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Pune, India
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Visited inJune. Had no expectation before going in there. Just packed our swim suits and left in the morning by around 7.30. Took 3 hrs by bus. The bus was wobbly but seats were comfy. They transfered us to a ferry at the islands. The food on the ferry was awesome. We ordered a veg platter which was delicious. You... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Before I start discussing the amenities which I consider to be very important part of my decision making to book a stay, I like to say the people who work in this resort, Chris the manager and her husband, and the rest of the hard working people were absolutely a delight! The food was almost always great with the exception... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My intention was to rest, relax, read and restore after a roller coaster year and it fulfilled all of this and more. The location is stunning. You approach my boat to the most beautiful yoga studio that appears as if it is perched in a tree, overlooking the ocean. Accommodation is simple, clean and comfortable with the sound and views... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I spent two amazing weeks at The Island Experience this past November. I went with my friend who was returning for her sixth visit. The first week included guests from all over the world who were fun, interesting and adventurous. The second week's group was replaced with several "Debbie Downer's" that really put a damper on my experience. I feel... More 

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Colton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I cannot wait to go back to this beautiful island retreat. The whole "Island Experience" helped me to reevaluate and rediscover what is really important in my life. The location is so stunningly beautiful it takes your breath away! There is a programme of activities, that includes yoga, trekking, sea kayaking.... you choose what you want to do depending on... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I went on this trip with my sister (she has also reviewed the "experience") as she had been a few years ago and loved it. It is an expensive trip, so I had high expectations. Unfortunately, we were both disappointed. Although the property is beautiful, the management was chaotic and unpredictable. From being told that we "might" not have hot... More 

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Danville, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I first went to "The Island Experience" in 2008. I am a returnee to the experience. The lodge has moved and the experience has changed, but I still went home feeling rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed. I would not have changed a thing about the new location. Different than the first experience, but all the better! The staff is so welcoming... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

As I eagerly returned to spend a week at The Island Experience in November, 2014, I found myself thinking that I might make this an annual retreat if the program was as great as it was the first time I attended in October, 2007. The island retains it rain forest beauty. Unfortunately, I was sadly disappointed with the deterioration in... More 

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Island_Martin, Owner at The Island Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for you honest feedback Kristyn. We were very sorry to read your review, the first negative one we’ve had here on tripadviser, as well as surpirsed that it warrented this rating. We take all feedback as an opportunity to improve and so we'd like to tell you about some adjustments we're making to our program. First of all,... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We went for our honeymoon (okay not a classic choice), and it was incredible. Once you arrive on the island it is like being part of a different world. There are rules: no caffeine, no sugar, no meat, no alcohol, so you have to be willing to invest in the concept. The food is all planned out by a dietician... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

After years lurking on Trip Advisor without writing any reviews myself, my recent week at the Island Experience has compelled me to stop being a lurker and sing its praises. I can’t remember the last time I felt so peaceful and healthy – and I can’t remember ever going on a vacation that felt so much like home. First of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the spellbinding island called Ilha Grande, just off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, our unique adventure spa and fitness program is a seven-day program designed to detox your body and de-stress your mind. A typical day is filled with meditative yoga, challenging physical activities accompanied by experienced trainers, delicious and healthy meals that purify and energize, and euphoric massage that leaves you completely relaxed. The combination of all these elements are truly life transforming. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Island Experience

Address: Estrela da Ilha | Praia de Freguesia de Santana, Lagoa Azul, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23968-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Price Range: $275 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Island Experience Hotel Ilha Grande
The Island Experience Ilha Grande, Brazil
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