Known for its strong shore winds, great waves, and wide variety of beach spots, Cape Verde is renowned globally as a hot spot for kite-surfing, with Sal Island offering the best conditions in the region. Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort’s setting right on Santa Maria Bay and just a few minutes from the aptly named Kite Beach makes it the ideal bolthole for an active getaway, and the five-star hotel’s buzzing beach bar, relaxing spa and comfortable suites make it a fantastic option for sporty couples wanting a touch of romantic luxury.
Based directly on the beach, Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort is perfectly positioned for adrenaline-seeking couples who are keen to get straight onto the water during their stay. The Atlantic Star Nautical Centre caters to all levels of kitesurfing, with one-to-one and couples’ classes available. Couples can spend the day getting to grips with the basics, led by a professional instructor, who will help them ride the waves together for perhaps the ultimate couples’ bonding experience! Those with more experience are encouraged to head to Kite Beach with its more demanding waves making it one of the island’s best jump-spots.
The forea spa and health club will be ready and waiting to help those aching limbs following an intensive kite-surfing session. Couples can repair their tired muscles with the shock of the ice well, before a recovering relax in the sauna. Topping it all off will be a couples’ massage which will help ensure that guests are recovered and realigned ready for another day on the water.
o finish off a day of new experiences and achievements, couples will return to the beach, this time in their evening best, for a private candlelit lobster dinner. With only the sounds of the waves for company, diners can swap kite-surfing tips and toast to their new skill, whilst tucking into a delicious dinner to rebuild their energy for the following day.
ruly a romantic getaway with a difference, Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort’s kite surfing escape is the ideal option for the ever-active couple looking to bond over the shared love of a sport or the shared challenge of learning a new skill.
ly UK to Cabo Verde direct with TUI. Nightly rates in low season start from €173 per room on a B&B basis at Hilton Cabo Verde Sal Resort. To book call +238 33 44 444, email [email protected] or visit www.caboverdesalresort.hilton.com.
Two-hour beginner lessons start from 120 euros for private lessons and 180 euros for couples’ lessons.