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  • The Portuguese Fortress on Ilha do Mel, Brazil
  • A lonely fishing boat, Ilha do Mel, Brazil
  • Taditional island culture, Ilha do Mel, Brazil
  • A view across to Ilha do Mel's lighthouse, Brazil


Ilha do Mel

Brazil’s “honey island” lies just off the coast of Paranagua in the southern state of Parana, a beautiful island of long deserted beaches, cliff-top walks and Atlantic rainforest. Originally put on the map by surfers and hippies, the island has transformed itself into wonderful beach destination with simple low-rise “pousada” accommodation that would suit honeymooners and families alike. There are no cars, just a network of sandy tracks that lead to a range of beaches which offer everything from pounding surf and rocky coves to sheltered bays ideal for snorkelling. And yet the Ilha do Mel doesn’t stop there. Walk a little further and you can discover an 18th century Portuguese fort that tumbles from the cliff-top onto the sand or a 19th century lighthouse which offers dramatic views along the coast.   

Ilha do Mel Hotels

$$$$ Grajagan Surf Resort Ilha do Mel

The most comfortable accommodation on Ilha do Mel, Grajagan is a funky Indonesian inspired surf lodge that sits on the coastal dunes just off Praia Grande, a short stroll from the village of Novo...

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