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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. It’s 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 Bom Island Resort
CP 25
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 and discover.

The official language of São Tomé and Príncipe is Portuguese.


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 espensive.


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.

Electrical Power

Electric Power is 220V running at 50Hz. The Plug type used is Type C plug (European 2 pin)

Local Time

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.

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