Principe: Roca Belo Monte

This spectacular plantation estate (aka roca) located at the high grounds at the north of Principe is fully restored to its colonial glory (as then some!) and remodeled into a plantation house hotel. Stylish in and out, it’s the perfect base to explore the island – a hidden gem of a beach is just below it, the 4WD track to turtle beach starts here, hiking is abundant, or you can just sit on the outside balcony and watch sunset with a gin & tonic in your hand.