A remote, eco-friendly trip reveals a plantation house that’s now a hotel on the smaller of these two islands off the west Africa coast. Hopes are high it will bring jobs and highlight the captivating wildlife

Nelito, the boatman, took one look at the rocks and the swell smashing over them and shook his head. A clutch of tropical birds looped overhead, their long white tail streamers dancing in the wind. Ahead of us a cliff with a skirt of steep jungle ended in a maelstrom of rock and surf. Landing looked a horrible prospect. We motored around the coast a little and came to a quieter place. Nelito made a face: “You can try.”

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Source: The Guardian

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