Sao Tome’s Hidden Gem: Sundy Praia Hotel

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Surrounded by green tropical forest, embraced by the breeze of the ocean, listening to the sound of the birds and warmed by the bright sun. This could be that little piece of heaven you were looking for. Discover Sundy Praia, heaven in Sao Tome, is a tented luxury hotel with 15 comfortable villas on the northwestern tip of Príncipe Island.

If there’s such a thing as heaven on earth, Sundy Praia would surely be it. You can feel it the moment you set foot in this wondrous place, and sense the salted breeze coming from the ocean, hear the gentle sounds of the birds and other animals in the surrounding forest and watch the elegant dance performed by the sunlight and the shadows.

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Sundy Praia Lodge has 15 villas and is located on the northwestern tip of Príncipe, the second largest Island of the São Tomé and Príncipe archipelago, in an area that was once part of the island’s second largest cocoa plantation.

Each Villa is built with natural eco-friendly materials, superbly designed to let visitors feel at home in the heart of Africa, with spacious areas and all the comfort only places built with a warm soul can offer. The outdoor areas were planned to let you fully enjoy the surrounding nature peacefully, with large terraces and pools (some private).

OCA Sundy, Sundy Praia’s restaurant, is undoubtedly the hotel’s crown jewel, having won the prestigious Versailles Special Prize in 2019 for best architectural concept in Africa. Built from bamboo and other eco-friendly materials, OCA Sundy’s impressive structure, shaped like a fish, gives you the impression of stepping into a new world, one that lies at the bottom of the sea. The Chef and his team prepare daily menus, delicious and unforgettable meals made from a wide array of fresh and local produce.

If you just want to spend a pleasant time relaxing before or after dinner, you are very welcome at Sundy Praia’s Bar, where, along with a good drink, you may also hear some interesting stories about the Island because, as you know, bartenders are always the best-informed people and the greatest storytellers.

Let all your five senses be delighted at Sundy Praia’s SPA with its full range of relaxing and beauty experiences, using local organic products, made with love and the very best of Príncipe’s fruits and plants such as cacao, coconut, cinnamon and coffee.

To describe such a unique place in Sao Tome is not an easy task. You have to live it and feel it to fully understand the perfect balance between nature and comfort, gentle sounds and silence, sun and shadows, ocean and forest, green and blue. The type of peace you can only find within yourself when you lose sense of time and place, and let your body and soul become immersed in the soothing, transformative and restful experiences Sundy Praia Lodge offers you! And the best place for it might be the wicker egg-shaped chairs suspended from the branches of the trees at the hotel’s beach.

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