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Salvador, State of Bahia, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beach. When you arrive in the island it's like you are in a tropical paradise. The beach infraestructure is great (you have bathrooms, showers, food and drinks) and the water is a literal swimming pool, cristal clear waters and so warm you don't want...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank anelidanel
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This island is protected then you pay a fee to step there. Fair enough! The beach is amazing, I could stay there forever! Fresh food and beverage are expensive over there, but they are good enough. There's nothing like swimming over there: an experience for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Fernandosouzafilho
Reviewed July 29, 2018

This island with only 70 inhabitants has a peaceful beach to relax and spend the day, it also possible to buy beverages and food in the beach.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank romuloromeu
Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

We paid $65 through viator for this trip (included hotel pick up and the boat ride) however we quickly learned after talking to others you can pay approx $10USD for the boat ride if you buy the ticket at the marina; near the lower area...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Tasha W
Reviewed February 12, 2018

This place was so beautiful I wish I had made the plan to stay all day. The boat ride does two islands, the second is not as nice but has an amazing buffet. Know that when you dock to the island, you have to pay...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Mothers5
Reviewed December 22, 2017

We did a day-trip on a schooner to the islands of Frades and Itaparica. The beaches are interesting and with clean water. The only thing was the boat was pretty much crowded, with loads of noisy festive people and our toddler was not always happy...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed September 16, 2017 via mobile

Ilha do frade e ilha Itaparica . Do not loss your time. This tour take whole day. Nothing to see. At Itaparica the tour group put you in a place that only has there restaurante and you need to pay 45 real for the meal....More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank IsabeteN
Reviewed September 7, 2017

The amazing and beautiful marine nature reserve in the Baia de Todos os Santos is in danger because of the predatory tourism and environmental devastation. A large consortium, years ago, tried to (and continue trying) to dominate the entire island to build a resort. That's...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Clarice B
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The island is just stunning! i've been a few times it's definetly one of my fav places in Bahia. You have to pay a 6 reais fee to acess the island! You can just relax on the beach or do some snorkeling, diving, standup pandle...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Daniel S
Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

We rent a boat among a group of friends and I fully recommend this trip for anyone. ~45 minutes far from Salvador in the quiet waters of the Baia de Todos os Santos. Water and sand are awesome with few people in the beaches. You...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Rayhan B
January 22, 2017|
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Response from M932PLjohnv | Reviewed this property |
You can book it from your hotel. Normaly the hotels are connected to travel agencies or there are travel agencies in the big hotels. I stayed in Othon Palace. If you have no booking you can take the boat from the port. Boats... More