The Bijagos islands are really great. The archipelago consists of some ten islands, all of them with a tropical beauty to them. One of the main attractions is the presence of sea Hippo’s.
The easiest way to get there is by plane. Before the war it was possible to book a hotel/flight arrangement for weekend in Bissau for about 100 US dollar. You will end up in Bubaque which is the best base for exploring the islands anyway.
Note: Currently the only way is by boat from Capital Bissau or by renting your own canoe with crew.