The equatorial islands of São Tomé
& Príncipe lie in the Atlantic Ocean approximately
200 kilometres off the west coast of Central Africa.
With a rich cultural heritage and good infrastructure, particularly
in São Tomé, these islands form one of the smallest
independent states in the world, located on an alignment of
once-active volcanoes, with rugged landscaped, dense primary
tropical forests, and beaches of black and white sand.
The tropical island of Príncipe lies north-east of
São Tomé. Its a place where dense rainforests
teem with exotic birds, where whales sport playfully off unspoiled,
deserted beaches, where crystal-clear waterfalls cascade into
the azure blue ocean, and where the people are, above all,
friendly and happy to meet you.
The waters of Sao Tome and Principe are still largely unexplored.
So far, 230 fish species have been distinguished of which
many are endemic.
Bom Island Resort
Sao Tome e Principe
+239 22 51 114
Bom Bom Island Resort, offering luxurious accommodation
in staggeringly beautiful natural surroundings. While
Bom Bom is a wonderful place to relax and recharge
your spirit, there is also plenty here to explore
The official language of São Tomé and Príncipe
The telephone country code is +239. The coverage for mobile
telephone varies from very good to non-existent, depending
on the area on each island; while the international roaming
agreements currently exist with one company. The internet
cafes are available, but the access can be slow and relatively
The local currency is Dobra. Cash in Euro, US Dollar or Dobra
are accepted. When using credit cards, only Visa, MasterCard
& American Express are accepted. They do not accept any
travellers cheques or CFA Fancs.
Electric Power is 220V running at 50Hz. The Plug type used
is Type C plug (European 2 pin)
The local time in São Tomé and Príncipe
is GMT +/-0
Airmail from São Tomé and Príncipe takes
at least one weak to reach Western Europe. Urgent letters
must be sending by special delivery to ensure their safe arrival.