At the sandcastle-shaped ClubHotel Riu Funana, an activity-filled beach is paired with a great pool scene.
This beach hotel clocks up a pair of pools and five restaurants, as well as a long list of activities that crosses off everything from scuba diving to volleyball.
The bigger the better is the theme here, so stylish suite rooms have plush lounge areas. You’ll also have access to the neighbouring hotel’s restaurants and spa, giving you an extra three eateries.
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Food & Drink
|Dining options||Breakfast||Lunch||Evening meal||Drinks||Snacks, Icecream|
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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2 outdoor pools
Pool towels, parasols and sunbeds are available for your use.
Barbecue themed restaurant
This barbecue themed restaurant offers African style cuisine, in the Garopa side of the hotel. Reservation is required.
The spa has a luxurious sauna and a Jacuzzi® for your use. Adults only.
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Very good hotel experience in a surprisingly ineresting situation
Hotel(s) absolutely fine. Spacious, clean comfortable rooms. Impressive dining selection (except for the wine which was mono choice and could have been home brewed). Lovely beaches and great walk to the surprisingly intresting fishing village of Santa Maria. Didn't do any of the excursions on offer, but apparently Shark Bay was well worth a vsit. Perhaps next time.More
dave_r_cliff, Playa Blanca, Spain
Two weeks relaxation in Sal Cape Verde
The hotel was really good. There was loads of things to do in the day. keep fit, boules yoga etc. there was also a good gymnansium. The weather in March was very warm but always quite windy. This is fine in the day and good for a tan, but at night because all the entertainment is exposed to the elements you need to leave behind your flimsy clothes and wrap up. We did a round the island trip with Elvin. It was excellent and good value, but all the boys on the beach seem to be equally good. It did not cost much more for 4 of us to have a private tour. Not much else to do outside the hotel. We walked into Santa Maria and saw the fish at the pier. The food at the hotel is quite good for buffet food and usually hot. We would go to a Riu Hotel again.More
Amazing quiet holidays in Africa
We stayed in the hotel Riu Funana in Cape Verde. There is a complex consisting of two hotels Funana and Gardoba. No difference between them. You can eat, relax and use premises equally in two hotels. Hotel Funana has more rooms facing the ocean. Most of the hotels in island Sal are all inclusive. I would like to give advises on following: 1. Try to find a good deal with a different tourist agency. For the same 10 days you pay for 2 people from 1.500 to 2.500 Euro. 2. Upon arrival make a reservations for dinner for different restaurants - Cape Verde, Steakhouse, Mandalay and African. All of them are excellent. 3. It is not much to do in this island but I will recommend to go with Dream tour around the island. It will cost you 25 Euro per person for whole day. 4. Go to Santa Maria by taxi, which costs 3 Euro, between 11.00-14.00 and you will see the real fishing market. Will recommend to eat there in the restaurants Barracuda and Eye of the ocean, which has an excellent view. One minus is the very strong wind in island Sal.More
Olga R, Leidschendam, The Netherlands
Good food and exellent pool area
We stayed 14 days at this big hotel complex. We really enjoyed food and pool area. This is defenetly a family hotel. Everyting is tought for chilldren, games, pools... One what I was really thinking before our trip was the weather. Forcast to december was not good if you look from internet, and everybody was saying that island of Sal is windy. First day was 28C (11.12.2014) then we got 4 days like 24C and very windy, it was cold and I got sick. Our quide said that it was not normal weather. Luckily after that the weather was very nice inbetween 26-28C and warm and just little breace. Rooms where ok, but not 5 star stantard, I would said 3 + stars. We hae to understand that 5 sta hotelin Africa is not same thanin Europe! We did not mind because we only slept there! Food was just great! I loved amazing variates of slads, fish, meats, shrimps... If you red here Tripadvisor that foo is bad, don not believe! These must be peope who is complain eveything. I've been tarveled in so many places and this was one of the best allinclusive hotel! We loved buffet and African theme restaurant. It was even easy to have a snack by the pool. Some days by the pool area snack could be better, tough. Great hotel,staff was helpfull, but we did not like Sal island becase there was not many things to do. For a water sports this is a paradise!!More
Tiina A, Helsinki, Finland
Stayed at the Funana hotel, last nov/ dec, had a great relaxing week. Don't expect too much from the islands, as they are not very touristy at the mo, but our hotel was just fine. The rooms were quite big, the beds comfortable, rooms cleaned every day. The food was A/I, and have to say a very good choice, we tried to get into the other restaurants but were always fully booked up, so if you want to go, book the moment you get to the hotel. The people were so friendly, and could not do enough for you, always had a smile on their face, wonderful. Lots of entertainment, and always something for the kids , they work hard. We have said we will return to the Funana and take the family , its a great place if you want to charge the batteries up in winter. You can use the hotel next door, and this makes it quite a huge complex, with gift, and clothes shops. Really nice holiday. We will be backMore
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