Overview

Escape to another world. A world forgotten by the constant speed of change and the pressures of the modern world. 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 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 tastefully 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.

Itinerary

Fly from Heathrow to Lisbon. On arrival transfer Solar do Castelo, which is situated just below the Castle of Sao Joao in Lisbon (20mins).
Transfer to the airport and fly to São Tomé. On arrival transfer to Omali Lodge
Tour of São Tomé City (visiting Fortress of Sao Sebastian, city cathedral, local markets, chocolate factory, Caocao Gallery and fishing villages to taste locally smoked fish. Back at 15:00hrs
Transfer to the airport and fly to Príncipe. On arrival transfer to the Bom Bom Eco Hotel. 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 could book the hotel's 4WD and travel into the rugged interior of the island.
Free day - Today you could hire a fishing boat to visit some of the remote bays along the coast where it is possible to swim and snorkel.
Free day - The hotel can organise a local guide (often staff who have an interest in birds or walking) for a walk through the forests around the hotel.
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

Price Per Person

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

From £2812 per person

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.