Roca Sundy

Formerly a colonial farm, Roca Sundy has been lovingly restored as a boutique hotel. It is made up of two Portuguese-style buildings - Colonial House and Plantation house - with the 12 rooms split evenly between the two.

These sit within the grounds of the former plantation, which itself perches on a hillside, high above the island's coast.

Why We Like It

This relaxed hotel manages to retain its original character, whilst also having been beautifully renovated and redecorated in a colourful style. This mix of modernity and history makes for a lovely boutique feel.


The hotel is well positioned to explore this tiny island. Available activities include:

  • Guided tours of Principe Island
  • Tours of the plantation
  • Community visits
  • Turtle and bird watching
  • Guided biosphere trails
  • Non-guided walking trails


Rooms are beautifully decorated in a colourful and modern style, which complements the colonial fittings and design. Cool and spacious, they all have en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning. Every room has a balcony with sea views, as well as access to Roca Sundy’s lush gardens. The in-house restaurant serves a mix of Creole-inspired dishes, using local ingredients.


Roca Sundy is located close to Principe’s northern coastline, sitting in rainforest-covered hills that rise up from the sea. It is about eight kilometres from the island’s tiny capital, Santo Antonio.


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