Luxury apartment on BOA VISTA Island, Cape Verde
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Located in the prestigious Vila Cabral 1 complex, our spacious ground floor apartment is less than a minutes walk from the white sands of beautiful Cabral Beach. The apartment is a much loved holiday home and as such, is a real 'home from home' with everything you could wish for in the perfect beach holiday - we hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
Although still completely unspoilt, Boavista has developed dramatically since our first visit in 2008 when there were no direct flights from the UK. The international airport has since been improved and there are now twice weekly direct flights from Manchester, Gatwick and Birmingham, taking less than six hours and as the island is just GMT-1, no jet lag to contend with!
Despite the current economic climate, growth on the island continues, with better infrastructure and more facilities being opened in the nearby area. We were quite excited to discover on our last visit that there are now even some roads!!!
In and around the island capital of Sal Rei, there are an increasing number of fantastic restaurants and many which we would recommend you visit during your stay. Sal Rei can be reached on foot during the day in around 10 minutes and in the evenings, most places in and around Sal Rei cost around 200 CVE (under €2) in a taxi.
Closer to home, just next door at Vila Cabral 2 is the lovely Elcibar, serving snacks, meals and amazing cocktails - it's rated 4.5* on Tripadvisor and definitely lives up to its reputation! For those who like to keep in touch with the 'real world', they also provide wifi for just €2 a day or €10 a week.
The apartment also benefits from shared use of the lovely swimming pool and sunbeds at Vila Cabral 2 (a minutes walk away), ideal for children as there is a separate children's pool. Alternatively, beautiful Cabral beach is just across the road, with it's white sands and turquoise water. A cool bag, beach towels and picnicware are provided to allow you to enjoy one of life's pleasures - a picnic on the beach! Deserted during the week, the beaches liven up at the weekends when local families descend to enjoy a BBQ and of course, the obligatory Cape Verdean tunes (very lively - a mix of Brazilian, African and Portuguese music I think!)
Around the island, there are lots of traditional villages; diverse landscape; deserts and stunningly beautiful beaches to explore (Cape Verde if often referred to as 'the African Caribbean'). For the more adventurous, hire a quad bike, scooter or 4WD or participate in scuba diving, windsurfing or kite-surfing. For nature lovers, take a trip whale watching or watch the famous loggerhead turtles hatching. We can recommend local independent tour guides who live locally, or alternatively, you can hire a local taxi (aluguer) if you want to create an itinerary to suit yourselves. We're happy to help with any travel arrangements.
The prices quoted are fully inclusive of:
- Fully equipped self-catering accommodation, sleeping up to 4 adults
- Inclusive of electricity, gas and water
- Use of the beautiful shared swimming pool and sunbeds
- Onsite snack/pool bar
- 24 hour security
- Onsite management company to deal with any issues or queries during your stay
- Fully air-conditioned double bedroom
- Welcome pack with local information, recommendations, useful phone numbers etc.
- Clean linen/towels once a week
- Pre-bookable airport transfers can be arranged for €20 (per return taxi)
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
Availability Your dates are available
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27 Jun 2014
"Perfect Apartment on a Paradise Island..."
Myself and my husband are regular visitors to the Cape Verde islands and stayed for a week in this beautiful 'boutique' apartment some years ago - we are delighted to see it is being let out… More
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