Hotel Riu Touareg – All Inclusive
When you stay at Hotel Riu Touareg – All Inclusive in Boa Vista, you’ll be on the beach and within the vicinity of Praia de Santa Monica. This 4-star resort is within the region of Praia da Chave.
Make yourself at home in one of the 881 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have showers and hair dryers.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities including a nightclub and outdoor tennis courts. Additional features at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), gift shops/newsstands, and tour/ticket assistance.
Food & Drink
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
While enjoying a refreshing dip in the resort pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include multilingual staff, luggage storage, and an elevator (lift).
How to Get There
Good hotel, had to change room on the first night as black mould in the shower and my partner is asthmatic so not impressed, but hotel provided a similar class room after complaining. Everything was good apart from very limited electrical sockets in the room (One) and the USB charging socket didn’t work despite numerous requests to reception to repair, but overall a very pleasant stay. 10 days stay was great as a Normally we have a week and that is never long enough. I do recommend Riu Toureg to colleagues as a wonderful beach and amazing weather and generally very clean well run hotel.
Have just returned after a fantastic weeks holiday here at the Touareg this was our third visit to the hotel and it just gets better each time we go ,from the welcome we received when we arrived to when we checked out everything for us was perfect .We requested a high up quiet room and that's exactly what we got ,the grounds are stunning and so well kept ,its a pleasure to stroll around ,we only ate in the buffet restaurant, but what a selection of food everything you could think of and more ,everything hot cooked to perfection and a salad bar to die for plus numerous other dishes,you will never go hungry very well done to all the chefs for an amazing array of fabulous food.If you want a stress free holiday and a fabulous hotel then this is the place to be ,we are looking to go back in December for a winters break we would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to go,and to finish we found every member of staff to be a credit to the RIU chain.Thank you all for a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you all again in December.
Second time at the Touareg and thoroughly enjoyed it. Food was excellent although the shows had gone downhill a little and there was not much live music. We had a second floor corner sea view room at the back of the hotel which had a windy balcony. Grounds, pool and beach all lovely and there were always enough sunbeds.
We visited the Morabeza Beach Bar on a Thomson Sunset Dinner trip and had our photographs taken on the beach by the resident photographers. During the meal they invited us to view the photos at the bar and we agreed to buy them and gave our e-mail address so that they could be sent to us. We did not have any euros with us so the bar charged my credit card with 2,200 Cape Verdean Escudos and gave me 20 euros which I paid to the photographers. However this was a classic tourist scam – no photos have ever appeared and after contacting the restaurant with my e-mail address they responded they would “speak to the guys”. Guess what, I have heard nothing since. I have contacted Thomson so they can advise other holidaymakers to avoid being scammed at the Morabeza.
My wife and I stayed here for a week in March 2019; we were looking for a relaxing easy break in the sun. We hadn't been to Cape Verde before, but our friends couldn't recommend it enough so we thought we'd give it ago.
The first thing I will say is the drive from the airport to the Touareg may generate unnecessary anxiety or worry about your stay - it's like driving across the moon, there is literally nothing. Don't be put off though, once you're here your views will soon change!
The Touareg ticks all of the boxes it needs to: value for money, good entertainment, good food, good drinks and good staff. It achieves perfectly what it's set out to do. If you want a family holiday, with any ages, you can have that. If you want a romantic couples break you can have that. If you want a bit of a party then you can do that as well. The fantastic set up of multiple bars, multiple restaurants, and the night bars means there's something here for everyone.
The food is really good. We tended to eat in the grill more than the main restaurant as it was a bit less busy; both had plenty of variety and more than enough to go around. The speciality restaurants are a must.
The bars are well stocked with very friendly staff. They have a list of all inclusive cocktails that are ready made and quick to serve but they will mix up anything you want. The local beer, Strella, is a fantastic lager.
The pools are a bit cold, but they're almost always in the sun. The main one has a swim up bar and plenty of in water seating areas which are pleasant in the mid day heat.
The beach is absolutely beautiful and easily accessible. Sadly the rip tide and wave breaks mean that it is a permanent red flag, and therefore swimming is strongly discouraged. If you're a good swimmer you can take a dip, but it's not recommended.
The staff are friendly and very helpful. The entertainment staff can, on occasion, be a bit overbearing and forceful but I'm sure they mean well. As I mentioned earlier there's plenty to do, theyre always hosting pool games or fitness classes or bingo etc.
The only slight area for improvement is that the hotel is starting to look tired. It's high occupancy, high turnover so there is bound to be some attrition. It's not so bad that it's a show stopper or a nose turner, but I would say it's enough to drag it down to 4*s.
Overall we had a great experience and we would highly recommend the hotel to anyone.
This was our 2nd visit to Cape Verde but 1st to Boa Vista. We really liked this hotel. The photos of the rooms on the holiday company website didn’t actually do it justice (for a change) and we were surprised as felt it was better in real life than advertised!
On arrival, we had to pay a tourist tax which I wasn’t aware of, I know it seems to be the norm nowadays wherever you go so thought I’d mention it. We were first in the queue to check in and didn’t get a welcome drink, they came and started handing them out when we’d done but it would have been a nice touch.
Receptionists were all very efficient and helpful. Brilliant English! In fact all the staff we encountered during the week were over and above friendly and it really showed fantastic hospitality.
Rooms were spacious, loads of drawer and hanging space. A digital safe that you don’t pay extra for. Hairdryer in room and a kettle. A few niggles like the air conditioning sensor on our patio door was hanging off so you had to be really gentle with it or the ac wouldn’t work, the shower tray was cracked and we had a few bugs in the room, plus the terrible toilet smell which other people have mentioned. However these rooms are heavily used so will shows signs of wear and tear, you are in a foreign country so will get weird bugs here and there and as for the toilet water, yes it stinks but you are in a country where water is a precious and scarce commodity so it has to be expected really. I really don’t know what some people expect! There were mosquitoes about but we didn’t get bit all week thanks to a travel bed net, plug in and spray oil and repellant!
Food was amazing! The best I’ve ever had worldwide. Top quality and loads of choice. Main buffet restaurant was always heaving but this is a massive hotel so has to be expected really. We didn’t try the individual restaurants as felt that would limit our choices when there was so much available in the buffet.
Drinks could be better. I love a cocktail but not many hotels I’ve been to impress me with them. They are low budget here which was disappointing after raving about the food. Spirits were ok, a bit weak but it wasn’t like I struggled for something to drink all week!
We didn’t book adults only because it was so much more expensive. There weren’t many children around though. I was more irritated by smokers than children! Maybe have a no smoking pool, area or even hotel, that would be bliss.
Sun beds were always plentiful, we moved during the day a few times to get away from the aforementioned smokers and never had a problem relocating.
Sea was rough every day and the red flags were out so we didn’t risk it which was a bit gutting as we love snorkelling. The island of Sal was better in that respect.
We walked out of the hotel a few evenings after dinner and there was literally not another soul about. It’s very surreal. Saw lots of goats and donkeys outside the gates though!
Improvement suggestions would be :- 1. as already mentioned have some no smoking pool areas or make it all no smoking. 2. Improve the shops, there wasn’t much in the way or medicines (and no pharmacies or anything near by).
Would I recommend it? Yes but just be aware there is very little to do here so you will likely be in the hotel complex all week.
Would I go again? Probably not unless there was a bargain offer on as it cost us nearly as much as a Caribbean holiday does and the flight isn’t much less time. And whilst we preferred this hotel to where we stayed on Sal we felt we enjoyed Sal more purely for the fact we could get in the sea every day so if I return to Cape Verde it would be to Sal again.