Overlooking a beautiful beach, the ClubHotel Riu Garopa is a mile from the centre of Santa Maria on Sal Island. This Cape Verde Hotel has 500 comfortable guestrooms spread between the main building and 2 storey annexes. The Riu Garopa Sal shares the Santa Maria beachfront, and some of the extensive facilities, with its sister hotel, the Riu Funana. While on holiday in Cape Verde why not treat yourself to some time in the hotel's relaxing wellness centre complete with gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, massages and beauty treatments - children can be entertained in the hotel run miniclub. For the more energetic, there is a daytime activities programme, beach volleyball, a multisport court for tennis and 5-a-side football or hit the water and try kayaks, body boards and snorkeling. All Inclusive guests receive an introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool. After a day experiencing everything a Cape Verde holiday has to offer you can wind down at one of the bars, enjoy live music and shows courtesy of the entertainment team or dance the night away at the Clubhotel Riu Garopa's nightclub, Pacha.
Distance from Airport:
12 miles - Sal
All have * bathroom/shower * WC * hairdryer * telephone * ceiling fan * air conditioning * satellite TV * safe * mini fridge * balcony/terrace * (certain amenities may be payable locally)
Location and Resort:
Santa Maria is a popular tourist spot in the south of the island. Surfing, windsurfing, diving and fishing are its main activities and it is perfectly equipped for beach holiday on Sal with its beautiful 2.5 mile long white, sandy beach, upmarket hotels, restaurants with live music, bars, shops and nightlife.
Eating and Drinking:
Guests have a variety of places to eat and drink including Esoargos, the hotel's main restaurant, Mandalay, for Oriental cuisine and Mambana, the poolside restaurant with an African theme. A Cape Verdian specialty restaurant, Cabo Verde, and the Santa Maria barbeque restaurant are also available in the Riu Funana, for guest in enjoyment. Finally there is a poolside bar with swim up area, a lobby bar, a plaza bar and a dance bar. The Riu Garopa Hotel also operates an All Inclusive option which includes buffet style breakfast, lunch and dinner with cakes and coffee in the afternoon and a theme buffet twice a week. The Asian, African, Cape Verdian and Grill restaurants are available with prior reservation. Snacks and domestic and imported alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages are available 24 hours a day.
The hotel has 2 swimming pools, one of which in heated in winter. There is also a children's pool, again heated in winter and a poolside Jacuzzi. Spacious sun terraces surrounded the pool area and complimentary sun loungers, parasols and towels are available by the pool and on the beach.
This hotel will appeal to couples and families looking for a quality, beachfront accommodation with a multitude of things to see and do. Watersports and diving enthusiasts are particularly well catered for on a holiday to Santa Maria.
Couples and Families