Book your stay at either Roça Sundy or Sundy Praia, and receive complimentary house drinks and a daily experience on Príncipe Island.
To take advantage of this special offer, please book online.
We want your travel planning to run as smoothly as possible. Please find comprehensive information below about everything from visas to the islands’ weather, as well as some of the most frequently asked questions.
It is our pleasure to assist in making your stay as memorable, seamless, and fun as possible. From your safe arrival and all things COVID-19-related to organising romantic beach strolls, rainforest adventures, or chocolate tastings, we are committed to elevating your levels of joy and peace whilst staying with us.
If our Concierge Team can be of any help before, during or after your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Visa requirements are not the same for all travellers so please read the below information carefully.
Currently all restrictions related to COVID have been lifted, so no vaccination certificate is required for entry into São Tomé and Príncipe. All passengers, regardless of their origin or purpose of travel, are now allowed to enter the country without any additional requirements, applying this measure not only to air traffic and airports, but also at sea borders.
Updated April 2023.
Exploring São Tomé and Príncipe is enjoyable throughout the year with temperatures ranging from 20° to 30° Celsius (68° to 86° Fahrenheit) depending on the time of day and season.
During all times of year, loose, light-fitting clothing in natural fibres (cotton and linen) or synthetic fabrics that breathe are recommended. In the evening, a sweatshirt or cover-up may be useful and we advise wearing long sleeved items to combat mosquitoes. A light raincoat or jacket is suggested for all times of year. We also recommend bringing a reusable water bottle to cut down on plastic waste.
At our hotels we recommend using electronic payment methods instead of cash;
Electronic payments can be made using:
If you need to make payments in cash in a foreign currency, please note that we only accept EUR and USD and that the change will be given in the local currency, Dobras (STN).
With geo-coordinates 1°N, 7°E, the twin-island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe, the second-smallest country in Africa, is located at the center of the world, almost on the Equator, and offers year-round average temperatures of 29° Celsius (84° Fahrenheit). Learn more about this extraordinary country, getting here and discovering Príncipe with HBD.
We, HBD Príncipe, are a sustainable ecotourism and agroforestry company founded more than a decade ago with the vision of the sustainable social and economic development in Príncipe and conservation of the island’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. We have four hotels, three on Príncipe Island and one in São Tomé, and local and organic agricultural operations. We look forward to welcoming you to discover these remarkable islands with us.
Sundy Praia: All master bedrooms at Sundy Praia have King-size beds and are not able to be made into Twins. In the two- and three-bed villas, the secondary bedrooms may have Queen-size or Twin-size beds; please enquire for details.
Roça Sundy: All rooms at Roça Sundy have Queen-size beds and Twins are not available. In some room types, an additional single bed may be added. There are also two inter-connecting rooms available.
Omali: All Classic Rooms have Queen-size beds. Premier and Family Rooms have King-size beds or Twins. All Suites have King-size beds. Unfortunately, these configurations cannot be changed.
One-bedroom tented villas have an indoor lounge area, as well as a wraparound deck outside. The indoor space is 70m2 and the outdoor areas are 50m2.
Two-bedroom villas are ideal for families and friends staying together and are comprised of two one-bedroom villas with a bedroom and lounge area, that share a large outdoor deck. Indoor space is 110m2 and the outdoor areas are 100m2.
Three-bedroom villas comprise three, one-bedroom villas (bedroom and lounge area), that share a large outdoor deck. Three-bed villas come with their own private pools (10m x 4.5m) and indoor space is 150m2 and the outdoor areas are 140m2.
There are several delicious options for lunch on Príncipe Island, serving a variety of cuisines. In Santo António, try Romar for its traditional flavours with a modern touch, Juditinha Restaurant (owned by the wonderful Juditinha) for specialties from the sea, or Barbosa, serving traditional dishes cooked on a wooden stove.
Eclipse House is the main building at Roça Sundy, in which the restaurant and lobby are located. The house has three rooms with panoramic views on the first floor, all with their own private balconies. Two of these rooms are interconnecting. On the ground floor, there are a further three rooms: one master suite, and two rooms with garden views.
In Cacao House, the adjacent building, there are nine rooms and a conference room. These rooms are slightly smaller than those in Eclipse House and there are four Yard rooms, four Panoramic rooms with a balcony and view of the landscape, and one Cacao Suite.
Standard check-out at all hotels is 11:00 AM. At Omali, late check-outs and day-use of the room can be arranged at an extra cost. If your flight departs in the evening, the public facilities (swimming pool, gym, etc.) at Omali are available throughout the day and luggage storage is available. Sadly, late check-outs are unavailable at Sundy Praia and Roça Sundy.
The Tourism Levy and the Conservation & Communities Contribution (CCC) are charged per person per night (13+ years). The CCC supports local projects directly: 50% to our conservation NGO partner Fundação Príncipe and 50% to educational, environmental and social initiatives. Learn more here. The Tourism Levy is a mandatory tax implemented by the government of São Tomé and Príncipe, with proceeds going towards the development of the islands.
There are 10 Classic Rooms, which are 20m2, and 10 Premier Rooms, which have an added living room and balcony, with 45m2 of space. Suites also have 45m2 of space and have a small seating area, whilst the Family Suites are the largest, with 55m2 of space and accommodation for four people in a double bed and two single beds.
A group booking comprises 10 or more guests in one booking.
Roça Sundy and Sundy Praia are about 2 kilometres apart, linked by a beautiful walking trail that takes about 20 minutes to complete. If you would like to walk only one way, you can enquire at reception about free transfers and availability.