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The Island Experience

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 17 May 2011

The Island Experience is a top notch, intense and powerful detox/retreat/back-to-nature escape. The lodge itself is beautiful, located on its own private little beach on Ilha Grande, and accessed mainly by boat. The rooms are comfotable and rustic, rather than luxurious (this is not a 5* hotel, more of a eco-lodge). Both rooms I stayed in were spacious and comfortable,...

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Nyon
Reviewed 8 May 2011

Beautiful lodge with great detox program that makes you feel like being reborn after a week (or preferably two to really get back in great shape). Perfect "no frills" service, very comfortable rooms, great amenities, all on a beautiful island with amazing beaches and fantastic hiking trails. A way to detox and have lots of fun at the same time.

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Powell River, Canada
Reviewed 19 April 2011

Before we came to TIE, we read all the reviews. As world travelers, always read tripadviosr reviews with some caution. This place had so many long wordy reviews, so many worded over the top positive, so we had some doubts, come on it can't be that great. Well it is ... Plain and simple ... We travelled from the west...

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

We are grateful for your wonderfully kind words - thank you! It was truly a pleasure having you both with us for a great week and we are excited to hopefully having you join us for another 'Experience' in Patagonia!

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 21 October 2010

Everything about The Island Experience was perfect. The guides were patient and knowledgable along with being some of the nicest people I've ever met. The food was delicious and the activities highlighted just how beautiful the scenery is there. I would go back a million times over...top notch facility!

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New York City
Reviewed 29 September 2010

This was the trip of a lifetime. I went with a group of friends and we all absolutely loved it. The island is a paradise and the spa is breathtaking. Across the board, the owners and staff couldn’t have been more gracious and welcoming. Their love for what they do, the island, and nature is infectious. The food was fantastic....

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 September 2010

This was the best trip I have ever taken. There won't be words to describe how great this place was but I'll thrown out a few high points. I found the Island Experience doing searches on "top ten ....spas, adventure, yoga, mind-body-spirit, etc ". Then I began reading reviews. The reviews for the Island Experience mentioned many of the things...

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 2 September 2010

When I chose The Island Experience from an online search of "yoga resorts worldwide", I had no idea that I'd be making a decision that would allow us to have our best family holiday ever! My husband and I (both in our 50's) were looking for a new destination that would include yoga (even though we were beginners), plenty of...

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London, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2010

I had a really great week with the Island Experience. My group was great, the staff and owners were very accommodating and the work out and activities across the week were challenging and rewarding. Highlights included hiking to and then enjoying Lopes Mendez beach; daily yoga sessions; trekking up to the top of Parrot Peak; great food and juices and...

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Riverside, California
Reviewed 26 August 2010

My time here was life altering. I returned to my daily life with a newfound drive to live healthy and stay active. I also connected with nature and my body in a new way that has a very deep significance for me. I would highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. Enjoy!

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 August 2010

I chose TIE because a friend of mine had gone alone and assured me it was a great place for solo female travelers. From the moment I started inquiring about the experience (and it IS and experience), the staff were completely responsive and helpful. They always answered email and the phone! My arrival was orchestrated beautifully and I soon met...

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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: RM1,196 - RM1,292 (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..”
leylaD75, 13 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Rooms are assigned. The walls are thin. If you sleep lightly, bring some earplugs.”
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.”
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.”
ElinV892, 6 Dec 2011 | Read review
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