São Tomé & Príncipe Accommodation,
Príncipe Island

Roca Belo Monte


Roca Belo Monte is a historic colonial plantation house which has undergone extensive restoration along with the estate’s outbuildings, resulting in the thoroughly charming boutique hotel we see today.

The main house has three rooms, each with lounge and terrace, and also contains the restaurant, bar and drawing room. The catering is first class. There are 15 rooms in other restored buildings, including a family chalet sleeping four. In the well-tended gardens stands a museum celebrating the island’s natural and cultural histories and nearby is a small cinema showing international releases.

A helipad is on site for those who wish to arrive by air or take a helicopter tour flying over the island. Behind the museum is a swimming pool with loungers. Nearby are five fine beaches, including lovely Banana Beach, location for a famous Bacardi advertisement shot in 1991, and Praia Grande, where up to four species of sea turtle come ashore to lay their eggs.




Restaurant, bar, natural history and cultural museum, swimming pool, small cinema, helipad, pleasant gardens, air conditioning, WiFi, beach shuttle service, en suite air conditioned rooms.

Local Wildlife

Many birds visit the grounds and Praia Grande is close by for turtle watching.

Optional Activities

Choose from a list of interior tours and boat trips. Relax on Banana Beach. Visit Praia Grande for turtle viewing and the turtle museum. Take a scenic helicopter flight over the island.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our São Tomé & Príncipe tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Thank you for sending us on the most magical holiday. I can hardly believe there are two islands, of such beauty, almost untouched by modern tourism and commercialisation, left on the planet. They must be similar now, to how the Seychelles were 70 years ago.

Mr JG - West Sussex