Pestana Equador Ilheu das Rolas
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. 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.
This mini resort has direct beach access where you can enjoy the sun loungers. Enjoy the saltwater pool, relax in the SPA and have fun on the volleyball court. For your meals, the hotel offers one restaurant and two bars.
All the rooms have an incredible view with lawn and a porch and have free Wi-Fi access, air conditioning and fresh water.
The suites are ideal for families with children while the superior rooms are ideal for honeymooners.
SERVICES AND RESTAURANTS
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.
Enjoy and take your first dive and/or take your first level diving certification test for free in the hotel pool. In the sea, visibility can reach 30 metres and the water has an average temperature of 28 degrees, offering ideal conditions for making your first sea dive or obtaining a more advanced diving certificate. If you prefer, you can use our kayaks or go sport fishing.
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.
LOCATION AND DESTINATION
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.
Don’t forget to 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.
São Tomé Airport is 75 km from the hotel.