“Forget Tradition, We're Off To Cape Verde,” Say Couples

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The Resort Group reports increase in weddings on the beautiful islands.

Major travel operators like Thomson and First Choice are now offering all-inclusive packages and regular flights that have helped the islands’ gain a reputation as a true beach lover’s paradise.

More and more loved-up couples are ditching tradition for tying the knot in one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, according to The Resort Group. The international property developer today announced a rise in the number of newlyweds visiting its Melia Tortuga Beach on the island of Sal, with couples now accounting for 88% of guests.

Cape Verde is fast becoming an ideal location for brides and grooms looking to book their wedding and honeymoon abroad, but want something a little different from the usual sunshine package. Major travel operators like Thomson and First Choice are now offering all-inclusive packages and regular flights that have helped the islands gain a reputation as a true beach lover’s paradise.

“Rising wedding costs and family politics are forcing couples to organise a wedding that’s different from the one they had in mind,” said Rob Jarrett, Chairman at The Resort Group. “This is why getting away to escape the expense and stress of a wedding has never been so popular. Destinations like Mauritius and the Maldives are popular destinations but, due to the distance, are often still too expensive and also prevent important family and friends taking part.

“The beauty of Cape Verde is that couples can enjoy the benefits they would expect from an exotic destination but only have to travel a little over five hours. The islands offer something for everyone from sun worshippers or adventure seekers. Dive into the beautiful marine life, go hiking, try out kite and windsurfing, enjoy a spa day in Sal’s own salt lake to rejuvenate, or simply relish beautiful white sand beaches. Whatever couples choose to do during their special trip, they can rest assure they will create their own unforgettable experience in Cape Verde.”

Sunshine, pure white sand and crystal clear waters are guaranteed – all at a reasonable price. Cape Verde is a tropical archipelago consisting of ten islands and five islets, with sunshine cooled by gentle sea breezes and year round temperatures of around 25°C to 30°C. Those seeking more than sunshine can take advantage of island-hopping holidays to explore many of the beautiful islands.

Cape Verde had an estimated 530,000 people visit the country in 2012 and is projected to see 1,000,000 visitors to the islands by 2015 and, with one of six couples now getting married abroad, this figure is likely to increase. The average cost of a wedding in the UK is around £20,000, whereas the cost to marry and honeymoon in Cape Verde starts from £8,000.

Fore more information on Cape Verde, visit http://www.capeverde.co.uk. For details on Melia Tortuga Beach, go to http://www.tortugabeachresort.com.


About The Resort Group

The Resort Group is a property developer of the highest quality, with an unrivalled reputation for offering a range of safe, secure and proven property investment opportunities to property owners and investors.

It specialises in developing luxurious beach front hotels and resorts in partnership with world-class hotel operators. It is currently focussed on a range of 5-star projects in Cape Verde, one of the world’s hottest property investment locations, thanks to its rapidly growing tourism industry.

This means it is able to offer significant and sustainable rental returns as well as capital growth opportunities for its customers. Whether it’s a new property investment or the expansion of an existing portfolio, a property from The Resort Group can help build a more rewarding future.

For more information see https://www.theresortgroupplc.com.

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