A tropical location with year-round sunshine beating down over a beachfront Resort – there is perhaps no better place in the world to revitalise your senses than at the White Sands Hotel & Spa on the glorious Island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde. A beach lover’s paradise, where the people are as warm and welcoming as the crystal-clear waters that twinkle and glisten beneath a sun that never stops shining, there’s a reason why so many people are choosing Cape Verde for a relaxing summer break (even in winter!) – it is unspoilt luxury at its finest.  

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of Africa – just a six-flight from the UK – Cape Verde is a tropical archipelago consisting of ten Islands and five Islets. Year-round temperatures of between 25°C and 30°C mean that there really isn’t a low season on Cape Verde – and yet, the country has managed to retain its undiscovered feel for the thousands of tourists who flock here each and every year. And with 5-star luxury accommodation soon to be provided on the least-developed Island of all, a revitalising break abroad has to be at the White Sands Hotel & Spa on Boa Vista.  

The White Sands Hotel & Spa 

With 835 properties to choose from during your stay – including deluxe private villas and penthouse-style suites complete with hot tubs, whirlpool baths and swim-up pools – there is every opportunity to build a holiday that’s tailored to your precise needs at the White Sands Hotel & Spa. Six Resort swimming pools invite cooling dips to refresh yourself from the beating rays of the midday sun, and with swim-up bars serving tropical cocktails and ice-cold beverages, you may not want to get out again. And you needn’t worry about too much excitement from other guests interfering with your plans for relaxation at the White Sands Hotel & Spa. The Resort has been thoughtfully split into adult-only and family-friendly sections, meaning that if it’s a child-free holiday experience that you’re after, you’ll find it here with us.  


Your evenings are also well catered for at the Resort.  

A range of themed restaurants offering a variety of fine-dining experiences ensure that your taste buds will be as revitalised by the assortment of exciting cuisines on offer as they are by the choice of fine wines and other delights behind the bar. And indeed, if it’s just drinks you’re after of an evening, perhaps after you’ve ventured into town for dinner, then you’ll find no shortage of options at the White Sands Hotel & Spa. With a luxurious champagne bar, a lively sports bar, relaxing lounge bar and vibrant nightclub to choose from, you can find the perfect atmosphere to suit your mood long into the night. 

The YHI Spa 

Of course, sometimes the best way to relax is to burn-off some energy – and with tennis courts, beach ball courts and water sports centre all on site, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to do just that. Alternatively, you can devote an hour or two to a session at the world-famous Gym. Exercise bikes, treadmills, abdominal benches, weight machines, free weights and state-of-the-art cardio equipment – the fitness centre at the White Sands Hotel & Spa has everything you need to work up sweat and stay energised during your stay. And after a session working those legs and pumping that iron, what better place to cool down and repair your hard-working muscles than at the YHI Spa itself.  

Here is a space created entirely for the purposes of purification and relaxation. Complete with numerous treatment cabins, hydrotherapy area, steam baths, sauna and experience showers, the YHI Spa is a treat for the senses, where gentle music floats in the air while expert hands massage your body with essential oils, creating a world of pure peace and regeneration – absolute bliss.  

Exploring Cape Verde 

And of course, Boa Vista and Cape Verde at large has plenty to offer for those times when you want to venture out of the Resort.  

For starters, just footsteps away from the White Sands Hotel & Spa are the stunning white sands of Santa Monica Beach. Here, a cooling sea breeze will take the edge off the sun’s blazing rays, as you go for long, relaxing walks, or simply claim your spot and work on your suntan between the pages of a good book over a morning or afternoon. Or you may wish to take a stroll inland, where Sahara-like dunes with sprouting date palms are an impressive sight at any time of year – and you can even hire a quad bike for your explorations to give your legs a much-needed rest if you prefer.  


The capital of Island – Sal Rei – is a cosy place, decorated with many colourful flowers and pavilions. The characteristic cobblestoned streets will guide your footsteps, and, along the shore, you can tour the old harbour quay and boatyard, while local restaurants, bars, and shops offer much to explore amongst a charming patchwork of multi-coloured buildings.  

And for the more adventurous, Boa Vista offers plenty of exhilarating activities, including windsurfing and kitesurfing opportunities, fishing excursions, and wildlife tours – whale watching and turtle watching are very popular on the Island, and the perfect opportunity to put you back in touch with nature.  

Pure Relaxation at the White Sands Hotel & Spa  

No matter if you’re relaxing in the pool, working up a sweat in the fitness centre, enjoying an evening with drinks and dancing, spoiling yourself at the YHI Spa, or exploring the fascinating sights and culture of Cape Verde – your stay at the White Sands Hotel & Spa will revitalise your senses from start to finish. And with the impeccable hospitality that The Resort Group PLC is renowned for, you’ll be planning your next visit on the plane journey home – and we’ll look forward to making your next stay even more magical than the first. 

To find out more about how the White Sands Hotel & Spa can make your holiday in Cape Verde even more relaxing and special, get in touch with The Resort Group PLC today.