'How are an apple and an orange alike? They both don't wear glasses.'- a quote from a book by Sara Pinto Coelho, a novelist from Sao Tome and Principe.
Introduction to Principe
Principe is a small island, in the Sao Tome country, located off the western coast of South Africa. The island was formed after a volcanic eruption that took place millions of years ago. A largely unexplored and uninhabited island, it has a population of merely 5000. Even with only about 5000 people staying there, Principe has emerged as a popular tourist spot and its economy is mainly dependent on tourism as a source of income. The island was discovered by Portuguese and was named Principe which means Prince's Island. It was done to honor Alfonso, who was the Prince of Portugal then.
Cheap Accommodation in Principe
Cheap hotels in Principe are extremely popular because of their great amenities at low rates. You can book a room at the Hotel Praia on your trip to Principe. One of the best budget friendly hotels in Principe, Hotel Praia guarantees a very comfortable stay. The beds in your room will be fairly comfortable, the staff members are friendly and warm and the pool is lovely for a swim during the day. The restaurant also offers fairly satisfactory food and the hotel is located very near the airport. The hotel also offers free Wi-Fi to the guests. The Sao Tome Town Center is just 3 Km away, in case you're planning a visit.
Hotel Omali Sao Tome is the perfect place to stay in while you enjoy the island. The rooms are well maintained and well stocked. The bar offers fantastic cocktails and the restaurant offers fairly good food whenever you're in the mood for a light snack. You can definitely count on Hotel Omali Sao Tome, one of the best cheap hotels, to make your stay memorable.
High-End Resorts in Principe
There are numerous luxury hotels in Principe where you can set down roots as you take a trip around the island. The Hotel Residential Avenida is one such hotel. One of the most popular Principe hotels, it is more or less equidistant from all the major tourist destinations. This makes planning your trip even easier. You can stay here for a few nights to experience the comfort of premium bedding, buffet breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a swimming pool and great service.
Why not look up the Club Santana Beach Resort? This splendid hotel sets an example in luxury to all the other Principe hotels. It features a small restaurant which is located just by the bay, so you can enjoy a great view as you eat. The rooms are extremely clean and extra beds are available if you are traveling with children. The location of the hotel is advantageous, which means it allows easy access to all the major tourist destinations.
Fabulous Boutique Hotels of Principe
Principe has its share of small, petite boutique hotels despite being an island that people hardly know about. Bom Bom Island Resort is one such boutique hotel. There are a few bungalows in the hotel and each bungalow has a distinct decor. Each bungalow is built like a cottage where you can spend your vacation days, relaxing, with no one to interrupt the tranquillity.
You can also try the Pestana Sao Tome Ocean Resort. Located by the beach, this unique boutique resort will be everything you wished for in a hotel. It offers you all the services and amenities that you could possible require while on your trip to Principe.