You will find us on the remote, little known and utterly beautiful tropical island of Principe.
This is the smallest of the two islands that make up São Tomé and Principe, Africa’s second smallest nation. Located in the Gulf of Guinea, these islands were once scattered with plantation houses, making them one of the world’s largest producers of chocolate.
Today, most of the plantations (Roças) have been absorbed back into the local communities, but Roça Sundy has been transformed into an affordable guest house comprising just fifteen en-suite rooms for lovers of nature, sustainability and escape.
Welcome to Roça Sundy, our beautifully restored cocoa plantation house in the heart of the African rainforest.
“But Shuttleworth is right, it is the people - colourful, eccentric - who make the Islands so seductive“
Condé Nast Traveller
Roça Sundy’s two main houses have been carefully restored to create a journey back in time, with the maximum comfort.
In keeping with our strong and heartfelt commitment to sustainability, all of the restoration work has been carried out by local builders, especially trained for the job, using recycled materials, wherever possible.
Here, you will be looked after by an outstanding team of staff who have been recruited from within the local community to deliver a personal, friendly and authentic service. More than 90% of our team are local and have received a year-long training from the Azores School of Tourism.
City, plantation and beach. The most authentic experience you could have in São Tomé and Príncipe!