Arriving to that privileged small portion of paradise was a pure delight and as people imagine it you are greeted by angels :-)
Sophie, the owner speaks perfect French (as from Belgium originally) and English and made us feel at home immediately showing us around this original ensemble of pavilions and bedrooms and explaining the way to the beach trough a lush vegetation path and river...There are open huts as a small bar and breakfast place, one for leisure, playing music, watching films, an interesting sauna hut and a ping pong table as well as a barbecue. All this around an enormous mango tree and in a large tropical garden. Hammocks everywhere to relax and enjoy the breathtaking view. You feel like in a lodge much more than in a hotel and the ambiance is quite romantic...The breakfast is very good with a different fresh juice every day and various home made jams. Rooms are cleaned to perfection, are simply furnished but the beds are very comfortable with fans or fans and air con if you wish.
Don't go if you want a 5 stars crowded resort with little character by the beach. Go if you can appreciate a 20 minutes walk through tropical vegetation, sand dunes, splendid coconut trees and if you are ready to cross the river trough the water (although there is a path with bridge) Once at the beach it's splendid, deserted, perfect but with your 2 to 3 local thatched huts and parasols where you can eat scrumptious simple food and drink directly from the coconuts. It's also a protected reserve for tortoises and you could see posts indicated their place.
The pousada is situated in a small brazilian authentic village off the touristic beaten track with a few restaurants and a local shop, if you want to have more night activities you can go to the next village which is bigger and offers more possibilities.
The only downside of paradise is mosquitoes although this place is better than others, bring plenty of repellent and pest killer and if you are extra sensitive ask Sophie for a room with a mosquito net.
Don't forget to bring your toiletries as there are none except for small soaps.
I would recommend this place to everyone. We took a basic room with air con, but here are 2 new beautiful huts with a balcony offering a stunning view and king beds. This place is also a good value compared to other places in the same area. The ride to Diogo is very quick (1h) via a good road from the airport and you should book a Taxi in advance via Sophie as she has a better rate and service than anybody else!
I'll be back as soon as I could thanks for a great stay!
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