Ihla Grande is a stunning island, and all we felt we needed was a simple, understated place to stay from which we could explore the surroundings.
We stayed in an eco suite, essentially a room slotted straight into the landscape with a view of the bay from its balcony. Stunning. There was no other room below or beneath us, so it was very private. Amenities are simple, but all you'll need for your stay. A taxi met us as we landed at the island to take us to Asalem, and the service is available to you throughout your stay to whizz you around the island.
We ate at Asalem for two nights, there is no obligation to eat there, and it will not be the cheapest on the island but we enjoyed it. Grilled fish and meats with rice and black beans. We thought it was great and fulfilled our expectations. Breakfast was a South American staple of a variety of eggs cooked to your request, bread, fruit, cakes etc.
The room was very clean, the staff were helpful and allowed you to relax. Helped us with our lack of Brazilian, and made it very straightforward.
We would say it is perhaps a little expensive in the context of the accomodation, but the location really is unique and for us made it worth the extra.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ASALEM is a seaside hideaway situated in Ilha Grande, a protected reserve of natural land where no cars are allowed. All our 5 enchanting waterfront suites are surrounded by the rain forest that overlooks the spectacular Bay of Abraäo. This proximity to the ocean offers rare, intimate glimpses of sea creatures such as starfish and turtles, as well as abundant schools of fish. The forest brings frequent visitors, including monkeys, squirrels, fireflies, blue butterflies and a wide variety of exotic tropical birds. This unspoiled peace of paradise is the perfect spot for honeymooners looking for privacy: we are 20 minutes apart from the main village walking in an accessible path or 5 minutes by the taxi boat we provide. Apart from the taxi boat service, available 24/7, we can arrange boat trips, transfers, massages, scuba diving, snorkeling and guided hikes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asalem Ilha Grande, Brazil
- Asalem Hotel Ilha Grande