As we walked passed the 1st,2nd and 3rd beach each as beautiful as the other we were then ushered to the hotels awaiting mini bus and along the dirt track we went. For the 15 minutes or so it took to arrive at the Anima we thought we'd made a mistake - oh how wrong we were! Although there were two hotels near by it did indeed feel like our own private retreat. The beach at the foot of the hotel was deserted and in low tide you can walk into the sea for at least 800m without the sea passing your waist. it was nice to be able to visit the other beaches and the centre of town then get away from it all by returning to our hotel. There is a free shuttle service at specific times and if you want to go off schedule you can at a charge of R20 (cheaper than taxi rate). free wi-fi in public areas - pity it didn't reach the bungalows. There were few amenities in the bathroom just a few miniature bars of soap, rooms were small with little wadrope space. but we were just using this as a base to sleep, and the public areas, lounge and pool were large enough to relax in without really ever seeing many other guests. buffet style breakfast which varied slightly each day, nice and satisfying. Sightseeing trips can be organised by the hotel- we went snorkelling in the coral reef with a local fisherman for R30 each which was great. Massages can also be organised on site in a covered/shaded room close to the beach front - price was really cheap and the massage very good. We did like this hotel and location but just felt it lacked the luxury factor especially with regards to the room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the beach, the Anima Hotel is nested amidst 15 acres of private tropical forest crossed by a river. Its nine eco-friendly constructed bungalows are decorated with arts and crafts items from the various regions and cultures of Brazil. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anima Morro De Sao Paulo
- Anima Hotel Morro De Sao Paulo, Brazil