Normally I am not really given to writing reviews but then Asalem does not fit in the "normal" category. I find that when you go on holidays it's always wise to expect something to go wrong specially when it comes to hotels... the towels might be dirty, the bed a bit too soft, the coffee too cold or too hot, the service a touch too slow. I believe that if you prepare yourself to the occasional disruption of your peace and quiet when it finally comes it doesn't ruin your holiday. So, imagine my surprise when, after five days, I had nothing to fill my "the normal problems with accommodation" category! Asalem is, as André, its owner says, not a hotel but an experience... I won't list everything that impressed me because you will be here for a while. But I will give you a few tips: wake up in time to have a slow breakfast, not just because the food - that goes without saying - but because the view. Have dinner there at least once and before you eat drink a caipirinha by the water, believe me, life will seem just right. Take your goggles and swim across the bay, its magical... and don't expect to have any problems because if you do you will be disappointed. The only problem I had was that I had to leave, strange isn't it? We are not used to being well taken care off in a hotel, without problems... but I was. And that is something out of the ordinary...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ASALEM is a seaside hideaway situated in Ilha Grande, a protected reserve of natural land where no cars are allowed. All our 5 enchanting waterfront suites are surrounded by the rain forest that overlooks the spectacular Bay of Abraäo. This proximity to the ocean offers rare, intimate glimpses of sea creatures such as starfish and turtles, as well as abundant schools of fish. The forest brings frequent visitors, including monkeys, squirrels, fireflies, blue butterflies and a wide variety of exotic tropical birds. This unspoiled peace of paradise is the perfect spot for honeymooners looking for privacy: we are 20 minutes apart from the main village walking in an accessible path or 5 minutes by the taxi boat we provide. Apart from the taxi boat service, available 24/7, we can arrange boat trips, transfers, massages, scuba diving, snorkeling and guided hikes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Asalem Ilha Grande, Brazil
- Asalem Hotel Ilha Grande