Riu Palace Cabo Verde

  • On the beach
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Kids' club
  • Free WiFi
  • Low Deposit Options Available
  • Interest FREE Payment Plans

The newly refurbished Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde has got a glamorous new look, so with its beach-front location and fantastic range of facilities and dining options, it's the ... Continue reading

The newly refurbished Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde has got a glamorous new look, so with its beach-front location and fantastic range of facilities and dining options, it’s the perfect place for an unforgettable holiday in Cape Verde.

The two large swimming pools are surrounded by sun loungers and parasols, so you can find the best spot to catch some rays, and cool off with a leisurely swim. There’s a poolside bar you can swim right up to, meaning refreshment is always on hand. Children have their own pool too, and over at the neighbouring ClubHotel Riu Funana, you’ll find a playground and kids’ club – so there’s plenty to keep younger members of the family busy. You’re welcome to enjoy the first-class wellness facilities at the Renova Spa, also located next door – so make time for some top-to-toe pampering during your stay.

When the sun goes down, the only decision you’ll have to make is where to go for dinner – and with four restaurants to choose from, we can’t promise it will be easy! Hotel Riu Palace’s main restaurant serves an international buffet, while if you fancy steak, Italian, or fusion food, you’ll find something to tempt your taste buds.

Rooms are luxurious and well-equipped with everything you’ll need for a relaxing stay – satellite TV, en-suite bathroom, hairdryer, tea & coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning and a balcony or terrace.

Hotel Riu Palace Cabo Verde sits right by the white sands and turquoise waters of Sal Island’s stunning beaches, and with free sun loungers, parasols and a beach bar, you’ll be well set for a day of sunbathing. Or if you’re feeling adventurous, grab some snorkelling equipment and marvel at the sea life.


  • Aerobics
  • Arcade machines
  • Basketball
  • Beach volleyball
  • Billiards
  • Boogie boards
  • Games room
  • Introductory scuba diving lesson available at PADI scuba diving school
  • Kayaks* Kids' playground
  • Mini-football
  • Rifle shooting
  • RiuArt activities programme
  • Shuffleboard
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • SurfZone professional surf school
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing

Other facilities

  • Aqua gym
  • Gym
  • Hair salon
  • Spa
  • Sauna

Swimming Pool

Twin lake-sized pools come with a swim-up cocktail bar and whirlpool. Kids get their own splash pool, too.

Pool towels, parasols and sunbeds are available for your use.

Food and Drink

  • Promenade main restaurant with terrace
  • Krystal Fusion restaurant
  • Sofia Italian restaurant
  • Santa Maria poolside restaurant/steakhouse
  • Daiquiri lobby bar
  • Capuchino pâtisserie
  • Boavista lounge bar with terrace
  • Botafogo poolside bar with swim-up bar
  • Batucada plaza bar
  • Sal beach bar

Price Overview

The prices shown below show the cheapest holiday offers for the Riu Palace Cabo Verde in Santa Maria (Cape Verde). Please use the price links to see all holiday deals available for that month.

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Payment Options

Payment options accepted:

We do not charge a fee to our customers who use debit cards, but credit cards do incur a fee of 2.5% of the payment value.

To make booking a holiday at Riu Palace Cabo Verde in Santa Maria (Cape Verde) easier for you, we provide a range of different payment options. To find out if you can book Riu Palace Cabo Verde with a low deposit holiday option, please click the "Price and Availability" button above. Package holidays to Riu Palace Cabo Verde are available from Thomson .

Essential Information

Time Zone

Plug Type

Voltage 220V 50Hz
Language: Portuguese,

This week's weather forecast

27°C Low 22°C
Today: Wed 29 Mar
28°C Low 22°C
Thu 30 Mar
28°C Low 23°C
Fri 31 Mar
30°C Low 23°C
Sat 01 Apr
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Questions and Answers about Riu Palace Cabo Verde

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or if you have a question about this specific hotel, please get in touch via the Add a Question button below. Our knowledgeable team will aim to respond to your question within 72 hours. In the meantime, previously asked questions can be found below and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions can be found on our FAQs page.

3 Questions | 3 Answers

Hello clare
Riu state renovations will be finished in November but don’t give any specific date and assure us any renovations would not impact your holiday

Added 5 months, 2 weeks ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:


Hi Carol, a lot of the rooms have walk in showers as standard. Cape Verde is still a developing destination and there isnt much by the way of bars, restaurants etc outside of the complexes. It is more of a holiday suited to those who prefer a complex based holiday with bookable excursions for trips out. Santa Maria, the local town is only 1.5km away where you will find a market and a small number of shops, cafes and restaurants as well as surf shops. Kind Regards

Added 1 year ago.

By Gemma.Larder, loveholidays.com team member

Rate Answer:


Hello mandy
The hotel is situated on the beachfront just 1.5km from the resort of Santa Maria. The airport is 30 minutes away from sal airport

Added 1 year, 9 months ago.

By Zara.Drant, loveholidays.com team member

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