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BOM BOM ISLAND

The two West African islands of São Tomé & Principe form the smallest nation in Africa and are probably the least known country in the world. Located in the Gulf of Guinea and straddling the equator, the islands cover an area of 386 square miles (1,000 km sq), roughly five times the size of Washington, D.C. View more

Discovered and claimed by Portugal in the late 15th century, the islands’ sugar-based economy gave way to coffee and cocoa in the 19th century – all grown with plantation slave labor, a practice that continued into the 20th century. Although independence was achieved in 1975, democratic reforms were delayed until the late 1980s. Free elections were held in 1991, followed by frequent changes in leadership and some coup attempts. With the recent discovery of oil in the Gulf of Guinea, it is expected that this will greatly influence the country’s economy. The Bom Bom Island Resort is located on Principe Island, which is smaller and more rugged than São Tomé. Only 10 miles (16 km) long and four miles (about six and a half kilometers) wide, Principe features breathtaking scenery of beautiful beaches and green clad mountains. Bom Bom Island Resort is the only hotel facility on Principe Island. Pier Information The ship is scheduled to anchor off Bom Bom Island Resort. Tenders will bring guests directly to the resort’s jetty located at Bom Bom Island. The only venue located by the jetty is the resort’s restaurant and a bar. The resort is situated on two islands – Bom Bom Island and Principe Island. A 810-foot (250-metre) bridge connects the two islands. The crossing over the bridge is on foot. Other Sites On Principe Island - Swimming pool, two private beaches, a bar set up, two changing rooms each for gents and ladies and a duty free shop. While there is a limited number of beach chairs, the resort will try to have a reasonable number at each venue. IMPORTANT: Guests must bring towels from the ship. On Bom Bom Island – A beach, the restaurant with a deck and lawn adjacent to the bar, where additional chairs are available. Due to the limited infrastructure, private arrangements are not available in this port.

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“Voyage of a lifetime” does not even begin to describe a Silversea Expedition experience. Imagine the comfort and intimacy of our ships, coupled with the most intriguing, far-flung destinations on earth. With over 590 destinations on all 7 continents, this is expedition cruising at its finest. Our uniquely curated itineraries with excursions adapted to individual ability and interest cater to all, while our knowledgeable and enthusiastic experts lead the way. Butler service, highest crew to guest ration in the industry and all-inclusivity make a Silversea Expedition cruise like nothing you have ever experienced.