Casa da Ilha
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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