Sundy Praia: The Experience

Located in Príncipe Island, São Tomé & Príncipe

The lodge is surrounded by a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, waiting to be explored in a variety of ways.

Relax in environs surrounded by serene rainforests that hold monkeys and a rainbow of native birds.

Swimmers and sunbathers can choose between the lodge’s sublime pool or golden beaches.

Stake out your spot on the long golden-sand beach that stretches just steps from your villa, and read, swim, nap or stroll the surf.

Príncipe is a place apart—and Sundy Praia offers an abundance of ways to make authentic connections. Delve into the island’s stunning biodiversity as well as its cultural delights with guided excursions on land and sea, and by foot, boat, or 4x4. Calm, tropical waters are a playground for snorkelers, divers, kayakers, and paddleboarders, and hold myriad marine wonders—from colorful corals and tropical fish to dolphins and humpback whales. On shore, there are opportunities to spend time with local artists, observe sea turtles laying eggs or hatching on the beach, cook native specialties at a former coffee plantation, and more.

Things To Do

Activity inclusions vary by rate type and package. Please inquire with the lodge when requesting your reservation.

  • Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
  • Kayaking and Paddleboarding
  • Turtle- and Bird-watching
  • Dolphin- and Whale-watching
  • Catch-and-Release Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Boating Excursions
  • Cultural Tours
  • Cooking and Handicraft Classes
  • Yoga Classes

Food and Drink

At the heart of the lodge is the restaurant: A soaring vision in bamboo, oversized hanging lamps, and billowing curtains positioned to take in the ever-changing view of the surrounding jungle. An impressive breakfast spread features house-made goods starring flavors from the jungle, while lunch can be arranged pool-side or as a beach picnic, with fresh fish served on banana leaves. Dinner comes à la carte with rotating specials; chefs fuse international cuisine with local ingredients, such as fresh-caught barracuda served in miso soup. The restaurant also hosts a weekly Príncipean-themed evening featuring regional dishes and accompanied by lively musical performances.

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