The hot weather has finally made an appearance in the UK, leaving many of us dreaming of exotic destinations with crystal clear waters and days spent lounging in the sun. For those looking for somewhere new to explore, why not try Cape Verde?
Emerging as a hot new destination for holidaymakers, Cape Verde consists of ten islands and five islets, and boasts some of the best beaches in the world. In fact, in TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards, Praia de Santa Maria beach on Sal was voted as one of the top 25 beaches in the world.
Situated just off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Verdean laid-back, no stress mantra and year round sunny climates make for the perfect holiday destination.
Whether travelling with family, friends or as a couple, there is a resort to suit everyone on the island of Sal.
Luxury resort hospitality company The Resort Group has spent ten years carefully designing and developing beautiful, all-inclusive resorts on the island that offer the highest level of luxury.
Santa Maria, Sal’s capital, offers a colourful and atmospheric place to explore, while the recently opened Bikini Beach Club, with an emphasis on fine dining, fine wines and cocktails, offers a relaxed setting, perfect for lounging in the sun all day long and dancing into the night.
For those in search of adventure, there’s plenty to explore, including:
1. Hiking with spectacular views
For those not satisfied with relaxing by the pool or on the beach all day long, why not stick on your hiking boots. There a number of trails to attempt on the island, including Pico do Fogo – Cape Verde’s highest peak.
2. Go kitesurfing
Cape Verde provides a fantastic range of water sports, but among the most exciting and rewarding are wind sports.
3. Go diving or snorkelling
Explore beneath the waves of Cape Verde – one of the best places to do this is on Santa Maria beach, on the island of Sal.
4. Try your hand at some fishing
Fishing is extremely popular in Cape Verde, with many of the islands offer guided fishing trips. Various types of fishing are on offer, from rock fishing and deep sea fishing, to big game fishing and surf casting.
5. Visit Sal’s salt mines
For many years the island was a centre for salt mining, which is also where the name Sal (salt) comes from. One of the real thrills of a visit comes in bathing – or floating – in the salt ponds.