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Honey Island (Ilha do Mel)

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Address: BR 277 ate Paranagua, Curitiba, State of Parana, Brazil

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Spent a couple of nights on the island and can recommend it. Stayed in Encantadas in the south and loved it... nice and quiet with a good mix of families and ages (the middle of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Brisbane
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Spent a couple of nights on the island and can recommend it. Stayed in Encantadas in the south and loved it... nice and quiet with a good mix of families and ages (the middle of the island seems to attract the party crowd we were trying to avoid). Restaurants on the island are pretty average... if you are on a... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Great island situated about 120km from Curitiba. We were staying in Curitiba for work and had a free weekend, so decided to give Ilha do Mel a whirl. We're glad we did. It was a bit of a trip to get there and back (rode a train, a local bus, a 2 hr boat ride, then more boats and buses... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Ilha do Mel or Honey Island is a little piece of paradise situated on south of Brasil. It is an amazing place to go with family or friends, or couple... it is just amazing!! Many beaches all over the island, great food, polite and kind people, a huge sort of places to stay. I usually go to spend the day... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Ilha do Mel is a very special place for me. I used to spend a lot of time at the Ilha in the 70s. In those days, the Ilha didn't have electricity nor running water, and not many tourist either, very few houses, and couple of tiny bars,for the native people of the Island. In my last visit to the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

No cars, no traffic jams, no car horns or blaring stereos - bliss! Lots of great wild beaches and rugged walks. We stayed in the South which was quieter but you can catch a frequent boat up to Brasilia or there is a decent walk along the Eastern beaches and over some hills.

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

From the coast you take a ship, it is not small and is safe. After 30 min you reach the island, the crossing is usually calm. There is no car, no vehicle, you walk until your posada, if you need help you can hire someone with a wooden trolley. The beaches of white sand and clear water are amazing.

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited twice and dream of returning. Many of the beaches were nearly empty and the water was very warm for swimming.

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Curitiba, Parana, Brazil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Neat experience to take the ferry over and stay overnight in a pousada near the beach. Took our 2 young children and had a great time. Accommodations were simple but sufficient. Beach and food was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Being someone who loves islands and has visited many of them, I took a real liking to Ilha do mel. It's affordable, relaxed and has everything you'd expect from an island town... great seafood, comfortable island lodging, and reggae ! However, this island has a lot of beach shopping and a lot of nice spots to hang out, including a... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Simplicity is the key to this place. No cars. Just peace and some inexplicable calm over this place. Beautiful nature and really nice places to stay.

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