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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Daily life is fast complicated and stressful. So sometimes we need to get away to get things done, mostly things we need to do for ourselves, thats what I did with the Island Experience in Patagonia Argentina. It was like traveling with fiends, organised , fun but tough. From the hikes to the food to the yoga everything was special....

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judyb_ATL
Reviewed 18 April 2012

This is a good experience for someone who is looking for a reset on your exercise program, an Ayurvedic detox diet and a beautiful island to play on. The exercise is optional, but it may not be presented as optional at times. Just do what you want and feel comfortable with doing. The kayaking is ocean kayaking with moderate currents,...

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

Thank you for your comments, we hope you're enjoying the recipes you received following your stay and we'll keep you posted as soon as Adriana's cookbook comes out! The week gradually grows in intensity and while all activities are optional, we offer options and tailor the day to the level of the group, both on the trails and in the...

London
Reviewed 2 February 2012

Highly recommend the Island Experience - the location is just beautiful - Ilha Grande is an incredibly beautiful and natural environment - totally unspoilt still - not often you find this! The accommodation was really comfortable and I was lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean which is about as relaxing as you get! Plenty of activities everyday...

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chicago
Reviewed 6 January 2012

have a massage or a trip like this again (unless you go back). I've been to Ilha Grande in 2010 and then the Costa Rica experience in 2011. I can't say enough positive things about Paola, Daniel, Adrianna and Martin. They are amazing hosts and guides - and the food is fantastic. There is something very special about Ilha Grande...

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Seattle
Reviewed 24 December 2011

It isn't often when your expectations can be exceeded but that was truly the case at TIE. I came to relax, contemplate, gain strength and open myself to new adventure. I achieved all that and more. Adriana and Martin, along with their whole island team, are the most wonderful hosts and I left feeling like family. Their attention is personal...

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Drammen, Norway
Reviewed 13 December 2011

A stay at the Island experience is highly recommended, we came with expectations of yoga and some hiking, we also expected to relax and we did. The professionalism, enthusiasm and knowledge is beyond what I have experienced so far :-) . We were met by excellent yoga program, great food, adventures hikes, clear water kayaking, relaxing time in the hot...

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 9 December 2011

More fantabulous than I could imagine! I came to TIE for the location, adventure and activities. As a mostly meat-atarian, non-yogi I was concerned about the food & yoga aspects. The staff there was so helpful and encouraging I was blown away! They introduced me to a whole new world of health that completely amazed me. It was such a...

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Drammen, Norway
Reviewed 6 December 2011

A week attending the Yoga Program in Ihla Grande was superb! Covering needs of relaxation, inspiration, learning, mindfulness and pure joy. Great facilities, and even better: People running the place and program that really seem to care about their work, The Planet and the people attending the program. We had a terrific week exploring the Island, with the rain forest...

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bcnalex
Reviewed 16 November 2011

This is my second time in three years to The Island Experience. What has changed? - The facilities are much improved. They are in a new location on the same Island. The facilities before were charming but more basic. Now there is a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and of course endless views of the sea, tropical flower beds through...

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Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 23 June 2011

Fabulous experience; beautiful, wonderful people running the program; incredible setting; -- who could ask for more?

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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: €259 - €280 (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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