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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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                                                                                                      Lovely spacious villa with private pool, very quiet resort!

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                                                                                                      Lovely spacious villa with most amenities that you need. The pool was kept lovely and clean and was nice to have a private one as never made it to any of the bigger pools (as some were not in use). The resort itself was very very quiet! Not sure if it was because of the time of year we went (April Easter holidays) but there wasn't a lot of people around - so was lovely to have piece and quiet but also almost like a ghost town. The shop on the resort was small but gave a decent amount of choice, especially compared to the 'big' stores in town. The villa itself had 3 large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with showers. The hairdryer is in the main ensuite so would consider bringing my own if I was to go back. Other than that our only main problem we had was a lot of ants! Kitchen was equipped well with basics. On arrival we were met by a lovely lady who welcomed us, showed us around and gave lots of useful information. Said she was on call to help, however, unfortunately most of our phones didn't work and no wifi unless you want to go to reception. The villa wasn't far from the beach with a nice little restaurant to eat and drink. However, if you want to go out, better to get a taxi into Santa Maria town, which is only a couple of euros in a taxi (which were always to hand). Overall had a very peaceful sunny holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 04, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful apartment in a gorgeous resort

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                                                                                                      My husband and I and our 10year old twins stayed in Denis apartment at the beginning of April. There was everything we needed and the washing machine was a really personal touch that meant we didn't have to take as many clothes! The beds are extremely comfy and air con was welcome just to cool the place down for a little while. ( not that it was roasting hot in April but still warm inside at first) The resort is catered for all inclusive which we ended up doing for the first week as buying food from the little supermarket is very expensive. However week two we just paid for breakfast then ate out every night. Some lovely little restaurants in Santa Maria. The PalmBeach was especially nice. Getting taxis is super easy and the3 euro during the day rule and 4 euro at night makes it easy. The resorts are a short taxi ride to the town. The locals are very friendly as they need tourism. We got to know one of the men who worked on the beach selling island tours,Mustapha, and he ended up inviting us to his home a few days later. It was a traditional basic African home and the food was a chicken stew which we all ate communally on the floor. Wonderful experience! If you want to do an island Tour don't but from Thompsons, but from the guys on the beach. 3 times cheaper and totally safe. We loved Cape Verde and are squirrelling our penning so we can go back in turtle season. Thanks Denis for a lovey stay. Your apartment is in a great quiet location and the sea view was a bonus. We'll be back!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 01, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017