After visiting the mainland GB, I was ready for a break. The hotel was an oasis. The owner and her team were AMAZING. They are problem solvers and make things happen. They delight in making people happy. I didn't want to leave. The hotel's room rate includes food since there is nowhere else to eat. The hotel dominates the island. I recommend taking the three-meal/day package and staying for as long as you can. The islands are beautiful. The rooms are exquisite. Anywhere else, the room rate would cost 4x the price at a minimum. The food was delicious, all fresh and local. The lobster and shrimps were huge. You will never be hungry. There isn't a ton to see, but if you see if the hotel can arrange a visit to the local village to see a performance. It is quite special. Visiting the other islands is also fascinating. The hotel can arrange your boat transfers, which I highly recommend to avoid cancellation. GB is not the most reliable country. I took the helicopter on the return, but I would skip unless you are in a hurry. The price is significantly more, and the pilot refused to show me an aerial view of the islands which the hotel promised. I was a bit annoyed since that was the whole reason I booked the flight and I was paying to transport someone else for a medical visit which I was happy to do.…
I stayed at this resort for only 3 days and wished I had planned to stay longer. The island is absolutely breath taking, the bungalows were very clean and tidy, the food was excellent and the staff was extremely friendly. The new manager Margarida was really nice too. The only downside was that we had to pay for all drinks including soft drinks and even water at a premium price apart from that I had a really amazing time.
I enjoyed my stay in the Ponta Achaca. It is a well kept boutique resort on Rubane Island, a remote retreat, clearly the best on all Bissagos Archipelago. Bungalows are clean and spacious, food is great, pool and beach are clean and nice and the staff is professional and friendly. The fleet of boats allows to penetrate other islands of the archipelago and is useful for fishing. Solange manages her property very well and finds kind words to each client. I highly recommend this property for casual and adventure travelers.
The better on in Bijagos and also the most expensive. It worth all the money you pay for it. Its located in Rubane Island and has 21 bungalows. We stayed in the better one called "citah", with 2 rooms, a interior lobby and a exterior one with 4 sun beds! The only disadvantage is that you have to walk by all the beach to main building (reception, restaurant, pool bar...) The wi-fi only workson the reception area and sometimes is not strong enough. The Manager, Solange Morin (french) is always present controlling all the details and really doing all for you to feel at home! The excursions on the speed boats are very nice " Try to go to Sago Island, a true African experience normally not visited by the tourists. The food are good (maybe the breakfast could be better...no natural juices and few fruit) and with 3 options for starters, main course and dessert! Dont miss the Saturday night buffet ! Its one of the highlights of your experience when you can eat oysters, prawns, delicious fishes and better meats!! Some people come from other islands to dinner here on this day! I will come back for sure !! :)))))…
It was the end of the season and I was one of the very few guests. But even with all villas ocuppied I doubt it would be crowded. Luxury villas with all necesarry amenities (electricity, AC, hot water etc.) but at affordable price. Infinity swimming pool is one of the places to just unwind and chill. The other one being gorgeous and empty sand beach. And what to say about chef and his food? Just superb. You get several choices for each lunch and dinner (breakfast is buffet) and everything that arrived to my table was so yummy and fresh. This is a perfect place to just relax and recharge the batteries. Definitely a place to return to!