Welcomed on arrival and felt at home instantly. Rennie is an authority on the island. The breakfast is splendid, and extremely high quality, healthy and hygienic. Rotating cakes and good range of tea. Most importantly the food is clearly cooked with love. There is a daily afternoon tea, consisting of hot drinks, (more) cake and fruits, which is just perfect after spending a day exploring the island. The location couldn't be better- away from the main busy stretches of town but a very quick walk into the centre. Excellent local restaurants. Most importantly, the gardens are bliss as is the communal 'hut'. We made use of both daily - from light exercise to enjoying a drink in the hammock reading a book. We even ate a light dinner in the garden (bought some odds and ends from a nearby shop), and were provided with plates, silverware and wine glasses to top it all off! DVDs, beach towels, beach games all available to borrow. The staff members are the happiest we met in all of Brazil and credit must go to their hard and loving work. We had a slight issue with our room which was dealt with instantly and with care, and ultimately were provided another room without any issue at all. We miss Ilha Grande dearly and would simply not consider any alternatives were we to return - thank you Rennie and co. for a wonderful stay.…
I'm so pleased I chose this place and I was not disappointed. It was tranquil, Rennie the owner was warm and helpful, breakfast with hummingbirds was an exceptional experience. The location was great for everything, couldn't have had a better stay, only if it was longer! Will definitely return if I get the chance to go back.
Literally felt like we’d entered paradise when we opened the gate to Aratinga Inn! The plants and trees , the hummingbirds! Rennie was so friendly and helpful! It was like we were house guests at a relatives beautiful sanctuary. Will always have a place in my heart when I remember this stay. Breakfast was delicious and fresh, afternoon tea was a welcome surprise each day, Rennie and the staff could not do enough for you! We stayed in the deluxe double room with sea view. Only tiny thing for me was the room was very small and the bathroom could do with an update. But I’d still definitely stay here again, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Loved our little chalet in the tropical grounds here, in a quiet area near the centre of the town. Rennie was so helpful and is a mine of information and tips. Great to meet you Rennie! The breakfast was fresh and plentiful and the cakes in the afternoon were delicious. Would highly recommend staying at this little haven on Ihle Grande.
Well I can’t praise Rennie and her staff highly enough. This little gem of a guest house was indeed a perfect sanctuary just 10 minutes walk from the lively little town on the beachfront. From the moment we arrived very hot and bothered from our journey. We were met the lovely Rennie with wet flannels !!! How thoughtful ! While cooking down Rennie then gave us a hit list of places to see and how to go about it all in our limited time there. Super lady. And the rooms were fabulous too. Then we must mention the wonderful breakfasts and of course afternoon tea which was such a nice touch and always gorgeous to sit in a outdoors dining area eating gorgeous cakes watching the hummingbirds coming in to feed too !! Absolute paradise. Can’t thank you Rennie and your staff enough !!!!