Santa Monica Beach Resort

Location Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde
Services Building services, civil, structural, fire and geotechnical engineering, sustainable design, IT and audio visual
Sector Lifestyle
Client Island Resorts LDA
Architect Leach Rhodes Walker and Nuno Leonidas

Paul Kenyon

T +44 (0)161 244 5660

The project is a 5-star resort that includes a hotel, villas and apartments within a 50-hectare landscaped estate located on the beach front on Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde. There will be over 300 villas and apartments, with restaurants, bars, beachfront sports facilities and a championship-standard tennis academy. All will be designed to high sustainability standards.

Particular design considerations include:

  • Extremely low average rainfall, but occasionally high
  • Phased construction strategy
  • Aesthetically acceptable sea defences
  • Poor island infrastructure necessitating on-site energy generation
  • Design must accommodate local construction skills and material supply