Roça Sundy has two buildings. The Colonial House is Roca Sundy’s main house, where there are all the hotel services and The Casa da Fazenda with a more contemporary style but with the same level of comfort and splendid views overlooking the plantation grounds or the tropical forest.
Stay in the heart of Príncipe’s chocolate story at this roça with guest rooms, once the island’s largest cacao plantation. The 18th and 19th-century buildings date from a time of Portuguese rule and have been restored using historic techniques, with sweeping staircases made from local marapião wood alongside columned verandahs and patterned tiles. The result is a characterful, boutique property with a step-back-in-time feel. As well as learning about how this tiny island was, for a time, the world’s largest exporter of cacao, and its scientific importance—Einstein’s general theory of relativity was proven here in 1919—Roça Sundy’s grounds are shared with the community, giving true insight into life on Príncipe today.