Príncipe is the smaller, northern island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa. The island is a heavily eroded volcano said to be over three million years old, surrounded by smaller islands including Ilheu Bom Bom, Ilhéu Caroço, Tinhosa Grande and Tinhosa Pequena.

Príncipe is trying to be different and sustainability is at the heart of all travel to the island. It has the support of an organisation called ‘Príncipe HBD – Here Be Dragons’, which promotes responsible, sustainable development through quality tourism. There are some amazing projects underway which aim to benefit all who live on and visit this wonderful island.

Population: 7500

Highest Point: Pico de Príncipe (984m)

Area: 142km (sq)

Capital City: Santo Antonio (population: 3000)

Have a look at our Sao Tome and Principe holidays ideas for some inspiration or contact us and our team, using our years of experience and wealth of contacts, will put together a tailor-made holiday experience just for you.


It is hard to imagine two islands so close together, yet so different in feel. The flight to the island of Principe is like a scene from Jurassic Park where you look down on pristine beaches, spotless villages and dense jungle which cling to the sides of former volcanoes.

On your Principe holidays you will find former plantations which have been tastefully renovated and offer some of the most luxurious accommodation you won't find anywhere else in the world.

You can spend your days snorkeling in warm aquamarine waters, trekking through the jungle, taking boat trips to secluded bays and at the end of the day watch the sun go down with a G&T!


We have plenty of contacts on both Sao Tome and on Principe and can customise your holiday with any of the following activities to make sure you experience the holiday of a lifetime!


Our team of Principe holiday specialists have stayed in all the accommodation and can you give you personal tips and recommendations for where to stay on your Principe holiday