Two archipelagos around two main islands make up this exotic and beautiful place. The atmosphere is akin to South Pacific tropical paradises. Luckily, beaches here see few visitors. São Tomé is the larger southern island, just north of the equator. Lush vegetation, the world's smallest ibis, and the world’s largest sunbird are here. Quiet beach strolling, bird watching, fishing, and boat trips are the orders of the day here. Cacao is the main crop, and plantations are open for touring.