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Ocean Paradise Full of Romance & Marine Life
The Pestana Ecuador is located on the Rolas Islet, a one-minute walk from the beach and around 75 km from the capital of São Tomé e Príncipe - considered by CNN one of the 20 best places to visit in 2020. It is an authentic natural paradise with white sandy beaches, for a romantic, sporting or leisure holiday. Access is only by boat, from Porto Alegre (Ponta Baleia) on the island of São Tomé.
All rooms have an incredible view with lawn and a veranda and have free Wi-Fi access and air conditioning.
As well as standard rooms there are suites which are ideal for families with children, and superior rooms are ideal for honeymooners.
Beautiful wooden cabins with a tropical island sunshine feel, wake up in complete serenity.
Air-conditioned | Mini-bar | Satellite TV | Free Wi-Fi | Veranda
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Enjoy light meals and snacks at the Tartaruga Bar or try the themed buffets at the Golfinho Restaurant/Bar.
There is also a pool bar where you can relax with a soft drink or a snack.
Rolas' beaches are incredibly romantic and cinematically beautiful, the island's atmosphere fosters contact with human values and humility towards nature. Lust for life is therefore stronger. There's even a viewpoint - where you can and should arrange for a romantic dinner - called the Love Viewpoint (Miradouro do Amor), which, according to the legend, ensures the fertility of couples who meet there. Wedding proposals are common there.
Enjoy and immerse yourself in the largest saltwater swimming pool on the African continent overlooking Santo Antonio beach, which is just steps away. Relax and have a massage at the Ossobô Spa, situated in a small open cabin overlooking the fantastic beach.
Dive Tribe runs boating, scuba diving, snorkelling with sea turtles and whale watching trips. Book at Reception 24 hours in advance.
Explore Rolas Island
The Equator line plus...
Hike through the islet and discover the virtually
untouched forest and caves that spew water. In this incredible place it is possible to observe the whale route and watch the spawning of the impressive turtles. Visit the local village and meet the locals and discover their arts and crafts. Visit the Devil’s Eye and do not miss the opportunity to take a photo as the sea breaks through the rocks, creating explosions in the caves. Enjoy the rhythm of S. Tomé and take the three main trails to discover the islet on foot: The red route takes you to see the viewpoints, for a climb up to the Equator Mark where you can stand in both hemispheres at the same time, and finishes with a swim on Café Beach. The Green Route takes you to the other end of the island, Joana Beach, Ponta Cabra and the caves. The Blue Route takes you to the Lighthouse in the centre of the Islet.