Ilha de Toque Toque Boutique Hotel | Toque Toque Grande, São Sebastião, São Paulo
"Boutique hotel with charm, simplicity, service & fabulous ocean views"
Ilha de Toque Toque Boutique Hotel near São Sebastião on the São Paulo coast is one of those very special places you never want to leave. The 12 beautifully designed suites are set in 217,000 square feet of land on a hillside surrounded by virgin Atlantic forest, and there are amazing sea/mountain views wherever you look. This is a brilliant place for couples who want exclusivity, privacy and tranquility together with fine dining, walking distance from the beach.
1) Getting here is not hard and the pousada can organise a transfer direct from São Paulo airport for approx. R$450,00 but a car is useful as there are no bars, restaurants or shops nearby. The terrain is also very hilly so not suitable for everyone.
2) Between February and November there are often cheaper prices if you go midweek. Ask the pousada for details when you send your reservation request.
3) Ilha de Toque Toque has just been voted one of the 25 top romantic hotels in Brazil and is specifically geared towards couples. For this reason children are not accepted of any age.
|Nearest Airport:||São Paulo - 160 kms|
|Trip Style:||Watersports, Honeymoon + Romance, Eco-tourism, Boutique Luxury, Beach|
13 bedrooms: bungalows
wi-fi, terrace, supports sustainable tourism, supports community projects, spectacular views, sauna, restaurant, private parking, pool, massage, jacuzzi, honeymoon package, hammocks, gym, games room, beach service, bar
|Language(s):||Spanish, Portuguese, English|
|Recommended attractions:||windsurfing, weddings, waterfalls, walking, swimming, surfing, stand-up paddle, spa, snorkelling, massage, kayaking, hiking, flora & fauna, fishing, diving, boat trips, birding|
|Ideal for:||travellers with baby, solo travellers, couples|
|Cards Accepted:||Visa, Mastercard , Diners, AMEX|
|Telephone:||+55 12 38649110|
|10 reasons to visit:||10 reasons to visit|
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.
Alison's pousada review
The Ilha de Toque Toque Boutique hotel maintains it is "rustic-chic" rather than luxury but just the fabulous location, the space, resources and amazing ocean views put it in the latter category as well. There are only 10 suites here, spread throughout the 17,500 square metres of grounds. The choice is between VIP, Essential, Comfort and Charm, but the difference is mainly in size and the availability or not of a hot tub. All suites are spacious and super comfortable with airconditioning, TV, ceiling fans, verandas and views.
Little touches distinguish the Ilha de Toque Toque from other more simple pousadas, such as the "Natura" beauty products in the bathroom, the fabulous pool and jacuzzi, the exclusive beachside area on Toque Toque beach and the wonderful team of attentive staff. Bring a car and lots of bugspray if you want to explore the surrounding area and eat out in different restaurants. Otherwise you could happily chill out here in peace and quiet forever.
Google maps seem to have some difficulty in placing the Ilha de Toque Toque in the correct place and people following GPS systems have turned up miles away. It is actually very easy to get here. You just take the main coastal highway between Sao Sebastiao and Maresias and the entrance to the pousada is right on the main road, either just after the turning down to Toque Toque beach if coming from the former or just before if coming from Maresias.
This is an area of extraordinary natural beauty with mountains and atlantic forest giving way to glimpses of ocean, bays and sandy beaches. A car is useful for wider exploring but both Toque Toque Grande (curiously the smaller of the Toque Toque beaches) and Calhetas (famous for its snorkelling) are easily accessible on foot from the pousada. There are also beautiful walks over the hills which flank the Canal de Ilha Bela. I arrived in brilliant sunshine and left in the torrential rain. If you come in search of peace and quiet in wonderful surroundings you will love it whichever way you see it.
- walks to Toque Toque Grande and Calhetas beaches
- chilling out in jacuzzi and pool
- trekking over to see Canal de Ilha Bela
- waterfalls of Toque Toque and Calhetas
- snorkelling of Calhetaas beach
- boat trips from Barequecaba
- rustic-chic style; boutique hotel feel
- spacious accommodation in beautiful grounds
- service and the staff
- spectacular views
|Try a different place if...
you come without a car and want to eat out in different places every night