Winter 2016 welcomed a brand-new look for this property. It’s got a new name, too – ClubHotel Riu Funana. It was formerly known as the ClubHotel Riu Garopa.
As for the interiors, you can expect to bed down in stylish, contemporary rooms, while the rest of the place looks just as modern.
A huge lagoon pool nestles in a colossal terrace dotted with palms, sunloungers and parasols. It’s crowned by a swim-up bar that serves cocktails under a Sydney Opera House-esque roof.
The beach’s powdery sands feature a bar and lines of sunloungers.
FOOD & DRINK
You’ve got four dining spots to choose from, including a covers-all-bases buffet place, and a poolside venue that offers grilled dishes. Snacks are available 24 hours, too.
Nightly shows go al fresco, with the big terrace playing host to local bands and an all-singing, all-dancing entertainment team. Later on, you can throw some shapes in the on-site nightclub.
HEALTH & BEAUTY
There’s a spa* that’s shared with the neighbouring hotel, the Riu Palace Cabo Verde. As well as a massage menu, it serves up a steam bath and a whirlpool bath.
The daily RiuFit programme includes pick-me-up morning stretches and aqua aerobics classes in the pool.
Rooms at the ClubHotel Riu Funana have either a balcony or terrace allowing lots of light through. There are twin rooms with various furnishings to suit your needs, as well as interconnecting twin rooms. For a little extra, you can book one of the suites for some extra space and a lounge. All rooms include air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV, and a mini-fridge.
• On the beach • 1.5km from Santa Maria centre
No of Pools
No of Kids' Pools
No of Restaurants
No of Bars
24-HOUR ALL INCLUSIVE
Along with the standard All Inclusive package, you'll be treated to these benefits:
- Gym, sauna and whirlpool bath
- Dine in a range of four restaurants
- Seven bars to choose from
• Daytime entertainment programme for children aged 4-7 and 8-12 yrs at RiuLand kids' club • Playground • Children's pool