São Tomé & Príncipe




Discover Príncipe Island to uncover the wonders and gripping history of the island. Visit the historic cacao plantations, explore the stunning coastline, venture deep into the rainforest and discover the unique flora and fauna, and spend time with the local people. This itinerary starts and ends in São Tomé

Arrive at São Tomé International Airport. Best hub is with flights that connect via Accra (Ghana) with TAP, Emirates, Kenyan Airways, Delta, United and RwandAir.

Meet and greet by the HBD Príncipe team and a short (10 minute) road transfer to Omali Lodge.

Omali Lodge

São Tomé Island

Omali Lodge


Life on São Tomé is relaxed and peaceful and Omali Lodge provides the perfect setting for an overnight stay and introduction to the magic of the island. 

Connect from São Tomé with STP Airways (30 minute flight) to Príncipe island. This flight operates most days of the week but the schedule is subject to change.

Meet and greet by the HBD Príncipe team and a road transfer (20 minutes) to Roça Sundy.

Roça Sundy

Príncipe Island

Roça Sundy

3 Nights

At Roça Sundy, the history of Príncipe comes alive. Stay in one of two perfectly-restored plantation houses as you explore the island by hiking through the jungle, visiting secluded beaches, and immersing yourself in the cultural epicenter of Santo Antonio.

Road transfer (45 minutes) from the plantation of Roça Sundy to where the ocean meets the jungle at Sundy Praia.

Or, you can choose to walk between the two by taking a wonderful scenic forest route that is a fraction of the distance the car takes by road.
Bags will be brought in my vehicle.

Sundy Praia

Príncipe Island

Sundy Praia


Continue to explore the forest, sand, and sea of Príncipe Island.  Witness turtle nesting and hatching between September and April and whales and dolphins can be spotted off the northeast side of the island between August and September.

Road transfer from Sundy Praia to Príncipe Airport (40 minutes).

Return flight (30 minutes) with STP Airways to São Tomé.

Meet and greet by the HBD Principe team and a short (10 minute) road transfer to Omali Lodge.

Omali Lodge (1 night required to get a PCR/Antigen test if this is required for your onward journey).

PCR test is managed at Omali Lodge for your onward international connection.

São Tomé

Omali Lodge


Omali is renowned for its wonderful garden and grounds, a quiet place to relax in, especially by the pool on the well-manicured lawn. But it’s when you find yourself tasting the different dishes served at Omali’s Restaurant that your experience at this lovely Hotel is complete. 

Depart from São Tomé to return home.

Spending 9 nights immersing yourself in the history of São Tomé & Príncipe. Explore Príncipe by land and sea, meet the locals and sample their ´leve-leve´ lifestyle, or just sit back and soak up the sun on one of the pristine beaches.

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