If you are looking for a package holiday, why not consider Cape Verde? Located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the west coast of Africa, visitors can fly to the main island of Sal in under six hours. Major tour operators like Thomson operate regular flights to the island and offer a great selection of hotels.  A small island, Sal is not too touristy, unlike other traditional summer sun destinations.

Cape Verde boasts some of the best beaches in the world, with pure white sand and beautifully translucent waters. The country does not really have a low season and visitors can enjoy temperatures in excess of 25 degrees all year-round.  There is a real laid-back and undiscovered feel about Cape Verde.

Accommodation worth investigating is the Meliá Tortuga Beach  five-star rated resort which has been crowned Cape Verde’s Leading Hotel by the World Travel Awards and its O’Grille Beach Bar has been voted as one of the world’s best beach bars.

Recently opened is the Meliá Dunas Beach Resort & Spa which offers visitors a first-class experience in Cape Verde. In total, there is around an acre of pool space with 5 swimming pools in total and the resort is well suited to families (also includes adult-only areas).  

The large resort offers 14 bars, 6 restaurants, gymnasium, the Yhi Spa and a hairdressing salon. Dining options include traditional Cape Verdean cuisine, Italian and fresh seafood. The bars offer entertainment for visitors and numerous classes and activities, ranging from wine tasting, dancing and photography to beach volleyball, kite surfing and scuba diving.

There is no doubt that Cape Verde will provide especial holiday memories for visitors in 2015.