17 March 2021

TUI holidaymakers return to the Cape Verde Islands

After several months of standstill, holidaymakers are returning to Cape Verde for the first time. Last weekend, 340 TUI guests from Warsaw and Katowice travelled to the island of Sal off the West African coast. The holidaymakers from Poland are also the first guests of the newly built Hotel Riu Palace Santa Maria. A prerequisite for entry into the island archipelago is a negative Corona test.

"We are very happy to send two aircraft to the new Riu Palace on Sal. This gives us the opportunity to expand our cooperation with RIU and make the brand even better known in Poland," says Marcin Dymnicki, Managing Director TUI Poland.

New Riu Hotel on Sal

With the opening of the new hotel, the traditional RIU brand also resumes its operations on the island of Sal. The five-star hotel is located directly on the beach and offers a special attraction for young guests: a Splash Water World. The resort's total of 1,001 rooms are spread over six blocks, with rooms designed in harmonious colours. The design consists of natural materials as well as elements from African culture. Recognition features of the individual blocks are, for example, 12-metre-high characteristic masks. Guests also can choose from a variety of pools, restaurants and sports activities. With the Riu Palace Santa Maria, TUI Group's hotel portfolio in Cape Verde grows to a total of eight hotels.

Tourism is an important economic sector on the sun-drenched islands in the middle of the Atlantic. The resumption of hotel operations thus also creates employment opportunities for the local population. The proven and comprehensive hygiene measures offer both guests and staff a safe holiday experience.