Friday, 21 October 2016

Cape Verde - Melia Dunas - 2016

So, it has taken me forever to get this video done, but now that I have its time to share it!

As you know, in September Ben and I went on holiday to Cape Verde. All we wanted was all inclusive food, drinks, a pool and just to chill with each other. Melia Dunas gave us all of that. The 11 nights passed, and we weren't sure what we had actually done with all our time, I could have easily stayed for another two weeks.

We had booked two excursions in advanced, just to force us to do something other than eat our body weight in food and get drunk everyday. What we picked were a 2 hour quad biking tour of the island, and then the Thomson coach tour of the island, including shark bay, cove jumping and more. 

I was really excited for the coach tour of the island, but there was a storm the first day we were supposed to go, and then when we re-booked I got a rash on my legs from the sea, so bad that I didn't move from bed all day. I was devastated to miss it as we probably won't be going back to Cape Verde, but luckily the quad biking was awesome.

There isn't much to see on the island as it is mostly just desert - and not pretty desert, honestly most parts are kind of dirty, but when you quad along the coast line it becomes really colourful and beautiful. 

Being all inclusive, we never planned to leave the hotel at nights, and luckily they had a few nights of great entertainment, including an amazing rendition of The Lion King and Chicago. The other nights were hit and miss, but the performance of these really made up for it. 

Though the buffet did some great food, I always find that I get too excited and end up eating really strange meals that just don't match. Pizza with paella, pasta and chips... I just can't sit down and have a proper meal. Luckily we booked ourselves in for the American and Fish restaurants (this was before I went vegan btw)

At the fish restaurant we both paid a little extra for Lobster - and boy was it worth it! Two small lobsters each, and they were amazing, but what was perhaps even more tasty was my starter - tuna salad with avocado, presented beautifully, but tasted even better.

At the American restaurant Ben paid extra for steak, which turned out to be bigger than his head, and I ordered the mini burger trio. Again it was delicious, but I think the fish restaurant won.

 Overall it was an amazing holiday. It was so relaxed, 11 nights full of nothing, just how we like it. Though I probably wouldn't go back to the small island again, I am really glad we decided to go - and would recommend it to anyone wanting sun, sea, cocktails and relaxation!


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