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Our Vision
Our vision and mission
Our Vision
Sustainable social and economic development in Príncipe and conservation of the island’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Our Mission
To become a global inspiration through sustainable integrated ecotourism, agroforestry, support services and social initiatives.
By choosing to experience Príncipe Island in this sustainable, responsible manner, you are part of our journey, and a crucial, active participant in the conservation of this special place.
"HBD is a sea of opportunities. And, Príncipe is quite special to me because things that I thought were impossible came true here."
Will Grem Leal Roberto, Mechanic
"HBD is really 'here be dragons.' It is doing something different in a space that had nothing similar. Everyone who visits this island takes home a little bit of Príncipe in their heart."
Yury Prazeres, External & Legal Affairs Manager
"Príncipe is the best thing in the world. The environment and nature here are different from any other place. It is unique."
Argentino Costa, Boat Captain & Experiences Guide
"Príncipe is HBD, for HBD’s vision of sustainability. It is an enduring company that seeks to make what we have here last for a lifetime. I am inspired by Príncipe."
Baltazar de Pina Freire, Horticulture & Agroforestry Supervisor
"HBD is a wonder. It is everything to me, to us, and to Príncipe, too. Here I have learned a lot and teach what I learn to other people on this incredible island."
Adnilsa Dos Santos, Waste Management & Recycling Supervisor
"HBD for me is sustainable excursions: it's exploring and getting in touch with the forest, but without ever touching it."
David do Carmo, Experiences Guide
"HBD is a strong, fantastic, hardworking team, ready to make our contribution to the development of this country, which is my birthplace and a calm and peaceful place."
Dicla de Almeida, Receptionist
"Príncipe is a wonderful island and I am proud of it. The project that is being developed here by HBD makes me proud and I know that in the future we will reach even bigger goals."
Viveriano Viana da Graça, Agricultural Supervisor
"HBD is everything to me. How we are treated at work is a motivation to continuously work better and better."
Domingos Cabral Landim, Gardener
“HBD for me and for Príncipe represents hope. Príncipe is tranquility, nature and community. Here, I feel peaceful; nowhere in the world do I feel as peaceful as I do here.”
Ketty Borges, Human Resources Supervisor
"Príncipe to me is home; everything about it is special."
Margarida Martins, Senior Housekeeper
"Príncipe is the island where I was born and raised. It is beautiful, charming and well-suited for tourism. I really enjoy being on my island."
Gilson da Conceição, Waiter
"HBD is good work for me and many people on this beautiful island of ours. I make marmalades, jams, soaps and many other very good products."
Genoveva Quaresma, Paciência Organic Research Assistant
"São Tomé and its people are welcoming. Here, nature is good, the beaches are beautiful and the gastronomy is amazing. Omali is my home."
António Manuel Lima Menezes, Assistant Director
"Príncipe to me is a wonderful island because here we have everything natural."
Nilson de Assunção, Chef
"HBD is a good team; my colleagues are friendly. And, we live in a calm place. No complaints!”
Olívia Cabral, Housekeeper
"Príncipe is a special place with its beaches, the beautiful city, and our typical dishes. I want to live here forever because I feel peace."
Suzt de Sousa, Housekeeper
"Príncipe is a green island with many places to explore."
Jéssica Coelho, Cook
"HBD is a team centered on unity: we help and respect each other, which is very important to me."
Albertino Sousa do Espírito Santo, Security Officer
“I wouldn’t be who I am today without HBD. I am who I am because of HBD. I grateful and look forward to what’s still to come.”
Carlos Rodrigues, Maintenance Supervisor
"HBD is a sea of opportunities. And, Príncipe is quite special to me because things that I thought were impossible came true here."
Will Grem Leal Roberto, Mechanic
"HBD is really 'here be dragons.' It is doing something different in a space that had nothing similar. Everyone who visits this island takes home a little bit of Príncipe in their heart."
Yury Prazeres, External & Legal Affairs Manager
"Príncipe is the best thing in the world. The environment and nature here are different from any other place. It is unique."
Argentino Costa, Boat Captain & Experiences Guide
"Príncipe is HBD, for HBD’s vision of sustainability. It is an enduring company that seeks to make what we have here last for a lifetime. I am inspired by Príncipe."
Baltazar de Pina Freire, Horticulture & Agroforestry Supervisor
"HBD is a wonder. It is everything to me, to us, and to Príncipe, too. Here I have learned a lot and teach what I learn to other people on this incredible island."
Adnilsa Dos Santos, Waste Management & Recycling Supervisor
"HBD for me is sustainable excursions: it's exploring and getting in touch with the forest, but without ever touching it."
David do Carmo, Experiences Guide
"HBD is a strong, fantastic, hardworking team, ready to make our contribution to the development of this country, which is my birthplace and a calm and peaceful place."
Dicla de Almeida, Receptionist
"Príncipe is a wonderful island and I am proud of it. The project that is being developed here by HBD makes me proud and I know that in the future we will reach even bigger goals."
Viveriano Viana da Graça, Agricultural Supervisor
"HBD is everything to me. How we are treated at work is a motivation to continuously work better and better."
Domingos Cabral Landim, Gardener
“HBD for me and for Príncipe represents hope. Príncipe is tranquility, nature and community. Here, I feel peaceful; nowhere in the world do I feel as peaceful as I do here.”
Ketty Borges, Human Resources Supervisor
"Príncipe to me is home; everything about it is special."
Margarida Martins, Senior Housekeeper
"Príncipe is the island where I was born and raised. It is beautiful, charming and well-suited for tourism. I really enjoy being on my island."
Gilson da Conceição, Waiter
"HBD is good work for me and many people on this beautiful island of ours. I make marmalades, jams, soaps and many other very good products."
Genoveva Quaresma, Paciência Organic Research Assistant
"São Tomé and its people are welcoming. Here, nature is good, the beaches are beautiful and the gastronomy is amazing. Omali is my home."
António Manuel Lima Menezes, Assistant Director
"Príncipe to me is a wonderful island because here we have everything natural."
Nilson de Assunção, Chef
"HBD is a good team; my colleagues are friendly. And, we live in a calm place. No complaints!”
Olívia Cabral, Housekeeper
"Príncipe is a special place with its beaches, the beautiful city, and our typical dishes. I want to live here forever because I feel peace."
Suzt de Sousa, Housekeeper
"Príncipe is a green island with many places to explore."
Jéssica Coelho, Cook
"HBD is a team centered on unity: we help and respect each other, which is very important to me."
Albertino Sousa do Espírito Santo, Security Officer
“I wouldn’t be who I am today without HBD. I am who I am because of HBD. I grateful and look forward to what’s still to come.”
Carlos Rodrigues, Maintenance Supervisor