Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... to leave the next day so we only got a chance to see a fraction of the hidden jewels this amazing paradise had to offer. We decided there and then we would definitely go back to see the rest of the island at some point in the future, including the popular Lopes Mendes beach, which was voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world by Vogue magazine.
We topped off the evening by going to the Kebab Lounge restaurant in the evening where they prepare and barbecue your order ...
... dishes. The food was amazing. Mussels the size of and old 50p, fish in a coconut and banana sauce with rice and a beer and soda to wash it down! Happy days! I bought an anklet on the way home as I feel like a traveler with an anklet on! On our return to the room, they had sorted out the water issues we'd been having all day, however the shower had been left on so the room was like a sauna! Ac to the max and bring on ...
... scale ecotourism is encouraged, and the island, which is roadless and off-limits to cars, features over 150 km of hiking trails connecting the main village, Vila do Abraão, to the many beaches, mountain peaks, waterfalls, and pristine forests. We stayed at Pusada Naturalia, one of the most beautiful pusadas in the island and from there ventured out to different beaches and places around the island, either by boat, or by ...
... decided to head out into the village to find some nightlife. Each of the hostels in the village takes it in turns to host a party each night. It’s a bit of an unofficial thing mind so we had to hunt for where the party was at. Third time lucky, we found the party which was really fun! Watching the local girls twirk and samba dance was a highlight but they were outdone by the 3 dogs who were dancing with us! Dudes. The next day, a little worse for wear, Chris and I set off ...
... of the water to dive in where they did. Took kayaks out and paddled around the Abraaio bay Weather was very schizophrenic when we were there. Brief bursts of sun and then torrential rain causing a powercut, just at the wrong moment when Jack was in the middle of a grad scheme acceptance email to Nissan! This meant we were seriously unprepared when the sun came out in full force on our last day... We headed to an incredible beach called Lopes Mendes - ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet