Travel Challenge: A week in the Cape Verde islands

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Every week we invite three companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week in Cape Verde – an archipelago of 10 islands off the coast of West Africa – in early November. Prices are for two, flying on Thomson and include transfers.


£1,698: Riu Touareg, Boa Vista

Includes flights from Birmingham on 1 November and all-inclusive accommodation on Boa Vista island.

"Cape Verde is a cluster of islands that sits in the Atlantic Ocean with amazing beaches," says Claire Goldring of Thomson. "The Riu Touareg hotel is a luxurious retreat for holiday-makers wanting a break from it all and the ideal winter sun getaway." (0871 231 4691;

The Cape Verde Experience

£1,838: Meliá Tortuga Beach & Spa, Sal

Includes flights from Gatwick on 3 November and all-inclusive accommodation on Sal island.

"The Meliá Tortuga Beach & Spa brings new heights of luxury to Cape Verde and makes an ideal base for exploring," says Paul Kenny of The Cape Verde Experience (0845 330 2071;

Cape Verde Travel

£3,198: Quinta Spinguera Eco Lodge, Boa Vi


Includes flights from Manchester on 3 November and half-board accommodation on Boa Vista, with a tailored half-day island tour.

"The Quinta Spinguera is the ideal place to rest and relax if you like small and unique hotels, rather than huge resorts," say Ron Hughes of Cape Verde Travel (01964 536191;