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Jane Anderson
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Jane Anderson

Cape Verde Islands

Jane's verdict:

Cape Verde is the ultimate under-the-radar honeymoon find. This wild and sub tropical Atlantic archipelago is just a six-hour flight away with no jetlag and offers exotic island hopping for a fraction of the price. Be the first to experience the five-star Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort when it opens in November or chill out at the Springuera Eco-Lodge.

Recommended tour operator: Cape Verde Experience

Cape Verde Experience says

A honeymoon in Cape Verde certainly ticks plenty of boxes – year-round sunshine, paradisiacal beaches, diverse and affordable hotels and it’s just a six-hour flight from the UK.

  • Island hopping
  • Short direct flights
  • Year-round sunshine

This fascinating archipelago’s unique culture draws on its African, Portuguese and Brazilian heritage and each island is completely unique. As the destination specialist, we know the islands inside out, and can use our first-hand knowledge and recommendations to help you find the best honeymoon to suit your personal interests and budget.

Sal and Boa Vista are the two most popular holiday islands, mostly due to their incredible sandy beaches, and this is where we have the widest choice of hotels. Either island is the perfect choice for a completely relaxing, fly and flop honeymoon; with the added benefit of local activities, should you wish to be more active.

An ideal luxury option is the Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort, a five-star beachfront resort a notch above anything else in Cape Verde. The guest rooms are luxuriously appointed and there’s a choice of restaurants plus a superb spa and fitness centre. The lively town of Santa Maria is just a 15-minute stroll away along the beach.

Another wonderful option on Sal is the popular, family-run Hotel Morabeza.A firm favourite, it’s set in pretty gardens on the edge of Santa Maria, with a delightfully tranquil atmosphere. The laid-back beach club is perfect for a romantic sunset drink, and we recommend upgrading to the adults-only Executive Rooms and Suites, next to an adult-only pool. These rooms are exclusively available through Cape Verde Experience in the UK market.

Heading over to Boa Vista, our top recommendation for a ‘get away from it all’ experience is the unique Spinguera Eco Lodge. With just 12 cottage-style rooms, this intimate retreat is a complete getaway with a real feel for life on the island.

If you prefer the idea of an all-inclusive resort, our top pick on Boa Vista is the Iberostar Club Boa Vista, conveniently located along arguably the best stretch of beach in the archipelago – Praia de Chaves. For all-inclusive on Sal, try the beachfront Oasis Salinas Sea, which we’re delighted to welcome back into our collection for the 2018 season.

We can arrange twin-centre honeymoons as well as island-hopping itineraries. For example, our Barlavento Trio itinerary takes you to Sal, São Vicente and Santo Antão for three very different, unique experiences, from golden beaches, live music and the arts to rugged mountains and lush green valleys.

We pride ourselves on creating unique tailor-made honeymoons and all of our holidays include return flights, UK airport lounge acccess, 20kg luggage allowance, private transfers and visas. Flights are available from Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

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