Sundy Praia

Sundy Praia

São Tomé and Príncipe

At Sundy Praia, you can lose all sense of time. Awaking to the chatter of forest parrots, you will readjust to nature’s clock, perhaps practicing yoga in the morning sun, relaxing on the beach in the afternoon, dining beneath a sea of stars, before drifting off at night to the lullaby of sea on sand. A place of gentle rhythms and sensuous fragrances, of whales and turtles, forest hikes and cooling swims, it is a place to awaken the senses and free the mind, warmed by the sand between your toes.

Here you can truly enjoy an intimate experience with nature, on the very edge of the ocean, surrounded by tropical forest. Creating the perfect balance of natural design and comfort, Sundy´s 15 tented villas have spacious indoor and outdoor areas, including private terraces, some with their own private plunge
pool. Nature and style are enhanced by the original bamboo dining area where local organic produce transforms meals into an unforgettable culinary journey.

Accommodation & Facilities
Echoing the look of the wood-paneled fishermen’s huts that once stood in this sheltered nook above the beach, the tented-villas exist in perfect harmony with their lush, forest surrounds. Local, handcrafted artefacts and designer pieces perfectly complement the spacious wooden interior, vast floor-to-ceiling sliding windows bring the outside in, affording sweeping views down to the sea.
All villas have stunning bathrooms, with a freestanding granite bath tub gazing out across the leafy estate. In keeping with our ethos of sustainable,  responsible development, most oils and creams have been made on our organic farm, Paciência, run by the local community.
The tented-villas come with an individual dressing area and maxi bar, replenished daily with local fruits and juices.

The Villas
One-Bedroom tented-villas (8) – guarantee an intimate, private escape. Dominated by a vast four-poster wooden bed, with comfortable sofas both in the lounge area and on the wraparound decking terrace outside, these simple but distinctive tented-villas are the ultimate romantic hideaway for two.  One-bedroom tented-villas comprise 70m² indoor + 50m² terrace.

Two-Bedroom tented-villas (5) – are perfect for families, or for two sets of friends staying together at Praia Sundy. Comprising two
separate, independent units, the two-bedroom tented-villas share a large, common decking terrace, where families or friends can come
together under the billowing canvas canopy to enjoy magnificent forest and sea views from the generous sofas.  Two-bedroom tented-villas comprise a total 110m² indoor + 100m² terrace.

Three-Bedroom tented-villas (2) – each with their own private pool, are perfect for larger families, or for groups of friends staying
together at Praia Sundy. Comprising three separate, independent units, the three-bedroom tented-villas are arranged around a large,
shared decking terrace. Here, families or friends can come together to swim in the 10m x 4.5m private pool, or to relax on generous,
sofas in the shade of the billowing canvas canopy, enjoying magnificent forest and sea views.
Three-bedroom tented-villas comprise a total 150m² indoor + 140m² terrace (pool 45m²)


Beyond Praia Sundy’s tranquil bounds, a world of remarkable discovery awaits. From rainforest hikes to wild, pristine beaches, from timeless fishing villages to friendly shack cafes, Principe yearns to be explored. A place like no other, Príncipe is a timeless island of hidden treasures and warm-hearted souls, it touches everyone who journeys here. Come and find yourself in Principe.

Principe Explorer
This is a great way of getting to know the island’s culture and outstanding scenery in a single day. You’ll also be able to observe the secrets of our organic farming and experience different aromas and tastes, as well as enjoying a marvellous traditional local meal.

Plantation Tour
Learn all about the secrets of organic farming at the plantation house, Roça Paciência. Taste the different aromas and tastes of Príncipe Island’s aromatic herbs and medicinal plants, visit the gardens and see how the products are transformed into delicious jams, tropical muesli, toiletries and beauty products.

Turtle Watching
This trip consists in accompanying the monitoring of the sea turtles laying their eggs on the beaches of Príncipe Island, between September and April. You’ll get to learn about sea turtles and the conservation of this threatened species. If you’re lucky enough to watch a female laying her eggs or her young being
hatched, it is certainly an unforgettable experience.

Whale Watching
Watch whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. Príncipe island is a great place for spotting these beautiful species.

Bird Watching
São Tomé and Príncipe has between 21 and 29 endemic species of birds. Take your binoculars and venture out to discover them. Their sounds and colours are unique and unforgettable.

Biosphere Trails
Discover the cocoa plantations, walk along rivers, climb to Papagaio peak, 700 meters high formed from volcanic rock or just refresh yourself in the waterfalls. The unpredictable weather only adds to the mystery and ambiance of this unique island.

Community Visits
Experience this great way to get a sense of the people and culture of Príncipe island. You will able to interact with, talk to, and learn from people in a relaxed and genuine way.

Scuba Diving & Snorkelling
Enjoy the freedom and all the beauties of the underwater world of Príncipe island.

Boat Trips
Enjoy a boat trip along the beaches of the northeast side of the island and discover the natural beauty of Príncipe from the perspective of the sea.

Lying in perfect isolation some 130 miles off the West African coast, Principe’s forests shelter an abundance of endemic birds and plants,
reptiles and amphibians – little wonder the island is sometimes referred to as Africa’s Galapagos.
But this is not a desert island: Príncipe has its people too, living in the colorful main town, Santo António, or scattered in pretty fishing
villages along the coast. Our goal is to maintain and build harmony between the people and their island, and Sundy Praia is a vital part of
that goal, providing a model of sustainable, responsible tourism, with the people of Príncipe involved at its core.


Sundy Praia Lodge, São Tomé and Príncipe


  • Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry Service
  • Entertainment
  • Business Centre

Room Features

  • Non-Smoking
  • Family Rooms
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Room Service
  • Iron
  • Bottled Water



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