As a 5-star hotel, the Pestana São Tomé provides the best services and comfort. There is a permanent
room service menu;
laundry services; Wi-Fi in most areas of the hotel;
Transfer service Airport/Hotel/Airport (charged additionally and should be requested in advance) and it's just a
10-minute drive from the airport: you are always comfortable and will always feel welcome, no matter the time of your flight. Next to the hotel you will also find the São Tomé casino and
Beach Club nightclub, very well attended on weekends. Have a good time.
If long, restless nights are not exactly your cup of tea, you can head to the
sauna and the
Turkish bath. All you need is to inform the reception desk one hour in advance so that everything is ready to welcome you.
In the lobby you will also find
local crafts for sale - perfect for last-minute shopping - and the
Ossobô store. Ossobô privileges the originality, beauty and quality of its products, offering the best ,
Portuguese and international ready-to-wear brands, beach fashion and holiday essentials.
The Pestana São Tomé also features a
private beach with sea almond trees and a special pier - the perfect setting for many romantic lunches dinners. You should also make the most of the
panoramic swimming pool on the volcanic rocks and the
lounge beds scattered across the lawn. All pictures taken in such places will be a huge Instagram success and will no doubt be memorable for you and all who see them.
At the Pestana São Tomé hotel you will also find the excellent
Costa Norte fishing and diving center. With highly experienced and qualified instructors to help you with your
maiden dive in the pool for free, in two highly intense days you can complete the crash course.
Children aged 10 and above can go with their parents to the sea, while younger children can adapt to the water environment in the pool. Next to the hotel there are three fundamental locations:
Kia, Barco do Arroz ('Rice Boat,' where you can still see the grain sacks) and
Mar Vaza, located about 40 feet deep, which given the sandy area and the concentration of fish act as artificial reefs. Perfect for inexperienced or novice divers.
Blue Lagoon you will find slightly stronger currents and rips, making it a challenging place for more experienced divers. You may use thinner suits since the water is about 30°C and there is visibility up to 100 feet. If you want to explore the sea without an oxygen tank strapped to your back, you can also go on a
boat trip to Cabras Islet or Santana Islet and take the opportunity to do some
Whales and dolphins can be seen between July and September.