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Why Cape Verde makes for the ultimate relaxing holiday with its rough-round-the-edges charm

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Nestled on the coast of northwest Africa, Cape Verde has long been drawing in tourists thanks to its laidback charm.

If you want the Caribbean experience, but without the hefty price tag, then this archipelago is sure to be the destination that keeps on giving – all year round.

Andrew Gilpin went exploring and reveals why he was so charmed by life in Cape Verde – and why you will be too…

What’s included in the guide:

About Cape Verde
Sal Island
The hotels
Santa Maria
The nightlife
The best activities to try

Kite surfing is a must on the long sandy beaches of Cape Verde( )

About Cape Verde

It was less Finding Nemo, more discovering nausea. Speeding through Cape Verde’s crystal clear waters with flying fish to one side and giant turtles to the other, I should have been in heaven.

But rather than the tuna, wahoo and blue marlin that we were hunting in our fishing trip, I was concentrating on holding on to my breakfast.

Not that the crew took much notice of my greenish gills as they crashed the boat through the waves, hanging out fishing lines.

But later, safely back on dry land, I realised that it’s precisely this laid-back, unpolished approach to tourism that adds to Cape Verde’s considerable charm.

Sal Island

Some of the accommodation on offer at the Melia Llama in Cape Verde

The hotels

You can laze by the pool at the Melia Llama resort(DAVID RALITA)

The breeze makes you forget it’s actually sweltering on the African islands(DAVID RALITA)

Santa Maria

You live in the lap of luxury on Sal island in Cape Verde

The nightlife

Andy Gilpin is a little worse for wear after a rather choppy fishing trip

The best activities to try

Some of the quaint streets on the island of Sal( )

Santa Maria is the focal point for fishermen hoping to sell on their catch

Top travel tips

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