!!!
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- 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