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The Island Experience

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Estrela da Ilha | Praia de Freguesia de Santana, Lagoa Azul, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23900-060, Brazil
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The Island Experience
Ranked #49 of 78 Ilha Grande B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I eagerly returned to spend a week at The Island Experience in November, 2014, I found myself thinking that I might make this an annual retreat if the program was as great as it was the first time I attended in October, 2007. The island retains it rain forest beauty. Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed with the deterioration in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We went for our honeymoon (okay not a classic choice), and it was incredible. Once you arrive on the island it is like being part of a different world. There are rules: no caffeine, no sugar, no meat, no alcohol, so you have to be willing to invest in the concept. The food is all planned out by a dietician... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

After years lurking on Trip Advisor without writing any reviews myself, my recent week at the Island Experience has compelled me to stop being a lurker and sing its praises. I can’t remember the last time I felt so peaceful and healthy – and I can’t remember ever going on a vacation that felt so much like home. First of... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

Daily life is fast complicated and stressful. So sometimes we need to get away to get things done, mostly things we need to do for ourselves, thats what I did with the Island Experience in Patagonia Argentina. It was like traveling with fiends, organised , fun but tough. From the hikes to the food to the yoga everything was special.... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2012

This is a good experience for someone who is looking for a reset on your exercise program, an Ayurvedic detox diet and a beautiful island to play on. The exercise is optional, but it may not be presented as optional at times. Just do what you want and feel comfortable with doing. The kayaking is ocean kayaking with moderate currents,... More 

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Island_Martin, Owner at The Island Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we hope you're enjoying the recipes you received following your stay and we'll keep you posted as soon as Adriana's cookbook comes out! The week gradually grows in intensity and while all activities are optional, we offer options and tailor the day to the level of the group, both on the trails and in the... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Highly recommend the Island Experience - the location is just beautiful - Ilha Grande is an incredibly beautiful and natural environment - totally unspoilt still - not often you find this! The accommodation was really comfortable and I was lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean which is about as relaxing as you get! Plenty of activities everyday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

have a massage or a trip like this again (unless you go back). I've been to Ilha Grande in 2010 and then the Costa Rica experience in 2011. I can't say enough positive things about Paola, Daniel, Adrianna and Martin. They are amazing hosts and guides - and the food is fantastic. There is something very special about Ilha Grande... More 

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5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

It isn't often when your expectations can be exceeded but that was truly the case at TIE. I came to relax, contemplate, gain strength and open myself to new adventure. I achieved all that and more. Adriana and Martin, along with their whole island team, are the most wonderful hosts and I left feeling like family. Their attention is personal... More 

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Drammen, Norway
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

A stay at the Island experience is highly recommended, we came with expectations of yoga and some hiking, we also expected to relax and we did. The professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge is beyond what I have experienced so far :-) . We were met by excellent yoga program, great food, adventures hikes, clear water kayaking, relaxing time in the hot... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

More fantabulous than I could imagine! I came to TIE for the location, adventure and activities. As a mostly meat-atarian, non-yogi I was concerned about the food & yoga aspects. The staff there was so helpful and encouraging I was blown away! They introduced me to a whole new world of health that completely amazed me. It was such a... More 

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Address: Estrela da Ilha | Praia de Freguesia de Santana, Lagoa Azul, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23900-060, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Island Experience Hotel Ilha Grande
The Island Experience Ilha Grande, Brazil

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