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
Myself my partner and our 3 young children stayed in May for 2 weeks.
We had previously stayed at the karmboa 4 years ago.
We loved this hotel. We had a little bit of a bumpy start as there was a fault with first room but this was sorted out the next day and we was moved the next day.
Our room was great for us very clean and central to every thing( block 5). I love cats but The only thing that got to me was the cats spraying on anything left on the balcony but my fault for leaving stuff out.
The food was amazing. So much variety.
Entertainment was enjoyable. I really enjoyed the animation teams shows, not so
Much the group (mock turtles I think)
Yes you can’t go In the sea but so nice to look at!
Would defiantly return.
I'll start by saying don't listen to all these negative reviews, I don't know where they go on holiday!
I was sceptical at first reading all the negative reviews but when we got there, we all said....honestly don't know what people were moaning about!
Check in: Yes, it's very slow. They have to scan each passport and this takes a while. Get over it.
Room: We had a lovely room in block 9, definitely reccomend this block but it is a bit far away from the restaurants. About 5min walk to Bereber, bit longer to the main lobby/bar/restaurants. But you are on hiday so what does it matter?! Room 9040 gets a bit of sea view, we didn't have to pay extra for this, I reccomend this room. Our family members stayed in 9045 and 9039, again, nice spacious rooms. Beds are 2 twins so don't expect one double. Always kept clean and fresh towels everyday.
Food: Plenty of variety, always hot/warm so ignore those that say food was always cold. I'm the fussiest eater ever yet I always found something. Only thing, I don't see the point of booking the speciality restaurants as they have pretty much the same as the buffet one and they are still buffet anyway, not a la carte, apart from the Cape Verdean one where the main is a la carte. We visited the Asian one night and actually left to go to the buffet because the theme was the same and it had so much more food than the Asian!
Drinks: not amazing, very watered down. Some of our group had a rum and coke one night that tasted of just coke. But they still managed to get wobbly! They didn't complain.
Beach: absolutely phenomenal, so stunning. You can't swim in the sea, especially near the infinity salt water pool. You can go in up to your waist or below in the part opposite the main pool. It is very dangerous so don't risk it by trying to go further, I speak from experience.
Pools: we only really used the salt water infinity pool near block 9 as the other was so busy. We never visited the adults only section, don't feel its worth the extra £600 we were quoted. You need to be up early to put towels down for a sunny spot which is really annoying. I got up at 6:30am one day and just about got a spot!
We stayed for 7 nights, wish it had been 14! We done excursions on 4 of those days. Reccomend the 4hr quads. We didn't enjoy Postcards of Boa Vista, if it wasn't for Larry and Paolo, we would of been bored to death. Sunset Dinner wasn't amazing either, was expecting more so wouldn't do that again. We done snorkeling with the excursion people next to the TUI stands, that was good.
All in all, we enjoyed it and would 100% come back in a heartbeat! We miss it already.
We spent a week at the Hotel Riu Touareg last week and it was just wonderful.
The staff were so friendly and helpful. The rooms and resort are clean and there were cleaners, gardeners and maintenance staff always busy, working to keep the grounds and rooms pristine.
The food was delicious. A huge selection of fresh fruit and veg, loads of seafood and different meats. Breakfast was a huge hit with my kids. They had pancakes every morning. There were jugs filled with fresh fruit juices at breakfast and lots of yummy desserts at lunchtime and dinner. We ate at two of the bookable restaurants. I would recommend that you book your tables when you check into the resort as the tables go quick. The Italian restaurant was our best meal of the holiday.
The pools were fabulous and the main pool had a swim up bar. My son loved swimming up to get himself a drink. The infinity pool also had a bar next to it which served cocktails (alcoholic and virgin), beer, wine and soft drinks as well as spirits and mixers.
The beach is one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been on. The sand is soft and white and the water a clear blue. Although the water is very rough and the red flags are always out. There were many people, including the men and older children in our party who were diving in the waves, along with many other guests. It's not for the faint of heart though as the waves are very strong. Everyone we were with loved it though.
We booked the Treasures of the South excursion where you get collected from the hotel in jeeps and get taken to another part of the island. This was definitely a highlight for us as Boa Vista is very beautiful. All the people we encountered were so happy and love their island. Their motto is "no stress".
If you want to have a relaxing, warm holiday in a beautiful country with wonderful people, I implore you to visit this place.