Accommodation, São Tomé Island

Roca Sao Joao

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A former colonial plantation administrator’s house near the village of Sao Joao dos Angolares on Sao Tome’s east coast, meticulously restored with an excellent restaurant.

The six en-suite rooms in the main building are the best ones, while there are some simpler rooms in the former hospital. A balcony wraps around the house and looks out over forest to the Bay of Santa Cruz – perfect for bird watching. The grounds are well kept and worth a stroll and there are trails further afield for birders to walk.

The restaurant is very popular with locals and serves an excellent taster menu, sometimes of 10 courses, overseen by the chef and your host, Joao Carlos Silva.

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Roca Sao Joao 0.139087, 6.647652 Roca Sao JoaoView

Facilities

The rooms in the main building are the best ones and all en suite while there are some simple rooms in the former hospital. Rooms have fans, mosquito nets and there is running hot water in the shower. The restaurant is very popular with locals and serves an excellent taster menu, sometimes of 10 courses, overseen by the chef and your host, Joao Carlos Silva.

Local Wildlife

You could see paradise flycatcher, dwarf olive ibis, Principe speirops, Newton’s yellow breasted sunbird, Gulf of Guinea thrush and oriole.

Optional Activities

Guided plantation walks. Visits to the beach and local town. Cookery classes . Guided trails. Birding tours. Picnics.

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