Surrounded by tropical forest and with it’s own private beach, stunning Praia Sundy Luxury Tented Lodge on Principe – one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World – is simply one of the best places to stay on Principe.

In our books, Praia Sundy is the perfect island hideaway, with 15 tented villas dotted amongst lush tropical gardens. Stroll lazily just a couple of seconds and you’ll be on the private golden sandy beach.

For maximum comfort, each tent is lined with wood pannels and air-conditioned. The tents are spacious, with four poster beds, and are decorated with local handicrafts and designer pieces.  Floor to ceiling sliding windows open up onto a private terrace with comfy sofas where you can listen to the ocean, and some tents also have magnificent views of the ocean.

All tents have air conditioning and maxi bar which is replenished daily with local fruits and juices. In the beautifully designed en-suite bathrooms, the freestanding granite baths add a luxurious touch, and you’ll enjoy a range of locally produced toiletries like soaps, oils and creams, which are made at nearby Roҫa Paҫienca.

Couples searching for a romantic escape, don’t look further; the one-bedroom tented villas are the perfect retreat.  And the two and three bedroom villas are ideal for families with older children.  Instead of an inter connecting door, you cross a few meters of private decking area under the cover of a canvas canopy to get between the rooms.  The three bedroom tents have a private plunge pool.

Praia Sundy has a beautiful infinity pool, and all guests are treated to a spa treatment on arrival. Like sister hotels Bom Bom Island Eco Lodge and Roҫa Sundy, Praia Sundy’s innovative chefs create the most delicious dinners in the spectacular Indonesian bamboo dining room.  Freshly caught fish, organic produce from its own plantation gardens, and other locally sourced products are on the menu daily.


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Praia Sundy on the West coast of the tropical island of Principe offers seclusion, with easy access to a private beach. It's the ideal base for those looking for a romantic and well-deserved break, but also if you are interested in all kinds of activities.


Praia Sundy offers a wide variety of tours. From rainforest hikes, plantation tours, whale, turtle and bird watching trips to visits to local communities.

Praia Sundy Luxury Tented Lodge is available in the following holiday ideas...