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					CapE VErdE
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   November 2008 ~ October 2009
2   CONTENTS   For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                              CONTENTS
                                             Contents
                                              Contents
                                                                                                                                  Page No
                                                                         Why Choose The Cape Verde Experience?                       4–5
                                                                         What to Expect                                              6–7
                                                                          Including: Currency, Language, Hotel Classifications, Climate
                                                                         Cape Verde Islands                                              8
                                                                          Sal & Boa Vista                                                9
                                                                          São Vicente & Santiago                                        10
                                                                          Santo Antão & Fogo                                            11

                                                                         HOTELS & APARTMENTS
                                                                         Morabeza - Sal                                   4      12 – 13
                                                                         Vila do Farol - Sal                              4             14
                                                                         Odjo D’Agua - Sal                            31/2              15
                                                                         Porto Antigo - Sal                               3             16
                                                                         Pontão - Sal                                 21
                                                                                                                          /
                                                                                                                           2            17
                                                                         VentaClub - Boa Vista                            4             18
                                                                         Parque das Dunas - Boa Vista                     3             19
                                                                         Foya Branca - São Vicente                        4      20 – 21
                                                                         Oasis Porto Grande - São Vicente              1
                                                                                                                      3 /2              22
                                                                         Pestana Tropico - Santiago                       4             23
                                                                         Oasis Praiamar - Santiago                    31
                                                                                                                          /
                                                                                                                           2            24
                                                                         More Hotels                                                    25
                                                                          Djadsal - Sal, Dunas de Sal - Sal
                                                                          Marine Club - Boa Vista, Quinta da Montanha - Santiago
                                                                          Xaguate - Fogo, Pedracin Village - Santo Antão


                                                                         ISLAND HOPPING & TWIN CENTRE
                                                                         Island Hopping                                          26 – 28
                                                                         Twin Centre                                                    29


                                    Where the ‘More Online’ logo         IMPORTANT INFORMATION
                                      appears visit our website          Out and About                                           30 – 31
                                       for further information.
                                                                         Things to Know before You Go                                   32
                                                                         Flights & Insurance                                            33
                                                                         How to Book                                                    34
                                                                         Fair Trading Charter                                           35

                                                                         www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk
                                                                         Although our brochure is accurate and extremely informative,
                                     The Cape Verde Experience is a
                                                                         our website is an essential tool in an ever-changing world. Our
                                     trade name of Serenity Holidays
                                        Limited. The air holidays and    site boasts a large suite of striking photographs and video clips,
                                     flights in this brochure are ATOL   more in-depth details about the islands and of course, how to
                                       protected by the Civil Aviation   plan, prepare and book your holiday in Cape Verde.
                                      Authority. Our ATOL number is
                                      1866. We are also members of
                                     ABTA and AITO, the AITO quality
                                        charter is on the back page.




Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at   www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                        CONTENTS       3
WHY CHOOSE THE CAPE VERDE EXPERIENCE?




                                        Why choose the
                                          Why choose
                                                             the Cape Verde Experience?

                                                                                                                                                        Our UK staff
                                                                  A     s a specialist tour operator we are proud of over 20
                                                                        years’ experience in West Africa.                                              all have personal
                                                                   We offer holidays to 6 of the 10 islands of Cape Verde; Sal, Boa                        first hand
                                                                   Vista, São Vicente, Santiago, Santo Antão and Fogo.
                                                                                                                                                         knowledge of
                                                                   HONEST & INFORMATIVE BROCHURE                                                           Cape Verde
                                                                   Our dedicated brochure has been assembled by our knowledgeable
                                                                   staff, who have spent time in Cape Verde, to give an honest and
                                                                   truthful guide to the islands. Cape Verde is a wonderful holiday
                                                                   destination with temperatures in the high twenties, long white sandy
                                                                   beaches, turquoise waters as well as islands with lush mountain
                                                                   scenery, but it is not for everyone. Tourism here is still new and there
                                                                   is information that every holidaymaker should be aware of before
                                                                   deciding if Cape Verde is for them, some of which may not be
                                                                   mentioned by other operators. In some towns there is development
                                                                   work and the landscapes on some islands are barren to the point of
                                                                   desolation, however, we believe if guests are well prepared for what
                                                                   to expect then they are more likely to enjoy their holiday.


                                                                   OUR RESORT TEAM
                                                                   We maintain an office in Sal and our team who are Portuguese and
                                                                   Cape Verdean, provide our guests with a wealth of knowledge about
                                                                   their country. They live permanently on the island and are all
                                                                   experienced and English speaking representatives who are there
                                                                   exclusively for our customers. Our Sal team spend a large amount of
                                                                   their time in the hotels/apartments and you will be invited to join a
                                                                   welcome meeting where they can offer tips and advice to help you
                                                                   get the most out of your holiday. Guests on other islands are looked
                                                                   after by Barracuda Tours, our local handling agent who are also a
                                                                   rich source of knowledge on each of the islands. Their aim is to
                                                                   make sure everything runs smoothly allowing you to enjoy your
                                                                   holiday to the full.


                                                                   KNOWLEDGEABLE UK STAFF
                                                                   Cape Verde is a fantastic destination for some, however we know that
                                                                   it is not for everyone. Our team have all visited the islands so please
                                                                   use their personal first hand knowledge to help you choose the
                                                                   holiday that is right for you. As a specialist, we pride ourselves on our
                                                                   attention to detail, customer care and treating guests as individuals
                                                                   not booking references.




4                                       WHY CHOOSE THE CAPE VERDE EXPERIENCE?                                         For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                    WHY CHOOSE THE CAPE VERDE EXPERIENCE?
                                                              WHAT WE OFFER
                                                              G   Holidays to 6 of the 10 islands of Cape Verde
                                                              G   A choice of Island Hopping itineraries
                                                              G   Twin centre and tailormade holidays
                                                              G   Over 15 hotels/apartments from 21/2       to 4
                                                              G   Service from our local representatives on all islands


                                                              SINGLE CENTRE HOLIDAYS
                                                              Many holidaymakers travel to Cape Verde for a relaxing week in
                                                              the sun either by the pool or on one of the many long white
                                                              sandy beaches. We offer a range of hotels on Sal, Boa Vista,
                                                              Santiago and São Vicente to cater for our customers with a
                                                              choice of self catering, bed & breakfast, half board, bon appetit,
                                                              and all-inclusive basis.


                                                              TWIN CENTRE HOLIDAYS
                                                              If you would like to experience more than one island, or would
                                                              like to have time to both relax and explore, you can take
                                                              advantage of our twin centre options. For example, you could
                                                              spend the first part of your holiday based in São Vicente,
                                                              considered the cultural centre of the islands; enjoy the live music
                                                              in Mindelo, drive up Monte Verde the highest point for views
                                                              across the whole island or spend a day in the dramatic
                                                              neighbouring island of Santo Antão, before moving on to Sal or
                                                              Boa Vista for a week on the beach. See page 29 for more
                                                              information.


                                                              ISLAND HOPPING
                                                              The islands all have their own unique charm and character with
                                                              varying landscapes and it is this diversity which makes them so
                                                              appealing. We have put together some island hopping itineraries
                                                              which make the most of your visit, enabling you to experience the
                                                              best of Cape Verde. See pages 26 to 28 for more information.


                                                              TAILORMADE ITINERARIES
                                                              If you can’t find a holiday in our brochure or on our website that
                                                              exactly suits your needs, we will be delighted to put together a
                                                              tailormade itinerary for you. Please call our knowledgeable
                                                              reservations team who can give you the benefit of their
                                                              experiences within the islands.


                                                              www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk
                                                              Our website is one of the most comprehensive sources of useful
                                                              information about Cape Verde, with more details on each island,
                                                              video clips of our hotels/apartments and far more information to
                                                              help you plan and book your perfect holiday.
                                                              G   Get a quote and book your holiday online
                                                              G   Our complete range of accommodation is online with
                                                                  even more hotel information and photos including hotels
                                                                  not featured in this brochure due to space constraints
                                                              G   Check out our latest information and special offers

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WHAT TO EXPECT




                  What to Expec
                 What to Expect
                                  A     warm climate, spectacular beaches, fascinating
                                        culture, mountainous scenery and a diverse choice
                                  of islands make Cape Verde ideal for holidaymakers.
                                                                                                              CURRENCY
                                                                                                              The currency in Cape Verde is Escudo,
                                                                                                              expressed as $ or CVEsc after the figure
                                  However tourism is still very much in its infancy and health and            and can only be obtained in the islands.
                                  safety and service levels in hotels and restaurants are not always          Euros are also generally accepted in
                                  up to European standards or those hotels in more established                most shops, restaurants and hotels.
                                  destinations. As with all developing countries there is poverty and         There is a fixed exchange rate of 110$
                                  you may encounter locals trying to sell you paintings and                   to 1 Euro which means there are
                                  handicrafts. Despite being off-putting at times, the sellers are            approximately 141$ to the Pound.
                                  quite harmless and in comparison with other countries are very              Credit cards and travellers cheques
                                  few and far between. Cape Verde on the whole is not a cheap                 should not be relied upon as
                                  destination. Hotel rates are high firstly because demand is high            commissions and surcharges can be
                                  from the UK and other European countries and secondly because               quite high.
                                  most items have to be imported. This also has an effect on
                                  restaurant prices and can cause limited menu choices.
                                                                                                              GETTING AROUND
                                  First time travellers are often not prepared for the difference in the
                                  pace of life but soon fall for the charm of the islands. Whilst we          Taxis are readily available in the larger
                                  endeavour to make sure everything goes to plan, it is not always            towns and as a guide, a 2 to 3 mile
                                  as simple as this in Cape Verde and hiccups do occur, however               journey would be approximately £3. The
                                  we will do all we can to put things right as soon as possible.              most inexpensive way of getting around
                                                                                                              are the ‘aluguers’ that drive around
                                  Before you book your holiday to Cape Verde, we really want you
                                                                                                              town picking up passengers. Often
                                  to be sure it is the right destination for you. As a specialist we
                                                                                                              overloaded, you simply shout when you
                                  know Cape Verde and want to share that knowledge with our
                                                                                                              want to get off. Car hire is available but
                                  customers. Our website contains additional information including
                                                                                                              roads are poor and quite bumpy outside
                                  an extensive list of frequently asked questions at
                                                                                                              the main towns with little signage so we
                                  www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk/faqs
                                                                                                              do not recommend this.




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                                                                                                                                                   WHAT TO EXPECT
SUMMER 2009                                                                   ONGOING DEVELOPMENT
Cape Verde is a year round holiday                                            With a growing interest in tourism and holiday home
destination and the Italians and                                              ownership it is inevitable that there is a lot of development in
Portuguese have been taking their                                             the islands, which can range from single villas to huge
summer holidays there for years. We                                           complexes and during your visit you are likely to see and hear
also offer holidays in the summer but                                         some building work. This is more apparent on an island such
have chosen not to publish summer                                             as Sal, where the terrain is flat and barren. If there is building
2009 prices in our brochure due to                                            work taking place either in or next to your chosen hotel, we
the ongoing uncertainty over fuel.                                            will advise you at the time of booking.
Please see our website or call us for
a price sheet.
                                                                              HOTEL CLASSIFICATIONS
                                                                              We have created our own rating system based upon standards
NIGHTLIFE                                                                     available within the islands and taking into consideration
Nightlife in Cape Verde generally stems                                       feedback from our customers. Our ratings are illustrated by a
from live music, a mixture of African,                                        turtle. A turtle outline illustrates a midway grade. The local
Brazilian, Cape Verdean as well as                                            hotel classifications as they appear in this brochure cannot be
more modern sounds. Some islands                                              compared with international or European hotel ratings and we
are livelier than others. Mindelo and                                         base more emphasis on the accuracy of our brochure text and
Santa Maria are the liveliest towns                                           photographs. Our team will be happy to discuss in more
while Boa Vista is the quietest of the four                                   detail which hotels would best suit you.
main islands with little nightlife outside
the hotels.
                                                                              RESTAURANTS
                                                                              You will find a good selection of restaurants in the main towns
CLOTHING                                                                      offering local Creole dishes as well as international cuisine
Generally speaking all the hotels have                                        and many will have live Cape Verdean music at least once a
an informal dress code but whilst                                             week. The smaller islands including Boa Visa do not have
swimwear is the order of the day                                              such a wide selection and the menu may well be what they
around the pool and on the beach,                                             have prepared on the day. Don’t be surprised by slow service
please adopt a more modest standard of                                        across the islands, just relax and enjoy the atmosphere. Prices
dress elsewhere. Evenings and early                                           vary, but expect to pay between £9-£25 for a three course
mornings can sometimes be quite cool,                                         meal with wine. Our website has a restaurant guide at
so a jumper may be useful. Some hotels                                        www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk/restaurants
and restaurants require gentlemen to
wear long trousers in the evening.                                            CLIMATE
                                                                              The weather on each island can vary, however in general,
LANGUAGE                                                                      average year round temperatures are in the high twenties.
                                                                              Due to their position in the Atlantic, the islands are windy
The official language of the islands is
                                                                              most of the year and at times the northeast tradewind can be
Portuguese which is used in anything
                                                                              particularly strong however this means that humidity is low
that is written, yet Portuguese is rarely
                                                                              and also makes for some exhilarating watersports. Figures for
spoken. Instead they use Creole, their
                                                                              annual rainfall can be quite misleading as they are wildly
national language, but even this can
                                                                              different on each island. Sal, Boa Vista and São Vicente
differ from island to island.
                                                                              receive almost no rain so are very dry and dusty while some
                                                                              of the higher peaks on Santo Antão and Fogo can receive up
VACCINATIONS                                                                  to 2 metres a year, making them lush and green.

