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World Travel Awards
Nominated for South America's Leading Spa Resort 2011
Timeout
"An indulgent week that your body will thank you for."
 
Startle, the online home of Forbes Travel Guide
"A slice of heaven for outdoor enthusiasts."
 
Coastal Living Magazine
"23 Best Coastal Yoga Retreats."

 
Huffington Post
"7 retreats to relax, refresh and rejuvenate body and mind."
 
Concierge.com, Condé Nast Traveller Network
" World's Sexiest Fitness Retreats"
 
Oxygen Magazine, April 2011
"Best Exotic Getaway."
 
February 2011 – Hola
"Eso me sirvió para ordenarme y cargar pilas."
Carla Peterson
 
December 2010 – Tatler
"There are few places better than this wild adventure spa, which both promises and delivers."

 
November 2010 – Vogue
"A rotina é espontanea e divertida como um domingo na casa da Lenny Niemeyer... Mas me senti revigorada como nunca."
 
June 2010 – Chris Noth in The Island Experience
"Sex and the City actor Chris Noth explains how he shaped up for SATC 2 shoot, visiting The Island Experience"
 
March 2010 – Coast Living
"Whether you’re an experienced yogi or a curious newbie, a yoga getaway is a great way to refresh and rejuvenate. We scoured beaches all over the world to find our favorites."
 
December 2009 – The Independent
"The 50 best of the 50 best: If you want to indulge yourself with pampering of the kind that heals your body, this is one of the best, and friendliest, fitness holidays around."

 
November 2009 – L´express Style
"Cachée dans une forêt brésilienne, cette "pousada" est un magnifique refuge méconnu."

 
September 2009 – US Magazine
"You're cleansing yourself, but not starving yourself. I've never been a vegetarian, but the way they prepare it is exquisite. And you're in one of the most beautiful Atlantic rain forests on the planet."
 
May 2009 - The Washington Post
"To really get back to nature, consider the Island Experience..."
 
January 2009 - Harpers Bazaar (UK)
"Best for nature lovers... Never has an upper- and lower-body workout felt so magical".
 
January 2009 - Rio This Week
"The Island: One week to disconnect".
 
November 2008 - Natural Health (UK)
"If you are looking for an active holiday in beautiful, unspoilt surroundings, this is your kind of place".
 
May 2008 - Condé Nast Traveller
"These days the island paradise, 160km south of Rio, is synonymous with fun-in-the-sun fitness regimes such as The Island Experience..."
 
December 2007 - The Sunday Times - Style
"Stress relief"
 
November December 2007 - Luxury Spafinder
"My three fitness faves."
 
November 2007 - Cond้ Nast Traveller
"Indiana Jones and the Spa break."
 
February 2007 - Elle Magazine
"...you'll be burning calories via kayaking, yoga, and hiking."
 
January 2007 - Harpers Bazaar
"Best of the rest."
 
December 2006 - Fitness
"The best gift i gave myself."
 
July 2006 - Forbes.com
"Most Luxurious Spas in the World."
 
March 2006 - Luxury SpaFinder Magazine
"Getting fit, losing weight, feeling good. That's the payoff at this Island Adventure Spa in Brazil."
 
August 2005 - W Magazine
"I felt a sense of rejuvenation, the natural result of six days' worth of physical challenges, vitamin-rich food and breathtaking massage sessions. You could think of it as detox, but I prefer to call it adventure-spa afterglow."
 
2005 - Hamptons
"Hard to believe, but at times our derriere has been known to sag. So thank God for the Island Experience -a seven-day, adrenaline-pumping, outdoor-fitness bonanza of hiking, sea kayaking and yoga"
 
July 2005 - Fashion Wire Daily
" My week in Brazil was an incredibly intense and, well, intensely incredible experience, thanks not only to the lush surroundings & the thrill of pushing beyond my own self-imposed limitations, but also because of the truly wonderful TIE staffers (who are professional, knowledgeable and fun - a killer combination)"
 
Fall/ Winter 2004 - Women's Health
"Approved as one of three top adventure power trips in Women's Health magazine Fall and Winter issue of 2004."
 
November 2004 - Organic Style
"After the Turkey but before the ham, the Island Experience is just what you need to get beach-ready for your Christmas vacation."
 
Oct./ Nov 2004 - New Vision in Business
"I needed to be in nature, rediscovering my soul, and leaving materialism behind. And my dream came true."