Strange place which doesn't really live up to the idea of a 'resort' hotel. The beach is lovely for a walk but it is VERY windy and there is no patrol, so no swimming or wind surfing. We asked about sailing which we had had advertised to us and they told us it was 800euro to hire a boat - great if you are travelling as a group of 10 people but rather useless for a couple. We ended up hiring a car for a day and driving around as there wasn't much else to do.
But... the hotel was clean and it did have a nice pool, which we used a couple of times - for brief periods as the wind was so strong that it'd get cold. There are buses which run regularly into Mindelo for free which was good. Room was fine - our shower was broken and they fixed it within a few hours. The food varied between rather good breakfast and the worst fish dish I think I've ever had - soaked in about a litre of oil! The wasn't a lot of atmosphere though, people kept to themselves and it was quiet.
Overall it was fine, it didn't ruin our holiday but wasn't a highlight either. I think its overpriced though, and I'd advise young couples to stay in mindelo itself.
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- Also Known As:
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- Foya Branca Resort Hotel Mindelo, Cape Verde - Sao Vicente