An unspoiled island sanctuary
- 15 rooms
- 4x4 excursions around the island and its capital
- Plantation tour
- Turtle watching
- Boat trips along the coast
- Sport fishing
- Whale and dolphin watching
- Biosphere trails
- Visit an old plantation house
- Spa treatments
- Community visits
- Scuba diving
Set on the far-flung island of Príncipe, this idyllic retreat is housed within two former cocoa plantation buildings on an expanse of land, which is shared with the friendly, local community. Nature lovers, in particular, will appreciate the surrounding tropical beauty, rainforest backdrop and abundance of wildlife.
The Colonial House, with six rooms, serves as the hotel’s main house and when refurbished, was done in such a way as to maintain its original features, some of which date back to the last century. Boasting a more modern look, the Plantation House encompasses nine rooms and along with the Colonial House, overlooks a garden. Each bright and breezy room comes with air-conditioning and a private bathroom.
A refined bar can be found in the Colonial House, as can the hotel’s restaurant that opens up onto a terrace with extensive views of the treetops. The menu, which is centred around local cuisine, offers dishes created with fresh, seasonal products from the hotel’s organic gardens and producers on the island.
During your stay, you can partake in an array of special experiences, many of which allow you to engage with the island’s community and explore the area. Some of the available activities include venturing to the south of the island in a 4×4, delving into the world of organic farming on a plantations tour, trekking into the depths of the rainforest and journeying along the spectacular coastline in search of whales and dolphins. Post-adventure, guests are welcome to enjoy a therapeutic treatment or two in their room.