Cape Verde

This could be your next unforgettable destination

With year-round sunshine, long sandy beaches and a vibrant mix of cultures, Cape Verde is fast becoming one of the most popular LGBTQ+ (and family) friendly holiday destinations around. Kids will love splashing about in Sal’s temperate waters, learning about incredible sea turtles from conservation experts or setting sail from Santa Maria on an adventure to spot lemon sharks. 

Made up of 10 islands, there’s plenty of exploring to be done in Cape Verde – if you’ve got older kids and you love to get outdoors as a family, then pack your walking shoes and enjoy a spectacular hike through the Monte Tchota Natural Park. Don’t forget to make time for Mindelo (home to Cape Verde’s yearly Pride parade) – this cultural hub is buzzing with cool restaurants, colourful architecture and vibrant nightlife. 

Elle Says:

With 10 islands to choose from, Cape Verde is also great for a couple’s holiday spent island hopping! Start in Sal and enjoy the beach, fly to São Vicente (the home of Cape Verde’s Carnival) and then catch a ferry to the lush Santo Antão to take in some epic views.

If you have any questions about this destination, then let me know. I can help you plan a holiday here and give you recommendations that you may not have thought of!

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Destination Rainbow

Destination Rainbow is an independent travel agency specialising in LGBTQ+ family holidays. But we have many strings to our multi-coloured bow. We also love planning romantic escapes for couples and are always happy to hear from friends and allies who need to escape to a sun-kissed beach or finally fulfil that long-awaited adventure.

Our travel agency is run by Elle, an LGBTQ+ mum of 3 who knows how important it is to get a family holiday right. We offer expert advice on how safe a country is and recommend hotels that welcome LGBTQ+ families with open arms. By researching the best resorts, chatting to those who work there and hearing our own guests’ experiences, we are building a collection of favourite retreats where you can be your true selves. They are competitively priced, too.

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