The Island Experience
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
TripAdvisor Reviews The Island Experience Ilha Grande
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
Was the usual hassle with a late bus – put luggage on at the back, for which there is no designated area, by which time everyone else has jumped the queue, including locals just going for short hops. Had to all jump over piles of luggage with much of it on laps initially, but at least there a camaraderie going with everyone chatting and helping out each other – just as well ...
... the beach. We really enjoyed the day although we were a little
disappointed that we were back at our home beach at 4 pm making it a bit
shorter than a full day. We then checked out the few shops in the village and
Dale bought a colourful sarong. We joined 2 others for dinner at the restaurant
adjoining the hotel and shared this massive seafood platter which cost $80
between the 4 of us plus they gave us a free Caparina drink each as well.
... for a kebab restaurant we wanted to go to yesterday but was too busy (or more accurately we were too hungry to wait). I had a chicken and beef kebab (the on the stick kind) which really hit the spot. This is the first place I've been where I was torn over what to eat.
After this we found a chilled out bar and settled in for a few beers. I had black beer which ...
... small) down the Island to The Blue Lagoon. This is a small inlet where you can swim and snorkel. The place was like Miami Vice territory with the rich and famous, suntanned bodies hanging off the sleek jet boats and launches, and a guy in a small boat visiting each boat selling food and alcohol (we had a beer). We all jumped off our boat into the water and swam and paddled for ages. Was very warm and the water was like a lukewarm bath and very clear ...
... and afternoon snoozes.
And a few observations so far:
- Doing anything in the Brazilian sunshine is knackering.
- You need good shoes to travel.
- Portuguese is a really hard language.
- Not many people in Rio and Ilha Grande speak English.
- Mosquitoes and insects are everywhere.
Traveller tip of the day: Caipirinha is a great hangover ...