I usually don’t like to brag but when you see your country, yes, that’s where I am from, where I was born, a little tiny island in the middle of the ocean off the continent of Africa, being showcased by one of the biggest travel magazine in the world under the banner, Best beaches and small islands for travel in 2014, you have to give it props.
“2014 is the International Year of Small Island Developing States: tiny, remote and environmentally vulnerable spots. Here are 10 that need you – and are glorious too!
Middle of the world but not middle of the road, the equator-hovering outcrops of São Tomé and Príncipe form Africa’s smallest, and perhaps least-known, state. Part of a chain of extinct volcanoes, they hide in the Gulf of Guinea, west of Gabon, which explains why so few tourists manage to find them. Those that do are richly rewarded, though: there are miles of sandy beaches trodden only by fishermen; a jungly interior with a 2024m peak to climb; turtles and humpbacks splashing in the waters; and hotels set in crumbly colonial plantation houses, which offer an atmospheric cool-breezed base.
The dry season is June to September, wet is from October to May; humpbacks visit the waters off São Tomé from July to October.”
Oh did I also say that we have one of the best chocolate in the world?
Claudio Corallo Chocolate website, enter here