No, this has nothing to do with hallucinogens, but that’s your call. As is our wont, we’re focusing on a rather nice place that you might want to consider for your next “trippy.” As you will have no doubt guessed, we’re featuring a trippy to Principe. And if you’re not in the know, Príncipe, often referred to as Príncipe Island, is part of the African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe. It is a relatively undiscovered and exotic destination that offers a genuinely unique and laid-back holiday experience. The first thing you’ll notice upon arrival is its unspoiled natural beauty. Príncipe is known for that, and it is in abundance. The island is covered in lush rainforests, and its beaches are pristine and uncrowded. The landscapes are dotted with waterfalls, volcanic peaks, and diverse flora and fauna. And, history abounds everywhere: forts, wrecks, monuments and more await those who love to step into the past.
The entire island has been designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, recognizing its importance in terms of biodiversity and conservation. For nature enthusiasts, this makes Príncipe a special destination to explore. And, carrying on with that ethos, Príncipe is committed to sustainable tourism. Visitors can engage in eco-friendly activities such as bird watching, hiking through rainforests, and exploring the diverse marine life while snorkeling or diving.
Stay at the lush and welcoming Hotel Kenito. Located in São Tomé, a 7-minute walk from Emília Beach, Hotel Kenito provides accommodations with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. Featuring a bar, the 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The property has room service, a 24-hour front desk and currency exchange for guests. At the hotel, the rooms include a balcony with a city view. Click here to book.
You can count on Tripadvisor for activities, dining and more. Click here to look and book.
Expedia fly to São Tomé and Príncipe. Click here to book.