Overview

Escape to a world of adventure, sandy beaches and gorgeous sunsets with one of our amazing Sao Tome and Principe holidays. It takes a little effort to travel to the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, however if you’re prepared to do this, the rewards will speak for themselves.

The islands hold a quiet charm of days gone by and the choices of where to stay are quite limited. However, if you take a closer look you’ll be surprised by what you find, especially on the island of Príncipe. You will spend a night on São Tomé before taking a short flight to the island of Príncipe and the Bom Bom Island Eco Lodge.

There are 18 beautifully decorated bungalows set between two private beaches and you can spend your time relaxing in the luxurious grounds or by exploring the island on one of our fascinating discovery trips. If you’re very reluctant to leave, you could always extend your trip and stay another two or more nights at the luxurious boutique hotel, Roca Belo Monte – see Luxurious Sao Tome & Príncipe holiday.

Contact one of our team for more information on our Sao Tome and Principe holidays.

Itinerary

Fly from Heathrow to Lisbon. On arrival transfer Solar do Castelo, which is the only hotel situated inside the walls of the Castle of Sao Joao in Lisbon (30mins).
Transfer to the airport and fly to São Tomé. On arrival transfer to Omali Lodge (10 mins)
Tour of São Tomé City visiting the Fortress of Sao Sebastian, Independence Square, Cathedral Nossa Senhora da Graca, old and new markets and Caocao Gallery. You will have lunch at a local restaurant.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Príncipe. On arrival transfer to the Bom Bom Eco Hotel (10 mins). In the afternoon you could go snorkeling from one of the hotel's private beaches (masks, snorkels and fins can be borrowed from the hotel). Overnight in a Seaview room
Free day - Today you might like to do a jeep tour of the island.
Free day - Today you might like to have a boat trip along the coast and visit the yellow sandy bays where you can swim and snorkel in the clear water.
Free day - Today you might like to venture into the rainforest on a guided walk, or spend some time with a bird watching guide.
Transfer to the airport and fly to São Tomé. On arrival transfer to Omali Lodge.
Free day until it's time for your late afternoon transfer to the airport. Depart and fly on overnight night flight via Lisbon back home

9 nights from £3398.00 per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED: International flights from the UK (guide price) and inter-island flights. Accommodation in São Tomé in twin share, en-suite rooms on a half board basis. Only hotel Solar do Castelo is on B&B basis. Return airport transfers São Tomé. Guided excursions as detailed in the itinerary. Support from our local team when in the islands. EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and insurance. Additional excursions on free days.

Accommodation

Our 'Secrets of São Tomé and Príncipe Holiday' is designed to give you the best accommodation available on the islands. Everywhere you stay is surprisingly luxurious and we've included some excursions which will give you more of an insight into the islands.

Activities

Explore the colonial heritage of São Tomé city with one of our guides, before flying to Príncipe. There will be many subtle highlights on this trip and for those wishing to stay longer you can add the Roca Belo Monte extension. We have included two experiences when staying at Bom Bom (you can choose two of the following; boat trip, jeep tour, bird watching tour, guided walk, jungle trek or whale watching trip).

Location

Situated in the Gulf of Guinea of the west coast of Africa these two islands have a wonderful feeling of isolation.