Riu Palace Cabo Verde  

The sandcastle-shaped Riu Palace Cabo Verde pairs an activity-filled beach with a great pool scene. And it’s getting a new look for November 2016.

This place is all set for an upgrade for winter 2016. After the refurbishment the property will be called Riu Palace Cabo Verde.

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 – giving you an extra four eateries – and spa.

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  • 500Rooms


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Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
All Inclusive

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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suite with balcony or terrace

The suites are larger rooms with a lounge area. You'll also have a flatscreen TV, ceiling fan, mini-fridge and tea and coffee facilities. Just so you know, the image is of the planned appearance of the room from November 2016.

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Gorgeous place, Beautiful weather and the Best Staff

Me and my husband love AI and usually go to Lanzarote however the prices have shot up recently and in for a few hundred pounds more we fancied being adventurous. Cape Verde did not disappoint from the moment we stepped onto the island the locals where so friendly and welcoming, the weather was glorious. We arrived at the hotel and the setting is impressive although in the dark the attention to detail and service was second to none. The rooms are basic but have plenty of storage and are perfect size for the two of us , we didnt have much of a view from the balcony but we didnt spend much of our time on our room so we didnt mind too much. The grounds are massive the funana is the younger hotel which is marked by the lack of shade due to the less well established foliage in this part of the hotel. With the use of the two hotels the site is massive and contains numerous themed restaurants in which the food was A-grade and numerous shops so you can purchase everything from extra after-sun to haviana's at very reasonable prices. You will need to be prepared to walk as depending on where your room is there is a walk either to the main pool or restaurants Food - Choice is out of this world and the quality was brilliant. Staff - Friendly and couldn't do enough for you big respect to the entertainment team who always got the pool swinging and the bar staff who remember your drink loved that. Drinks - Top quality and choice galore from frozen cocktails to proper espresso. 1.5lt bottles of water are also given out which is perfect in such a hot climate. Location - Beach is superb white sands but watch for the sales men trying to sell you trips as soon as you step out of the gates just say no and walk past organised trips best done through the hotel. Entertainment - Through the day is top quality loads going on Aqua Gym is a particular hit, evening is a bit hit and miss but good for a laugh at the very least. Pools and fitness - Pools brill and loads of sunbeds the gym is basic but adequate. Overall a top notch hotel and holiday defo worth the money a mini slice of the Caribbean only 6 hours away.More



Love Cape Verde, love this hotel. Rooms are cleaned thoroughly, not a spot in sight. Location is excellent. No wifi in the room which was a bit disappointing at times, but hey it is a vacay, I don't need to be on my phone or tablet all the time. Pool had some bugs in it but that's not something the staff can help. Staff was nice and helpful. Ok value for money. I do recommend this hotelMore

Kristina D, 30196

Great holiday, would definitely recommend

We stayed at the Riu Funana last October for a sun-filled week and we would recommend it to couples and families alike. The short transfer from the airport is ideal, and being met with a drink on arrival is lush! Rooms are spacious with a balcony and lots of room to get ready for your day or night. We stayed in block 4 which is right by the pool and the beach, with a 5 minute walk to reception and the restaurants. The pool is great, the swim up bar is such a luxury! There were lots of sunloungers though sometimes difficult to find one in the shade which is much needed! The food is really good, it is not 5* posh meal by any standards, but breakfast, lunch and dinner were all excellent quality with lots of choice. We enjoyed the nights we went to the bookable restaurants, we tried the Asian, the grill and the African which is on the Garopa side. We really liked the Asian, but all are a must try. You can book a table by phoning or visiting reception. We enjoyed the all inclusive package, particularly the drinks, however we were disappointed with the cocktails. The choice was limited and they weren't the best, but we drank them anyway! The beach is incredible, very hot but we usually visited just as the sun was setting and it was glorious. We also checked out the turtle hatchery on the beach which was great. We took a taxi to Sal which is very underdeveloped, and went straight to the beach which was hot! We took shelter at Sal Beach Club which is a small 'shack' of a bar with food and drink, again typical of the underdeveloped area. We booked an excursion through one of the 'beach boys' which was for a full-day tour of the island including Pedra Lume Salt Crater. We would highly recommend this trip as we got to see the island and its sights. We rode in an open top 4x4 with another couple and stopped off at different scenic points, but also at a shanty town where the local children were grateful of any gifts. We brought some food from our hotel, but others had brought colouring books and pencils and these children were over the moon. The salt crater was an unreal experience and a relaxing way to cool down! If you're considering Riu Funana, I believe soon to be called Riu Palace, we would highly recommend it. The experience and facilities are superb!More

Catherine W, 186470


Amazing hotel!! So many things to do, Even got a night club in hotel for teenagers and adults which was very good and got the latest music ! Pool was dirty sometimes but wasn't a big problem. Beach was amazing the water was clear blue and was no jelly fish at sight. Would Defiantly go back to this hotel was beautiful!More

Kaitlin H,

Just wonderful

This was the first holiday that me and my boyfriend took together, and it was wonderful. We really were spoilt here and the place was so beautiful. The room was large and spacious will everything you needed at hand. If you didnt want to leave the resort then there really was no need to as they had everything you needed on site. Pool, resturant, bars, activities, shops, spa, hairdressers etc. It really was amazing and hats off to all the staff who were so lovely and accomodating. We travelled with Thomson (tui) and they were great also, booked quite a few excursions through them and they gave us lots of information about the island. For anyone traveling to here, i recommend the day of quad biking round the island, the place really is lovley and you get to see everything on this trip. Recommened to anyone xMore

kimminewbold, 187049

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Riu Palace Cabo Verde
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 2947 customer reviews
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