Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports – beware – as this time of year, there are constant strong winds, which is great if you are a windsurfer or kiter, but also, be aware of the strong waves which can grow as high as 10 or 12ft unexpectedly within 20ft from the edge of the beach.

Raymond Singleton-McGuire reports don’t set your hopes too high, as the Crioula Resort Hotel is not the ‘Hilton’ (the Hilton is actually located next-door!). The Crioula Resort Hotel is a laid-back all-inclusive suntrap with surrounding colourful gardens centered with a large swimming pool and a bridged island bar in the centre.  If you treat the Crioula Resort Hotel with an open-mind, then I promise, you will not be disappointed!