Overview

You are never far from the sea and many of the places you’ll stay will have some great opportunities to snorkel and explore the seafloor on one of our snorkelling holidays . Some hotels provide equipment, but we suggest bringing your own as sizes are limited. If you want to be a little more adventurous we can organise boat trips to remote beaches where you can explore this fascinating underwater world in relative safety.

On São Tomé island the east coast probably offers the best spots for snorkelling and if you’re staying at Club Santana, a boat trip to Santana Islet is included. On the west coast near Mucumbli, it’s more volcanic and the beaches are black, but you can still see tropical fish.

The island of Principe offers the most rewarding underwater experiences and there are some wonderful beaches at Bom Bom and Belo Monte. However, you should always be a little cautious when swimming or snorkelling unsupervised due to the risk of undercurrents and strong seas. Always check with your guide or hotel before venturing into.

Contact one of our team to find out more about our amazing snorkelling holidays.

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