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Casa da Ilha

  • Sagu Mini Resort
  • Sagu Mini Resort
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Relaxed, secluded and unpretentious boutique beach hotel with just a handful of rooms, set amidst lush grounds overlooking the sea.

A 15-minute walk along a well-marked forest trail from the laid-back little beachfront town of Abraão, you'll find a relaxed, secluded and unpretentious 9-room guesthouse overlooking the sea. Welcome to Casa da Ilha (formerly Sagu Mini Resort), a longstanding favourite of ours on Ilha Grande.

It has attractive, fully equipped bedrooms, each with wooden floors and a balcony where you can while away lazy moments in a hammock facing the sea. They set you up each day with a good Brazilian breakfast and snacks are available at lunchtime. For your evening meal, you'll need to stroll into the village. The small sandy cove of Praia Biquinho is just a stone's throw away and the long, sandy Abrozinhos beach is within a few minutes' walk.

The hotel has lush grounds climbing up the hillside behind the buildings, where you can wander in tropical woodland. After exploring, relax in the hotel’s Japanese-style wooden hot tub or have a massage. The hotel can organise all sorts of excursions and activities, including walks, sailing, scuba diving, boat trips and kayaking.

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What our clients say

  • Most Memorable Moment?: We were lucky enough to have a major thunder storm overnight at the Iguazu falls and these were unbelievably spectacular the next day.  Also the Lencois Marahenas…

    KT, Andover
  • Our trip was most enjoyable particularly because of the wide variety of locations and experiences. Difficult to pick out the most memorable - but the Anavilhanas l Lodge was quite…

    PA, Bourne End
  • Where to start? The World Cup match in Salvador, the old town of Salvador itself, swimming with wild dolphins in Praia de Pipa, watching monkeys play at breakfast, piranha fishing…

    LM, London
  • Highlight: Walking on the trails through the rainforest on Ilha Grande.

    CB, Leeds
  • Most memorable experience: "Hard to say it was all wonderful. Looking for alligators in a minute boat in the dark with eyes peering at you from out of the reeds,…

    VM, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • Highlight: Visiting Iguazu Falls.

    TF, Wakefield
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Our Expert's Opinion

I loved it for its National Park, easy-going ambience, and the wonderful sea views which you get from the bedrooms and public areas. Everything is very tasteful.

Sophie
Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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