At the time this brochure was printed
no vaccinations were required to visit        TEMPERATURE
Cape Verde.                                   Month              Country        Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

                                                                 Cape Verde     24    25    25 25     26    27 27 28        30   29    28   27
                                              Ave Temp Cº
                                                                  London        10     7    6    7    10    13 17 20        22   21    19   14

                                                                 Cape Verde      8     9    10 10     10    8    7     6    8     8     9    8
                                              Ave Sunshine hrs
                                                                  London         2     1    1    2     4    5    6     7    6     6     5    3


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CAPE VERDE ISLANDS




            Cape Verde Island
                Cape Verde
                                                                                                  Islands


                         CAPE
                                          T    he Cape Verde islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean,
                                               450km off the west coast of Africa, with Senegal as its
                                          closest neighbour.
                         VERDE
                          ISLANDS
                                          The ten islands all have their own unique charm and character with
                                          landscapes that vary dramatically from flat and barren to rugged
                                          mountains, deep valleys and tranquil beaches. Some islands are
                                          harsh, arid places, others have soaring peaks covered in lush
                                          plantations. Cape Verde translates as ‘Green Cape’ however this
                                          name can be misleading as there are very few islands that can
                                          support much vegetation due to low rainfall and many years of
                                          drought. Some islands are more developed than others, however
                                          tourist infrastructure is still very much in its infancy on all islands.
                                          Most holidaymakers come to Cape Verde for a relaxing break in
                                          the sunshine although island hopping itineraries to discover the
                                          lesser known islands, are becoming increasingly popular. Flying is
                                          the most practical way of travelling from island to island but it
                                          should be noted that TACV, who provide internal flights, can and
                                          do change schedules and flights are sometimes delayed, cancelled
                                          or early! For this reason we may recommend an overnight stay on
                                          Sal for one night prior to an international flight home. The smaller
                                          islands are more difficult to visit due to infrequent flights but our
                                          team will be happy to advise what itineraries are possible. The only
                                          regular ferry service which operates is between São Vicente and
                                          Santo Antão.
                                          For information on the smaller islands such as São
                                          Nicolau, Brava, Maio and Santa Luzia please see our website.



                                            Santo Antão
                                                              Ribeira Grande
                                                                  Pombas

                                                                PORTO NOVO

                                                  MINDELO
                                                                                                                                          Sal
                                                                               Santa Luzia
                                                                                                                                               ESPARGOS
                                             São Vicente                                       VILA DA RIBEIRA
                                                                                                    BRAVA

                                                                                                                                               Santa Maria

                                                                                              São Nicolau
                                                                                                                                      Boa Vista
                                                                                                                                     SAL REI




                                                                                                                 Santiago         Maio
                                             0   10        20 kilometers

                                             0        10            20 miles
                                                                                              Fogo
                                                                                                                                VILA DO
                                                                                                                                 MAIO
                                                                            NOVA SÃO FILIPE
                                                                           SINTRA
                                                                                                                        PRAIA
                                                               Brava



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                                                                                                                                                                          CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
                                                                                                SAL
                                         Buracona
                                                                       Terra Boa

                                                ESPARGOS                       Pedra
                                                                                                G   Beautiful Beaches     G   Great Watersports
                                                                              de Lume
                                         Palmeira                                               Sal is great for those looking for a relaxing holiday in the sun or for
                                                           International
                                                              Airport
                                                                                                keen watersports enthusiasts. It is on the whole, not an attractive
                                          0      5 km                                           island as very little vegetation grows here, and the largely flat
                                          0             5 miles                   Santa Maria   landscape is brown and dusty with huge dry cracks in the earth in
                                                                   Morabeza
                                                                  Vila do Farol                 places. However the white sands and turquoise waters more than
                                                                  Odjo D’Agua
                                                                  Porto Antigo                  make up for the featureless interior. Santa Maria is approximately
                                                                     Pontâo
                                                                     Djadsal                    15-20 minutes south of the airport and is currently the main resort
                                                                  Dunas de Sal
                                                                                                for holidaymakers on Sal.

                                                                                                Many visitors come to Sal for the watersports and it’s hardly
                                                                                                surprising. Sal’s long sandy beaches and turquoise waters make a
                                                                                                wonderful playground for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. The
                                                                                                wind can sometimes be very strong and Sal is considered to be
                                                                                                amongst the world’s top five windsurfing locations. Diving is also
                                                                                                available and there are plenty of places to hire equipment and
                                                                                                organise trips which can be arranged by our resort team.

                                                                                                There is a good selection of restaurants in Santa Maria offering a
                                                                                                variety of cuisine including Creole and Portuguese specialities and
                                                                                                fresh seafood. There are a few bars where live music, a huge part
                                                                                                of Cape Verdean culture, is often performed.

                                                                                                There is currently building work happening across Sal including
                                                                                                Santa Maria. However, we have found it does not detract from the
                                                                                                main reason people go to Santa Maria – the sun and the glorious
                                                                                                sandy beach.



                                                        Marine Club                             BOA VISTA
                                    SAL REI               International
                                                             Airport              Fundo das
                                                              Rabil                Figueiras
                                                                                                G   Tranquil Atmosphere G Spectacular Beaches
                                       Praia
                                     de Chaves
                                                     Parque das Dunas                           Boa Vista is one of the quieter islands with a small population.
                                                VentaClub
                                                                                                Much of the island is desolate and is literally covered in sand, you
                                              Santa Monica                                      can see buildings that have been completely absorbed. But it does
                                     0   5 km
                                                                   Curral Velho
                                                                                                have 55km of amazing beaches, one of the most spectacular
                                     0        5 miles
                                                                                                being Praia de Chaves where you can walk and walk without
                                                                                                seeing a soul. The dunes here are not very high but have been
                                                                                                sculpted by the winds into some amazing arcs. Santa Monica
                                                                                                beach in the south of the island is breathtaking and is reached by
                                                                                                travelling in a 4x4 for 6km along a very bumpy track.

                                                                                                Boa Vista is now thought to be the third most important
                                                                                                loggerhead nesting site in the world with the favoured time of year
                                                                                                for turtles to nest usually being during the months of June through
                                                                                                to September. In addition to turtles on the beach you may catch a
                                                                                                glimpse of whales from December to February just off the islet of
                                                                                                Sal Rei which is a feeding ground for humpbacks. Line-fishing,
                                                                                                deep-sea fishing and quad biking are popular on Boa Vista.

                                                                                                Nightlife is very low key and is generally hotel based. There is a
                                                                                                scattering of local restaurants and bars which do not tend to have
                                                                                                specific menus. Sometimes it can be advantageous to call ahead
                                                                                                and give a couple of hours notice that you will be visiting. There is
                                                                                                not as much development as there is currently in Sal, however
                                                                                                there are some hotels in the construction stage.




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CAPE VERDE ISLANDS

                                                                Baia das
                                       Oasis Atlantico           Gatas                 SÃO VICENTE
                                       Porto Grande

                                                   MINDELO
                                                                                       G   Cultural centre G Vibrant nightlife G Trips to Santo Antão
                      Foya
                     Branca                                     Calhau                 São Vicente is an island of contrasts. The capital Mindelo, has
                                                  Madeiral
                              São Pedro
                                                                                       cobbled streets, colourful 19th century European architecture and a
                                                            0   5 km
                                                                                       real buzz about it, while the interior is mountainous but generally
                                                            0      5 miles
                                                                                       just as dry and dusty as Sal.

                                                                                       There are an abundance of restaurants in Mindelo serving
                                                                                       traditional Creole, seafood and international dishes. Mindelo is
                                                                                       proud of its rich tradition of music and many of the bars and
                                                                                       restaurants have weekly live performances of morna, the bitter
                                                                                       sweet sounding songs, and the more lively funana. Two of the most
                                                                                       lavish festivals are held on São Vicente. A beach music festival
                                                                                       during the full moon in August is held in Baia das Gatas and
                                                                                       attracts musicians and visitors from all over the archipelago and
                                                                                       secondly, the exotic carnival, with Brazilian influences, is held in
                                                                                       mid February.

                                                                                       Santo Antão can be seen from the north west coast, a range of
                                                                                       mystical mountains rising dramatically from the ocean surrounded
                                                                                       by mist. The hour long ferry takes you to this beautiful island, the
                                                                                       greenest in the archipelago, with rugged peaks and verdant valleys.
                                                                                       A day trip or overnight stay in Santo Antão is definitely
                                                                                       recommended. There is some development work taking place in
                                                                                       Mindelo, however as the city is quite spread out and built up this is
                                                                                       not as obvious as on other islands. There are a couple of resorts
                                                                                       being built outside Mindelo however, and this may increase once
                                                                                       the airport gains international status.


                                                                                       SANTIAGO
                     Tarrafal                                                          G   Varied landscape G Lively nightlife G Great hiking
                                                Calheta de
                                                São Miguel
                      Ribeira                                                          Santiago is the largest and most developed island in the
                     da Barca
                                                                                       archipelago with a rich history, dramatic mountainous scenery and
                              Assomada
                                                      Pedra Badejo
                                                                                       lively nightlife. It is the main island in the archipelago in terms of
                                      Quinta da
                                                                                       development yet remains way behind the likes of Sal when it comes
                                    Montanha Hotel
                                                            São Domingos               to tourism. In rush hour, don’t be surprised to see traffic jams in the
                                             Cidade Velha
                                                                          Pestana      centre of Praia the capital of the islands, a far cry from life on Sal
                                                                       Tropico Hotel
                                        (Ribeira Grande)
                         0
                                                                                       and Boa Vista! Beyond the hustle and bustle of the city in the heart
                                5 km                    Praiamar
                         0                                Hotel  PRAIA                 of the island are craggy mountains, volcanic rocks and lush green
                                   5 miles

                                                                                       valleys.

                                                                                       No trip to Santiago would be complete without a trip to the old
                                                                                       capital of Cidade Velha and Forte Real de São Filipe, the main
                                                                                       slave trading point between Europe, Africa and America. Step back
                                                                                       in time and absorb the history as you wander amongst the ruins of
                                                                                       numerous churches with the fort overlooking in the background.

                                                                                       By night, Praia comes alive with the sounds of music which plays a
                                                                                       huge role in the city’s culture. Live music can be heard playing in
                                                                                       many of the bars and restaurants and is hugely popular amongst
                                                                                       tourists and locals. Crime levels in Praia have increased recently so
                                                                                       care should be taken as in any large city.

                                                                                       The spectacular hinterland offers visitors a plethora of rewarding
                                                                                       hikes that consist of finding a point in the centre of the island and
                                                                                       following a ribeira down to the coast.




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                                                                                                                                                              CAPE VERDE ISLANDS
                                                        Ponta
                                                        do Sol                Ribeira    SANTO ANTÃO
                                           Ribeira                            Grande
                                                               Pedracin Village
                                           da Cruz                                       G   Spectacular mountain scenery G Hike the ribeiras
                                                                               Pombas
                                                                                         This island’s rugged peaks, volcanic walls and jaw dropping
                                                               PORTO NOVO
                                                                                         ravines are some of the most impressive sights in the
                                    Tarrafal                                             archipelago.

                                                                    0     5 km           Santo Antão is the greenest of the islands and very fertile in
                                                                    0          5 miles
                                                                                         places. Dwellings cling to the side of mountains and people
                                                                                         tend their crops in terraced areas that look completely
                                                                                         inaccessible. The drive across the mountains from Porto Novo
                                                                                         to Ribeira Grande in the north east of the island is quite
                                                                                         something. Dramatic scenery, sheer drops, cobbled roads all
                                                                                         add to an exhilarating trip and you may be lucky enough to see
                                                                                         herds of donkeys collecting water from the volcanic crater to
                                                                                         take back to their owners’ villages. This is the main reason for
                                                                                         staying a few days on Santo Antão and there are some stunning
                                                                                         walks. Guided walks can be arranged when you book your
                                                                                         holiday with us, or our representatives can help you find a
                                                                                         guide in Cape Verde.

                                                                                         Grogue is the local spirit made on Santo Antão and can still be
                                                                                         seen being made in the old fashioned way by men feeding
                                                                                         sugar cane into a trapiche, a machine operated by oxen or
                                                                                         mules. The sugar syrup which runs out is allowed to ferment for
                                                                                         at least five days and is then boiled in a still, to produce the
                                                                                         grogue.




                                                                        Mosteiros        FOGO
                                                      Pico de Fogo 2829m                 G   Active volcano G São Filipe – World Heritage Site
                                      Hotel Xaguate
                                                                                         One of the absolute highlights of the islands is a trip to the
                                         SÃO                    Cava Figueria            active volcano crater, which still smokes from its last eruption.
                                        FILIPE
                                                           0      5 km                   Fogo, which comes from the word ‘Fire’, rises sharply from the
                                                           0         5 miles             ocean and the peak is 2829 metres. The main reason for
                                                                                         coming to Fogo is to visit Chã das Caldeiras, the crater of the
                                                                                         active volcano. The population living inside the crater are
                                                                                         descendants of a Frenchman who introduced the Fogo vines
                                                                                         here in the 19th century and it is not uncommon to see fair
                                                                                         skin, blue eyes and blond hair. The crater floor is a very fertile
                                                                                         area and the islanders grow coffee and produce their own wine
                                                                                         and it really wouldn't be proper to visit Fogo without at least
                                                                                         sampling a glass or two.

                                                                                         The main hike on Fogo is the ascent of the Pico which can take
                                                                                         around four to five hours depending on your fitness and due to
                                                                                         the shifting path a guide is essential. There are also a few
                                                                                         interesting volcanic tubes to explore which formed when lava
                                                                                         cools and solidifies on the outside but the hot lava inside flows
                                                                                         away leaving them hollow.

                                                                                         São Filipe, the capital of Fogo, is a pretty town and the third
                                                                                         largest in Cape Verde. The buildings are of Portuguese design
                                                                                         in pastel colours with terracotta roofs. Pretty squares, cobbled
                                                                                         streets and plenty of trees and flowering plant pots add to the
                                                                                         vibrant colours on display.


Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at     www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                             CAPE VERDE ISLANDS     11
                       Morabezaa                   Hotel
SAL




                        Morabeza                              CUSTOMER
                                                              FAVOURITE



                        O     ur most popular family-run hotel with good facilities
                              and a tranquil atmosphere located on the edge of
                        Santa Maria’s wonderful white sandy beach.                                         SAL
                        The Morabeza, a local word for hospitality, is the longest
                        established hotel on Sal. Its popularity is largely due to its
                        fantastic location right next to the sandy beach and the personal
                        service that guests receive. Originally the home of a Belgian
                        family, the Morabeza is still owned by the same family and has
                        developed into a very attractive and much sought after hotel, now
                        run by Sophie Marcellesi, the granddaughter of the original
                        owners.
                        The grounds are large with tropical flowers lining pathways
                        leading down to ‘Le Beach Club’, which has a reputation for
                        being the perfect spot for lunch. The Beach Club also offers a
                        number of superb watersports facilities. The Morabeza offers
                        numerous activities to choose from, however there is no music by
                        the pool to disturb the tranquillity of this hotel.
                        Our prices are based on superior land view rooms with the Bon
                        Appetit dining option which includes dinner taken in Les
                        Palmiers restaurant on the first night, last night and the
                        Saturday barbecue buffet during each week of your stay.
                        On other nights the hotel offers the choice of a main and
                        à la carte restaurant, or the restaurants and bars in Santa
                        Maria are just a short stroll away. Alternatively, guests can
                        choose to book nights on Half Board in addition to the Bon
                        Appetit dining option. Junior, family and master suites or duplex
                        room upgrades are available on request.
                        Our opinion: Simply the best hotel in Cape Verde in a prime
                        position on Santa Maria beach enjoyed by many returning
                        guests year after year.
                        Local rating: ####




                         Couples  Beachfront

                                                                                                 HOTEL FACILITIES
                                                                                                 I Swimming pool and sun terraces
                                                                                                 I 3 restaurants including ‘Le Beach
                                                                                                   Club’ and 3 bars
                                                                                                 I Internet facilities
                                                                                                 I 140 rooms after new block
                                                                                                   completed

                                                                                                 BON APPETIT DINING
                                                                                                 I Includes 3 evening meals per week
                                                                                                   during your stay, see main text.




12    HOTEL MORABEZA                                                   For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                                                                                           SAL
Morabeza
Beach Club




                          c Our most popular hotel
                               in Cape Verded



                                      WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                       SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                       No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                    1-Jan      9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
                                       Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan     28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr

                                           7         936       911       881      928       1374      1299     1038       1014     1035       1121      1045      1035      1154       1104       977
                                           14       1332      1318      1288      1769      1894      1695     1496       1475     1495       1512      1499      1484      1578       1528      1465
                                      Prices are in £’s per person on Bon Appetit in a superior land view room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




         ROOM FACILITIES                                   ACTIVITIES                                        SUPPLEMENTS                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
         I Twin or double beds                             I Tennis court, gym                                            All other dates 17/12-30/04            I Wednesday flights from
         I Small fridge, Television                        I Mini-golf                                       Partial Sea View          £5              £8          Gatwick to Sal
         I Air-conditioning, Ceiling fan                   I Games room: snooker, table tennis,              Junior Suite (PSV)      £14             £24         I Regional flights also available
         I Hairdryer
                                                             darts and board games                                                                                 from Bristol, Manchester &
                                                                                                             Additional Halfboard £20                £20
                                                           I Watersports centre: diving, big
                                                                                                                                                                   Birmingham
         I Telephone                                                                                         Full Board              £34             £34         I See page 33 for flight details
                                                             game fishing, windsurfing,
         I Balcony or terrace                                kitesurfing                                     Air-conditioning included          included
         I Safety deposit box                              I Regular evening entertainment                   Single Room             £23             £23         All supplements are per person
                                                           I Disco on Saturday night
           (payable locally)                                                                                                                                     per night, room upgrades are
                                                                                                             3rd person sharing       n/a             n/a
         I Room upgrades available
                                                           I Weekly barbecue
                                                                                                                                                                 based on twin occupancy.
                                                                                                             Child sharing (2-11) -£14               -£14




         Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at                  www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                              HOTEL MORABEZA             13
                             Farol
                   Vila do Farol
                     Vila do
SAL




                                                                                         Hotel
                                                                                                            ALL
                                                                                                         INCLUSIVE



                                                  S     ituated on a sandy beach 1km along the coast from
                                                        Santa Maria, this all-inclusive hotel offers excellent
                                                   facilities for both adults and children.                                                                        SAL
                                                   The huge swimming pool complex is the focal point of this lively
                                                   hotel where quiet areas can be hard to find due to the amount of
                                                   activities and organised games accompanied by loud music. This is
                                                   however a great choice for families although as most of the guests
                                                   are Italian, the entertainment on offer is very Italian orientated.
                                                   Directly behind the hotel, the glorious sandy beach stretches for
                                                   over a kilometre in each direction.
                                                   Guest rooms are equipped to a good standard with facilities you
                                                   would expect in a hotel of this grading and are situated in single
                                                   storey buildings scattered around the spacious well-tended gardens.
                                                   Our opinion: A well-maintained lively resort hotel and a great
                                                   choice for families and couples who are looking for an activity
                                                   based holiday. A firm favourite with Italian tourists.
                                                   Local rating: ####

                                                    Couples & Families  Lively
       HOTEL FACILITIES
       I Main restaurant
       I Small restaurant serving light
         lunches and snacks
       I 3 bars
       I Large swimming pool including
         a children’s area
       I Children’s mini-club
       I Tennis courts, table tennis
       I Disco with bar
       I Internet facilities
       I 236 rooms




                                     WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                       SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                       No. of    1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                     1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                   1-Apr    10-Apr 17-Apr
                                       Nights    13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                    8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                   9-Apr    16-Apr 30-Apr

                                          7         916       894       864       914      1364      1198      937        897      919         999      941       922      1039       959        861
                                         14        1256      1206      1176      1705      1863      1583      1295      1235      1275       1285     1259      1237      1355       1305      1208
                                     Prices are in £’s per person on All-inclusive in a standard garden view room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




       ROOM FACILITIES                            ENTERTAINMENT                                     SUPPLEMENTS                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
       I Air-conditioning                         I Animation team and children’s club                          All other dates 17/12-03/01             I Wednesday flights from Gatwick to
       I Telephone                                I Cabaret and music in the evening                Air-conditioning included             included        Sal
       I Television
                                                    at the Theatre                                  Single Room             £24               £39       I Regional flights also available from
       I Hairdryer
                                                                                                                                                          Bristol, Manchester & Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                        I See page 33 for flight details
                                                                                                    3rd person sharing      -£9              -£12
       I Small fridge stocked on
                                                  ALL INCLUSIVE                                     Child sharing (2-11)-£16                 -£21
         request (payable locally)                I Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner,
       I Safety deposit box
                                                    unlimited local alcoholic and non-
                                                                                                    All supplements are per person per night,
                                                    alcoholic drinks (excluding bottles of
       I Interconnecting rooms                      water), activities and entertainment.           room upgrades are based on twin
         available                                                                                  occupancy.




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14    VILA DO FAROL HOTEL                                                                                             For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
              Odjo D’Agua
                Odjo D’Agua




                                                                                                                                                                                              SAL
                                                                                 Hotel


          SAL
                                                A   well-established hotel, located in the centre of Santa
                                                    Maria and right on the edge of a small but secluded
                                                sandy beach.
                                                The Odjo d’Agua is personally managed by a Cape Verdean
                                                family and on entering the property you are immediately aware of
                                                the hotel’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere as well as the family’s
                                                personal touches; the reception area is decorated with antiques
                                                and pictures reflecting the family’s history.
                                                The hotel benefits from fantastic views of the beach and sea. In
                                                the evening live music is provided most nights in the ‘O Farolin’
                                                restaurant and the ‘Q Bar’ a popular late night meeting point
                                                which is situated below the hotel. Although tucked away, the hotel
                                                benefits from being close to the centre of Santa Maria with its
                                                choice of bars, restaurants and shops.
                                                Our opinion: A delightful hotel particularly suited to couples
                                                looking for a beachfront property in a central location.
                                                Local rating: ####

                                                 Couples  Central location




                           WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                     SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                            No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan      9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr    10-Apr 17-Apr
                            Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                  8-Jan     28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr    16-Apr 30-Apr

                               7          768       753        723     669      1057       998      812         799     811       912       828       808       967       887        759
                               14        1025       999        989    1278      1415      1242     1069       1057     1062      1079      1059      1055      1138       1088      1039
                           Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard garden view room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and
                           charges).




HOTEL FACILITIES                                 ROOM FACILITIES                                 SUPPLEMENTS                                        FLIGHT CHOICE
I Small beach, beach bar                         I Twin or double beds                                                        01/11-30/04           I Wednesday flights from
I Small swimming pool and sun                    I Shower over bath                              Partial Sea View                         £6
                                                                                                                                                      Gatwick to Sal
  terrace
                                                 I Hairdryer                                                                                        I Regional flights also available
                                                                                                 Front Partial Sea View                   £9
I ‘O Farolin’ Restaurant
                                                 I Air-conditioning
                                                                                                                                                      from Bristol, Manchester &
                                                                                                 Junior Suite                             £6
I ‘Q Bar’
                                                                                                                                                      Birmingham
                                                 I Minibar                                       Junior Suite Partial Sea View           £10        I See page 33 for flight details
I Terrace seating area
                                                 I Safety deposit box (payable locally)          Half Board                              £19
I Mini spa & small gym
                                                 I Television
I Small souvenir and local art shop
                                                                                                 Single Room                             £11        All supplements are per person
                                                 I Telephone                                                                                        per night, room upgrades are
I Internet facilities
                                                                                                 3rd person sharing (standard room) n/a
                                                 I Balcony or terrace
                                                                                                                                                    based on twin occupancy.
I 47 rooms and suites
                                                                                                 Child sharing (2-11)                    n/a



Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at                www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                       ODJO D’AGUA HOTEL               15
                 Porto Antigo
               Porto Antigo
SAL




                                                                         Apartments

                                              A
                                                      delightful modern development of well-equipped
                                                      self-catering units in a wonderful beachside setting.
                                                                                                                                                             SAL
                                               This attractive collection of new modern studios and apartments is
                                               peacefully tucked away, yet centrally positioned in a much sought after
                                               location just a stroll from shops and restaurants. The property is
                                               unusual in having not one, but two separate secluded beaches for
                                               guests.
                                               Some apartments and studios benefit from partial or full sea views and
                                               all are in close proximity to the large swimming pool and beach. The
                                               restaurant and bar provide a relaxing spot to enjoy breakfast, lunch or
                                               an evening meal or drinks. A terrace with sun loungers borders the
                                               pool, alternatively the beach is literally on your doorstep.
                                               Our opinion: A tranquil location, yet close to Santa Maria’s
                                               amenities. Perfect for relaxing.
                                               Local rating: ###$




                                               Beachfront                Families               Couples




                                 WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                     SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                     No. of   1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr    10-Apr 17-Apr
                                     Nights   13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                  8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr    16-Apr 30-Apr

                                       7        767       749      695       744      1081       924      768        758      758       845       780       739       875       775        719
                                       14       951       927      897      1187      1356      1138      991        970      981       999       978       965      1038       968        935
                                 Prices are in £’s per person on Room Only in a studio apartment from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




       PROPERTY FACILITIES                     APARTMENT FACILITIES                             SUPPLEMENT                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
       I Restaurant & bar                      I Air-conditioning in lounge area                                             01/11-30/04           I Wednesday flights from Gatwick to
       I Large swimming pool                   I Kitchenette with hob                           Single in a Studio                     £36           Sal
       I Terrace with sun loungers             I Plates and utensils provided                                                                      I Regional flights also available from
       I Reception                             I Fridge freezer
                                                                                                                                                     Bristol, Manchester & Birmingham
                                                                                                Supplement above is per night.
                                                                                                                                                   I See page 33 for flight details
                                               I Television
                                               I Shower                                         1 & 2 bedroom apartments available
                                               I Safety deposit box (payable locally)           for up to 5 people, please call for

                                               I Studio apartments have a sofabed.
                                                                                                prices.




16    PORTO ANTIGO APARTMENTS                                                                                    For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                           Pontão                                    Hotel




                                                                                                                                                                                                   SAL
                                             Pontão
                                                          lose to the centre of Santa Maria offering simple yet

          SAL
                                                    C     attractive accommodation for couples or families with
                                                    older children a short walk from a white sandy beach.
                                                    The Pontão is a small hotel with just 24 standard rooms and 12
                                                    two-bedroom apartments; an ideal option for families. The rooms
                                                    are tastefully decorated in a modern, fresh, bright style. The
                                                    swimming pool with circular seating area and surrounding sun
                                                    terrace provides the perfect spot to relax and the nearest beach is
                                                    only 300 metres away. Breakfast is served in the first floor
                                                    breakfast room and there is also a small bar area next to
                                                    reception. There are a number of restaurants within easy walking
                                                    distance of the hotel and the popular ‘Pirata’ nightclub is
                                                    opposite the entrance of the hotel.
                                                    Our opinion: A small and friendly hotel offering very good value
                                                    for money.
                                                    Local rating: ###



                                                     Couples & Families  Small & Friendly




                               WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                    1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
                                Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr

                                   7          697       665      635       599       938       859      704        689      697       779       724       695        798       758         652
                                   14         848       835      795      1015       1184      969      845        824      835       845       837       825        882       832         825
                               Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




HOTEL FACILITIES                                     ROOM FACILITIES                                  SUPPLEMENTS                                       FLIGHT CHOICE
I Small swimming pool                                I Twin beds                                                  All other dates 17/12-02/01           I Wednesday flights from
I Small bar area                                     I Air-conditioning in standard rooms             2 Bedroom Suite        £17             £17          Gatwick to Sal
I Internet facilities
                                                       and in 1 bedroom and lounge area               Air-conditioning included         included        I Regional flights also available
                                                       of the 2 bedroom suites
I First floor breakfast room
                                                                                                                                                          from Bristol, Manchester &
                                                     I Minibar
                                                                                                      Single Room              £5              £5         Birmingham
I 2 bedroom suites with a small                                                                                                                         I See page 33 for flight details
                                                     I Hairdryer
                                                                                                      3rd person sharing      -£2             -£6
  lounge area are available
                                                     I Television
                                                                                                      Child sharing (2-11) -£2                -£6
I 24 rooms, 12 apartments
                                                     I Safety deposit box (payable locally)           All supplements are per person per night,
                                                     I Balcony
                                                                                                      room upgrades are based on twin
                                                                                                      occupancy.




Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at                    www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                                HOTEL PONTÃO            17
  Parque das Dun
Parque das Dunas
BOA VISTA




                                                                                            Hotel

                                                       S   et on the spectacular Praia das Chaves beach, arguably
                                                           the best on the archipelago, this hotel is the perfect
                                                       place to relax and unwind.
                                                                                                                                                                 BOA VISTA

                                                       The Parque das Dunas is a complex of simply furnished bungalow-
                                                       style rooms set amongst tropical gardens with direct access to the
                                                       beach. The large swimming pool sits in the lush gardens adjacent to
                                                       the beach with ample sun loungers and palm trees offering shade
                                                       around the pool. The hotel has a small bar and informal restaurant
                                                       with the choice of dining inside or out, the latter enabling guests to
                                                       enjoy the sounds of the ocean in this superb setting. This friendly hotel
                                                       really is the place to relax, unwind and soak up the ambience beside
                                                       the 12km powdery white sand beach where free sun loungers and
                                                       parasols are available. There is a courtesy shuttle bus to nearby Sal
                                                       Rei as there are no facilties outside the hotel.
                                                       Our opinion: A relaxed small and friendly hotel in a superb location
                                                       on one of the best beaches in the archipelago.
                                                       Local rating: ##

                                                        Couples  Small & Friendly  Tranquil




                                          WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                     SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                             No. of   1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
                                             Nights   13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                  8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr

                                               7        909       879      849       845       1175     1095      909        889        899     969       888       888        989       883         853
                                               14      1115      1085      1035     1375       1495     1235      1123      1106        1099    1117      1089      1089      1169       1119        1069
                                         Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).
                                         Holidays in Boa Vista may include one night in Sal.




             HOTEL FACILITIES                          ROOM FACILITIES                                 SUPPLEMENTS                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
             I Swimming pool with children’s           I Twin or double beds                                        All other dates 17/12-01/01            I Wednesday flights from Gatwick to
                                                       I Shower
               section                                                                                 Half Board              £12             £12           Sal then internal flights to/from
             I Sun terraces
                                                       I Small fridge
                                                                                                                                                             Boa Vista
                                                                                                                                                           I Regional flights also available from
                                                                                                       Full Board              £23             £23
             I Free sunbeds and umbrellas on
                                                       I Ceiling fan                                   Air-conditioning         n/a             n/a          Bristol, Manchester & Birmingham
               the beach
                                                       I Terrace with table and chairs                                                                     I See page 33 for flight details
             I Restaurant and bar
                                                                                                       Single Room                 £8          £10

             I Small library with internet point
                                                                                                       3rd person sharing       -£2             -£2

             I Courtesy shuttle bus to town
                                                                                                       Child sharing (2-11)-£10                -£14        I An overnight stay in Sal is normally
             I Safety deposit boxes in
                                                                                                                                                             required for Boa Vista holidays.
                                                                                                       All supplements are per person per night,
               reception (payable locally)                                                             room upgrades are based on twin
             I 90 bungalow-style rooms                                                                 occupancy.



18          PARQUE DAS DUNAS HOTEL                                                                                       For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                        VentaClub
                         VentaClub




                                                                                                                                                                                              BOA VISTA
                                                                               Hotel
                                                                                                   ALL
                                                                                                INCLUSIVE

                                                 large resort hotel with extensive facilities located in a
    BOA VISTA                                A   privileged position spreading across a small hillside
                                             and down onto the beautiful beach of Praia de Chaves.
                                             The VentaClub has excellent facilities including 2 restaurants, a
                                             pool bar and beach bar, both of which serve snacks, a disco and
                                             open-air theatre with nightly entertainment. Already a firm favourite
                                             with Italian holidaymakers it is gradually attracting British visitors.
                                             Guest rooms are located in low-rise two storey buildings with a
                                             patio or balcony, some of which benefit from a sea view. There is
                                             an abundance of activities on offer, many of which take place
                                             around the pool or on the beach. Facilities include a fully equipped
                                             gym, tennis, archery, beauty centre and two large and impressive
                                             swimming pools. The VentaClub also organises a Kids’ Club.
                                             Our opinion: An excellent Italian orientated all-inclusive hotel in a
                                             superb beachfront location appealing to couples, families and
                                             those seeking a more active holiday.
                                             Local rating: ####


                                              Couples & Families  Groups  Lively
                                                                                                                                                    HOTEL FACILITIES
                                                                                                                                                    I 2 large swimming pools
                                                                                                                                                    I 2 restaurants
                                                                                                                                                    I Pool bar and beach bar
                                                                                                                                                    I Disco
                                                                                                                                                    I Outdoor entertainment theatre
                                                                                                                                                    I Gym, beauty centre
                                                                                                                                                    I Volleyball, tennis, beach soccer
                                                                                                                                                    I 300 rooms




                        WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                        SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                         No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                     1-Jan      9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                   1-Apr    10-Apr 17-Apr
                         Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                    8-Jan     28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                   9-Apr    16-Apr 30-Apr

                            7          989       979       925      1025       1435      1348     1165       1075     1085       1175      1095      1095      1138       1045       995
                            14        1295       1295     1275      1907       2043      1649     1485       1445     1455       1475      1449      1449      1528       1478      1378
                        Prices are in £’s per person on All-inclusive in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges). Holidays in
                        Boa Vista may include one night in Sal.




ROOM FACILITIES                                ALL INCLUSIVE                                    SUPPLEMENTS                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
I Twin or double beds                          I Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner,                         All other dates 17/12-03/01             I Wednesday flights from
I Balcony or patio
                                                 snacks at the pool and beach bar,              Junior Suite              £6              £6          Gatwick to Sal then internal
                                                 unlimited local alcoholic and non-
I Air-conditioning
                                                                                                                                                      flights to/from Boa Vista
                                                                                                                                                    I Regional flights also available
                                                 alcoholic drinks (excluding bottles            Air-conditioning included           included
I Television                                     of water) and activities.                      Single Room             £20             £36           from Bristol, Manchester &
I Small fridge                                 I ‘La Morna’ a la carte restaurant is            3rd person sharing       -£5             -£6          Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                    I See page 33 for flight details
                                                 not included, a reservation can be
I Telephone                                      made and supplement paid                       Child sharing (2-11)-£18                -£30
I Safety deposit box                             locally.
                                                                                                                                                    I An overnight stay in Sal is
                                                                                                All supplements are per person per night,
                                                                                                room upgrades are based on twin
                                                                                                                                                      normally required for Boa
                                                                                                occupancy.                                            Vista holidays.



Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at             www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                              VENTACLUB HOTEL              19
                     Foya Branca
                       Foya Branca
SÃO VICENTE




                                                             Hotel
                                                                        CUSTOMER
                                                                        FAVOURITE



                                  A     tranquil hotel set in spacious grounds next to the sandy
                                        beach of São Pedro and ideal for either an active or
                                  relaxing holiday.
                                                                                                              SÃO VICENTE

                                  The Foya Branca is an excellent resort hotel with extensive
                                  amenities close to the island’s capital of Mindelo, which provides
                                  a more relaxing alternative to the town centre properties.
                                  The hotel is situated in well-tended gardens overlooking the
                                  beach with two swimming pools, a children’s pool and play area.
                                  Sports facilities include a gym and tennis court.
                                  There is a choice of two bars plus a stylish restaurant and snack
                                  bar in which to dine or alternatively a free shuttle bus service
                                  operating early morning to late evening, which takes guests to
                                  Mindelo, 10 minutes drive away, with its many bars and
                                  restaurants.
                                  Guest rooms in the new block are light and airy with very good
                                  quality furnishings throughout and are located over two floors
                                  with either a terrace or balcony. The Junior Suites are the original
                                  rooms at the hotel. They are sea facing, spacious, and can
                                  accommodate up to 2 children, an ideal choice for families.
                                  We recommend the hotel’s main restaurant for dining in the
                                  evening which offers both à la carte and table d’hôte menus.
                                  There is a wide choice of local and international cuisine on offer
                                  with fish options tending to be the ‘catch of the day’. Although
                                  waiter service in general can be slow in Cape Verde in this
                                  particular restaurant it is well worth the wait. If you are planning
                                  to head out to sample the nightlife in Mindelo after dinner, our tip
                                  is to order your food immediately on arrival at the restaurant
                                  prior to ordering any drinks.
                                  Fishing, diving, horseriding, windsurfing and surfing can all be
                                  arranged at the hotel during your stay (payable locally).
                                  Our opinion: The Foya Branca is a well-presented hotel and a
                                  good choice for a relaxing or active holiday with vibrant Mindelo
                                  in easy reach for a night out.
                                  Local rating: ####




                                   Couples & Families           Beachfront




20            FOYA BRANCA HOTEL                                                   For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SÃO VICENTE
             c Our most popular hotel for
                twin centre holidaysd



                               WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                     SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan      9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr    10-Apr 17-Apr
                                Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                  8-Jan     28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr    16-Apr 30-Apr

                                   7          949      922        892      909      1219      1135      968         945     955      1035       964       954      1064       1014       899
                                   14        1182      1138     1138      1357      1494      1292     1180       1158     1165      1188      1178      1168      1235       1185      1152
                               Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard garden view room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and
                               charges).




HOTEL FACILITIES                                    ROOM FACILITIES                                  SUPPLEMENTS                                        FLIGHT CHOICE
I 2 swimming pools, children’s pool                 I Twin or double beds with showers                            All other dates 16/12-05/01           I Wednesday flights from
                                                    I Air-conditioning (in standard rooms
  and terraces                                                                                       Standard (no view)       -£4             -£4         Gatwick to Sal then internal
I Restaurant and poolside snack bar                   and junior suite in bedroom only)                                                                   flights to/from São Vicente
                                                                                                                                                        I Regional flights also available
                                                                                                     Junior Suite              £0              £0
I 2 bars                                            I Minibar                                        Triple Room             £16             £16
I Gym, tennis court                                 I Television
                                                                                                                                                          from Bristol, Manchester &
                                                                                                     Half Board              £15             £15          Birmingham
I Petanque and giant chess                          I Telephone                                      Air-conditioning included          included        I See page 33 for flight details
I Bicycle hire, horse riding                        I Hairdryer                                      Single Room             £18             £23
I Free shuttle bus service to Mindelo               I Safety deposit box (payable locally)                                                              All supplements are per person per
                                                                                                     Child sharing (2-11) -£8                 -£8
I 74 rooms and suites                                                                                                                                   night, room upgrades are based
                                                                                                                                                        on twin occupancy.



Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at                   www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                         FOYA BRANCA HOTEL               21
 Oasis Porto Gra
Oasis Porto Grande
SÃO VICENTE




                                                                                               Hotel

                                                         A        comfortable hotel overlooking the central square of
                                                                  vibrant Mindelo, the cultural centre of Cape Verde.                                               SÃO VICENTE
                                                          The guest rooms are simple but comfortable and are situated on two
                                                          floors, either overlooking the square to the front of the hotel or the
                                                          pool to the rear. Live music is played in the lobby bar most evenings,
                                                          which attracts both locals and holidaymakers, and the outside seating
                                                          area overlooking the square is a lovely spot to enjoy a drink. The hotel
                                                          restaurant is excellent value for money serving a mix of international
                                                          and traditional food. Guests can choose to relax in the hotel’s
                                                          swimming pool and surrounding sun terraces or stroll 20 minutes to
                                                          Mindelo’s beach.
                                                          Our opinion: A slightly older style hotel, perfect for visitors wanting to
                                                          experience the cultural life of Mindelo and a great base from which to
                                                          explore the town. Weekend evenings can be lively.
                                                          Local rating: ####




                                                           Couples  Lively location




                                            WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                             No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                    1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
                                             Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr

                                                 7         994       965      935       954       1310     1244      1010       983      990        1068     998       980       1097       1047        934
                                                14        1255      1222      1192     1494       1646     1430      1244      1225      1234       1254     1234      1222      1334       1284        1224
                                            Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




               HOTEL FACILITIES                          ROOM FACILITIES                                  SUPPLEMENTS                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
               I Swimming pool and terrace               I Twin or double beds                                                         01/11-30/04            I Wednesday flights from Gatwick to
               I Gym                                     I Air-conditioning                               Half Board                               £16          Sal then internal flights to/from
               I Restaurant                              I Television
                                                                                                                                                                São Vicente
                                                                                                                                                              I Regional flights also available from
                                                                                                          Full Board                               £30
               I Lobby bar with live Cape                I Telephone                                      Air-conditioning                     included         Bristol, Manchester & Birmingham
                                                         I Hairdryer                                                                                          I See page 33 for flight details
                 Verdean music                                                                            3rd person sharing                       n/a
               I Terrace serving light meals and
                                                         I Balcony                                        Single Room                              £24
                 drinks (summer only)
                                                         I Minibar
               I Disco (opens several nights a
                                                                                                          Child sharing (2-11)                    -£12        All supplements are per person per night,
                 week)                                   I Safety deposit box (payable locally)                                                               room upgrades are based on twin
               I 50 rooms
                                                                                                                                                              occupancy.

               I No lift


22            OASIS PORTO GRANDE HOTEL                                                                                      For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
Pestana Tropico
   Pestana Tropico




                                                                                                                                                                                              SANTIAGO
                                                                                Hotel

      SANTIAGO                              L      ocated on a small cliff overlooking the Atlantic, this is a
                                                   very comfortable hotel with reputedly one of the best
                                               restaurants on the island.
                                               Set in a residential area, 5 minutes from the old colonial-style
                                               houses in the diplomatic suburb of the island’s capital, Praia, the
                                               Pestana Tropico Hotel is a good international-style hotel and is
                                               often the choice of visiting dignitaries and businessmen. Situated
                                               close to the centre of Praia, it is an ideal base for exploring the
                                               town. The hotel’s renowned ‘Restaurant Alex’ serves Cape Verdean
                                               and Portuguese specialities as well as international dishes.
                                               Rooms are well presented, decorated in a contemporary style. The
                                               dark sand Prainha beach 300 metres away is popular with the
                                               locals for both relaxing and playing football.
                                               Our opinion: A well designed hotel that meets international
                                               standards of facilities and service. More suited to couples or
                                               groups than families.
                                               Local rating: ####

                                                Couples  Groups




                          WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                           No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                    1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                  1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
                           Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr

                              7         1017       995      965       979       1282     1210      1015       998      1011      1085      1027      1017      1097       1057        969
                              14        1339      1304      1274     1489       1605     1439      1309      1290      1299      1315      1305      1289      1384       1334        1318
                          Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




 HOTEL FACILITIES                               ROOM FACILITIES                                 SUPPLEMENTS                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
 I Swimming pool & terrace area                 I Twin beds in standard and                                                   01/11-30/04           I Wednesday flights from
 I Children’s pool
                                                  executive rooms                               Executive Room                            £8          Gatwick to Sal then internal
                                                I Double beds in suites
 I Restaurant ‘Alex’
                                                                                                                                                      flights to/from Santiago
                                                                                                                                                    I Regional flights also available
                                                                                                Suite                                   £22
                                                I Bath and shower
 I Bar ‘Ilheu’                                                                                  Half Board                              £21
                                                I Minibar
                                                                                                                                                      from Bristol, Manchester &
 I Small gift shop                                                                              Full Board                              £40           Birmingham
                                                I Television                                                                                        I See page 33 for flight details
 I Gym                                                                                          Air-conditioning                   included
                                                I Air-conditioning
 I 51 spacious rooms                                                                            3rd person sharing                       n/a
                                                I Telephone                                                                                         All supplements are per person per
                                                                                                Single Room                             £28
                                                I Hairdryer                                                                                         night, room upgrades are based
                                                                                                Child sharing (2-11)                     n/a        on twin occupancy.



 Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at              www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                  PESTANA TROPICO HOTEL                  23
             Oasis Praiamar
               Oasis Praiamar
SANTIAGO




                                                                                         Hotel

                                                   S    ituated on a rocky headland overlooking two bays of
                                                        black sand, this hotel offers a good standard of
                                                    accommodation and facilities.
                                                                                                                                                              SANTIAGO

                                                    Located in a residential area of Praia, the Praiamar is a well-
                                                    established hotel with a reputation for good service, facilities and
                                                    food. Guests have use of a large swimming pool with Jacuzzi section,
                                                    gym and a sauna. The Panorama bar is an ideal spot to enjoy a drink
                                                    overlooking one of the bays or there is live music most weekends in
                                                    the Tabankamar, located in a separate building near to the hotel.
                                                    The location makes an excellent base from which to explore Praia,
                                                    with its African markets, restaurants and vibrant nightlife. Alternatively
                                                    why not take a trip to the volcanic island of Fogo with its lunar
                                                    landscapes, pretty town of São Filipe and of course the famous Fogo
                                                    wine, which is only a short flight away.
                                                    Our opinion: An excellent base for exploring Santiago and the
                                                    neighbouring island of Fogo.
                                                    Local rating: ####

           Suite                                     Couples  Families




                                      WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES
                                         No. of   1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                     1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                 1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
                                         Nights   13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                    8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                 9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr

                                           7        1017       998       968      975       1295     1219      1012       995      1009      1081      1022      1012      1102       1052        968
                                           14       1335      1299      1269     1485       1620     1455      1315      1296      1302      1310      1302      1289      1369       1319        1299
                                      Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




            HOTEL FACILITIES                        ROOM FACILITIES                                 SUPPLEMENTS                                         FLIGHT CHOICE
            I Swimming pool and terrace             I Twin or double beds with bath and                                          01/11-30/04            I Wednesday flights from Gatwick to
            I Restaurant and snack bar
                                                      shower over bath                              Superior                                £11           Sal then internal flights to/from
                                                    I Small fridge                                                                                        Santiago
            I Café Capital - some live music
                                                                                                                                                        I Regional flights also available from
                                                                                                    Suite                                   £28
                                                    I Television
            I Panorama Bar                                                                          Half Board                              £16
                                                    I Air-conditioning
                                                                                                                                                          Bristol, Manchester & Birmingham
            I Jacuzzi, gym, sauna                                                                   Full Board                              £30         I See page 33 for flight details
                                                    I Hairdryer
            I 122 rooms                                                                             Air-conditioning                   included
                                                    I Safety deposit box (payable locally)          Single Room                             £27         All supplements are per person per night,
                                                                                                    3rd person sharing (suite only)        -£10         room upgrades are based on twin
                                                                                                                                                        occupancy.
                                                                                                    Child sharing (2-11)                   -£16




24         OASIS PRAIAMAR HOTEL                                                                                        For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                 More Hotels
                More Hotels




                                                                                                                                                 MORE HOTELS
     A selection of other hotels - full details online
               www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk
DJADSAL HOLIDAY CLUB – SAL                                                  DUNAS DE SAL – SAL
Enviably situated next to Santa Maria's wide, white sand                    A modern minimalist hotel with a tranquil atmosphere on the
beach, this friendly club style hotel offers good facilities for            outskirts of the town of Santa Maria, more suited to adults.
                                        both adults and children.                                                 With only 48 rooms, during
                                        A ten minute stroll from                                                  the day the atmosphere is
                                        Santa Maria this hotel is of                                              peaceful around the pool
                                        contemporary design with                                                  as many guests use this
                                        traditional, bright Moorish                                               hotel as a base for
                                        style features and boasts a                                               exploring the area. The
                                        large swimming pool. In                                                   powdery white sands and
                                        addition to bed & breakfast                                               turquoise waters of Santa
                                        an all-inclusive option is                                                Maria are only 200 meters
                                        available.                                                                away.




MARINE CLUB – BOA VISTA                                                     QUINTA DE MONTANHA – SANTIAGO
An attractive hotel built into the hillside in a peaceful location          A small family-run hotel 21km from the capital Praia, with
with direct access to the pretty bay of Carlota.                            fantastic views of the spectacular mountain scenery
                                        This hotel offers a good                                                  Guest rooms are simply
                                        choice of facilities and                                                  furnished and split between
                                        guest rooms are scattered                                                 several levels. The rooftop
                                        amongst cobbled paths and                                                 restaurant serves
                                        pretty grounds. The village                                               traditionally cooked, home
                                        of Sal Rei is a 20 minute                                                 grown produce and there is
                                        walk away. Half board or                                                  a bar with a small
                                        all-inclusive is available at                                             observatory. An excellent
                                        this hotel.                                                               base for walkers or for a
                                        I An overnight stay in Sal is                                             short break in the interior.
                                          normally required for Boa Vista
                                          holidays.




HOTEL XAGUATE – FOGO                                                        PEDRACIN VILLAGE – SANTO ANTÃO
This modern hotel has a magnificent position on the headland                A delightfully quiet retreat, located on the side of a mountain
in the upper part of São Filipe on the ‘island of fire’, Fogo.              in a tropical plantation benefiting from fantastic views.
                                        This hotel offers well-                                                   This small hotel offers 20
                                        furnished, air-conditioned                                                bungalow-style, simply
                                        guest rooms and there is a                                                furnished rooms. The small
                                        good size swimming pool                                                   swimming pool is ideal for
                                        to enjoy. Its restaurant                                                  a quick dip while the
                                        serves mostly Portuguese                                                  surrounding terrace, with
                                        cuisine and of course the                                                 views down the valley is
                                        famous Fogo wines                                                         perfect for relaxing with a
                                        produced from vines in the                                                drink and a good book.
                                        crater.




         Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at   www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                               MORE HOTELS     25
ISLAND HOPPING




                           Island Hopping
                        Island Hopping
                 From beautiful beaches to soaring mountain ranges


                                  T   he islands all have their own unique charm and
                                      character and it is this diversity that is so appealing.
                                  We recommend that you visit more than one island so we have put
                                  together some island hopping itineraries and twin centre holidays for
                                  you. In addition to what is featured on the following pages there are
                                  also a number of other suggestions online. Our website contains
                                  further information on all of our itineraries.


                                  ONE WEEK ITINERARIES
                                  These are ideal for people who have a limited amount of time but want
                                  to pack as much in as they can. These itineraries include excursions of
                                  the islands and services of a local representative on each island.


                                  TWO WEEK ITINERARIES
                                  We have a number of suggested itineraries that take in four or more
                                  islands but with no pre-planned excursions leaving you time to explore
                                  each island at your own pace. You can of course add excursions to any
                                  of these itineraries should you wish.


                                  TWIN CENTRE HOLIDAYS
                                  If our island hopping itineraries are a little too hectic or adventurous for
                                  you but you do want to experience a couple of islands then take
                                  advantage of one of our twin centre holidays. Spend a week exploring
                                  Santiago or São Vicente and then a relaxing week on Sal or Boa Vista.
                                  It's up to you of course but we recommend your relaxing week is the
                                  latter part of your holiday. Twin centre holidays like this are based on
                                  an arrival into Sal with a connecting flight onto the first island of your
                                  stay. You can also choose to spend your whole holiday on one island
                                  but split your stay between 2 different hotels.


                                  TAILORMADE
                                  Whatever your choice of islands and hotels we can use our extensive
                                  knowledge to tailormake your holiday according to your requirements.
                                  Please call our team on 0845 330 2046 who will be happy to assist.


                                  TRAVELLING BETWEEN THE ISLANDS
                                  Except for Santo Antão, which is reached from São Vicente by a regular
                                  ferry service, the most practical way to reach the other islands featured
                                  in our holidays is by internal flights. These flights are provided by TACV
                                  (Cabo Verde Airlines). It should be noted that TACV can and do
                                  change schedules and flights are sometimes cancelled, delayed or even
                                  early! Due to the travelling involved on our island hopping itineraries
                                  we don’t recommend this type of holiday for young children.


26               ISLAND HOPPING                                                        For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ISLAND HOPPING
         Island Hopping
            Island Hopping
               From luna landscapes to lush green valleys

                                                             SANTIAGO & THE ISLAND OF FIRE FROM £1495
                                                             Relax for a couple of days on the beautiful beaches of Sal before journeying on to the stunning
                                                             island of Santiago. Explore the market, hike through the lush green, mountainous interior or laze
                                                             by the pool. In the evening the capital, Praia, comes to life with live music in the bars and
                                                             restaurants and nightclubs open until the early hours. In Fogo visit the active volcanic crater
                                                             surrounded by a lunar landcape and of course,
                                                             sample the local wine.                                             Santo Antão



                                                                                                                                                                   Santa Luzia
                                                                                                                                                   São
                                                                                                                                                  Vicente    Ilhéu Branco
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sal
                                                             ITINERARY                                                                                         Ilhéu Raso
                                                                                                                                                                                 São Nicolau

                                                             Island                  Duration             Hotel
                                                             Sal                     2 nights             Djadsal p25
                                                             Santiago                2 nights             Praiamar p24                                                                                       Boa Vista

                                                             Fogo                    2 nights             Xaguate p25
                                                             Sal                     1 nights             Dunas de Sal p25
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Maio
                                                             Inclusive: Full day island tour on Santiago and a full day excursion
                                                             to the volcanic crater on Fogo. Half day island                    Brava
                                                                                                                                                                                                Santiago
                                                             tours on Sal and Fogo. All tours are guided, lunch is                                                      Fogo
                                                             included on the full days, drinks excluded.

WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES                 WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                        Return flight from Gatwick to Sal including
 No. of      1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan    9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                   1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
 Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr                all taxes, internal flights and transfers,
                                                                                                                                                                        accommodation in a twin/double room on
    7         1515      1505      1495     1495       n/a       n/a      1545      1515      1515      1695      1515      1515      1695       1695        1515         bed & breakfast basis and the services of
                                                                                                                                                                            our local agents and representative.
Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




                                                             ISLAND DISCOVERY FROM £1595
                                                             Santiago, the largest island in the archipelago offers everything from bustling markets and vibrant
                                                             nightlife to hiking trails through spectacular scenery. There is plenty of time to explore São Vicente,
                                                             which is home to the cultural capital Mindelo and also the gateway to the stunning island of Santo
                                                             Antão. In contrast Boa Vista and Sal are famous for having the most beautiful beaches in the
                                                             archipelago and offer a variety of watersports including
                                                             windsurfing and diving.                                              Santo Antão



                                                                                                                                                                    Santa Luzia
                                                                                                                                                  São                                                             Sal
                                                             ITINERARY                                                                           Vicente
                                                                                                                                                              Ilhéu Branco
                                                                                                                                                                   Ilhéu Raso
                                                                                                                                                                                  São Nicolau
                                                             Island                  Duration             Hotel
                                                             Santiago                3 nights             Praimar p24
                                                             São Vicente             4 nights             Foya Branca p20-21                                                                        Boa Vista
                                                             Boa Vista               3 nights             VentaClub p18
                                                             Sal                     4 nights             Vila do Farol p14
                                                             Add-ons: Excursions can be added to this itinerary including                                                                                    Maio
                                                             full or half day island tours on Santiago, São Vicente,
                                                             Boa Vista and Sal. On Santo Antão a trip around the island                                        Brava
                                                                                                                                                                                                Santiago
                                                                                                                                                                           Fogo
                                                             or trekking can be arranged.


WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES                 WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                        Return flight from Gatwick to Sal including
 No. of      1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan    9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                   1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
 Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr                all taxes, internal flights and transfers,
                                                                                                                                                                        accommodation in a twin/double room on
    14        1620      1605      1595      n/a       n/a       n/a      1650      1620      1620      1740      1620      1620      1740       1740        1620         bed & breakfast basis and the services of
                                                                                                                                                                            our local agents and representative.
Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).


              Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at                 www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                                          ISLAND HOPPING             27
ISLAND HOPPING




                           Island Hopping
                              Island Hopping
                 From the bustle of the market to deserted beaches

                  THE PEAKS OF CAPE VERDE FROM £1595
                  There are some stunning mountain ranges in Cape Verde on a number of islands with the highest peak
                  reaching an impressive 2989m. From the dark luna landscape of The Pico de Fogo volcano to the
                  verdant valleys and rugged mountains of Santo Antão the scenery is truly spectacular. Vibrant live
                  music, charming colonial architecture and superb beaches are just some of the other attractions on this
                  five island tour.                                                Santo Antão


                                                                                                                 Santa Luzia
                  ITINERARY                                                                        São
                                                                                                              Ilhéu Branco
                                                                                                                                                                  Sal
                                                                                                  Vicente
                                                                                                                Ilhéu Raso
                  Island                 Duration              Hotel                                                           São Nicolau

                  São Vicente            3 nights              Porto Grande p22
                  Santo Antão            2 nights              Pedracin Village p25
                                                                                                                                                              Boa Vista
                  Santiago               3 nights              Praiamar p24
                  Fogo                   2 nights              Xaguate p25
                  Sal                    4 nights              Djadsal p25
                                                                                                                                                              Maio
                  Add-ons: In addition to full or half day tours of each island,
                  up to five different treks in Santo Antão can be arranged.                                   Brava
                                                                                                                                                  Santiago
                                                                                                                        Fogo
                  The full day tour on Fogo including a climb to Chã das
                  Caldeiras is a popular choice.

