I would love any suggestions for a unique beach destination. I am looking for a quiet area, not alot of tourists, cultural activities, and not too expensive. We now enjoy the Caribbean and Central America and would consider the South Pacific or Asia (never been there!)
How about The Cape Verde Islands? They are said to be one of THE up and coming destinations. Another destination which is not too expensive andmuch quieter and has beautiful beachesis Zanzibar. Maybe thesetwo destinations would be worth considering.
Bonniejoy, where would you be flying from exactly? Once I know where you are from it will be easier to give you details of the flightsto Cape Verdeand how long the flights take from your destination. Thanks.
Enewseven, I am not really sure about hotels in Cape Verde, I just know thatit is always featured in magazines or newspapers here in the UK and is tipped to be a very popular holiday destination in the near future. I know the Riu chain have a 5-star hotel there I think it is called Hotel Riu Fanana. Zanzibar has a really unique resort called Fundu Lagoon on Pemba Island, which is your typical "get away from it all" resort set on a sugar white sand beach and very intimate and cosy. Perfect for a honeymoon! It is one of those islands that still has to be "discovered"so you would feel like you are in your own litle paradise.
Hi Mary: We are on the East Coast. We have a choice of Phila. or Baltimore for flights out. I was concerned about the time it takes to get there. As we grow older, we become alittle more impatient! I wasn't sure if there was a half way point to spend a few days before flying to Cape Verde. Its tough having the Caribbean and Central America so close! Ideas?
Bonniejoy, I know you can fly direct to Cape Verde from Boston, but not sure about other U.S. cities. The flight from Boston is around 7 hours. You can also go via many European cities, e.g. Lisbon, Paris, Madrid, Gran Canaria with Lisbon being the best as it has the most frequent flights. You can also go via Brazil. Don't know if you would maybe consider going via Europe or Brazil and doing it as a 2-centre holiday? If youflew from Boston, howdifficult would it be for you to get to Boston from your home city? Aseven hour flight from then on is not too bad! Would that be too much travelling for you?
Hi Mary. Boston is not a hard connection for us from the East Coast. You gave me some great ideas. What season (or month) do you recommend? 7 hours is not bad at all especially considering all the flight changes we are now dealing with to our favorite spots in the Caribbean!! Is Cape Verde near the Azores? I had also looked at the Azores and found direct flights from Boston to the Azores. Thank you!
PS- What is the name of the airlines that services Cape Verde from Boston?