Interiors / Exteriors

Final Frontier: São Tomé and Príncipe

Few places in Africa, or the world for that matter, can compare with the equatorial islands of São Tomé and Príncipe. Improbably dramatic and untouched, the islands’ insularity combined with its five-star accommodations make it the “next big thing” for those in search of luxurious yet off-the-beaten-track destinations.

Just off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, the island of Principe provides all the proof our collective imagination needs that Arthur Conan Doyle’s “Lost World” once existed. Two years ago, this extraordinary setting was elevated to stratospheric levels when the refurbishment of one of the island’s most gracious plantation houses, Roça Sundy, was unveiled, in addition to the design of an all-new tented camp called Praia Sundy—both by French architect Didier Lefort. 

by Kerryn Fischer/Frank Features

The full article is available in the 6th issue of MOYI.