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

In our books, this 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 wooden panels and is 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 Roca Pacienca.

Couples searching for a romantic escape, need look no further; the one-bedroom tented villas are the perfect retreat. 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 under the cover of a canvas canopy to get between the rooms. The three-bedroom tents have a private plunge pool.

Sundy Praia 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 Roca Sundy, Sundy Praia’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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Sundy Praia 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, and also if you are interested in all kinds of activities.


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