I found the Island Experience on Trip Advisor, it looked amazing and thought I'd try it. A girlfriend and I went and really enjoyed it. At first it wasn't exactly as expected. It was a bit more
'regimented' than what we thought it would be but loved it either way. The island is beautiful, the lodging perfect and very cool, very relaxed. All staff were very qualified and professional but still made you feel at home. The yoga isn't exactly the same as what you'd expect by North American standards but still good. Be prepared for a real cleanse food-wise. We were slightly hungry for the first couple of days and then after that you got used to eating to healthy and so well that you weren't even hungry anymore. I highly recommend this retreat if you're looking to get away and concentrate on nothing
but yourself and give yourself a challenge with some tough hiking, kayaking, etc. I came back feeling very relaxed and centered which is unusual for a typical holiday. A great experience!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Island Experience Hotel Ilha Grande
- The Island Experience Ilha Grande, Brazil