we had our first week in Santa Marie, Sal then 2nd week at the Foya Branca Hotel, Sao Vicente, The hotel was excellent, although alittle disappointed on arrival as we requested a suite, as it was late at night was just glad to put our head down, but in the morning the room was very small with two single beds which you could hardly more around, then another small lounge with a balcony overlooking the sea.
we asked if we could upgrade then was shown the new building with lovely double rooms overlooking the pool and the beach with sea, wonderful!!!! was told no further cost so move to the new building straight away. so when you book make sure you are in the new building!
the staff were very helpful and friendly.
the resturant for eveings meals was of very high standard and we had a couple of meals there which were very good.
the resturants in town which the rep mentioned were also very good.
we hired a car for a couple of days and took to the road doing the sights which the rep had suggested, the beaches are wonderful but you need to take your own drink and food with you as no bars or resturants about, very very quite, especially during the week, on one beach we were the only people!!
the beach is wonderdul but the sea is not good if you are not a strong swimmer, lots of under currents.
the swimming pools areas are great with the sun beds, not on top of one another - loads of room to sunbathe especially during the week at the moment - last week maybe only 30 people in the hotel if that, so sun beds galore to pick your space!!!!!
if you want to see green trees etc this is not the place to come , rock and rock with more rock.
if you just want to relaxe., swim, get a good tan, and read lots of books this is the place to come.
one comment i would make about the hotel, is at weekends lots of the local families come for a fun day out, it is not quite at all in fact we did not use the hotel on the sunday we went out in the car.
my view on cape verde, is have one week on one island then change to another island for the second week, otherwise you will get very bored - at the moment not enough to see on the islands.
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- Also Known As:
- Foya Branca Hotel Mindelo
- Foya Branca Resort Hotel Mindelo, Cape Verde - Sao Vicente