Arrived back from Cape Verde just over a week ago, Sorry I haven't got to writing my review of the holiday yet as I need to sort photo's and came home to mega stress which made me poorly. I will get round to it this week so please bear with me as I had an amazing time and have so much to say about the place.
Sorry for the delay, here we go!:- Cape Verde is made up of 10 small Islands, we stayed on the Island called Boa Vista. When we arrived at Boa Vista Airport and was kindly assisted by the airport assistance team who where amazing and we where fast tracked through in record time! We came through to arrivals to see a board with our name on which was our private taxi. He was dressed in this amazing outfit of blue and yellow I wish we took a picture of him and his taxi it was super!!
It took 5 minutes to get to the hotel and as we drove up I felt myself immediately relax and all the worry and stress leave me ( funnily enough the Islands catchphrase is 'No Stress!!'). Once checked in we went in search of our room and may I say the hotel complex is huge we did get lost looking for our room but some staff pointed us in the right direction and we eventually found it.
We had booked an adapted room and they did not disappoint the room was huge easy to manoeuvre the wheelchair round, a walk-in wet room with shower chair, toilet with grab rails, sink at height for wheelchair. even the door on to the patio area with chairs was wide enough for the wheelchair to get through though it was a little tight.
The main buffet restaurant even had reserved tables for disabled guests close to the food area's which was so handy so you didn't have to do the slalom of tables and chairs at breakfast and dinner! And the restaurant staff where lovely and always offering to help with anything our favourite even had ago at pushing me but she needed 'L' plates as she crashed a few times! Her name is Silvi we would make her laugh and teach her some English. There where 3 specialist restaurants as well Japanese, al'a Carte and Steak Restaurant. We tried the Steak Restaurant and didn't enjoy it.
There where 3 pools spread out and loads of sunbeds, we never had a problem finding somewhere to chill everyday and the area was spread out well so moving about with the chair was easy. The paths where smooth and flat so no pulled leg muscles for my husband!! We had 4 bars to choose from and we think we emptied them of baileys!! There was also a coffee bar that also served cakes and sandwiches and did speciality coffee's which we would have as a night cap every night and we would go there in the afternoon for coffee and cake.
They did have disabled toilets but only 2 situated by the pools, there wasn't any by reception or near the entertainment area so I had to get out my chair and my husband help me to the loo when we where around there and I got the call of nature!!
We loved the Country and the people, the hotel was amazing and we had such a wonderful time we have decided we are going to try another Island in Cape Verde very soon!!
Photo's to follow soon!!
Those are great pictures!
It makes me jealous of you, as muscle atrophy confines me to me parents basement, and thanks to the medicine I take, I’m prevented to fly on a jet plane, as the cabin pressure in a plane would kill me instantly.
So sorry that stops you from flying as the world is a big place and as long as I can still fly or go on cruises I will so I can see this wonderful world and it's people. We have now booked our summer holiday and we are going to another Island of Cape Verde so looking forward to seeing the comparisons to Boa Vista.