São Tomé and Príncipe Island Adventure

Explore São Tomé and Príncipe Islands on this Adventure Holiday that combines Culture, History, Wildlife and Beaches

São Tomé and Príncipe Island Adventure

For intimate seclusion and barefoot island paradise, few places can match São Tomé and Príncipe. Somehow this island nation, full of pristine beaches, amazing colonial architecture and extremely friendly locals has escaped the attention of tourists; the atmosphere of laid-back calm and unspoiled landscapes are mainstays of this place.

This tour travels across both São Tomé and Príncipe islands, giving you ample time to soak up the sun on the beaches, explore dense rainforest, learn about the famous cacao industry here, or simply wander the charming streets and make the most of the peace. This is the ultimate place to ‘get away from it all’, a secluded island retreat that remains peacefully undisturbed by tourism. We can tailor our tour to your holiday requirements, or create a completely bespoke itinerary that perfectly suits you. Read our sample itinerary here for inspiration, or get in touch with our team of Travel Specialists to start creating your dream getaway.

UK – Lisbon – São Tomé
    DAY 01

    UK – Lisbon – São Tomé

    São Tomé

    Depart the UK on your flight bound for São Tomé (via Lisbon). You will spend the first three nights of your holiday at Omali Lodge, and upon arrival at São Tomé airport you will be met by a representative who will transfer you to the lodge for your three-night stay, with included breakfasts. Accommodation Options

    São Tomé
      DAY 02

      São Tomé

      São Tomé

      Spend the next two days exploring São Tomé island. There’s plenty of activities here – choose from wildlife, nature, history, cultural or hiking excursions, or simply spend a few hours relaxing on the beach! Learn about the country’s diverse culture – with African, European, Caribbean and South American influences – and visit coffee and cacao plantations. Accommodation Options

      São Tomé
        DAY 03

        São Tomé

        São Tomé

        Hire a boat to explore the waters around the island, or take part in a scuba diving session (for either beginners or certified divers); spot barracuda, eels, octopi and even hawksbill turtles. The verdant forests which cover huge areas of the island are home to rare and distinctive bird species including the Giant sunbird, Dwarf olive ibis and São Tomé grosbeak. Accommodation Options

        São Tomé – Príncipe
          DAY 04

          São Tomé – Príncipe

          Príncipe

          This morning take the short flight over to Príncipe. Upon your arrival on the smaller island you will be met by a representative from Bom Bom Island Resort, where you will enjoy a six-night stay, with dinner and breakfast included. Accommodation Options

          Príncipe
            DAY 05

            Príncipe

            Príncipe

            Spend the next five days exploring this fascinating island. Bom Bom Island Resort can arrange a variety of activities for you, and our Travel Specialists will be happy to help. Accommodation Options

            Príncipe
              DAY 06

              Príncipe

              Príncipe

              Walking and hiking trails are one of the best ways to experience the island – try Ilhéu Bom Bom or Ribeira Izé. In December it’s possible to spot Leatherback, Hawksbill, Loggerhead and Green turtles, and whale-watching season takes place between July and September. Accommodation Options

              Príncipe
                DAY 07

                Príncipe

                Príncipe

                Hike to the summit of Pico Papagaio for amazing views over the island. There are several UNESCO Biosphere Reserve trails around the island that offer a new perspective on the wildlife here. Alternatively, browse local produce and meet the locals at one of the markets that take place across Príncipe. Accommodation Options

                Príncipe
                  DAY 08

                  Príncipe

                  Príncipe

                  Bom Bom Island Resort offers a full-day expedition – the Príncipe Explorer – which takes you through plantations, local villages and Santo Antonio city. Accompanied by a local guide, you will learn more about the island’s history and local traditions. Accommodation Options

                  Príncipe
                    DAY 09

                    Príncipe

                    Príncipe

                    There’s great fishing to be enjoyed on Príncipe, and your resort offers sport fishing sessions and a catch-and-release programme for billfish. There’s also the Bom Bom Spa, offering a range of treatments and therapies focussed on relaxation. Accommodation Options

                    Príncipe – São Tomé – Lisbon
                      DAY 10

                      Príncipe – São Tomé – Lisbon

                      São Tomé

                      This morning you will fly back to São Tomé airport. Today you will have use of a day room at the Omali Lodge, and in the evening you will be transferred to the airport to board your return flight back to the UK (via Lisbon). Accommodation Options