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“Oasis in Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pousada Horizonte Azul

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Pousada Horizonte Azul
Travessa da Paia S/N, Ilha de Boipeba, State of Bahia 45426000, Brazil   |  
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Ottawa
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12 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Oasis in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Horizonte Azul was a wonderful place to stay. Tucked away from the beach (50m away) in a beautiful cabin situated in a beautful garden jungle. It was a great place to find refuge from the sun, sand and water mid-afternoon. The breakfasts were excellent and changed every day. The vegetarian restaurant had a great menu. Our hosts were helpful and pleasent.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Brussels, Belgium
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

Boipeba is already a piece of heaven. Pousada Horizonte Azul is situated just behind the pousadas on the beach and is very peaceful. Massimo, the Italian owner is very zen, helpful and friendly. He cooks delicious meals and my wife told me he gave one of the best massages she ever had. Recommended!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

The beautiful Horizonte Azul is situated only about 50 metres from the beach and is set in a stunning and very peaceful tropical garden. The chalets are dotted around the hill in the garden which provides a great sense of privacy. Breakfasts are plentiful and delicious. Massimo and his team are extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Toronto, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Nice rooms, good value for money. The owner Massimo was very nice and helpful.
In the middle of nature, 1 min walk from beautiful and quiet beach.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

What a special place! We second the superlatives mentioned by the other reviewers about this tranquil piece of heaven. We also like to add that by staying at the Pousada guests do not only treat themselves to a great vacation but they also support a worthy cause, which Massimo (the owner) initiated on the island: As a biochemistry professor in Padua, Italy, Massimo first came to Boipeba to test alternative ways of better growing crops for the local population. He decided to move to the island and work together with a group of women to help them subsidize their income and gain financial independence by planting fruits and vegetables on a property, which Massimo bought. Profits of the pousada go directly into this project. This makes staying at Pousada Horizonte Azul a great win-win situation. And you better go to Boipeba quickly, as the island is about to undergo lasting changes with the new development of a large shopping area and other building projects.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

This is one of the best B&Bs we have ever been to. Located 50m away from the beach, accomodation is provided in the form of chalets which are individually located in the lush tropical forest which surrounds the B&B. Breakfast and dinners are served on a stylish veranda (Massimo, the owner, is a great cook and if you want to try a bit of modern Italian food made with local ingredients, this is the best restaurant on the island). The staff are really friendly and made us thoroughly enjoy our stay at horizonte azul!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2010

With so many good reviews it's hard to add anything that hasn't been yet said about Pousada Horizonte Azul. This place made my holiday one I will not forget. I arrived in Boipeba coming from Itacare (Pousada Casa Zaza - average) planing to move on to Morro de Sao Paulo. I never made it to Morro, I settled in for over a week in Boipeba. The island is beautiful, peaceful and well away from that mass tourism you can find in many coastal places in Brazil. While some days I had the whole endless beaches to myself, there were enough people in the island to get together with. But the experience would have not been the same if it wasn't for Pousada Horizonte Azul, it's owner Massimo (what a wonderful person) and his friendly team. I can't fault that place (and I can tell you I am normally quite good in doing so!). The service is what you need, the settings and the atmosphere is heavenly peaceful, you are emerged in green vegetation/ garden and yet just 30 seconds walk from the beach and 10 minutes (or less - you get to slow down when in Boipeba) from the center square where you find restaurants, bars, shops and where the local gathering takes place. The rooms are spacious, relaxing, clean, functional (fridge, mosquito net, etc - don't expect a TV as it does not have one but then... why would you need it in such a place?). The breakfast is delicious and plenty.
When I arrived I though I had been transported to Thailand. Yes, the Thai atmosphere, the Brazilian warmth, the Italian (and not only) vegetarian cooking. I stayed 6 nights and then moved out for two further nights (I extended my stay in Boipeba but Massimo's Pousada was fully booked for my last two nights). I went to Pousada Luar das Aguas (average...) but... I kept going back to visit and eat at Massimo's.
Massimo also runs a project growing vegetables with a small group of local women (more info on the Pousada's site) - a cause on itself worth supporting.
I can only thank Massimo, Susana, Milena, Beatrice, Marlene,... for making my stay so special. Thank you so much.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Travessa da Paia S/N, Ilha de Boipeba, State of Bahia 45426000, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Bahia > Ilha de Boipeba
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Ilha de Boipeba
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At 50 meters from the beach is the ideal place for those seeking peace, nature and harmony with the environment. Rooms spacious and independent with private veranda with hammocks.In a large veranda our guests will enjoy a plenty and wholesome breakfast ( fresh fruit, coffee, tea, homemade jams, cheeses, fruit juice and a variety of sweet and salad cakes with flavors that change daily). We serve vegetarian meal prepared with fresh local products. ... more   less 
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