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Rod. BRB 363 s/n Sueste
53990-000 Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha - Pernambuco, Brazil
Number of Rooms: 8
Hotel Type: Pousada
Environment: Seaside (ocean front)
Two initial things about the Pousada Maravilha, which means marvellous in Portuguese. Firstly, the name does it absolute justice. It is a simply wonderful luxury accommodation and voted by a prestigious travel magazine as one of the top two small hotels in South America, no less!
Secondly it is not located in mainland Brazil, but rather in Fernando Noronha, an archipelago of small islands, some 550 km off the coast of Natal. Not surprisingly, given the island’s natural attributes, it was declared a Natural Park and given special protected status in 1988.
These two facts alone make the Pousada Maravilha one of the most exclusive accommodations in Brazil. Not much chance of outsiders stopping by for a drink or trying the Pousada Maravilha’s fantastic restaurant (more of that later) that’s for sure, unless, perhaps, if they have their own private plane. And when you do get there, you feel like you’ve died and gone to Heaven.
What we can say is that being located on the Southeast Bay of the island and made up of only five bungalows and three apartments, it has a direct line not to God but to nature in all its glory whilst, at the same time, maintaining a healthy dose of true five star elegance and refinement.
The Pousada provides two types of accommodation, equally excellent but catering to different types of person: five bungalows, which can take in two persons, 54 m2 in size and which take in a King Size bed and Egyptian cotton sheets. There are also three luxury apartments for up to four people and 47 m2. The main difference between the two is that bungalow have a hot tub on the balcony.
Now to the restaurant. Headed by the chef Fábio Taveira, basically it’s the best place to eat on the island. Granted, there aren’t many others, but it would hold it’s own up in any metropolis, so do try a variety of what is on offer – Brazilian cuisine with a cosmopolitan touch.
It goes without saying that such a place comes with a pool, spa, gym and massage room. It is five star quality after all. So no wonder other accolades it has won over the years include: “Inn of the Year” and 3rd Best Resort Island of the world.
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Date of stay at the Pousada Maravilha 28-07-2011
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Fernando de Noronha
Fernando de Noronha is divided into the National Marine Park and the Environmental Protection Area for species preservation and rational human occupation. It is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
Basically, it takes in two seasons: the dry season, which runs from September to February, and the rainy season, with occasional rains from March to August. The temperature varies little, keeping the average of 28 º C, with sun and a refreshing breeze.
Some of its paradisiacal places include:
Considered the third most beautiful beach in Brazil, this is the place where most turtle nesting occurs. During this period, access to the beach is prohibited after 18h.
Located below the Fortaleza dos Remedios, it is made of black pebbles, which prove that the island is volcanic in origin.
The Bay is a mating and resting site for dolphins and is considered the largest natural aquarium in the world for dolphins. Access is prohibited to the Bay and bordered by buoys and ropes.
Also considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil. Formed by rocks, it is excellent for diving and it has many colourful fish in its waters. Access to the Bay is difficult and is by way of a stone path.
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