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Make a holiday rental home or villa in the Cape Verde Islands your home away from home

The Cape Verde Islands are a string of wild, volcanic islands stretching off the coast of Senegal in West Africa. The amazingly long, white Cape Verde beaches, dramatic volcanic landscapes and mystical colonial towns have, until recently, been a fantastically well kept secret, but with the increase in Cape Verde holiday homes and cheap flights, the rich blend of scenery and culture has become irresistible. There are ten islands which make up the Cape Verde Islands, all of which have completely different landscapes and atmospheres to their neighbours. If you wish to enjoy year round sun, scuba diving and samba dancing, all in one place, renting a Cape Verde property is a perfect solution!

Things to do in the Cape Verde Islands

The beaches of Cape Verde are simply beautiful. You will never be far from a glorious, white sand beach from a Cape Verde property. The beaches never get crowded, and there are many miles to choose from regardless of which island you take a Cape Verde holiday home on. Whether you wish to laze in the sun or take a romantic stroll along the sand, there are many idyllic spots to find throughout the Cape Verde Islands. Turtles are plentiful along the beaches of the Cape Verde Islands, which are a joy to watch from a Cape Verde holiday home, especially on Boa Vista.

Water sports are absolutely magnificent in the sea around the Cape Verde Islands. The Island of Boa Vista is a particular favourite for windsurfing, whilst the island of Sal receives some of the best beach breaks for surfing anywhere in Africa, and possibly the world. Regardless of which islands you decide to stay on, villas in Cape Verde are ideal for scuba diving and sailing holidays too. Scuba diving is absolutely incredible here, with some of the best dive sites found on Boa Vista and Sao Vicente. Game fishing for blue marlin also thrives, with more of the fish caught in a single day than any other destination in the world. Whales, dolphins and turtles are seen in abundance along the coast too.

Walking and trekking holidays in the remarkable volcanic landscapes of the Cape Verde Islands are absolutely unforgettable. The barren landscapes are an absolute marvel to behold, and the views from the top of the volcanic craters of Fogo and Santa Antao are absolutely breathtaking. There are many unique species of bird in the Cape Verde Islands, making Cape Verde holiday homes perfect for bird lovers.

Places to visit in the Cape Verde Islands

The island of Sal is the most popular with visitors, as it was the first island to get an airport, and tourist facilities quickly grew around the stunning white beaches. The Island of Boa Vista boasts over 55km of stunning beaches, which remain empty all year round, making it the ideal destination for beach lovers who truly want to escape.

Cultural Cape Verde holidays are absolutely fantastic on the islands of Santiago, which enjoys the most African culture of all the islands, and Sao Vicente, which is the cultural home of the Cape Verde Islands, and the finest place to explore and enjoy the famous Cape Verdian music. Windsurfers will also be absolutely thrilled by the prospect of taking a Cape Verde property rental on Sao Vicente, as conditions are absolutely ideal for windsurfing throughout much of the year.

Weather in the Cape Verde Islands

Cold ocean currents keep the Cape Verde Islands wonderfully mild throughout the year, meaning that you can travel to Cape Verde on holiday all year round. The very moderate temperatures of the Cape Verde Islands means that summer conditions are much like those of southern Europe, with daily temperatures from May until November hovering around the 30?C mark. In the evenings, temperatures can dip to a little below 20?C, but not much further.

Travel to the Cape Verde Islands

By far the best way to reach a Cape Verde holiday home is by plane. Although there are eight separate airports on the Cape Verde Islands, only the Rabil International Airport (BVC) and the Amilcar Cabral International Airport (SID) receive direct flights from the UK. Astraeus provide flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to both airports, and ThomsonFly provide flights to Amilcar from Birmingham (BHX), London Gatwick (LGW) and Manchester (MAN).

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                                                                                                      Great location with lovely vibe

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                                                                                                      Fab apartment, lovely complex with private section of beach, just a short stroll from the centre of the town with all the cafes,bars, banks and a few shops. Lots of live music going off which is free to sit and listen to while sipping your cocktail 🍹. The jetty is the place to be at noon when the fisherman arrive with their catch, buy a 2 euro slice of tuna to cook at the apartment- it's delicious. Dont miss the paddle with lemon sharks or the salinas salt lake. All in all a great base in the heart of the town, would highly recommend.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Great stay In cape verde

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                                                                                                      Just spent the week in Roy's apartment in the complex of Melia dunas/ sol dunas. First of all the hotel is amazing, lots of pools and easy to get sun loungers, fab entertainment, helpful staff who go above and beyond for you. Secondly , the apartment is lovely with a fab roof top Terrace and balcony. It was squeaky clean and can not complain about the cleanliness. However I only give 4 stars as I really think essentials such as washing up liquid, bin bags and toilet roll should be included in the price of the apartment. Also I found it strange how we had to pay extra money for a maid to clean the room midweek - this should also be included in the price. Also there was lots of meat knives but no bread knife? Little extras like this would be ideal. And we had to find the manual for the oven and hob as we found it confusing - I think these manuals should be left out in future Roy. Another thing is the all inclusive / putting things on your account fiasco. It is really confusing and we did not bother doing this -- none of the staff seemed to know how much things cost and it was too expensive to go For separate meals (breakfast was €22 per person, lunch was €42 per person and dinner was €48 per person). You could go all inclusive for the day at €65 but we ate in town mainly. Also getting drinks in the hotel was hard work as nobody knew how to charge to our room so We ended up paying in euros - but the bars never had change! The town is a 5 minute drive away in a taxi at €3 day/€4 night. We also caught the free shuttle bus some mornings. The cazu supermarket was good and reasonably cheap - however the goods are limited so don't think you will find everything. The town is nice but Cape Verde is still developing - there is a lot of construction going on. The bars and restaurants were relatively cheap . Some people are lovely some people are just plain rude depending on where you go. And be prepared to be blagged to buy rubbish souviners. Never the less the beaches are lovely, and the hotel is spectacular. Would probably return to the same hotel all inclusive next time as it seemed to be easier. PS make sure you go to the lion king show... it was amazing!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017