                  WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                             SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES          WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                                             Return flight from Gatwick to Sal including
                   No. of      1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                         1-Apr       10-Apr 17-Apr
                   Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                         9-Apr       16-Apr 30-Apr          all taxes, internal flights and transfers,
                                                                                                                                                                                             accommodation in a twin/double room on
                      14        1595      1570      1565      n/a       n/a       n/a      1625      1595      1595          1715        1595      1595       1715         1715    1515       bed & breakfast basis and the services of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 our local agents and representative.
                  Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




                  MOUNTAINS & BEACHES FROM £1520
                  Discover the markets, vibrant nightlife and live music as well as the mountainous scenery of
                  Santiago and São Vicente before relaxing on the beach for a week in Sal. However before leaving
                  São Vicente take advantage of the short ferry crossing over to the island of Santo Antão. With its
                  rugged peaks, volcanic walls and jaw dropping ravines it is one of the most impressive islands in
                  the archipelago and well worth seeing.
                                                                                                              Santo Antão



                                                                                                                   Santa Luzia
                  ITINERARY                                                                          São
                                                                                                                Ilhéu Branco
                                                                                                                                                                     Sal
                                                                                                    Vicente
                                                                                                                  Ilhéu Raso
                  Island                 Duration              Hotel                                                                São Nicolau


                  Santiago               3 nights              Pestano Tropico p23
                  São Vicente            4 nights              Foya Branca p21
                                                                                                                                                           Boa Vista
                  Sal                    7 nights              Morabeza (Bon Appetit) p12-13
                  Add-ons: In Sal there is choice of activities to choose from
                  including windsurfing, kitesurfing, diving, sailing trips and short                                                                           Maio

                  quad bike tours. Half and full day island tours on São Vicente,
                                                                                                                Brava
                  Santiago and Santo Antão can also be arranged.                                                         Fogo
                                                                                                                                                   Santiago




                  WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                             SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES          WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                                             Return flight from Gatwick to Sal including
                   No. of     1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                    1-Jan     9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                         1-Apr       10-Apr 17-Apr
                   Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                         9-Apr       16-Apr 30-Apr          all taxes, internal flights and transfers,
                                                                                                                                                                                             accommodation in a twin/double room on
                      14        1550      1530      1520      n/a       n/a       n/a      1665      1635      1635          1715        1635      1635       1715         1715    1635       bed & breakfast basis and the services of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 our local agents and representative.
                  Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).



28               ISLAND HOPPING                                                                                                       For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           TWIN CENTRE HOLIDAYS
      Centre Ho
TwinCentre Holidays
Twin
                                          Combine exploring and relaxing

                                                             SÃO VICENTE & SAL FROM £1369
                                                             São Vicente is generally considered to be the cultural centre of the islands and home to many
                                                             Cape Verdean musicians. Its capital Mindelo is known for its pulsating nightlife, live music and
                                                             architectural beauty.
                                                             Sal is principally an island for those looking for a                                            Santo Antão

                                                             relaxing holiday in the sun or for keen watersports
                                                                                                                                                                    Santa Luzia
                                                             enthusiasts. It also offers lively nightlife in the town                             São
                                                                                                                                                               Ilhéu Branco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Sal
                                                                                                                                                 Vicente
                                                             of Santa Maria.                                                                                       Ilhéu Raso
                                                                                                                                                                                  São Nicolau




                                                             SUGGESTED HOTELS                                                                                                                          Boa Vista


                                                             Island         Hotel
                                                             São Vicente    Foya Branca p21
                                                             Sal            Morabeza (Bon Appetit) p12-13                                                                                                      Maio

                                                             Other hotel combinations are available on request.
                                                                                                                                                                Brava

                                                             Add-ons: Why not add on a day trip or overnight stay in                                                      Fogo
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Santiago


                                                             the beautiful island of Santo Antão, the greenest in the
                                                             archipelago with rugged peaks and verdant valleys.

WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES                 WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                        Return flight from Gatwick to Sal including
 No. of      1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan    9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                   1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
 Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr                all taxes, internal flights and transfers,
                                                                                                                                                                        accommodation in a twin/double room on
    14        1409      1399      1369     1744       1699     1569      1479      1459      1484      1499      1489      1479      1579       1529        1469         bed & breakfast basis and the services of
                                                                                                                                                                            our local agents and representative.
Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).




                                                             SANTIAGO & BOA VISTA FROM £1423
                                                             Santiago is the largest and most developed of all the islands with a a rich history, dramatic
                                                             mountainous scenery and lively nightlife.
                                                             Boa Vista is one of the quieter islands and which, if                                          Santo Antão

                                                             translated literally, means ‘beautiful view’. With 55km
                                                                                                                                                   São          Santa Luzia
                                                             of dazzling beaches, rich marine life and mysterious                                 Vicente    Ilhéu Branco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sal

                                                             dunes the island is perfect for relaxing on the white sandy                                       Ilhéu Raso
                                                                                                                                                                                São Nicolau

                                                             beaches and enjoying the tranquil atmosphere.

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Boa Vista
                                                             SUGGESTED HOTELS
                                                             Island         Hotel
                                                             Santiago       Pestana Tropico p23                                                                                                               Maio


                                                             Boa Vista      VentaClub p18                                                                     Brava
                                                             Other hotel combinations are available on request.                                                         Fogo
                                                                                                                                                                                                Santiago

                                                             Add-ons: Why not add on an overnight stay in the Quinta da
                                                             Montanha Hotel, a small family-run hotel 21km from Praia, Santiago,
                                                             with fantastic views of the spectacular mountain scenery.

WINTER 2008/09 PRICES                                                                                                      SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR SUMMER 2009 PRICES                 WHAT’S INCLUDED
                                                                                                                                                                        Return flight from Gatwick to Sal including
 No. of      1-Nov 14-Nov 26-Nov 11-Dec 18-Dec 25-Dec                   1-Jan    9-Jan 29-Jan 6-Feb 19-Feb 9-Mar                   1-Apr     10-Apr 17-Apr
 Nights     13-Nov 25-Nov 10-Dec 17-Dec 24-Dec 31-Dec                   8-Jan    28-Jan 5-Feb 18-Feb 8-Mar 31-Mar                  9-Apr     16-Apr 30-Apr                all taxes, internal flights and transfers,
                                                                                                                                                                        accommodation in a twin/double room on
    14        1438      1428      1423     1929       1976     1588      1597      1558      1523      1543      1518      1516      1568       1558        1505         bed & breakfast basis and the services of
                                                                                                                                                                            our local agents and representative.
Prices are in £’s per person on Bed and Breakfast in a standard room from Gatwick on a Wednesday. (Including £40 APD and £39 of known taxes and charges).


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OUT AND ABOUT




                     Out and About
                   Out and About
                     ‘Our website
                                      C
                                            ape Verde has much more to offer than just great
                                            sunbathing weather and it would be a pity to travel to
                       has more       such a diverse destination and not learn a little about your
                  information on      island or take a day trip to another.

                 all the excursions
                                      INTER-ISLAND DAY TRIPS
                       available’     Small, 16 seat aircraft are used for day trips from Sal, generally
                                      leaving early in the morning and returning later in the afternoon or
                                      early evening. They are an excellent way of experiencing a taste of
                                      what some of the islands have to offer and you can register for trips
                                      to Boa Vista, Santiago, São Vicente and Fogo on our website at
                                      www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk/excursions
                                      There are limited numbers available and although registering does
                                      not guarantee a place, it will give you a higher priority.


                                      EXCURSIONS
                                      Island tours are available on Sal, Boa Vista, Santiago, São Vicente
                                      and Fogo taking in the best places of interest on each island. Some
                                      of the highlights include; Cidade Velha, the old capital of Santiago,
                                      Pedra de Lume salt pans in Sal, Monte Verde in São Vicente and
                                      travelling across Santo Antão. Our website has full details of all the
                                      places visited on each of the available excursions.


                                      WATERSPORTS
                                      Due to their position within the winter tradewind belt, the Cape
                                      Verde Islands boast near perfect wind conditions from late
                                      November to June and so the island of Sal has been popular for
                                      windsurfing holidays for years. On Sal, the main area for
                                      windsurfing is at the southern end of the island in Santa Maria. The
                                      bay here has a white sandy beach stretching for approximately 4km
                                      with a steep sand entry in parts. For the more experienced, seeking
                                      the rush of some serious wave riding, a visit to Ponta Preta, on the
                                      rougher west side, is a must. Waves here can reach up to 8ft
                                      running onto a stony shore break and it was here that the PWA
                                      (Professional Windsurfers Association) World Cup 2007 took place.
                                      Kitesurfing is a popular sport on the islands and Cape Verde is the
                                      ultimate paradise for such enthusiasts. Our local representatives
                                      can help you book lessons and courses that you can take part in if
                                      you are new to the sport or just help you hire your equipment.




30              OUT AND ABOUT                                                           For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                  OUT AND ABOUT
                                                              DIVING
                                                              The Cape Verde islands are a diver's paradise with wrecks to
                                                              explore, rich tropical underwater flora and a massive array of
                                                              fish including shoals of rockfish and bream, dolphins, turtles
                                                              and sharks. Cat sharks are frequently seen and with some luck
                                                              you can also observe tiger sharks, lemon sharks, hammer-head
                                                              sharks and mako sharks. We are pleased to offer diving with
                                                              Cabo Verde Diving based at the Hotel Djadsal in Santa Maria,
                                                              Sal. Dive courses can be arranged by your resort representative
                                                              or when you book your holiday.


                                                              GUIDED WALKING TOURS
                                                              The islands provide spectacular scenery with walks to suit all
                                                              levels of fitness. Some of the best hikes can be found in Santo
                                                              Antão and we can organise guided walks and hikes in the
                                                              valleys and mountains of this stunning island. Treks are fairly
                                                              challenging but the views are extremely rewarding. Please see
                                                              our website or call our reservations team for more details.


                                                              OTHER ACTIVITIES
                                                              Quad biking, fishing, bicycle hire and horse riding are available
                                                              on some islands. If you are planning on taking part in any
                                                              activities please make sure your insurance gives you adequate
                                                              cover.




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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO




                                 Things to Know
                               Things to Know                                             Before you go

                                REQUESTS                                                                           SAFETY STANDARDS
                                If you have any requests for your holiday accommodation or flights, please         All of the hotels have been carefully selected and visited by us. We ensure
                                ensure they are requested at the time of booking. We shall be pleased to           that they offer reasonable standards of safety and quality and that they
                                pass on your request to the airline or hotel however we cannot guarantee           conform to the local fire and safety laws and regulations, however these laws
                                that they will be met.                                                             are not as stringent as in the UK.

                                PASSPORTS AND VISAS                                                                FOREIGN OFFICE TRAVEL ADVICE
                                A full British 10 year passport is required for entry into Cape Verde, valid for   We are working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to do all that we
                                at least 6 months after your date of arrival back in the UK. All British           can to help British travellers stay safe overseas. Their website at
                                nationals require a visa to enter Cape Verde which are only issued at the          www.fco.gov.uk/knowbeforeyougo is packed with essential tips, travel advice
                                point of entry. We are able to pre-arrange visas providing we have received        and up-to-date country specific information.
                                details no later than 7 days prior to your departure date.
                                                                                                                   WHAT IS INCLUDED
                                MALARIA                                                                            The basic holiday price includes:
                                There is no malaria present in Cape Verde with the exception of Santiago
                                from September to November. If you are visiting Santiago during these              G   Return flights from Gatwick as stated in the price panel with in-flight
                                months please check with your GP for the latest advice.                                catering of a hot meal.
                                                                                                                   G   Luggage allowance of 20kgs, Inter-island flights 20kg.
                                CHECK-IN
                                Please ensure that you check-in at least two hours prior to the departure time.    G   Transfers from the stated airport to the holiday accommodation and return
                                Our representative will normally be at the check-in desk to assist with any            (except flight only).
                                queries that may arise. If you are collecting a ticket on departure, please        G   Accommodation and meal basis as detailed in our booking confirmation
                                ensure you allocate sufficient time to pick up your documents.                         invoice.
                                TICKETS                                                                            G   Visa. (If we receive details 7 days before departure, except flight only)
                                These can be expected 2 weeks prior to your date of travel. Your actual flight     G   Inter-island flights, ferries and transfers as stated on each price panel or
                                timings will be those shown on your tickets, please check them carefully as            Island Hopping itinerary.
                                soon as you receive them.
                                                                                                                   G   The services of our representatives or local agent.
                                LUGGAGE ALLOWANCE                                                                  G   Airport departure taxes both in the UK and Cape Verde.
                                The luggage allowance on the flights into Cape Verde is 20kgs.
                                                                                                                   G   UK Air Passenger Duty (APD) of £40.
                                FLIGHT DELAYS                                                                      G   £1 per person for CAA ATOL Protection Contribution.
                                Occasionally, despite the best efforts of all concerned, flights are delayed for
                                reasons beyond our personal control. In the event that such a delay occurs,        If additional inter island flights are required, these will be at a supplement.
                                we will always do our best to provide a snack or meal when appropriate.
                                                                                                                   When booking a holiday or flight close to the departure day, tickets will be
                                Should there be an extended delay to your homeward flight we will
                                                                                                                   arranged for collection at the airport. We reserve the right to make a charge
                                endeavour to delay your departure from your holiday accommodation, and
                                                                                                                   for this.
                                in the case of an overnight delay, overnight accommodation will be provided,
                                although this may not be your holiday accommodation.
                                                                                                                   PRICES AND SURCHARGES
                                                                                                                   Our prices are based on the cost of fuel as at 1st April 2008. If the cost of
                                HOLIDAY QUESTIONNAIRE
                                                                                                                   fuel does rise, then unfortunately we may be forced to introduce a fuel
                                To assist us in improving our service and ensure standards are maintained,
                                                                                                                   surcharge to cover the increased costs to us. In the event of any other
                                we should be most grateful if you would take the time to complete our
                                                                                                                   security costs or taxes being levied, there may also be an increase in prices
                                questionnaire and return it to our resort team prior to your departure.
                                                                                                                   printed in this brochure, please see section 11 our Fair Trading Charter on
                                ROOM CHECK IN AND OUT TIMES                                                        page 35 for more details. Flight supplements are determined by the
                                The standard international practice is to let rooms from midday to midday.         outbound departure day. The publication date of this brochure is 25th May
                                However times do vary. Check-in times are usually from 3pm, and checkout           2008, prices will be superceded by any subsequent editions of this brochure.
                                times by 12noon on the day of departure.
                                                                                                                   CAR PARKING, AIRPORT HOTELS AND LOUNGES
                                TRANSFERS                                                                          Conveniently located car parks are available at all airports, which offer a free
                                The majority of transfer times to the airport are approximately 20 minutes or      24 hour transfer service to and from the airport terminal. Further details will
                                less.                                                                              be sent with your holiday documentation. We can offer a range of hotels with
                                                                                                                   or without parking to suit all budgets located at or near the airport of your
                                SUMMER 2009                                                                        choice with prices from £24.50 per person. For your convenience we can
                                We have chosen not to publish Summer 2009 prices in our brochure due to            also arrange business lounges at all our UK airports. To make a booking
                                the ongoing uncertainty over fuel prices. Please see our website or call us for    please visit www.holidayextras.co.uk/capeverde or call Holiday Extras on
                                a price sheet.                                                                     0870 844 4367.

