Sundy Praia, Príncipe Island
Lost paradise island escape
Hidden away, 140 miles off the coast of West Africa, Praia Sundy is a nature lovers’ haven on the lost paradise island of Príncipe. In this UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, birdsong fills the air and pristine golden beaches are fringed by primary rainforest teeming with rare and endemic species.
Merging seamlessly with their forest surrounds, the 15 tented villas of this luxurious tropical hideaway lie hidden among a scattering of almond and banana trees. One bedroom villas are dominated by a vast four-poster wooden bed with comfortable sofas in both the lounge area and on the wraparound terrace area, and are as intimate, private escape for two. Meanwhile the two and three bedroom villas are ideal for families and small groups. Each gazes down to the crystal clear ocean to echo the style of the fishermen’s huts that once stood this spot, just back from the beach. The bar and elegant infinity pool area is the place to relax during the day while the cleverly designed bamboo dining area is where local organic produce and the island's natural exotic ingredients come together to create a unique dining experience.
During your stay swim in clear turquoise water, explore deserted coves and primary forests, hike mountain peaks and watch turtles hatch or whales breach. The birdwatching is outstanding and there are plenty of conservation and community outreach projects to involve yourself in should you wish.
Virtually untouched by humans, this forgotten paradise has unique charm and beguiling beauty.
Why we like it
A lost tropical paradise
Delicious, exotic produce
Dozens of rare, endemic species
African charm with European chic