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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gilligan would not want to leave this resort. It features incredible beauty, gourmet food, and excellent service. The flight from Sao Tome is a short one. The drive from the airport to the resort is down a winding road through a lush jungle, at the end of which is the small registration building. Each of the buildings looks very rustic...

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HBDRO, Diretor de Vendas at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are enchanted for understanding that you had the real Principe Island Experience. It was a pleasure to welcome you at Bom Bom resort and look forward to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards!

Kehl
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The place is awesome, stunning, supercalifragilistic. Two beautiful pristine beaches where you can easily find a private spot for yourself. Fantastic bungalows right on the beach or elevated in the garden. A long bridge takes you to the restaurant near the jetty on a small island close by. This idea and view alone is worth more than 5 stars. Staff...

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HBDRO, Guest Relations Manager at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are amazed with such great review as we feel as you became part of the island and enjoyed every moment you stayed with us at Bom Bom. And that is our main purpose, to create genuine and unforgettable experiences. Thank you for visiting Bom Bom and hope to welcome you back again soon.

Estoril, Portugal
Reviewed 12 September 2016

It was an unforgettable three day staying, with wonderful beaches, very kind staff, excellent meals and beautiful sunsets. Very relaxing and ideal for resting. Swimming and snorkelling in a pleasant warm and crystal clear water is an option at any time of the day. Gardens are beautiful and very well taken care.

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HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It is great to know that our guests leave with such high impressions. You are very welcome to return everytime you can and enjoy with us this piece of heaven on earth.

Celorico de Basto, Portugal
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

One of the most amazing locations on the planet with very attentive staff. The architecture is nothing special. But everything else rocks. Filipa, Ruben and the beautiful lady from Lisbon (I'm sorry for forgetting your name...) are very helpful as are all the other staff. Need to be bit forgiving with some of the trainees, but nothing bad, just sometimes...

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HBDRO, Director of Sales at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Bom Bom Príncipe and please accept our apologises for any details as we are taking a large training with the young generation of the island so the local community can have the opportunity of a career on hospitality. Nevertheless, the most important was there, the authenticity of the people, the beautiful...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 July 2016

A beautiful bungalow on a sandy beach, the waves, the sun, the peace. Bom, Bom island resort is a perfet desitnation for anyone who wants to truly escpae to somehwere exceptionally beautiful. Every evening it was a treat to walk oover to Bom Bom island for a drink in the bar before a delicious 3 course meal after a day...

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HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! It is always a satisfaction to know that our clientes leave with so good impression and outstanding memories to share with friends and family. Hope to see you again in Bom Bom Principe.

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

This beautiful island is worth a visit if you can afford it. It's pretty pricey. It's a beautiful private island owned by the South African business tycoon Mark Shuttleworth. Well worth a visit. The island also has incredibly fast WIFI. Heaven in Paradise

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HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Bom Bom Príncipe. Just a small details, Principe Island isn´t owned by Mark Shuttleworth. He is just funding a company (HBD) which aims for the development of the social and economic infrastructure on the island without harming the nature and with respect to the local people and African traditions. By staying at Bom...

elk rapids
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Lovely resort all though not easy to reach. Once there it's bliss. The management is friendly, the food is good and the beaches are fantastic. Great place to recharge batteries or for a sexy time away from everybody else.

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HBDRO, Sales and Marketing Assistant at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind commment. It is very rewarding for us to know that our service matched your expectations. Hope to see you soon in Principe!

Naples, Italy
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Principe is a hidden paradise and this resort is adequate for it! I stayed here a couple of times, and enjoyed it a lot. Comfortable bungalows, decent food, wonderful landscapes, good service. RECOMMENDED

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HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It's a pleasure for us receive such an amazing and caring guests. See you soon again in Bom Bom Island Resort!

Luanda, Angola
Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights in this idyllic beach resort. From the moment we arrived we at the very functional airport we were impressed by the staffs hospitality and attention to detail. The resort is exactly as pictured and our beachside bungalow was perfect for beach walks and the calming sound of waves breaking on the beach. We had a...

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HBDRO, Diretor de vendas at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, we are very happy to understand that you had a lovely stay with us at Bom Bom Príncipe. We look forward to welcome you back again to Principe Island. Warm regards!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning location, beautiful beaches in the middle of nicely maintained garden. Nice staff, good portion of food, big bungalows. You can arrange day trips but they are not cheap: day tour around the island €80pp, boat ride around the island €300/boat if 2 sharing. Less if there are more people. Good snorkelling at the beaches too. I shall return...

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HBDRO, Director of Sales at Bom Bom Principe Island, responded to this review

Dear Guest, thank you very much for visiting Principe Island. It was a pleasure having you with us! You are very welcome to come back again to Bom Bom Príncipe

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The exclusive Bom Bom Island Resort lies on the northern slope of the tropical island of Principe - a virtually undiscovered paradise in the Atlantic Ocean, close to Gabon. At Bom Bom Island Resort, your comfort is a priority. Rooms are authentic island-style chalets with simple decor and light spaces. Nineteen chalets enjoy garden views, ocean views or beach-front views. There are also four inter-leading pool chalets. All rooms have en suite bathroom, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with satellite connection, telephone, safe, in-room tea/coffee station, mini bar/ fridge and overhead fan.Visitors to Bom Bom Island Resort have two private beaches at their disposal, as well as the restaurant and bar on Bom Bom Island, dive centre and jetty on Bom Bom Island, swimming pool, pool bar, reception (with internet and email facilities), souvenir shop and foreign exchange service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bom Bom Principe Island

Address: CP 25, Ilheu Bom Bom, Principe, Sao Tome and Principe
Region: Sao Tome and Principe > Principe
Price Range: £333 - £404 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bom Bom Principe Island 4*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Bungalows near the beach offer an exclusive experience, with the sand one step from the room and the waves' melody all day and night.”
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“All the beach houses are great really. None better than the other!”
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“The beach side chalets are the best but the tidal noise might be a nuisance at night for some people.”
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