Brand New Plantation Escape to São Tomé and Príncipe

We’re very excited to let you know that the splendid plantation estate, Roça Sundy, has just opened its doors to guests on the island of Príncipe.

You’ll sense the history of the Roça as soon as you arrive as at the start of the 20th century, Sundy was at the heart of one of the largest cacao plantations on the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe.  Now, lovers of nature, sustainability and escape are invited to stay in one of the 12 comfortable en-suite rooms.

Restoring the Roça has been a labour of love, driven by a passion for sustainability, and all the work has been carried out by local builders, especially trained for the job and mainly using recycled materials.

The rooms have been furnished with traditional colonial pieces, many from the original house, and several have spacious balconies overlooking the lush rainforest, or square.

Roca Sundy

The restaurant, with its restored veranda, has incredible views to the Atlantic Ocean and you’ll enjoy a menu created from locally sourced, organic produce grown within the property’s own plantation garden or fairly negotiated with local producers.

Roça Sundy, a sister of Bom Bom Island Eco Lodge and Omali Lodge, is the ideal base from which to join our guided rainforest walks through the Obo National Park – a UNESCO biosphere reserve, bird watch, visit the empty yellow sandy beaches where you can snorkel and kayak; and join our jeep tours, whale watching excursions (July – October) and turtle watching trips (November to April).

Our Príncipe Plantation Escape holiday is based at Roca Sundy and ideal for those looking for a relaxing adventure to a place globalisation hasn’t yet touched.

How do I get there?

Holidays are very personal to each of us and planning a trip to somewhere less travelled requires good advice and careful planning.  For over 20 years the team at Archipelago Choice has travelled extensively to all the special destinations we offer and have unrivalled knowledge based on our own personal travel experiences.


Sao Tome and Principe are incredibly special islands to visit and if you think these islands are for you, then love to hear from you. For a friendly chat, please call 00 44 (0) 17687 721050 or email:


If you’d like a free brochure then please click on the link –   São Tomé holiday brochure


Sarah Bennett