                                TIME DIFFERENCE
                                Cape Verde is GMT -1.

                                INTER-ISLAND FLIGHTS
                                Please be aware that schedules can change and flights are sometimes early,
                                delayed or cancelled.


32                             THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO                                                              For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                                                                FLIGHTS & INSURANCE
            Insuran
Flights && Insurance
 Flights

NOVEMBER 2008 TO APRIL 2009
G   Wednesday flight to Sal from Gatwick
G   Regional departures to Sal from Bristol, Manchester and
    Birmingham.
G   Friday flight to Boa Vista available on request


AIRPORT GOLD PACKAGE
We are able to offer an enhanced service at our Gatwick and Bristol
airports. This package will include use of the business lounge in the
UK, priority boarding, an additional 10kg luggage allowance and a
complimentary drink on board the aircraft. Supplement from £39pp.


FLIGHT ONLY
We are very pleased to be able to offer the possibility of purchasing
flights on a ‘seat only’ basis. Please contact our sales team on 0845
330 2046 to check availability and prices. Alternatively visit our
website at www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk



  FROM                                 TO            DAY           AIRLINE        DEPARTURE               HOME                  OPERATES                  FLIGHT
                                                                                     TIME                LANDING                                        SUPPLEMENT
  Gatwick                              Sal         Wednesday      Hamburg Int.         07.00                 19.50            05 Nov – 29 Apr                    nil
  Bristol*                             Sal         Wednesday      Hamburg Int.         05.30                 21.20            05 Nov – 29 Apr                   £35
  Manchester                           Sal          Tuesday        Thomsonfly          10.35                 23.10            04 Nov – 28 Apr               on request
  Birmingham                           Sal           Friday        Thomsonfly          10.05                 22.50            07 Nov – 24 Apr               on request
  Gatwick                         Boa Vista          Friday        Thomsonfly          09.55                 22.20            07 Nov – 24 Apr               on request

*Bristol flight operates via Gatwick




TRAVEL INSURANCE                                                                 SUMMARY OF COVER
We believe that everyone travelling with us should be properly                   Cancellation or curtailment                                                      £5,000
insured for their own well-being and we offer insurance, tailor-made             Medical expenses including Medical Emergency Assistance
by Travel & General Insurance Company plc.                                                                                                                  £5,000,000
Premiums per person (including 17.5% Insurance Premium Tax)                      Personal accident                                                              £25,000
                                       Adult   65-79 Years     Child (2-17)      Luggage                                     £2,500 (limit £400 any one article)
Up to 8 nights                         £35        £79              £18           Personal Liability                                                         £2,000,000
Up to 15 nights                        £41        £92              £21           Legal Expenses                                                                 £25,000
                                                                                 Full details of the policy will be sent with your confirmation invoice and includes a 14 day
We have negotiated ZERO EXCESS on our policy (except personal                    cooling off period wherein the policy may be cancelled without charge.
liability which is £150).                                                        The policy does not cover any pre-existing health conditions of the people travelling and
                                                                                 other people upon whose health the trip may depend unless Healthcheck have been
                                                                                 called on 0845 4080585 and they have confirmed cover in writing.




             Contact your Local Travel Agent or book at       www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                        FLIGHTS & INSURANCE            33
HOW TO BOOK




                          How to Book
                        How to Book
                            RING THE CAPE VERDE EXPERIENCE ON                                                   HOW TO BOOK SUMMARY
                            0845 338 2046                                                                       G   Deposit – £95 per person
                            Our reservations staff are always eager to share their knowledge and will be
                            delighted to discuss your holiday requirements.
                                                                                                                G   No booking form required

                            Office Opening Hours:                                                               G   Make sure you have adequate
                                                                                                                    insurance
                                9am – 6pm Monday to Thursday (9am – 7pm Monday to Thursday in January)
                                9am – 5.30pm Friday                                                             G   Check your confirmation invoice
                                9am – 5pm Saturday
                                                                                                                G   Balance paid 8 weeks prior to
                            The office may be closed during national and bank holidays. Calls may be
                                                                                                                    departure
                            recorded for training purposes.
                                                                                                                G   Payment by cheque, credit card
                            TRAVEL AGENT                                                                            (currently 2% charge) or debit card

                            Please contact the travel agency where you obtained this brochure.


                            ONLINE
                            You can now check availability, prices and book your holiday or flight 24 hours
                            a day online at www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk


                            MAKING YOUR BOOKING
                            Once you or your travel agent have confirmed your holiday reservation by                VISA APPLICATION
                            telephone, we will issue our confirmation invoice by the following day. It is
                                                                                                                    Whilst making your booking we will be
                            essential you check that all the details are correct and exactly as requested and
                                                                                                                    happy to coordinate the visa application
                            advise our office or your travel agent immediately if they are not. Otherwise,
                                                                                                                    process. You will need to have all
                            any changes at a later date may incur an amendment fee.
                                                                                                                    passengers passports to hand.
                                                                                                                    Alternatively call our administration team
                            PAYMENT                                                                                 on 0845 330 2068 as soon as you
                            On receipt of the invoice, we request that you forward your deposit of £95              receive your booking confirmation.
                            per person (£50 for prior clients). In addition, if our insurance is taken then         This should be done no later than 7 days
                            this must also be paid for at this time. The balance must be paid at least 8            before departure as after this time we may
                            weeks prior to departure. For bookings made within 8 weeks of departure,                not be able to obtain your visa. You can
                            full payment is required at the time of booking. If we do not receive the               apply for a visa on arrival in Sal however
                            appropriate payment, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and you                this will delay you and you will be asked
                            will be liable for cancellation charges in accordance with our Fair Trading             to pay directly to the authorities a non-
                            Charter.                                                                                refundable fee of €25 per person.

                            Please make cheques payable to The Cape Verde Experience and send to
                            Cutter House, 1560 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Fareham, Hampshire,
                            PO15 7AG
                            Any monies paid by credit card are currently subject to a 2% charge to cover
                            costs levied by the providers (no charge for debit cards).


                            LOYALTY DISCOUNT PACKAGE
                            Valued clients who have previously travelled with The Cape Verde Experience
                            within the last three years will qualify for a discount of £35 per person. In
                            addition you will pay a reduced deposit of £50 and receive 10% discount on
                            insurance premiums (if applicable). The loyalty discount must be claimed at
                            time of booking and is available throughout the year on hotel inclusive
                            holidays only, booked at the full brochure price as featured in this brochure.




