There are direct flights to Sal and Boavista from London and several regional airports, taking just under six hours. Most families come to Cape Verde as part of a package holiday including flights. 

Island-hopping around Cape Verde can be challenging, not least because flights are often cancelled or changed at the last minute. So it’s best to use a local travel agent and to factor in time for unexpected delays between destinations. 

Cape Verde is GMT-1 so you don’t need to worry about jetlag.