5 star – National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World
Sundy Principe Lodge
History & Story
This is particularly true on tidy and unspoiled Príncipe, an island of just 7000 people. A canopy of green broken by spires of primordial rock, Príncipe is a magnificent lost world, offering fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkelling, fishing and birdwatching. Enjoy an intimate experience with nature, in the very edge of the ocean, surrounded by tropical forest. Creating the perfect balance of natural design and comfort, Sundy´s 14 tented villas have spacious indoor and outdoor areas, including private terraces, some with their own private plunge pool. Nature and style are enhanced by the original bamboo dining area where local organic produce transforms meals into unforgettable culinary journey.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Secluded tropical island, Biodiversity, exquisite cuisine, Biosphere reserve by UNESCO, harmony with nature, community engagement and part of an economic and social development program aiming to prove that it is still possible to create development in Africa with respect to the local population and without harming the nature.
On the beach, surrounded by the lush tropical rainforest
Key sites/activities in the area
Turtle Watching, dolphin and whale watching, birdwatching, handicraft artwork, hiking in tropical forest, diving, snorkelling, sport fishing, 4X4 tours, cooking lessons, cocoa plantation tours, chocolate making, relaxation and community engagement.
Although being locate in the equator, just 6 hours away from Europe, Sao Tome e Príncipe travellers do not suffer from jet lag as it is the same time zone as central Europe. An human experience that you will never forget.
Adequate for family with children, villas with two and three bedrooms and plunge pool.
Number of suites: 14
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 14
Restaurants & Bars
One restaurant (international cuisine cooked with local ingredients, Half Board or Full Board plan)
One pool bar
Outdoor activities (kayak, paddle and snorkeling)
Extra Notable Features
PADI diving center
Chocolate making (from the plantation to the final product)