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Bom Bom Island Resort
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   CP 25, Ilheu Bom Bom, Principe, Sao Tome and Principe   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Principe
Hannover
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“One of the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

Really one of the best lodges of the world !!
Everything was amazing !!!
Absolut fantastic nature - i've staid here with my family for one week - every day was something to do - snorceling was great, also the rainforest is great !
The stuff is fantastic - they have done everything for us !!!!
A MUST to return !
One of the best experiences we have ever done
All the best for the future

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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44 hotel reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Location is stunning, as is landscape layout designed for the property, with two stunning half km private beaches, with no local villages having access to! Rooms are slightly outdated, but with so much to do, who cares! Portugease staff are really working hard to give a vibe to the place.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

The island of Principe has to be one of the most amazing places on the face of the earth. Gorgeous beaches, lush jungle, excellent hiking, crumbling colonial towns, friendly people.

Bom Bom resort situated on and around the Bom Bom island off Principe has one of the best settings in the island. With about 20 bungalows, you are guaranteed almost complete privacy in one of the best beaches you will ever see. The place offers a number of excursions, so is a good and comfortable base for exploring the island.

Despite the high prices, I wouldn't call the resort very luxurious. When we stayed (almost a year ago) there was limited hot water, and electricity was turned off from midnight to 6AM. My wife and I did not mind this however, and felt that flawless luxury would almost detract from the setting and its isolation.

The food was excellent.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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106 reviews 106 reviews
42 hotel reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Excellent place to visit....a true must !!!
Wonderfull rooms, wonderfull views, wonderfull food (top food indeed) and friendly environment. One negative item only: the light goes down between mid-night and the 6 in the morning. It is expensive BUT it is worth the money, for sure !!!

Do not expect partied in the island...because you will not find it :)
I was there on a business trip so, unfortunately, I could only enjoy this paradise for 3 nights

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sicily, Italy
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

The place is wonderful with all its beautiful sceneries – perfect for a honeymoon tour (however we were not on honeymoon) but we felt that it must be an ideal for such reason. We got more than what we expected and yes, we mean it, we really got. Wanted to stay for a few more days but unfortunately it was not possible this time. Never mind, we will be going back again very soon.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
2 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2011

I stayed in Bom Bom last June 10 for 2 nights.It was my first visit to Principe and I very much enjoyed the pace, the forest, the green and the people of Principe but as far as the hotel I had a truly disapointment.
I must say that my expectations were high, maybe too high!
It seems a Boeing 747-400 without maintenance for some years but still flying.....The service was quite good, the food excelent thanks to the french couple who manages the resort, the beach superbe but.....the mercedes that did my transfer and the city tour,that by the way was quite expensive,was a car that needs to be repaired so old it is,the rooms confort was everything but a 5 star hotel,the bathrooms were old and too kish, and I could find several mosquitos in my room that had no mosquito protection on the bed,the towels were smelling wet all the time, and overall it needs urgents repairs.
We were the only clients on the resort and for the price a night we can have a week somewere else, not value for monney, and never, never a 5 star resort.
Concerning the activities all boats but one long tail were "parked" due to maintenance or for the fact of not having spares, the 4x4 motorcycles were out of order...basically you can swim on the beach....or the pool that 10 yeras ago I assume was excelent but for todays standards a mere pool.
The tours and fishing was too expensive.
Apart from this Principe is beautiful and it is a pitty it has no more quality hotels.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Milan, Italy
2 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

very nice place, poor local manangement for the quality of the resort, everstanding repair works of the pool, expecially beware of bookings through Africa's Eden, as we did so and turned out to pay much more than our friends who booked for the same period by other means. Beautiful sea (not many fishes for snorkelers) and natural surroundings. Good food and good indian chef. Very limited sport activities

Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
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Address: CP 25, Ilheu Bom Bom, Principe, Sao Tome and Principe
Location: Sao Tome and Principe > Principe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Principe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Bom Bom Island Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 25
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 
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Also Known As:
Bom Bom Island Hotel Principe
Bom Island Hotel

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