The bungalows are beautiful - we enjoyed the hot tub and the use of the fridge. the hot water was a bit spotty at times!
The grounds are gorgeous and well kept with a really nice pool.
The staff is quite helpful. Breakfast was delicious - great fruit, breads, coffee, juice. Wi-fi was handy!
The remote area is beautiful with awesome beaches (once we understood the flow of the tides), wildlife (monkeys, crabs, horses). We did the snorkel tour with Ronaldo, a local, which they set up for us. It was fun!
Other Tips -
Once you arrive in morro, get a "taxi" to haul your luggage to the tourism area. They have wi-fi and can call the hotel manager. They come with a Land Rover every few hours. We had to wait around 45 minutes. THen, you drive in the land rover in the backcountry for around 25 minutes.
Though we loved the nature of the property and the beaches, be aware that you are quite a distance from shops and restaurants on beach 2. Also, the beach (Praia do Encanto) is not wide and sandy and pleasant to stroll on like beach 2. If you like a bit more nightlife and activity, I would recommend beach 2 or 3.
To get to beach 2, you can: take the land rover when they leave (sign in and out at front desk), walk, rent a taxi, or get the horse and buggy that takes you on the beach all the way to the edge of beach 3 and 4 (we did this once and loved it)
Beware of mosquitoes! We brought repellent and the hotel does a lot of things to prevent (sprays, nets, etc.) but it is still a problem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Praia do Encanto (Encanto´s Beach), one of the most serene beaches of Morro de São Paulo, the Hotel Vila dos Orixás is notable for being the most exclusive hotel on the island, a place where the palm trees, the sun and the tranquility predominate.The hotel includes a semi-Olympic pool, an excellent restaurant with Fusion, Regional and International cuisine, pool bar and a beachfront massage room. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Dos Orixas Hotel
- Hotel Vila Dos Orixas Morro De Sao Paulo, Brazil