The journey to Morro was long.......had to get the slow ferry from Salvador as the fast one was not running due to high seas. We then had a 1.5 hr drive and a boat ride. Finally arrived at the pier and was met by the locals and their wheelbarrows. Allow them to take your bags as you have to walk about 10 mins to where the hotel car can collect you. It was worth the long journey though as the island is beautiful. White sands and no proper roads as such. To get around you walk up and down the beaches.
The loaction was the reason we picked this hotel and in my opinion it has the best location on the island. It is located on the 3rd beach (there are 5 beaches in total). The first is where the 'main street' is. The second has a good selection of beach bars and resturarants. The 4th and particurarly the 5th are quite a walk from the bars & resturarants so the 3rd was the perfect compromise......close enought to walk into town at night time while still offering peace and quiet.
Hotel: Nice grounds, restaurant and pool area which overlooks the sea. Lovely swim up bar in the pool. Rooms are 4 to a block. The upstairs rooms cost a little extra as you have a private balcony. Paid the extra but probably wasn't worth it as spend all my time sun-bathing down at the pool. The room itself had a large bed with a mosquito net. The standard was fine, nothing more but it was clean. Felt the rest of the property was finished nicely buy the rooms let it down a little.
Head up to the 2nd beach for a least 1 night to hear the live music and there is also an open air party up on the first beach that starts about midnight if you are looking for some fun one night. Just ask the locals and they will point you in the right direction.
Got the plane back to Salvador as I couldn't face the long boat trip again. Was worth the money!
Certainly not a 5 star hotel but overall a good option with a little added luxury compared with other hotels in the area and a great location.
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- Hotel Dos Corais
- Dos Corais Hotel
- Villa Dos Corais Pousada Morro De Sao Paulo, Brazil