Flag Hotel Foya Branca

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Private beach, white sand, beach towels, scuba diving
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Flag Hotel Foya Branca

Flag Hotel Foya Branca

4.0 star property
Sao Vicente beachfront hotel with 2 outdoor pools, restaurant

6.6/10 Good

24 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
The price is £46
Price available on 3/9/2022
Sao Pedro, Mindelo, Sao Vicente, 2115
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Pool bar
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 72-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Sao Vicente Island (VXE-Sao Pedro) - 3 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Flag Hotel Foya Branca

Flag Hotel Foya Branca offers a private beach and gives you access to on-site scuba-diving and windsurfing. 2 outdoor pools provide a splash of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness centre and an outdoor tennis court. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. This upmarket hotel also features a poolside bar, a children's pool and a snack bar/deli.


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 148 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Scuba diving
  • Windsurfing


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bike hire
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Cable TV channels

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 10 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 12 costs EUR 10 (roundtrip)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Foya Branca Resort Hotel Sao Vicente
Foya Branca Resort Hotel
Foya Branca Sao Vicente
Foya Branca
Foya Branca Hotel Mindelo
Foya Branca Resort Hotel Mindelo, Cape Verde - Sao Vicente
Foya Branca Resort Hotel Sao Vicente
Foya Branca Sao Vicente
Hotel Foya Branca Resort Hotel Sao Vicente
Sao Vicente Foya Branca Resort Hotel Hotel
Foya Branca
Hotel Foya Branca Resort Hotel
Foya Branca Resort Sao Vicente
Foya Branca Resort Hotel
Flag Hotel Foya Branca Hotel
Flag Hotel Foya Branca Sao Vicente
Flag Hotel Foya Branca Hotel Sao Vicente

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Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Denis, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Rizwanul, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Beautiful setting let down poor communication
Ok let’s start with the positives. The setting for the resort is STUNNING! The grounds of the resort are definitely where the money has been spent. The not so great : - the prearranged transfer that didn’t happen until 1hour 15 after we had arrived at the airport (galling considering the resort is 5 mins drive away). The manager did attempt to resolve by waiving the fee but still something you should be aware of. -The taxi (booked by staff when given the name of the restaurant ) that literally took us to the other end of the island before taking us to the actual restaurant. When we questioned the manager he advised that one of us had told the driver To go there . Ermm... we have never been to island and speak little Portuguese so how we managed that I don’t know. - the attempt to charge us a never mentioned supplement for Christmas Day dinner despite its being on half board and it being similar to what they served the next day at dinner. It was waived by the manager but again one of those things that grated - bar the rare exception staff were incredibly miserable. As a family we had just come from another island and hotel in Cape Verde where the staff would return your greetings or initiate them... nothing! -the leak in the villa toilet that was mentioned to the reception but not ever fixed -fittings in villa So overall, if you’re not going to be in the resort much and just want a place to stay you might consider it but I would not personally recommend.
4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Hotel
I was there with my family and we enjoyed everything the hotel and staff had to offer. The staff at the reception area were very nice, polite, extremely helpful and accommodating. We would go into Mindelo and Sao Vicente during the day and come back to the peaceful tranquillity of the Foya Branca in the evenings. The rooms was nice and clean and no complaints about the WiFi....we had great access in our rooms and pool area.
Antonia, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Off the beaten path but nice
Great hotel on the beach. Only downside is no wifi and lots of wild cats around restaraunts. Relaxing atmosphere with great balcony off room. Lovely ocean view with beautiful stars at night
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10/10 Exceptional

The only wifi is at the bar. Not a major hardship, but not convenient.
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6/10 Good

Hôtel doit être rénové
Établissement un peu vieillot, manque confort dans les chambres , pas très propres j’ai vue 2 cafards
Ademildo, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Katastrophale Hotelleitung, Raubüberfall in der Nacht bei geschlossenem Fenster ! Und keinerlei Hilfestellung seitens der Hotelleitung! Keine Entschädigung nix rein gar nichts!
4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Belle situation mais Hôtel vieillot qui ne mérite pas les 4*. La route qui amène à l’hôtel n’est pas goudronnée ce qui occasionne à chaque arrivé au départ de l’hôtel en voiture un nuage de « poussière » ce qui est très dommage. Lors de l’installation d’une télé sur le mur les installateurs on laissé la chambre complètement sale nous avons été obligé de demander une intervention pour nettoyer la chambre Il faut demander le changement des serviettes Le frigo ne fonctionnait pas Etc.... Mais le clou c’est la navette de l’hotel Il s’agit d’un véhicule qui ne devrait pas être autorisé à circuler, très sale, on s’attend à tout moment a la panne.....etc.. et en tout cas indigne d’une navette d’un hôtel qui se dit 4*
7-night trip
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