34            HOW TO BOOK                                                            For more advice or to book call the experts on 0845 330 2046
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         FAIR TRADING CHARTER
 Fair Trading Ch
Fair Trading Charter
The Cape Verde Experience is operated by Serenity Holidays (Serenity                        carriers to be used or likely to be used as follows: Hamburg International,                    10. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY You undertake to exercise due and reasonable care
Holidays Ltd). We are committed to a policy of fair trading and make                        Thomsonfly, TACV (Cabo Verde Airlines) and Cabo Verde Express. Any changes to                  in respect of your holiday accommodation and its contents, to leave it in a clean
every effort to ensure that you have an enjoyable holiday with us. Our                      the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon        and complete condition, to respect local and on-site regulations and bye-laws, to
terms of trade have been formulated as a result of our responsibilities                     as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate.                              limit party numbers to those on your confirmation, to remit payments as invoiced on
under law and in no way affect your statutory rights as a consumer.                         A change of airline, aircraft type, overseas airport of destination, travel timings by         or before the due dates, to indemnify us against all loss or damage arising directly
We accept responsibility for the quality of the holidays we provide and                     12 hours or less and accommodation of a similar or higher standard in the same                 or indirectly from any act, default or omission of your party, and not to exceed the
the excursions booked with our local representatives. Please read this                      resort or region are classed as minor changes which do not entitle you to cancel or            published occupation capacity of the accommodation. Any serious abuse of a
carefully and keep with you on holiday as it sets out the basis of the                      change to another holiday without paying our normal administration charges, and                property or its contents may render you liable to eviction without compensation.
                                                                                            for which no compensation or refund is due.
contract between you and Serenity Holidays Ltd.                                                                                                                                            11. PRICES AND SURCHARGES The price of your holiday was calculated using
                                                                                            Occasionally, we have to make major changes to your travel arrangements or
DATA PROTECTION By giving us your name and personal details you consent for                                                                                                                the exchange rate of £1 = 1.26 Euros on the 1st April 2008. We reserve the right
                                                                                            accommodation. A major change is a change made before departure, which, on
these to be used as necessary in processing your booking and complying with legal                                                                                                          to increase or reduce prices, and the current price of your holiday will be advised to
                                                                                            the basis of the information given to us by you at the time of booking we can
requirements (e.g. forwarding passenger lists to airlines). We may also use your                                                                                                           you at the time of booking. If we identify an error we reserve the right to correct this
                                                                                            reasonably expect will have a major effect on your holiday. The following changes
details to send you future holiday brochures or advise of special offers from                                                                                                              at any time. Once you have booked your holiday we reserve the right to surcharge
                                                                                            are examples of major changes: changing travel times by over 12 hours, your UK
ourselves - should you NOT want to receive these, please tell us. Sensitive personal                                                                                                       for cost increases due to government action such as changes in VAT or any other
                                                                                            departure airport (excluding London airports), a change to a lower standard or type
information that you give us will only be used when it is necessary for us to                                                                                                              government imposed charges, transportation costs (including the cost of fuel), taxes
                                                                                            of accommodation or reducing the number of days’ holiday.
communicate your needs to a hotel or airline.                                                                                                                                              or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes, embarkation or
                                                                                            If we have to make a major change or cancel your holiday we will tell you as soon
FINANCIAL PROTECTION The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package                                                                                                                      disembarkation fees at airports, visas and exchange rates. There will be no charge
                                                                                            as possible. Where possible, we will offer the following options: you can either a)
Tours Regulations 1992 require us to provide security for the monies that you pay           accept the changed arrangements b) purchase another holiday from us at the                     within 30 days of your departure. We will absorb such increases up to 2% of your
for the package holidays booked from this brochure and for your repatriation in the         advertised current selling price or c) cancel your booking upon which we will refund           basic holiday price (excluding insurance premiums and any amendment charges). If
event of our insolvency. We provide this security by way of an ATOL (number 1866)           your monies in full and final settlement. Irrespective of whether you choose a), b) or         the surcharge is greater than 10% of your holiday price you have the option of
administered by the Civil Aviation Authority and a bond held by AITO.                       c) we will pay compensation to passengers who paid the full brochure price as                  changing to another holiday that we offer (if we are able to offer an alternative you
When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package from us (Serenity Holidays               follows:                                                                                       will not have to pay more, but if it is of a lower quality you will be refunded the
Ltd) you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us (or via your travel agent                                                                                                             difference in price) or you have the right to cancel (within 14 days of receiving
                                                                                            No of days before departure                                         Amount for each full       surcharge notification), in which case we will refund in full all monies paid to us
through which you booked) confirming your arrangements and your protection
                                                                                                                                                                  fare paying adult
under our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number [1866]. In the unlikely event of                                                                                                           except insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Should the price of your
                                                                                            More than 56 days                                                                   Nil
our insolvency, the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will                                                                                                              holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your
arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For                 29 - 55 days                                                                       £15
                                                                                                                                                                                           holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that
further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org.uk                               15 - 28 days                                                                       £25         travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent
The price of our air holiday packages includes the amount of £1 per person as part          8 - 14 days                                                                        £35         changes will have no impact on the price of your holiday due to contractual and
of the ATOL Protection Contribution (APC) we pay to the CAA. This charge is                 Less than 7 days                                                                   £50         other protection in place.
included in our advertised prices.                                                          Such compensation is only applicable where we have arranged two or more of the
We are a member of ABTA, membership number V5963. We are obliged to                                                                                                                        12. TRAVEL SERVICES When you travel by air the relevant carrier’s ‘Conditions
                                                                                            following services a) transport; (b) accommodation; and (c) other tourist services not
maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can                                                                                                               of Carriage’ will apply to your journey, some of which may limit liability or exclude
                                                                                            ancillary to transport or accommodation which account for a significant part of the
also offer you an arbitration scheme for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or                                                                                                     liability in accordance with the relevant international conventions. Copies of the
                                                                                            arrangements. Compensation payments do not apply to any changes caused by
in connection with this contract. Further information on the Code and arbitration                                                                                                          conditions are available for inspection at any ABTA travel agent. Information given
                                                                                            force majeure (war, threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activity, industrial
can be found at http://www.abta.com                                                                                                                                                        by us about such services is for guidance only and the carriers concerned accept no
                                                                                            disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, health risks, technical problems, closure
1. YOUR HOLIDAY BOOKING When making a booking you must be aged                                                                                                                             responsibility for our brochures. It is your responsibility to report promptly at the
                                                                                            or congestion of airports or ports, cancellation or changes by scheduled airlines,
over 18 years and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your                                                                                                             check-in times given by the carriers and with the appropriate valid travel documents
                                                                                            hurricanes and other actual potential weather conditions, and other such events
party the terms of these booking conditions. All correspondence and documents are                                                                                                          (e.g. Passports), and we cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by you if
                                                                                            outside of our control).
sent to the party leader who is responsible to us for all payments in respect of the                                                                                                       you fail to do so. Occasionally there are times beyond our control when a flight is
booking. The contract is made on the terms of the information in this brochure, the         8. IF YOU HAVE A COMPLAINT In the unlikely event you have cause for                            delayed. We will work closely with the airline and our resort office to make sure any
details set out in the confirmation invoice. We agree that the courts of England and        complaint whilst abroad, about the accommodation or about any other element of                 delay is as short as possible and that your overseas transfer and accommodation
Wales have jurisdiction and English Law applies (unless you live in Scotland or             your holiday, you must refer it immediately to our local representative. It is                 arrangements are changed if necessary. Our aim is to minimise the inconvenience
Northern Ireland, in which case you can bring proceedings in your local court               unreasonable for you to take little or no action whilst on holiday and wait until you          of delays as far as possible.
under Scottish or Northern Irish law, as applicable). Our confirmation invoice is our       return to complain, and you must take reasonable steps to minimise the                         Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or
acceptance of the booking (as detailed therein), and the contract is made on its            consequences of the problem. If you fail to follow this simple procedure we will               compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delays
issue. We ask you to check the details and any anomaly should be reported to us or          have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint                to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be
your travel agent immediately otherwise the details shown on the confirmation will          whilst you were in resort and this may affect your rights under this contract. If a            available from airlines. Please note that reimbursement in such cases is the
be presumed to be correct. Verbal quotations should not be considered binding               problem cannot be resolved locally you should complete and sign a Guest                        responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your
until the first invoice confirmation is received. All holidays and offers published in      Comment form in resort, setting out the details of the problem. This should be                 holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out
this brochure are subject to availability at the time of booking.                           handed to your representative who will give you a copy; it is essential that you also          in clause 7 ‘if we change your holiday’. If your airline does not comply with these
2. PAYMENT If you wish to confirm a booking you must pay the deposit of £95pp.              report the problem to any supplier of the service you are complaining about. Any               rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users’ Council - www.auc.org.uk. In
Your final payment will be detailed on your invoice and must be paid in full no later       complaint must also be followed by written confirmation of all the details, with any           March 2006 the European Commission published a list of airlines considered to be
than 8 weeks before your departure, or your booking may be deemed cancelled                 supporting evidence, within 28 days of your return from holiday.                               unsafe and which are therefore not permitted to fly passengers or Cargo in the EU
and your deposits retained. If payment for your holiday is made by credit card a            9. OUR RESPONSIBILITY If the contract we have with you is not performed or is                  or operate within the European airspace. This list is updated every three months and
handling fee, currently 2% will be levied.                                                  improperly performed by us or our suppliers we will pay you appropriate                        can be viewed by clicking on the website for the European Commission
3. IF YOU WISH TO CANCEL YOUR BOOKING You will need to let us know                          compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your travel arrangements.                   http://europa.eu.int/comm/transport/air/safety/flywell_en.htm. Alternatively, should
as soon as possible either by telephone or in writing (or must ensure your travel           However, we will not be liable where any failure in the performance of the contract            you wish to be sent a copy of the list, please contact us either by telephone or in
agent does so on your behalf). You will then receive a cancellation invoice,                is due to: you; or a third party unconnected with the provision of the travel                  writing.
detailing any charges, as shown in our cancellation table. No booking is cancelled          arrangements and where the failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; or unusual                 13. TRAVEL INSURANCE You agree to our requirement: at the time of booking
until such a cancellation invoice is issued by us, so you (or your travel agent) should     and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which                  your holiday you either accept our travel insurance or you or your travel agent
ensure you receive one in order to avoid incurring extra costs.                             could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or an event               make immediate alternative arrangements with cover at least to our own policy.
No. of days before departure                                     Cancellation charge        which we or our suppliers, even with all due care, could not foresee or forestall.
More than 42 days                                                       Loss of deposit     Our liability, except in cases involving death, injury or illness, shall be limited to a       14. SWIMMING POOLS AND OTHER FACILITIES Where a swimming pool
29 - 42 days                                                                       50%      maximum of [3] times the cost of your travel arrangements. Our liability will also be          or other facility is referred to as being available for use, such availability is at the
                                                                                            limited in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to:                                   hotelier’s discretion and is understood to be conditional upon temporary or
22 - 28 days                                                                       75%
                                                                                            (a) The contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your            unavoidable closure necessitated by: the hotels essential maintenance programme,
6 - 21 days                                                                        90%
                                                                                            travel arrangements. These terms are incorporated into this contract; and                      accident, damage or malfunction of equipment, and in the case of swimming
0 - 5 days                                                                        100%
                                                                                            (b) Any relevant international convention, for example the Montreal Convention in              pools: compliance with any water conservation regulations imposed in times of
The charges above apply to your total holiday price excluding any internal flights,                                                                                                        drought, damage or malfunction of the mains water supply. The above are
                                                                                            respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne
which will incur charges in the event of a cancellation, insurance premiums,
                                                                                            Convention in respect of travel by rail and the Paris Convention in respect of the             understood to be a result of force majeure and not to reflect on our failure to
amendment charges or charges for goods sold and dispatched. The conditions of
                                                                                            provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can                deliver an advertised facility.
your travel insurance policy may allow a refund claim.
Please note: if any members of your party cancel, but the others still wish to travel, it   claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to                     15. ARBITRATION In the unlikely event that a complaint cannot be settled
may be necessary to re-calculate the cost per person based on the new party size as         luggage. We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of                      amicably between us, you may if you wish refer the matter to arbitration under a
the accommodation may now be under-occupied. This may result in an increased                compensation contained in these or any conventions.                                            special scheme, which, though devised by arrangement with ABTA is administered
amount per person payable to secure the original booking.                                   You can ask for copies of the transport companies' contractual terms, or the                   quite independently by IDRS part of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (details on
                                                                                            international conventions, from our offices: Serenity Holidays Ltd, Cutter House,
4. CHARGES FOR NON-INCLUSIVE HOTEL ITEMS AND DAMAGES                                                                                                                                       request). This is a simple method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted
                                                                                            1560 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AG
You enter into a separate contract with the hotel or residence for these items (e.g.                                                                                                       cost liability to the customer. The rules of the scheme provide that the application
                                                                                            We do not accept liability for happenings or actions outside our control, e.g. delays
parking, bar bills etc.), and agree to pay locally for any charges for items or                                                                                                            for arbitration must be made within nine months of the date of return from the
                                                                                            to travel services, the temporary invasion of pests, the presence of indigenous
services used by your party and not included in your holiday price. The                                                                                                                    holiday but in special circumstances it may still be offered outside of this period.
                                                                                            animals or insects, government action, industrial disputes, damage or
accommodation we arrange for you can only be used by those people named on                                                                                                                 The scheme does not apply to claims over £5,000 per person or £25,000 per
                                                                                            inconvenience resulting from the weather (e.g. drought conditions) or from acts of
your Invoice. You are not allowed to share the accommodation with anyone else or                                                                                                           booking, nor to claims mainly or solely in respect of injury or illness or their
let anyone else stay there.                                                                 God, or your party’s negligence resulting in loss or accident.
                                                                                                                                                                                           consequences. Alternatively, AITO’s Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be
                                                                                            If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed as a
5. IF YOU REQUEST A CHANGE TO YOUR BOOKING All amendments to                                                                                                                               called upon by either side to bring the matter to a speedy and amicable solution.
                                                                                            result of failures attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the
your booking, e.g. name changes, dates of travel or accommodation, will incur a             services, or as a result of failures due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances            16. PASSPORT/VISA It is the responsibility of all customers to ensure they have a
charge, the amount of which will depend on the nature of the change and the time            beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even                 valid passport, and any required visa. In addition, you must consult your GP for
before the date of travel. This is in addition to any carriers’ alteration or               if all due care had been exercised, or an event which we or our suppliers, even with           advice regarding recommended medication and anti-malarial drugs before you
cancellation fees applicable. Any changes made within 8 weeks of departure may              all due care, could not foresee or forestall, and you suffer an injury or other                book.
be treated as cancellations and re-bookings. The lead name on a booking cannot
                                                                                            material loss, we will offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the
be changed under any circumstances and this would also be classed as a                                                                                                                     17. HOLIDAY PARTICIPATION Should anyone be refused admission to the
                                                                                            circumstances. If you have taken our recommended insurance cover, you must
cancellation and re-booking.                                                                                                                                                               flight or to the destination country by the airline or government authority then we
                                                                                            make an insurance claim in respect of any legal fees incurred abroad for that
                                                                                                                                                                                           are powerless to assist and cannot be held responsible. Any passengers considered
6. IF YOU BOOK THROUGH A TRAVEL AGENT we will assume that in                                purpose, and if you have taken alternative insurance, you must do likewise under
dealing with us the agent is acting on your behalf. All monies you pay to the Travel                                                                                                       being unacceptably under the influence of alcohol or drugs may be denied
                                                                                            any Legal Expenses cover provided by it. You must also provide us with the
Agent are held by him on our behalf at all times.                                                                                                                                          boarding to the aircraft or entry into the country. In these circumstances we shall
                                                                                            confirmation from the Insurance company of receipt of your notification to them of
                                                                                                                                                                                           consider the customer as having given notice of cancellation and be under no
7. IF WE CHANGE YOUR HOLIDAY Although it is unlikely, we may                                your claim.
                                                                                                                                                                                           liability for any costs or charges incurred as a result of our doing so.
occasionally have to change your holiday arrangements and we reserve the right to           Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on
do so. Most changes are minor and we will always endeavour to advise you or your            holiday are not part of your package holiday provided by us. For any excursion or              18. ACCURACY AND INFORMATION We have taken all care to ensure the
travel agent of any such changes at the earliest possible date.                             other tour that you book, your contract will be with the operator of the excursion or          information shown in this brochure is accurate. Incidental information (e.g. relating
In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the             tour and not with us. We are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or             to local events or markets etc) is offered in good faith and we therefore ask that
actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing      tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the operator.          should this be important to you, you check the details independently.



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Serenity Holidays Limited is a member of                                                                                                              PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
AITO, The Association of Independent Tour                                                                                                             All members are committed to high standards of
Operators. Established in 1976, the AITO                                                                                                              personal service, maintained by the thorough
symbol has become the hallmark of good                                                                                                                training of employees.
holidays from specialist tour operators. All                                                                                                          FINANCIAL SECURITY
AITO companies are fully bonded and                                                                                                                   AITO takes care to ensure that all members
governed by AITO’s independent dispute                                                                                                                comply with current UK Government Regulations
settlement service, which means you are in                                                                                                            regarding the protection of clients’ money.
safe hands when you book with an AITO
                                                                                                                                                      EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP
member. The common aim of AITO
                                                                                                                                                      AITO has strict membership criteria, which must
members is to provide an attractive
                                                                                                                                                      be satisfied before new companies are allowed
alternative to mass-market holidays,
                                                                                                                                                      to join. All members must adhere to a rigorous
combining high standards backed up with a
                                                                                                                                                      Code of Business Practice, which governs their
more knowledgeable, personal and caring
                                                                                                                                                      operational conduct.
service.
                                                                                                                                                      RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
                                                                                                                                                      All members are committed to AITO’s
As members of AITO we recognise that in
                                                                                                                                                      responsible tourism guidelines which recognise
carrying out our work as Tour Operators we
have a responsibility to respect other people’s       www.capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                                                   the tour operator’s social and environmental
                                                                                                                                                      responsibilities.
places and ways of life. We acknowledge that                    Serenity Holidays Ltd, Registered in the U.K number 1744872
wherever a Tour Operator does business or                                                                                                             FINALLY, in the unlikely event that a dispute
                                                     Cutter House, 1560 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Fareham, Hampshire PO15 7AG
sends clients it has a potential to do both good                                                                                                      between an AITO member and customer cannot
and harm.                                                     RESERVATIONS: 0845 330 2046 (+44 1489 866 969)                                          be resolved amicably, AITO’s low cost
                                                             ADMINISTRATION: 0845 330 2068 (+44 1489 866 970)                                         Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be
           THE AITO QUALITY CHARTER                                                                                                                   called upon by either side to bring the matter to
           AITO is an association of small to                      FACSIMILE: 0845 330 2045 (+44 1489 866 917)                                        a speedy and binding conclusion.
           medium sized tour operating
companies, all independent of the vertically
                                                                     E-MAIL: holidays@capeverdeexperience.co.uk                                       THE ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT
                                                                                                                                                      TOUR OPERATORS, THE QUALITY
integrated groups within the industry. AITO
                                                                                                                                                      ALTERNATIVE.
members specialise in particular areas or types
of holiday and all are dedicated to providing                                                                                                         THANKS TO:
quality products backed up by a high level of                                                                                                         Photography: Jon Banfield Photography,
personal service. AITO defines “quality” as                                                                                                           Edward Staines (Corsica)
“providing a level of satisfaction which, based    THIS IS HOW WE AIM TO ACHIEVE IT:                   PRODUCT IMPROVEMENTS                           Serenity Holidays Team.
upon the holiday information provided by the       ACCURATE BROCHURES                                  All members listen to their customers and      Design: Serenity Design Studio.
tour operator, aims to meet or exceed a            All members ensure that their brochures clearly     welcome suggestions for improving standards.   Print: Borcombe Printers plc.
customer’s reasonable expectations, regardless     and accurately describe the holidays and services   All customers receive a post-holiday           Copyright ©2008 Serenity Holidays. All rights
of the type of holiday sold or the price paid”.    offered.                                            questionnaire.                                 reserved.

				
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