“Bom Bom Island resort, just off the north coast of Principe island offers 20 bungalows, all either overlooking the beach, garden or pool. The hotel itself is spread out along two private beaches and the bungalows provide modern accommodation, each with its own verandah and view. Decor is simple but smart. Amble down a 230 metre wooden walkway and you'll reach another islet where the restaurant, bar and a small marina are located. A great spot for a cocktail or simply enjoying dinner with a view! For those who don't simply want to lie in the sun, the hotel will happily arrange birdwatching trips, forest hikes, four wheel drive safaris, snorkelling expeditions and much more exploring the volanic coastlines and the tropical ecosystem in the stunning rainforests and historic plantations.”
Written by HG Staff
“Why do people love staying in your hotel? Bom Bom is a tiny islet off the north coast of Príncipe, which provides a perfect base from which to discover this magical island. The small hotel resort extends across two gentle beaches and is nestled at the base of lush rainforest-covered hills. Bom Bom is a calm haven with a restaurant where you can experience a blend of exotic and local cuisine whilst enjoying the magnificent views of Príncipe and the surrounding ocean. Because it has a unique setting , located in the Island of Principe is an ecological gem in the Gulf of Guinea with a pristine rainforest, historic plantations and beautiful secluded beaches on an untouched volcanic coastline. The island has a tropical ecosystem with a diverse combination of African cultures and Portuguese tradition in a uniquely unspoilt travel destination.
What is there to do in the area? Birwatching, view spectacular scenery, sample “home-grown” chocolate, hike through diverse ecosystems, enjoy local festivals or experience extraordinary peace and natural beauty in such a remote part of our world.
Spot whales on their migration routes, swim and snorkel in the crystal clear seas and coincide your visit with the turtle-nesting seasons. The Bom Bom Island Resort offers a range of opportunities including guided forest hikes, ornithological tours, mountain biking, tag and release deep-sea fishing, canoe expeditions with local fisherman, quad bikes to roam the island as well as 4 wheel drive safaris. Island tours include a visit to the old Portuguese town of San Antonio, technically the smallest city in the world.
What kind of breakfast do you offer? Continental and Full English Breakfast
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally? We have available from light meals , lunch and dinner menus.
Which are your most popular room types, and why? Beach bungalow because they are located in the beach.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers? Visiting Principe island and Bom Bom island Resort will be an amazing opportunity to go back to the origins of Africa , to experience a genuine culture and see a rare and pristine nature. We are beyond a hotel: our concept encompasses causes such as environmental preservation, cultural & historic rehabilitation and humanitarian goals. You will be able to experience a genuine Africa and contribute to the preservation of Príncipe.”