Cape Verde's unusual mix of Portuguese and African history has made it an absolute favourite for holidaymakers all over the world. But, travelling aboard a Harmony V mega-yacht with luxury facilities including a swimming pool, comfortable lounge, deck lounge, bar and restaurant, and a maximum of 49 fellow passengers to share them with, you can be sure of getting a unique perspective on the archipelago.
On your journey, you'll be privileged enough to witness breathtaking vistas, characteristic towns, stunning seascapes and plenty more. Highlights include the island of Fogo, so often referred to as the Island of Fire thanks to its 3,000-metre volcano – Fogo Volcano. Go right to the crater's edge and look down at the landscape of lava bubbling away just below the Earth's crust.
From this magnificent sight to something altogether different – San Antao is the greenest of all Cape Verde's islands. A wild and untainted landscape awaits, with rocky crags, soaring mountains and sweeping valleys.
And those who have often stared into their morning coffee wondering sleepily where it has come from, will be pleased with the plantation tours on Tarrafal. These also represent an opportunity to learn about the challenges of farming and the distinct culture of Cape Verde, as you will be able to meet the local residents.
But it's not only adventure that awaits you here as there will be plenty of opportunity to relax on deck, enjoying the company of your fellow cruisers or the flat screen TV in your cabin below. Enjoy a swim in the pristine waters – warmed not only by the sun, but also by the boiling lava that is so evident in this particularly volcanic part of the world.
There's no denying that the islands of Cabo Verde are a treat to look at, as well as to experience firsthand. But witnessing them via a yacht is certainly the most convenient – and enjoyable – way to do so.
The old capital of Cidade Velha
San Nicolau – the coffee island
The art and culture of Mindelo
Old Portuguese Maio