Luxury Holidays to Sao Tome & Principe
The tiny islands of Sao Tome and Principe lie off the west coast of Africa not far from the equator. Way off the beaten track, the islands are covered in thick forest clad volcanic towers that flow down to golden beaches and turquoise waters. From coco plantations, forest walks, waterfalls, whales, turtles, diving and relaxing on the beaches, you can spend days on Principe taking it all in.
From remote, pristine beaches to exquisite chocolate plantations and mansions, the tiny 2 island nation of Sao Tome and Principe really does have so much to offer the adventure traveler. Principe is the smaller of the 2 islands, with a population of around 7,000 people. Located off the west coast of Africa, Principe is covered in tropical rainforest that tumbles down from volcano slopes to pristine golden beaches and turquoise waters.
Steeped in history, Sao Tome and Principe were once ruled by the Portuguese, but have now gained independence, leaving behind a melting pot of cultures, cuisine and architecture that rival that of Havana. Principe is an adventure playground with plenty to do from hiking trails through the steep jungles, snorkeling over tropical reefs, diving through turquoise waters or watching as whales leap from the ocean. If you are looking for something a little more relaxing, Principe has a number of tropical beaches to chose from, all golden in color and lapped by crystal clear waters.
A little tricky to get to, but well worth the journey, Sao Tome and Principe combine well from South Africa or Namibia. See below some of our Sao Tome and Principe safari suggestions.