Spent the first week of our honeymoon here in Aug 2010, and it was absolutely perfect. 5 star in every way.
August is low season in Brasil, so it was very quiet, with many unoccupied rooms, and there is rain occasionally, but in general it was hot (28-30 ish during the day and still warm in the evening).
The rooms are beautiful, every one is different, with HUGE beds, most with balconies, sea views, some with jacuzzi or private pool. I paid a little extra (can't remember how much but it wasn't much more than the transfer cost) for the "honeymoon package" which included the airport transfer, champagne in the car, food & wine waiting for us in the room, breakfast in the room on the first morning, and flannels embroidered with our names!
We had a master suite with sea view, jacuzzi & sauna (one of the best rooms) and was huge with a huge balcony. It was about £280 a night in low season. Our jacuzzi wasn't working properly and after trying to fix it they offered to let us use the jacuzzi in one of the empty rooms, but we weren't that bothered. The staff were very helpful and friendly, and would happily bring even the most simple things via room service for no extra cost. You can book by email but may need to phone and pay a 50% deposit in advance.
Breakfast was a very impressive buffet including everything imaginable, and the restaurant was also excellent and reasonably priced.
2 pools, one overlooking Pipa village and one overlooking the Praia do Amor and the ocean. Didn't see the spa / gym.
The village of Pipa is a 10-15 min walk down the cobbled road (downhill), which has a range of restaurants, cafes, bars and a few shops. There was an ATM although I hadn't been expecting one so I didn't try my UK card in it. It's generally quiet during the day but gets busier in the evening. There are a few activities that the village travel agents can organise, e.g. dolphin watching, surfing lessons etc. (The hotel has a sister resort with the same name down the hill and across the road)
All in all, simply amazing for a honeymoon. Best hotel I have ever stayed at without a doubt. I would be amazed if it is not the best hotel in Pipa, and it certainly has the best location, on the hill overlooking everything else. See http://www.sombraeaguafresca.com.br/ for photos, info and booking. The photos don't lie!
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