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CLUBHOTEL RIU FUNANA-GAROPA, All-inclusive Clubhotel, Ponta Preta, Sal Island, Cape Verde

Cape Verde all-inclusive Cape Verde Hotel Riu Five star hotel

All-inclusive complex set at the south west corner of Sal at Ponta Preta, 1.5 Km from the edge of Santa Maria, the Riu club hotel was officially opened in October 2005. It is Sal's largest 5* hotel, with 2000 occupants. There is a central building, and a variety of two storey buildings built in Moorish style. Transfer time from Sal airport is approx 15 minutes by taxi/bus. It is about 5 minutes taxi ride from the centre of Santa Maria, where there is a wide choice of restaurants and bars, many by the beach and the water's edge.

Guide Prices inclusive of taxes and known supplements

Whenever possible, we show total prices inclusive of all airport taxes, local taxes and any additional charges.  Prices are in £ sterling, based on 2 sharing a room. Because they are all inclusive, they may appear more expensive than other superior hotels in the Cape Verdes, for which we show prices for bed and breakfast only.




Departures on


2 Jan - 14 Feb, 24 Feb - 31 Mar, 9 Apr - 30 Apr 2007


15 Feb - 23 Feb, 1 Apr - 8 Apr 2007




Number of nights
Accommodation ai pp £ 408 £ 816 £ 474 £ 949    
Hotel ai + flight from London + transfers pp prices prices prices prices prices prices
Hotel ai + flight from Lisbon + transfers pp            

Prices are based on double occupancy, on an all-inclusive (AI) basis as defined by the Riu Group.  3 in a room, suites, large rooms, superior rooms, 2 week stays, euro pricing contact us. Bed and breakfast, half and full board are not available, as it's all-inclusive. All prices are subject to change.

Accommodation at the Riu Funana and Riu Garopa

The Riu Funana and Riu Garopa have different reception areas, but apart from that they share the same facilities throughout the complex. 500 rooms with in room safe, private shower room, hairdryer, telephone, air conditioning, ceiling fan, mini-fridge, satellite TV, balcony or terrace. Rooms with connecting doors, larger double rooms, suites with bath and bidet, sofa or sofabed in adjoining living room. All double rooms can accommodate up to 2 adults and 1 infant. Maximum occupancy in one room is 3 people or 2 adults and 2 children in large double room or suite with bath.

Dining - eat and drink all day long - all inclusive

Everything is buffet style. Help yourself to as much food as you like throughout the day in a variety of settings. Breakfast is from 0730 to 1030. Continental breakfast and snacks are served from 1030 to 1230. Lunch is from 1300 to 1530. Light fare is at the pool snack bar from 1530 to 1730. If you have any room left, you can choose dinner in a variety of restaurants; the Grill and Cabo Verde theme restaurant both require reservations. There is a theme buffet dinner twice a week. There are a variety of bars too, and under the all-inclusive regime you can have free local drinks too. At the restaurants there are soft drinks, including carbonated drinks as well as choice of pink, white or red wine, and a local beer. It is not possible to purchase better wines.

Facilities for children at Riu Hotel

There is an external baby sitting service. This is chargeable and can be ordered from reception. For those requiring special baby food, please bring this with you. A Spanish doctor visits the hotel every day, between 10 and 11 am and from 2000 to 2200.

Comments on Riu all inclusive

The Riu Hotel is the latest hotel to open on Sal Island. There are already several established hotels on Sal and which are in Santa Maria which are within easy walking distance of the many restaurants and bars, offering food and drink at affordable prices (about 1 euro for a beer, about 7.50 euros for a main course). The Riu is the hotel that all the huge European tour operators are selling. For those seeking a true package holiday in the sun without knowing you are in the Cape Verdes, this is the place. It is Sal's first five star all-inclusive clubhotel (Cape Verde government star allocation) and this is attracting a new class of visitor. We estimate it is some 400 m to the beach from the perimeter fence at the closest exit point. Depending on how much you calculate you can eat and drink whilst on holiday, this could be the deal for you. The hotel guests we spotted come mainly from Germany, Belgium and France. The second phase, Riu Garopa opened in November 2006, with another 500 beds. Check out time is at 1100, after which guests may use facilities, including a locker room with shower for changing until 1800. For those wishing to eat dinner before late flights, there is a charge of 15 euros per person for those that have not kept their room until late.

Guest comments

We had a fantastic holiday, Sal was everything I imagined it would be and the beaches and sea were out of this world... This is our 3rd Riu hotel we have stayed at and it was everything we expected and more. The food was excellent, the rooms clean, staff friendly and the beach was 2 mins walk from the hotel we couldn't of asked for more. We could eat and drink for free from 7.30am until 2.00am, even bottled water was free. H from Dudley.


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