We stayed 2 nights in the Eco Premium Suite, with comfy lounge chairs on the balcony and a killer view! Secluded and peaceful, it was lovely showering with the view and waking up in the morning, pulling back the curtains and seeing the colours of the bay. 2 for 1 drinks during Happy Hour (5pm to 7pm) at the bar and they serve dinner too, if you book ahead before 7pm for your meal.
Staff were helpful with advice on day trips and transfers back to Rio and the hotel boat will pick you and and drop you off an the main pier. Alternatively, its a short walk into town, but bring a torch as it gets very dark at night!
When we arrived we used the hotel kayaks to paddle around the bay and nearby beaches, then took a boat to Lopez Mendez beach the following morning. Ask at Reception and they will call and request that the boat pick you up directly from Asalem (and drop you back off) at no extra cost. They can also arrange private taxi boats to take you to other beaches and bays of your choice.
Would definitely recommend Asalem if you're looking for a secluded part of the island to kick back and relax away from the other hostels and pousadas in the main town!
- 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