We stayed at the Vila Pedra Mar as part of our honeymoon at the start of October. We were looking for somewhere special and boy did this place deliver. An absolutely amazing place in every way, shape and form.
Set into the hills of the rainforest overlooking a beautiful bay (Sarrie - one of the owners - explained to us how the Vila took two years to build due to various delays with local authorities), Vila Pedra Mar fits perfectly into its natural surroundings. As an example, we slept each night (it was October, so relatively cool) with the main balcony doors open so that we could listen to the ocean lapping against the shore combined with the natural sounds of the rainforest throughout the night. It was so relaxing - just what we needed after our wedding - and both myself and wife have never slept better.
But it's probably the detail and thought that has gone into the place that's most impressive. Our room - the honeymoon suite - was designed so that you could look out onto the ocean as you showered, which was really special. As a further example, Sarrie was explaining to us that she sourced the sheets personally from the US because she could not find higher quality ones elsewhere. These efforts clearly paid off - the bed was so comfortable.
The food was also of a very high standard. You will find that most places on the island will serve deep fried fish, meat and, well, anything else that can be deep fried. So Riann's cooking is a very welcome change from this. Three-course meals every evening of some of the best home cooking you could ever experience and huge and very tasty breakfasts. Not a place you'll go hungry. Or stay thin if you hang about too long ;-)
A word of caution - if you're looking for a resort style place with gyms, pools etc this is not for you. But if you're looking for incredibly warm hospitality, peacefulness, tranquility, stunning natural beauty and beautifully decorated, detail-oriented rooms, you will love this place. We certainly did.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Vila Pedra Mar is an exclusive island villa that combines the beauty of Ilha Grande with luxurious accommodation. The Vila has three luxuriously appointed suites complete with exquisite linens and towels. All the suites are private with seperate entrances and just 3 meters from the sea. The Vila is situated in a secluded and pristine part of Ilha Grande, surrounded by virgin Atlantic rainforest and fronting on 80 meters of private seafront with beautiful views of the bay and the village. It has a private jetty for swimming, snorkeling, sunbathing and docking. Vila Pedra Mar prides itself in providing personal attention and service and provides guests with 3 course gourmet dinners that are included in the price.The Vila has a private motor launch for guests to enjoy sightseeing and visiting some of the beautiful lagoons and beaches of Ilha Grande. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Pedra Mar Ilha Grande, Brazil