The Island Experience
Travel Blogs from Ilha Grande
... I mentioned before that we took a ferry from Angra dos Reis to the only town on Ilha Grande, named Abraao. There are only around 4000 people that live on Ilha Grande and 3500 live in this town. The rest are scattered across the island. The best part of Ilha Grande is that there are no vehicles or roads so if you want to explore the island you are going to need to get your walking shoes on or hire a boat.
Since it seems that ...
... Happy girl! We went for a bake on the beach (4pm and still HOT!!) and then a wander in some tat shops! Now normally I object to James calling them tat shops, but this is tat even by my standards!! The tiredness hit us so we retreated to the room for a nap before proper din dins.... We never made proper din dins. We half woke up about 8.30ish but decided sleeping was better than eating!! And slept we ...
... in the 18th century and with it came the sugar cane and coffee farming industry. And to work these plantations, many African slaves were brought in. After slavery was abolished Ilha Grande became known as a haven for slave smuggling which was quite lucrative business at that point.
The 20th century has seen Japanese immigrants establishing a sardine processing industry here as well as the founding of a renowned prison colony which ...
... out into the crystal clear ocean water at a remarkably low incline, offering one of the most spectacular sights on the island. The flatness of the beach allows you to walk out into the sea for at least 50 metres while still being able to feel the bottom and this, combined with the steady breeze, makes for some fantastically fun waves. We stayed the whole day there, most of which I spent playing in the waves, trying to surf them as they broke, in a game where the search for ...
... listened to for some time.
After a day of relaxing we decided to do a boat trip around half of the island. Our boat took us to 7 beaches and lagoons all around the island, including Lagoa Azul "Blue Lagoon", Lagoa Verde "Green Lagoon", Saco de Ceu, among others. We also stopped for lunch at a small beachside restaurant. After returning back to our hostel that night we decided to lay low as Fi was trying to get over a cold and Brett had developed a stomach bug.
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool