Imagine yourself stepping off the plane in Saõ Tomé and the first thing you experience is that overwhelming feeling that you are “back”. All your senses are awakened, you smell that unique aroma that is Africa, your skins tingles with anticipation and you’re greeted with a smile. You’ve landed in paradise, cut off from the rest of the world…….Welcome to your Saõ Tomé holiday in the country that time forgot!

Population: 183,000

Highest Point: Pico de Saõ Tomé (2024m)

Area: 854km (square)

Capital: Saõ Tomé City (population 70,000)

Have a look at our Sao Tome 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.


Sao Tome has a huge amount to offer to those looking for an off the beaten track holiday experience. Where there are hardly any visitors, the crime is low, the scenery spectacular, the people charming, the beaches deserted and much of the natural world is pristine.

And most importantly where life is not rushed and everything has its own very slow pace.

All of our Sao Tome holidays are bespoke and designed to give you a wonderful insight to the islands. It doesn't matter whether you are a naturalist, walker, beach lover or explorer, as the island of Sao Tome has many surprises and offers something unique for everyone.


Increasingly, people want more from their holidays and for us at Archipelago Choice, travel is not just about sitting around the pool for 7 nights. Like you, we like to explore a little and experience some of the amazing adventures the world has for us. We have some researched some great experiences on the islands for you, which combined with some of the lovely hotels could make for a truly amazing Sao Tome holiday.


The islands of Sao Tome and Principe are small and by definition the choices are limited. However, we have travelled extensively around the islands and found there are some really lovely places to stay where the standards are surprisingly high. We have stayed at all the accommodation featured and can give personal advice and recommendations about the Sao Tome hotels you are interested in.