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Pousada Asalem

Our Ratings

  • Asalem – Chalet
  • Asalem; ECO Honeymoom Room Suite; Ilha Grande
  • Asalem; Standart Room Suite; Ilha Grande
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  • Asalem; Standart Room Suite; Ilha Grande
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A small, charming and well-equipped pousada offers peaceful accommodation on the shores of Ilha Grande.

This intimate, secluded pousada perches on a peaceful bay pitting the shore of Ilha Grande, a short ferry ride from Brazil’s gorgeous Costa Verde (Emerald Coast).  Behind it tower steep hills blanketed with deep green tropical foliage. It has just four guest rooms, two suites and an independent chalet so whichever you choose you can be sure of both privacy and personalised attention in what is effectively a home from home. Four of the rooms, embedded in flourishing greenery, have huge windows and an open-air terrace looking out over the glassy aqua-marine bay; the spacious suites offer even greater privacy.

Deliberately rustic yes, but this property is by no means basic – the bright air-conditioned rooms are beautifully decorated in minimalist style. The property’s management is very much mindful of eco-friendliness and it is powered by solar energy.  

You can relax on sun-loungers at the water's edge or follow forest trails to the island's sandy coves and beaches.  The restaurant offers simple and nutritious Brazilian fare and there’s a waterside bar where you can enjoy cocktails at sunset. Venturing out, you’ll discover the lazy village Abraão, with a choice of bars and restaurants, just a half-hour’s stroll away or a short hop by boat.

What our clients say

97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.

This is a gem!  The hotel is absolutely beautiful with a real colonial feel.  We ate in the restaurant one evening and it was the best meal we had during our stay in Brazil- absolutely fantastic. The only niggle was that our hairdryer did not work properly and there was no plug in the sink.  We mentioned this several times to the staff but nothing was done hence the lower marks for service.

AER, Edinburgh

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