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Principe

A canvas of bustling jungle life only interrupted by dramatic prehistoric rocks emerging from the flora below, Principe is a lost world of natural wonderment. 
Perfect for nature & authenticity lovers of all dispositions – whether it be 10 metres below sea level, on the top of the world after a day’s hike, meditation on the beach or interacting with the local fishermen; Principe is the adventurer’s ultimate playground.

What to do on Principe?


Take a cultural tour and sample local dishes, learn about how organic farming goes from field to plate, go turtle watching, venture a little further afield in search of whales & dolphins, choose your different hike routes depending completely on your personal interests, explore under the sea diving & snorkelling or float above the surface on a beautiful boat tour discovering the hidden beaches around the island. You really are spoilt for choice!

Where to visit on Principe Island?


  • Bay of Needles – Only accessible via boat, and also seen from the boat this is a vision of prehistoric beauty with its phonolite towers penetrating the skyline – a truly eerie and impressive sight.
  • Bom Bom Island – Home to Hotel Bomb Bom and accessed only be a wooden bridge, find a delicious restaurant and wonderful views.
  • Go and have a beach day! It is widely recognised that Praia Boi, Banana and Margarida are the best beaches on the island and offer a fabulous slice of rest bite in between busy days exploring the island.
  • Head to Praia Grande to goggle at the famous sea turtles and learn all about their preservation & protection.
  • Go on a real adventure to Praia Ribeira Ize, an hour and a half’s hike away to see the ruins of what was the former capital of Principe.

  • Principe Island Hotels


  • Bom Bom
  • Praia Sundy
  • Roca Sundy
  • where to stay

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