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Ilha Deserta

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“deserted island”(31 reviews)
“boat trip”(42 reviews)
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Santa Cruz, Faro 8005-554, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the illha desserta during our boat trip. We had an half an hour to visit but I’ve could have stayed much longer to enjoy the beautiful nature. There’s one restaurant on the island but the tour guide said it is a very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jokeaer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This island is absolutely gorgeous. The beach is SO full of shells it’s amazing. This place is ideal for a relaxing walk in the sunshine. Even though it appears to be a popular attraction there were very few people there when we went (just a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Rozepetal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing sandy beach! Only one restaurant available on the island that serves nice food/fish! Open all year. Island can be reached either by speed boat or ferry! Unforgettable experience!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 493eli
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As we were here in winter, swimming was no option. Furthermore, it's a nice walk, nothing special though. Relaxing, path is good taken care of and the view is pretty.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stefankF5664GO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place! Visiting mid September meant that the beach stayed really deserted! It was so relaxing. We hired sun loungers and stayed for a few hours every day during our week. This island is a 45 minute ferry ride from Faro but there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank doughnutanddonkey
Reviewed 27 December 2018 via mobile

This location is very quiet and peaceful. The bar served amazing gin and tonics! A must see for those who love the beach.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 747annier
Reviewed 26 December 2018

Is nice expirience but little expensive. you can reach the Island by boat about 10euros alle-retour . There is one Bar restaurant but is very expensive.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lefteris2706
Reviewed 20 December 2018

When we visited there might have been max 10 people on the island and it felt as if we had the whole place to ourselves. You can cover the entire place in 1.5 hrs. You may want to take a picnic bag as the restaurant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Andy06_12
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Even though the weather was not with us, we had a really nice couple of hours on the island after taking the shuttle boat. The place is beautiful and wild and the bird watching is great. A cheap way to see one of the islands...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nat783
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

I did an island hip of neighbouring islands and this was by far the best one. Quiet tranquil and just beautiful... Just make sure you've got comfy shoes on!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Satchmo455
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Response from EmmaH182 | Reviewed this property |
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Response from RitaSampaioAnimaris | Property representative |
Hello Miss Beams The departure times for the ferry is 10h00, every day. You can access the online tickets and departure times to the following link: go.deserta.pt Best Regards, Bruno Lima Marketing Dep. Animaris Ilha... More
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