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Reviewed 25 June 2009

I really can't recommend staying here enough - whether you go for a week to get in shape or just for a few days to enjoy the setting. Like other people have said the people who run it are incredibly generous and warm and this along with the wonderful food and beautiful setting - make it a very special place....

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Island_Martin, PR at The Island Experience, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comments, we are glad to hear how much you enjoy your stay at The Island Experience!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2009

...And I have travelled a lot. The essence of the Island Experience is, as one reviewer ("Kate") before me, put it: it is in the commitment of the people who run it. Truly I can say that we had never been treated with such kindness, welcomed with such warmth and cared for with such feeling as we had been by...

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Island_Martin, Owner at The Island Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for your beautiful words! We are so glad that you and your mom enjoyed your stay with us. We loved to host you for a week, you both were so much fun and easy going. Definitely, after watching you swimming for miles, we will seriously consider adding long distance swimming as one of our fitness activities! Keep it...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 January 2009

The essence of a week spent at "The Island Experience" is in the commitment of the people. A max of 10 or so clients stay for one week of heavy-duty hiking, kayaking, yoga, great food, and good company. There are at least as many people working to ensure everyone has a special time. It is important for people to realize...

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New York City
Reviewed 24 August 2008

I just returned from a week at The Island Experience and it was a truly incredible experience - and one that far exceeded my expectations! The island is absolutely breathtaking, the staff are some of the kindest & warmest people I have ever met, the activites are challenging and after just one week (which felt more like a month bc...

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Canada
Reviewed 1 April 2007

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,...

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1Thank goddessnancy
New York, NY
Reviewed 27 January 2007

This is the best one-week vacation ever! I've been twice and I plan to go back again. By the time I leave the island, any stress or tension in my body and mind has left and I am completely relaxed and blissful. The island is spectacularly beautiful and untouched and the daily hikes are amazing; the people are wonderful; the...

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ny, ny
Reviewed 14 September 2006

The island experience was really great. Very well run. The people in charge were absolutely great. The hikes were all very well planned, the food was very good...and all very healthy. The massages were great, the yoga instructors were wonderful. I just had a really good time on this trip and I left feeling very happy and healthy!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 29 July 2006

Wonderful, adventure spa on one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Challenging hikes, beautiful kayaking and terrific yogas classes twice a day. Focus is on health and detox. Lovely, private accomodations. All meals are healthy, beautifully presented and the awesome staff is mindful of your well-being at every moment of your stay. Simply put, the best adventure spa...

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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 

Additional Information about The Island Experience

Address: Estrela da Ilha | Praia de Freguesia de Santana, Lagoa Azul, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro 23900-060, Brazil
Region: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Ilha Grande
Price Range: ₹ 18,718 - ₹ 20,215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
The Island Experience Hotel Ilha Grande
The Island Experience Ilha Grande, Brazil
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“Perhaps the upper rooms had more amenities! Not really sure..”
 of 5 bubbles leylaD75, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are assigned. The walls are thin. If you sleep lightly, bring some earplugs.”
 of 5 bubbles MelanieJoy215, 23 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the luxury room (only two - they cost more) or a room close to the main lodge. The rooms further out are smaller and one smelled like it has a big mold problem.”
 of 5 bubbles travelforfun83, 26 Nov 2014 | Read review
“They all face the sea. Consider if you want to pay extra for the bigger rooms on the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles ElinV892, 6 Dec 2011 | Read review
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