Stay at one of the world’s best luxury beach resorts, Sundy Praia, on the tropical island of Principe.

There are some places in the world you just have to visit, and the tropical island of Principe is one of them. During this 7 night holiday, you’ll experience one of National Geographic‘s Unique Lodges of the World, Sundy Praia.

Short but perfectly formed, this holiday has been carefully crafted to maximise the time you have to explore and relax.  You’ll start your tropical journey on the main island of Sao Tome, staying at Omali Lodge, before crossing to the the jewel in the crown – the paradise island of Principe, staying at Sundy Praia.

You’ve two nights to relax by the ocean at Omali Lodge, dining at the excellent in-house restaurant. We’ll take you on a guided walking tour of the small and charismatic capital, Sao Tome city. Then you’ll take the short 35-minute flight across the ocean to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Principe. 

On Principe you’ll spend four nights at Sundy Praia where you’ll be treated to a tension-releasing massage, and enjoy a gentle guided walk through the rain forest to Ribeira Izé, Principe’s first capital. You’ll have plenty of time to use the lodge’s snorkels and stand up paddleboards, and to explore the deserted beaches and warm, clear tropical ocean too.


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Sao Tome and Principe is best experienced during a fourteen or a ten day trip - but if time is short for you, this week is designed to get under the skin of this tropical paradise as efficiently as possible, staying in the exclusive Sundy Praia. Today you'll fly from London Heathrow to Sao Tome via Lisbon. On arrival you'll be met for your transfer to Omali Lodge on the coast just north of Sao Tome city. Omali is an oasis of calm and a great place to relax after your journey. Tonight, have dinner at Omali Lodge's restaurant overlooking Ana Chaves Bay.
Our guide will meet you and take you for a walking tour of Sao Tome City including lunch at a local restaurant. From the centre of town you’ll drive to Fort San Sebastian which houses the National Museum. Dinner's included tonight at Omali Lodge.
This morning you'll transfer to the airport and fly to Principe. On arrival you'll be met for your transfer to Sundy Praia. The transfer is where your adventure starts as you wind through the jungle on unsealed tracks, before coming upon the entrance lodges to Sundy Praia. You'll meet the hospitality and guiding team and settle into your villa. You might like to have your complimentary massage this afternoon, and do some snorkelling and stand up paddle boarding. As you're staying for four nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, dinner tonight is in the stunningly-designed dining hall of Sundy Praia.
You can chat with the guiding team on arrival about what activities you'd like to do during your stay. There's a range of included activities, and some others you might like to choose for which you can pay a supplement whilst you're there. Today you might like to take a gentle 3-4 hour guided walk to Ribeira Izé, the first capital of Principe. You can still see the ruins of its church and the house of Maria Correia, a well known historical figure of Sao Tome and Principe.
Free day to relax and enjoy Sundy Praia and the island of Principe. Perhaps take a guided boat trip around the northern shore, exploring paradisiacal hidden beaches and snorkelling with the local sea life.
Free day to relax and enjoy Sundy Praia and the island of Principe. Perhaps join a guided jungle walk today, exploring Principe's primary rainforest. Follow your guide as they talk about the local birds and wildlife - discover hidden waterfalls and perhaps take a dip!
This morning you'll transfer to the airport and fly back to Sao Tome. Tonight you have one last night in the Omali Lodge. Dinner's included but let us know if you'd prefer to venture into Sao Tome city to find your own meal tonight.
The homebound flights depart in the late afternoon - you have the day to relax in your lodge before your afternoon airport transfer. We'll include a day room for you so you can use all the hotel facilities. Later on, you'll transfer to the airport for your overnight flights back to Heathrow via Lisbon.
You'll change planes in Lisbon early this morning to catch your flight back to the UK.

Guide price £5,750 per person

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

INCLUDED : Flights from London Heathrow to Sao Tome * 4 nights at Sundy Praia (HB) * 2 nights before and 1 night after in a junior suite at Omali Lodge (HB) * Flights between Sao Tome and Principe * One guided experience per day on Principe * Welcome Massage on Principe * Airport Transfers * Guided Sao Tome city tour * EXCLUDED: Meals not specified above and insurance. Additional excursions on free days.