British group brings forward construction of hotel in Cabo Verde

16 December 2015

The foundation stone of the White Sands Beach & Spa hotel project on the island of Boa Vista in Cabo Verde (Cape Verde), has been brought forward to the end of December, said Victor Fidalgo, consultant to the UK’s The Resort Group PLC.

This five-star venture that will operate under the Meliá Hotels & Resort brand will be built in Santa Monica, an 18-kilometre turquoise water fine sand beach that as yet has no human presence, according to Cape Verdean weekly newspaper A Semana.

The White Sands Beach & Spa, which will have 835 rooms and a wide range of entertainment and leisure facilities, has a construction cost currently estimated at 78 million euros.

The Resort Group owns a 750,000 square metre area in the Integrated Tourism Development Zone of Santa Monica, and the White Sands Beach & Spa’s is its first venture on the island of Boa Vista and its fifth in Cabo Verde.

The group has two hotels in operation on the island of Sal and two under construction, Tortuga Beach, Dunas and Llana Beach, respectively. In November it laid the foundation stone of the Hilton Beach business hotel, and also has plans for more luxury tourist resorts on Boa Vista. (macauhub/CV)